Jurassic Park 3D


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I don’t particularly enjoy the 3D treatment that it seems every movie is receiving, so when “Jurassic Park 3D” was announced, I was a little disappointed that they were trying to cash out on a great movie that most Americans already have in their homes. However, it is “Jurassic Park,” so I ended up seeing the film anyway and believed it was actually decent. It wasn’t great enough to counteract the 3D, however, but it wasn’t bad.

Now, of course, the story itself – Alan Grant and his girlfriend Ellie Sattler are invited to an island that is scheduled to be opened as a theme park with real dinosaurs – was just as crazy and entertaining as it has always been. The 3D for the most part was unnoticeable unless you were really paying attention, but the parts where you can really see the effect of the added animation are the dinosaur scenes. The scene where Lex and Tim Murphy are hiding from the dinosaurs in the kitchen is made a little more intense when the velociraptors are staring right into your soul through the extra dimension. The best example of 3D technology in the film by far was the T-Rex scenes, but if you’re anything like me, your eyes were hurting the majority of the film. Nonetheless, it was a cool experience to see the story I’ve seen so many times in theaters.

While the film is itself as great as always and the 3D was good at parts, it was better in its original, unaltered form. The times where no dinosaurs appear on screen are hard to tell that the extra dimension is even there. However, if you were too young to see the original in theaters and are a big fan of the films, it is worth the watch. I give this film 3 out of 5 Suns.