Sunday, April 7, 2013

Jurassic Park 3D

In no particular order, here are some of my favourite all-time movies: Fight Club, Forrest Gump, The Wedding Singer, American History X, Baseketball and Jurassic Park. Action, romance, thriller, suspense, comedy...I like them all. Except horror. I can't handle horror movies. They freak me out far too badly to even attempt.

About 2 weeks ago when I saw the trailer for Jurassic Park 3D, I nearly peed my pants in excitement. The original came out 20 years ago when I was just 9 years old. I remember everyone in my family going to the theatre to see it, but I was "too young" so I stayed home. Me? The dinosaur lover had to stay home? Yeah, I got gypped on that one. Still though, it remains one of my all-time favourite movies because it is just awesome. The movie was just so big, intense and jammed packed full of action, adventure, science and best of all, dinosaurs! There was nothing even remotely close to the caliber of what they were attempting with Jurassic Park in movies back then, in terms of bring these giant creatures to life and making them look so real and frightening.

They've been bringing old movies back to theatres in the form of 3D, such as Titanic (no one would go see it with me), Finding Nemo and Beauty and the Beast, which is kind of cool because it gives you a different look at the classic movies that we all love so much. But like I said, when I saw that Jurassic Park would be coming to theatres, and in 3D, I knew that I could not pass up the chance of seeing it on the big screen for the first time ever in my life.

So today I took Grayson to the theatre to see it, and I was not disappointed! I was a little worried that Grayson might be scared considering he is only 7 years old, but him and Jaime both assured me that he'd seen it many times before and that it would be no problem. And yeah, apart from the scene with T-rex and the jeeps, he took it really well. Hell, even though I knew what was going to happen, my heart was pounding in a few scenes too!

The whole experience of seeing it all so big and in 3D was just very cool. You could see every crevice in the creature's skin, every curve of every leaf in the jungle and every drop of sweat on the actor's faces. When the velociraptor was jumping up to try to get Lex's leg as she was dangling from the ceiling - I jumped back about 6 inches in my seat! A lot of people criticize bringing back movies in 3D because sometimes the 3D isn't all that great or isn't consistent throughout the film, but I think that they did a really great job with this film and I applaud them for letting me see it in such a way that made me see and notice things that I never did previous times.

Plus, twice I heard lines that I had never heard before! I've seen that movie countless times, practically know if off by heart and for some reason today I was able to hear these 2 lines and it shocked me because it was unexpected. Maybe I'd just never watched it loudly enough.

1) "I hate climbing. I hate trees. Way too high."

2) "Big Tim...the human piece of toast."

How have I never heard these before? Well, the first one is when Dr. Alan is climbing the tree to save Tim from the car that went over the wall and he's kind of muttering it under his breath as he's going up. But the second one, I have no excuse how I never heard that line before. It's a pretty epic line and I love it and I am sad that it took me 20 years to acknowledge it's presence in the movie.

Several times today as I watched the movie, I really took the time to appreciate the acting involved in this movie, especially with the kid actors. The acting is really great and these people had to act absolutely terrified throughout most of the movie, which must have been difficult to do considering there were no actual scary creatures chasing them who wanted to tear them limb from limb.

And I hate to say it and maybe it's just because I'm older and can appreciate him more...but is it just me or does Dr. Malcolm look pretty sexy laying on that table in the control room after being attacked by the T-rex?


  1. First of all.... SQUUUUEEEEE!!!!! So jealous. Like.. no words can describe it. Second, I totally would have gone to see Titanic in 3D with you! No one would go with me! And third, hells yes Dr. Malcolm is sexy. Shit son, where you been?!? Rawr.

  2. LOL! When I saw Dr Malcolm, I thought to myself "Woah. Is anyone else seeing this?'