Welcome To “J” Jurassic Park – Dinosaurs Rule!

A little more information for you folks. I am, well 45, maybe 46 I would have to ask my wife to be sure I don’t keep count. Anyway, I tell you that so you will understand some things. When I was in Elementary school we would have a weekly trip to the library as part of the curriculum. Most of the boys would go to the section with either the dinosaurs or sports. Not sure what the girls did. 🙂 We had a TV show that was on called Land of the Lost with what I now know was awful effects. Dinosaurs were the topic of book reports and stories for me, or monsters… like Godzilla, but I was captivated and it never really left me. Before you judge my Godzilla comparison, the pic below has a T-Rex in it… you tell me. I had very serious little boy ideas about being an archeologist.

Image result for dinosaur time book

Now comes 1993, I had been married for a year was in the military and had a 1yr old at home. I see a trailer… this one below. I found a cleaned up audio copy, but this was it.

Where we lived at the time there was a three screen drive in theater and that is where I saw this movie. When the Dinosaurs are finally revealed I got such a thrill from it. What looked to me like real Brachiosaurus walking through a field, took my breath away. Finally, I got to see them. My reaction I think…was simply …Oooooohhhhhh… and if an outside person had been watching they would have heard an Ohhhhh coming from the entire field of cars watching.

I had read the novel by Michael Crichton so I knew the story but the impact… This is one of the very few times when I can say I enjoyed the movie more then the novel, including Jaws. I felt like a kid again for a few minutes and that’s a great gift when you think of the amount of responsibility I had at that time for such a young man. To feel like a kid… Wow.

Favorite Quote –  Welcome to Jurassic Park

Have a favorite “J” Movie, leave it in the comments. Thanks for reading.


17 thoughts on “Welcome To “J” Jurassic Park – Dinosaurs Rule!

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Love it, could there be any other film for ‘J’? I can only think of ‘Jaws’ maybe.

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  2. scr4pl80 says:

    Hated it. Not a dinosaur fan at all, although there was a movie the kids and I used to watch, Land Before Time. Maybe because it was cartoon characters and not “pretend real-life.” Maybe because I just don’t like animals. Hard to say.
    J is for Journey

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  3. Simran Bansal says:

    Jurassic World -The Best Ever!


  4. I remember Land of the Lost! I was actually watching it on the Saturday morning that my mom told me she would take me to see Jurassic Park that same afternoon.

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  5. Joyful2bee says:

    Jurassic Park was scarey for me as an adult but in an awesome kind of way.Those velocaraptors in the kitchen were ​scarey to me and I was an adult! But it was so well done and amazing!

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  6. J.S. Pailly says:

    I totally agree with you about the movie vs. the book. The book was okay. I liked it well enough. But no matter how detailed the descriptions were, you still didn’t get to actually see the dinosaurs.

    One of the things that really impresses me about the movie is that even today, the special effects still look pretty good. There were a lot of other movies from the same era with CGI monsters that did not age so well.

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    • It’s funny how that works the effects in this hold up very well. Then I watch the things from the same time frame and its.. its just bad. Even things that came well after like the CGI fights in Blade II.

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      • J.S. Pailly says:

        Yes, exactly! I realize Jurassic Park had a huge budget, so I get why it outdid other movies at the time, but the technology supposedly got better and cheaper since then.


  7. Jurassic Park is also one of the best books I’ve ever read. Which makes it one of the rare times when the book and the movie are BOTH awesome.

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  8. lghiggins says:

    Thanks for taking me back to a happy time. My kids were young. The movie was much anticipated and we loved it. We even went to Burger King (?), afterwards for the sponsored meal with Jurassic Park cups. Husband was in the military and movie and dinner out was a rare treat for us.

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  9. Oh, I loved this, too. I kind of like dinosaurs. THE LAND BEFORE TIME gang, too, are so cute! Basically, I love watching dinosaur films whenever I can.

    A favorite J film is JUNO, which review I have yet to post.

    My J: As Lovely as a Tree

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  10. I loved Jurassic Park and went “Oooooh” too when those dinosaurs appeared. That is why, when we went on a cruise around Hawaii, I had to go on the helicopter flight over “Jurassic Falls”. We didn’t land but it was breathtaking just the same.

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