Books and Movies Reviews

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park is an amazing film adaptation of the best-selling novel by Michael
Crichton, which revolutionized special effects in movies.The story concerns a tropical
island, which is the home to living Dinosaurs, brought back by way of DNA. The multi-
millionaire, John Hammond, who owns the island, invites paleontologist Dr. Grant,
paleobotanist Dr. Sattler, mathematician Ian Malcolm, and Hammonds two
grandchildren, Tim and Lex to the island to experience his future theme park.
When Jurassic Parkfirst came out, many people said that it was masterpiece of film making.However, the only way to tell if Jurassic Park is in fact a great movie is by evaluating the standards of which great movies must live up to.In this essay, the following standards will be evaluated for Jurassic Park: the plot, visual effects, acting, and the message the movie sends.
The message that Jurassic Park sends is made very clear in the beginning of the movie through the character of Ian Malcolm.Through his eyes, one may see past the awe of Jurassic Park and realize it's most fundamental flaws.Malcolm describes the park saying " what you call discovery, I call the rape of the natural world."Nevertheless, the experts at Jurassic Park insisted that they could safely and effectively manipulate the dinosaurs DNA.Forthe better half of the beginning of the movie, Ian Malcolm stresses the importance of his chaos theory, reiterating that man cannot assume control over an unpredictable and complex sysem, such as nature.The attention to detail that such a park required was simply overwhelming for the scientists.There were too many factors that the creators of Jurassic Park assumed controllable. Malcolm also argues "One thing the history of evolution has taught us is that life escapes all barriers.Life breaks free.Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously, but li


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