Sunday, April 07, 2013

Jurassic Park 3D

Rating : 9/10 (as much for the original as for this 3D version)
Release Date : 5th April, 2013
Time : 127 minutes
Director : Steven Spielberg; Writer : David Koepp and Michael Crichton (based on the book by Michael); Music : John Williams
Starring : Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello, Samuel Jackson, Wayne Knight, Cameron Thor, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero

Despite our familiarity with the film (three members of my family have seen it not less than 25 times), it was great fun going back to a theatre and watching it in 3D. The fact that the story is well-known allowing you to observe little details, like the fact that Cameron Thor doesn’t shut the taxi door while getting off to meet Wayne Knight, with the driver making a rude gesture behind him. Or absorbing the fact that a hit film about dinosaurs, that sparked a world wide interest in the giant lizards, had actually only fifteen minutes of footage showing dinosaurs…

3D enhances scenes like the goat leg being thrown on the jeep, the T-Rex and Raptor scenes (including the grill and Ariana falling down when crawling through the vent) and the helicopter ride by the waterfall. Iconic scenes like the shot of the raptor with the computer code projected on him or the T-Rex roaring while the banner of ‘When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth’ falls in the foreground, are as amazing as in the original.

Not sure I would trek to theatre to view many films being re-released in 3D, but absolutely enjoyed watching this one…