Jurassic Park was released at the perfect time in my life. It was 1993, I was just about to turn 7 years old and I had a toy T-Rex I carried with me everywhere. (His name was Mikey). Seeing Spielberg and his team bring to life these almost mythical creatures was a defining moment in my young movie-going life.
What made Jurassic Park timeless however was that, at its heart, it was the story of how Dr. Grant’s opinion of children evolves when thrust into his role as a protector. It was about John Hammond’s charisma in selling this crazy idea. It was about innovation and it inspired a generation of young moviegoers by populating the story with scientists and dialogue that didn’t shy from the scientific and moral implications of the park’s very existence. Continue reading