Shawn's Top 30 Films - #17: Jurassic Park

When I first got my VHS copy of Jurassic Park I watched it damn near every day for weeks. I must have completely burned myself out on it because it was years before I watched it again. We bought the blu ray set a couple of years back and holy shit what do you know, Jurassic Park is still just as fantastic as I remember it being.

You got your ground breaking special effects that are still as impressive today, a host of great characters and memorable dialogue, and a final half that is so ridiculously suspenseful I’m surprised younger me could even handle it. Plus you have the T-Rex’s introduction sequence, probably one of my favourite 10 minute chunks of film in history. Also dinosaurs are awesome, so there’s that.