Jurassic Park Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Jurassic Park

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Violence (3D version) PG: Medium level violence (original release).

  • The pitch:

    Giant special effects are more frightening than they appear.

  • Starring:

    Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Samuel L Jackson, Wayne Knight

  • Directed by:

    Steven Spielberg

  • Running time:

    127 minutes

  • Rated:

    M/PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A man falls from a shipping container; he is dragged inside and (presumably) eaten alive. Dinosaurs are shot, tasered. A dinosaur crushes a car with two children trapped inside. Rushing mud threatens to drown two children. A car falls over a high wall (a child is trapped inside). A dinosaur eats a man sitting on a toilet. A dinosaur is kicked. People fall to the ground, crashing heavily. A man hits his head on a low beam. A man hits his head on a car. Screaming. Shooting with shotguns and rifles. Blood/gore: A man demonstrates on a child how a dinosaur might eviscerate its prey. Being eaten alive (discussed). Live animals (a bull and a goat) are fed to dinosaurs (animal screams, blood, and dismembered flesh are seen). Lots of bloody cuts, scratches, wounds. A dismembered human limb. Acid is spat in a man's face. Dinosaurs eat people and other dinosaurs.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A bikini-clad woman is seen on a computer screensaver.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (champagne, a man drinks from a hip flask). Smoking (cigarettes). Morphine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, sonofab*tch, crap, name-calling, religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Darwinism, evolution, archaeology, technophobia, fossilisation, hunting, survival, paleobotany, DNA sequencing, virtual reality, messing with nature, playing God, isolation, genetic power, cynicism, fantasy, instinct, theft, deception, justice, abandonment, computer hacking.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Helicopter travel. Laboratory setting. Remote island setting. Tropical storm brings thunder, lightning, heavy rain, crashing waves. Enormous mound of dinosaur poo. A dinosaur sneezes snot into a girl's face. Loud roars, screaming. A man pretends to be electrocuted. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is performed. A dog, goat, bull, snake and birds are seen.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Realism of dinosaurs is awe-inspiring. Genuine sense of terror and alarm when dinosaurs attack. Suspenseful.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Pedestrian storyline. Thin characterisation. Silly sub-plots. Average screenplay.

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