I love Jurassic Park, and I am not afraid to admit it. I saw the darned thing at the cinema twice, and twice it gave me an overwhelming sense of amazement. It touched on all the beliefs you had as a kid, that Dinosaurs were, or could, be real. It was the first film to actually make you believe that somehow, somewhere someone could possibly pull it off, and create little baby dinosaurs. Ha, we can all dream, yet I doubt there is barely an adult on the planet who once in their life stared at drawings of Dinosaurs and thought “wow!” I’ll never forget Sam Neill’s line as Dr Grant where he stated “this was always my favourite when I was a kid” as he cuddles up to a sick Triceratops. Ah, the wonders of being young and not having a care in the world.
Jurassic Park touched on that, and it helped it become one of the most successful films of all time. The film is a classic, no question, a superb film that even by today’s standards, still looks amazing. So, it is with great anger that I present to you what I have learned today, Jurassic Park is heading back to the big screen, in 3D!
Universal announced plans the other day to re-release their money making classic in July 2013, with the added bonus of it being in 3D. Yawn! Why, for heaven’s sake? 3D is an annoying gimmick which barely looks good when a film is made in 3D, but as we have learnt with films like Clash of the Titans, converting a film into 3D looks crap.
With James Cameron’s Titanic due to hit UK cinemas in 3D on 5th April, how many more old classics are going to get on the 3D bandwagon and cahs in the fans for all the money they’re worth? Star Wars is doing it (although the thought of seeing the original trilogy does have me quite excited) and no doubt many more will be announced over the next year.
When will it stop? If you’re gonna re-release a classic, then simply re-release the blasted thing. Many people would happily pay to see some of these films at the cinema either for the first time, or all over again, but stop with the annoying 3D transfers already!
By Matt Wavish