Steven Spielberg’s larger- than-life dinosaurs of “Jurassic Park” dominated the screen during Northwestern students’ childhoods, but many questioned if the change to 3D would enhance the experience or hurt it.
The thrilling man vs. nature has made the jump to 3D, and the jump has done nothing but good for the classic “Jurassic Park.”
Spielberg has always directed his movies with his vision set on the future of filmmaking, and “Jurassic Park” is no different. His magic island filled with dinosaurs has creativity and imagination in each shot. The 3D version is no different. In fact, the 3D version enhances Spielberg’s vision.
The 3D adds depth of field and breathes fresh excitement and immersion into scenes that many already know by heart: the T-Rex escape, the Jeep chase, the kitchen scene and many others.
The detail given to the dinosaurs and the set is also enhanced by the 3D experience. Individual scales are shown on each dinosaur, and scenes depicting Isla Nublar and the visitor’s center are more impressive on the 3D screen.
The 3D makes it seem as if you are watching an entirely new movie. Even if you know the plot by heart, you will still find yourself jumping in terror as the T-Rex roars into the Jeep’s sideview mirror, and when he mangles the lawyer in the bathroom, you will feel like you were standing in the same room as the beast.
Don’t worry about the 1993 classic ”Jurassic Park” being ruined by the 3D effects: Viewers will enjoy every minute of it. We get up close and personal with the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar’s Jurassic Park, but be prepared to do just as Ray suggests and “Hold on to your butts.”