Jurassic Park – Sci-Fi Dino Era

Jurassic Park - Sci-Fi Dino Era

Abram Pimentel, Writer

Jurassic Park is a movie that some of us still love to watch again on occasion. Even though being almost 30 years since it was released in theaters on June 11th, 1993, it still has that spectacular storyline that gets us at the edge of our seats. In this article, we will talk about the background of the film, practical skills conveyed in the film that you can use in your life, and some unique technical features. 


Paleontologists(a scientist who studies life forms that existed in previous geologic periods) Alan Grant(Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler(Laura Dern), mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a chosen group to tour an island theme park which among the island inhabits dinosaurs. These dinosaurs were created from prehistoric DNA. The owner of the park, billionaire John Hammond(Richard Attenborough) assures everyone that the park is safe, however, they discover the opposite when various dinosaurs break free and go on the hunt. Note: The setting in this film takes place on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, located off Central America´s Pacific Coast near Costa Rica. 

Personal Opinion of Jurassic Park:

I personally would give this film a rating of 9/10 because I enjoyed how it kept me at ease through the entire film, and I still enjoy watching it occasionally because of how they balance the CGI effect on the dinosaurs. CGI or computer-generated imagery is a term that describes digitally created images in film and television. Filmmakers use CGI to create and control images that do not exist in the physical environment being captured on video or film. Animatronics were also used in Jurassic Park. The use of animatronics in the film is the technique of making and operating life-like robots. These visual features however contribute to some scary scenes that take place during the film. The hardest part of this film was the scripting of the dinosaurs because nobody really knows how they moved or sounded. 

Practical Skills to Take From Jurassic Park:

  • Teamwork Skills
  • Survival Skills

Fun Facts:

  • In theaters June 11, 1993.
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Jurassic Park was filmed on the islands of Hawaii.
  • Run Time: 2 hours and 7 minutes
  • Jurassic Park is based on the book, ¨Jurassic Park” by Michael Crinchton. 

Jurassic still holds viewers at the edge of their seats because of how Speilberg used techniques such as CGI and animatronics skillfully. I hope you found this article helpful in learning some important information about the film. 

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