Tonight's MovieMovie: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park 3
09.23.12 by Ryan
"If The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists."
A tremor rippling inside a glass of water. Amphibian DNA. Velociraptors. John Williams' unforgettable score. These are but a few of the indelible memories put inside audiences' minds from director Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, the first part of tonight's Jurassic Park double feature.
Jurassic Park wasn't the first movie ever made about dinosaurs, but prior to 1993, they had never felt so real before. While Dr. Ian Malcolm's (Jeff Goldblum) prophetic comments about the dangers of the park predictably turn out to be true, the novelty of escaping from a Tyrannosaurus Rex or a duo of Velociraptors thrilled audiences and ensured that two more installments followed.
Jurassic Park III closes out the double feature, and sees Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) head back to the original island's Site B, Isla Sorna, to rescue his biggest fan (Trevor Morgan). Co-starring William H. Macy and Tea Leoni, and introducing the flying Pteranodon, Jurassic Park III stands as the final chapter of the franchise — until the fourth ulitmately gets made.
Jurassic Park 1 & 3