Jurassic Park

Blockbusters Reviewed

Welcome to the 46th edition of My Movie/TV Thoughts! Last time, I reviewed Avengers: Endgame (2019). This time, I’m reviewing:

  • Jurassic Park (1993), rated M for violence

That is the Australian rating; in the United States, it’s rated PG-13 for intense science fiction terror.

As usual, I’ll give the trailer and a clip at the end. And as usual, I offer the following disclaimer, just to be safe:

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD. PROCEED AT OWN RISK.

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park: When Dinosaurs Rule the Box Office - The American Society of  Cinematographers

Want a great action-adventure thriller? Call Steven Spielburg. Want a great and memorable movie score that will become immortal? Call John Williams. Combine the two – and throw in a cast that includes Richard Attenborough, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill, along with groundbreaking special effects and sheer terror – and you’ve got what has rightfully become regarded as one of the greatest classics of the last century. Arguably of all time.

After…

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Dinosaurs: Extinct or Not?

J-M's History Corner

Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures that I’m sure we’ve all loved at some point or another (personally speaking, they’re still my favourite animals).  These reptiles ranged in size from colossus to minuscule, from land-bound creatures like T-Rex and Velociraptor to sea-going creatures like the Plesiosaurus to the flying Pterodactyls.  Evolutionary scientists tell us that these creatures supposedly died out some 65 million years ago – apparently in a meteor strike.

But are they extinct?  Many think not – both Creationists and Evolutionists.  This is certainly a popular idea in movies.  My personal favourite of such movies (one of my all-time favourite movies) is Journey to the Centre of the Earth (2008), in which the main characters (played by Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem) encounter plesiosaurs, and are chased by a Gigantosaurus (all in the centre of the Earth).

Another movie I love that plays on this theme is Ice…

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