Jurassic Park

by Steven Spielberg (Director)

DVD, 2012

Call number

Family, DVD 139



Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2012), Edition: Digital Copy Included ed.


A wealthy entrepreneur invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to visit his secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA.

User reviews

LibraryThing member infjsarah
The first and still the best. Very enjoyable film. The bits I love is the sheer pleasure of the main characters as they see for real creatures they have only ever imagined - even if it all goes wrong. And of course the iconic roar of the T Rex over the bones at the end. I can still remember my
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horror when Bob Peck dies the first time I watched it. Loved him in "Edge of Darkness".
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LibraryThing member comfypants
A dinosaur theme park has real dinosaurs, and nothing could possibly go wrong.

Fun. You have to turn your brain off, but that's okay; you don't need your brain to enjoy watching people get eaten by dinosaurs.

Concept: B
Story: C
Characters: C
Dialog: C
Pacing: B
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design:
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Acting: B
Music: C

Enjoyment: B

GPA: 2.6/4
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LibraryThing member librisissimo
The big-screen film scared one of our kids when we saw it with them, probably when it came out; he was maybe 8 or 9. We made him stay through to the end to show him that it did, in fact, end, with none of the dinosaurs loose in the theater.

I watched it most recently (nearly 30 years later) with our
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11-year-old granddaughter, who decided on her own that she was old enough to see it without being frightened; she must have been, because she wasn't - not anymore than all of us were at the really scary parts.

I think the story and cinematography held up well.
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