While in Central America, Industrialist John Hammond meets Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler. They go to Jurassic Park, where it must go under a safety inspection in order for it to remain open to the public.
Dr. Grant teaches visitors about the dinosaurs, including how birds are descendants of them. Then he, Dr. Sattler, and Hammond venture to an island, where they are blown away by the dinosaurs.
They are also all females. The engineers used their DNA to revive them and to make it so that there would be no male dinosaurs. That way, they could not breed.
But later, a baby Velociraptor hatches in a lab. That worries the authorities about the danger the park will face and how it will also put the visitors in peril.
Hammond’s grandchildren, Lex and Tim, join the tour. They encounter a sick triceratops, which Dr. Sattler chooses to stay with.
However, things take a turn for the worse when a storm occurs. A T-rex attacks the children and the scientists. The kids are put in the most danger. Dr. Grant saves them and develops a bond with them. But stakes rise as more dinosaurs come.
This movie had some memorable moments, especially those that were funny. One was when a boy said that the dinosaur skeletal structure looked like a fat turkey during Dr. Grant’s lecture. Although that annoyed him, it made me laugh.
There was also an animated video the group had to watch about DNA and its process in reviving extinct species.
But the funniest part was when a scientist was coding on a computer for some information and a popup of a man saying, “You didn’t say the magic word.”
There were also some heartwarming moments, such as when Dr. Sattler comforted the ill dinosaur and when somebody held a screeching baby dinosaur.
The most beautiful one was when Dr. Grant formed a bond with Lex and Tim after he saved them from the T-rex that damaged the car they were previously in. Although he didn’t like hearing Tim talk to him about his book at first, he then did everything he could to protect him and Lex from peril. He even held them when they slept in a tree overnight.
I found that bizarre, as well, because the kids had just met him. However, that didn’t detract from how sweet it was.
Despite the perks, the first half of the film didn’t have enough conflict. The problems that did occur weren’t strong enough.
But after the T-rex attack, the conflict grew stronger and even scarier at times. The second half kept my attention the most because of that. Some scenes reminded me of those from horror movies, but not as frightening.
The movie is rated PG-13. So, it isn’t for young children. There were also gross moments that I covered up several times.
I give Jurassic Park 3.5 out of 5 stars. I still enjoyed the movie–I just wish there was a little more tension during the first half.