When Steven Spielberg’s cinematic interpretation of Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel Jurassic Park was released 22 years ago, the world of movies changed.
Realistic dinosaurs took to the big screen. Science fiction seemed a bit closer to science fact. And people were once again terrified of dinosaurs roaming the earth.
I have fond memories of seeing Jurassic Park in the theaters. Seeing Ariana Richards play Lex Murphy and developing one of my first movie crushes. And then there was seeing the movie with my mom.
Her reaction to the movie still makes me laugh. The realistic dinosaurs and tense scenes scared her half to death (sorry mom! I had to recall the memory).
The movie was a joy to watch on the big screen.
The sequels? I don’t quite remember the like the original Jurassic Park. Honestly, I don’t know if I ever saw them.