Monday, November 7, 2011

Movie Mondays: Jurassic Park

I watched Terra Nova last night. While it may be a bit rubbishy and have FAR too many ex-Neighbours cast members as guest stars, it never fails to remind me of one of my favourite movies:

Jurassic Park. And I have to say, for a film from 1993, it's aged surprisingly well. Not so much on the computer side of things. But it's not like, for instance, Ghostbusters in which the special effects look extra shoddy and half arsed and just plain AWFUL. (For the record, I still love Ghostbusters. The special effects just make me laugh hysterically)

AnythereisnoDanaonlyZuul, let's move on.

Things that make Jurassic Park awesome:
2. It's the first movie I can remember being allowed to see that contained the word 'shit'.
The man had a point. Also, source
3. A John Williams soundtrack. You really can't go wrong.
4. Steven Spielberg.
5. Jeff Goldblum.
6. The scene where the T. rex breaks out of its pen and eats the car. And the lawyer dude.
7. The scene where the raptors are in the kitchen.
8. The dilophosaurs.
(Also, I just have to include this because it came up in my search and it made me laugh hysterically
You're welcome)
9. Samuel L. Jackson.
10. How excited Lex gets about the cars having a CD-ROM in them, while being completely nonplussed about the touch screens.
11. The opening scene. "Shoot her! SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT HER!!"
12. Alan using the raptor claw to scare the crap out of the snooty little kid.
13. The expression on Alan's face when he first sees the brachiosaur.
Lol. Also, source
14. The shaving cream embryo transport container thing. You know what I mean.
15. I didn't need to look up the spellings of any of the above dinosaur names.

Memorable quotes:
 - "Spared no expense!"
- "He left us. HE LEFT US!"
- "That is one big pile of shit."
- "What's going to happen to the goat?!"
- "He did it. The crazy son of a bitch did it."
- "How do you know all the dinosaurs are girls? Did somebody go out into the park and lift up all the dinosaurs' skirts?"
- "If the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists."
- "Now, eventually you do plan to have dinosaurs on your, on your dinosaur tour, right? Hello?"
- "Well...we're the car again."
- "Mr Hammond? The phones are working."
- "They're...uh...they're flocking this way."
- "I bet you'll never look at birds the same way."

And I have to say, that last quote is particularly relevant to me. Because you really never DO look at birds the same way again after noticing that they walk EXACTLY the same way the velociraptors do. Birds = teeny tiny velociraptors that hunt in packs and will eat your face creep me out a little bit.

Also? To this day I want to be able to do this:
Someone tell me I'm not the only dinosaur nerd/Jurassic Park fan left on the planet. Please?

K xx


  1. I was terrified when I first saw it at the movies, but I watched again when I was older and enjoyed it. Am liking these movie posts so far - you have good taste *cough* can we talk about Mr Darcy again please? *cough* :P

  2. Lozzz - Oh, I hid behind the sofa behind a cushion the first time I saw it. But now that I've seen it a hundred times, it's fine. And there will never be mention of McFugly as Mr Darcy on here. Unless it's to bag the living crap out of how terrible that adaptation is... *shudder* Maybe I'll occasionally do 'Mini-series Monday' so that I can talk about the awesomeness of BBC adaptations!!
    Vanisha - yay!

  3. Ahhh, Jurassic Park, can you ever really go wrong with Dinosaurs and Jeff Goldblum?

    I heard there is a 4th in the works :)

  4. I took a class in college LITERALLY called Dinosaurs... in it I learned that the dilophosaurus probably didn't have all that flair on its head and if it did there's no sort of evidence of it and would be purely coincidental. You needed to know this apparently.
    HOWEVER before that class, my impression of said dinosaur was captured on "film"...
    I don't remember why I was doing the impression, just that I did.


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