Jurassic Park Turns 20 Years Old!

Now in just hearing that news, you’re probably feeling like a bit of a dinosaur already huh…you’re not alone! We couldn’t believe our eyes and ears when we discovered that  amazing 20 years ago (ahh stop mentioning it!) Jurassic Park first hit our screens and roared it’s way into our hearts, minds and collection.

Now some movies are well known, some are huge, and a select few are just monstrous! Jurassic Park certainly falls in this latter category as it blitzed all other competition at the time and was a simply mammoth success leaving it’s muddy footprint in the movie world forever (spotted the dino references yet? Keep up!).

For those not in the know, the story follows a select crew as they visit a remote island where a wealthy entrepreneurs’ scientists have begun breeding dinosaurs from the stored blood in preserved insects. Harmless fun so far right? One of the parks’ own workers (the annoying geeky guy) attempts to steal the dinosaur embryos for his own gain, and has to shut down critical security systems in the process, essentially allowing all the creatures to escape and create havoc over the entire island! It’s then a fight for survival.

Still want to know more? Check out some cool Jurassic Park facts we recently found that you might not have known…

– This flick was the first ever to gross $50 million in an opening weekend, later earning $357,067,947 that Summer! Woah…dollars makes it sound better 🙂
– Spielberg got the idea for the vibrating water cup after seeing his rearview mirror shake while listening to Earth, Wind & Fire.
– Ever noticed how Malcolm wears black and Hammond is always in white? It’s no accident: the two characters are diametrically opposed, one a realist, the other a dreamer.
– Some shots of the velociraptors (particularly in the kitchen scene) are actually of animators wearing partial rubber suits. Just another day at the office for those guys.
– That fearful roar of the T-Rex was actually a combination of animal sounds, including elephant trumpeting and, bizarrely, penguin mating sounds. The velociraptor squeal is a combo of walrus grunts and dolphin squeaks. Damn nature, you scary!

This is and always will be one of our favourite films and even buy todays standards, offers up some amazing action and story even if some of the special effects might be slightly hmm well.. dated, it adds to the charm right?

If you’re a fan too, check out one of our coolest movie t-shirts this  Jurassic Park T-Shirt featuring Dr Malcolm.

Jurassic Park T-Shirt
I Hate Being Right Jurassic Park T-Shirt

So what’s your favourite moment of scene from this epic adventure flick?
xoxo

Ever noticed how Malcolm wears black and Hammond is always in white? It’s no accident: the two characters are diametrically opposed, one a realist, the other a dreamer.