Jurassic Park review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/10/11
I for one was always fascinated with dinosaurs as a kid. This is one of several milestones of Steven Spielberg. A novel based film; I felt that there was not a single figure was attention-grabbing. Dr. John Hammond" (Richard Attenborough) was like a babbling geek, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neil) was too serious, Dr. Ellie Sattler (Lauren Dern) wasn’t that pretty/charming enough and the vexing Dr. Ian Malcom (Jeff Goldblum) just kept complaining too much. The kids were a blast and Wayne Knights character made the film more engaging and believable. The effects were highly convincing, story was not that interesting though since it just tried to frighten the viewers in the second half of the picture. Having a solid cast helps like Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, and Samuel L. Jackson. Thing is, they should have been given better roles. The cinematography and score will always be impressive with the director at hand, a couple surprises here and there. Not enough story and suspense as Jaws, nothing as cute as E.T. A few tweaks more and it could have been one of the masterpieces from the legendary director.