This might sound odd, but the first film I actually definitively remember seeing at the cinemas was the original Jurassic Park in 1993, when I was 12. I have a memory of maybe seeing The Addams Family in 1991, but like with my other earlier cinema memories, I either don’t remember the movie I saw, or I don’t know if I saw a particular movie or just have a memory of wanting to see it. But when it comes to Jurassic Park, it’s imprinted on my brain as the first film I ever remember seeing on the big screen, and that’s good enough for me.
There had been a lot of hype around this new Jurassic Park film, not only because it was the first in nearly 15 years, but also because it seems like they had been talking about making one almost every year since the last one. The trailer looked great, it had an awesome cast, and an idea that at least seemed to be driving the story forward and in a ‘different’ way, and with a few interesting story elements that looked to ramp up the fun and wow factor, meant I was really pumped to see this.
Luckily, I wasn’t disappointed, as despite some of the logic issues the film had, I loved it! The comedy, drama, and action was perfectly mixed, and when the moments that you kind of expected to happen did happen, you didn’t roll your eyes in its predictability, but instead gripped the seat in a tense fun filled joy that the original instilled in me when I first saw it. It’s not better than the original, but let’s be honest, that’s a hard first impression to beat, but it’s easily the next best film in the series, and with the huge box office numbers it’s been doing, I’m looking forward to the next one!
9 out of 10 from me!!!