After much anticipation and excitement, I saw Jurassic Park in 3D this past Saturday and it was so much more than I had expected.
In 2012 I saw the re-release of Star Wars, Episode 1 in 3D and I was a bit disappointed. The characters looked like flat 3D pieces of cardboard pulled away from the background to give the effect of a dynamic environment. It looked rushed and thrown together, It was nothing like the newer films shot in 3D that look dynamic and incredible from the view of my theater seat.
Jurassic Park 3D was the absolute best 3D I'd ever seen at the show. From the first scene of the Raptor transfer from the transport container to the paddock shocked me. I felt as though I was in the scene looking at Robert Muldoon as he stood in the night jungle. I could almost smell the salty air and feel the wind heard on the stoundtrack. I uttered the words "Holy Shit" as the camera panned in to show the chunk of amber held by the prospector as he showed Donald Gennaro the mosquito within. Every bubble, imperfection and even the mosquito itself, was in perfect 3D. The most stunning were the shots from inside the explorer as the Tyrannosaurus Rex peered into the window as Lex and Tim feared for their lives. You feel as though you are in the car staring out at the beast outside. A shiver went up my spine.
If you are a fan of Jurassic Park at all and think that this re-release is just a gimmick to drum up money for universal as they toy with another franchise sequel, I can assure you right here and now, that it is. Of course it is, but the 3D quality of this film is astounding, they really gave this movie the time and care it needed to become the greatest possible 3D version. See Jurassic Park in 3D before it is no longer available in theaters.
It is awesome.