Hold onto yer butts... it's an episode 65 million years in the making! Just in time for the release of Jurassic World, we decided to take a look back at where it all began. The original Jurassic Park made a huge impact on all of us as kids and unlike a lot of other big films from this era, it still packs a punch. Now that it's widely regarded as a modern masterpiece, we take a stab at figuring out what it is about this movie that's allowed it to age so gracefully.
Topics include: Chris' obsession with dinosaurs as a kid and the way they were presented in media prior to this, the various Jurassic Park toys and video games, how Spielberg expertly turned a very adult book into a more wholesome family-friendly adventure, the advantage of not using big stars in the lead roles, the groundbreaking visual effects and the real reason they still hold up two decades later, some poor planning regarding the layout of this park, why this version of John Hammond is more successful than the way he's depicted in the novel, the quieter moments that the sequels sort of forget about, whether or not the complaint that these characters are one-dimensional is valid, and much much more!