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In the years following its release, Jurassic Park has frequently been cited by film critics and industry professionals as one of the greatest movies of the action and thriller genres. The American Film Institute named Jurassic Park the 35th most thrilling film of all time on June 13, 2001.

The Chicago Film Critics Association also ranked Jurassic Park as the 55th scariest movie of all time and, in 2005, Bravo chose the scene in which Lex and Tim are stalked by two raptors in the kitchen as the 95th scariest movie moment ever.

On Empire magazine's fifteenth anniversary in 2004, it judged Jurassic Park the sixth most influential film of the magazine's lifetime. Empire called the first encounter with a Brachiosaurus the 28th most magical moment in cinema.

In 2008, an Empire poll of readers, filmmakers, and critics also rated it one of the 500 greatest films of all time. On Film Review's fifty-fifth anniversary in 2005, it declared the film to be one of the five most important in the magazine's lifetime.

In 2006, IGN ranked Jurassic Park as the 19th greatest film franchise ever. In a 2010 poll, the readers of Entertainment Weekly rated it the greatest summer movie of the previous 20 years. The biggest impact Jurassic Park had on subsequent films regarded Industrial Light and Magic's computer-generated visual effects.

Film historian Tom Shone commented on the film's innovation and influence, saying that "In its way, Jurassic Park heralded a revolution in movies as profound as the coming of sound in 1927."

Many filmmakers saw Jurassic Park's effects as a realization that many of their visions, previously thought unfeasible or too expensive, were now possible. Stanley Kubrick, the director of 2001: A Space Odyssey, contacted Spielberg to direct A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

Filmmaker Werner Herzog was similarly impressed, citing the movie as an example of Spielberg being a "great storyteller" and that he knows how to weave special effects into coherent stories.

The breakthrough in computer-generated graphics opened possibilities to other filmmakers also: George Lucas realizing the success of creating realistic live dinosaurs by his own company, started to make the Star Wars prequels.

Peter Jackson began to re-explore his childhood love of fantasy films, a path that led him to The Lord of the Rings and King Kong. Jurassic Park has also inspired films and documentaries such as the American adaptation of Godzilla, Carnosaur, and Walking with Dinosaurs.

Stan Winston, enthusiastic about the new technology pioneered by the film, joined with IBM and director James Cameron to form a new special effects company, Digital Domain.

Sequels and Merchandise

After the enormous success of the film, Spielberg requested Michael Crichton to write a sequel novel, leading to the 1995 book The Lost World. Which in turn was adapted as The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997, also directed by Spielberg and written by David Koepp.

Another film, Jurassic Park III, was released on 2001 under the direction of Joe Johnston. Jurassic World was originally scheduled to be released on June 13, 2014, but has re-entered development with a June 12, 2015 release date.

Many video games continuing the story of the film were also made, at times even unattached to the film sequels themselves. These include Ocean Software's Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues (1994), Vivendi's Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis (2003) and Telltale Games' Jurassic Park: The Game (2011).

Home Media

The film made its VHS and LaserDisc debut on October 4, 1994. With 17 million units sold,[124] Jurassic Park is the fifth best-selling VHS tape ever. Jurassic Park was first released on DVD on October 10, 2000, finishing the year with 910,000 units sold. The film was also released in a package with The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

The DVD was re-released with both sequels on December 11, 2001, as the Jurassic Park Trilogy, and as the Jurassic Park Adventure Pack on November 29, 2005. The trilogy got a Blu-ray release on October 25, 2011. The Blu-Ray box set was nominated as the best release of the year by both the Las Vegas Film Critics Society and the Saturn Award.

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Jurassic Park - 1993 | Story and Screenshots

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Malcolm, who was been watching the screens with outright contempt, snorts, as if he's finally had enough.

Malcom: Gee, the lack of humility before nature that's being displayed here, uh... staggers me.

Gennaro: Well thank you, Dr. Malcolm, but I think things are a little bit different then you and I had feared...

Malcom: Yeah, I know. They're a lot worse.

Gennaro: Now, wait a second now, we haven't even seen the park...

Hammond: No, no, Donald, Donald, Donald... let him talk. There's no reason... I want to hear every viewpoint, I really do.

Malcom: Don't you see the danger, John, inherent in what you're doing here? Genetic power is the most awesome force the planet's ever seen, but you wield it like a kid that's found his dad's gun.

Gennaro: It's hardly appropriate to start hurling generalizations...

Malcom: If I may... Um, I'll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you're using here, it didn't require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn't earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don't take any responsibility for it.

You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now
[bangs on the table] you're selling it, you wanna sell it. Well...

Hammond: I don't think you're giving us our due credit. Our scientists have done things which nobody's ever done before...

Malcom: Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should.

Hammond: Condors. Condors are on the verge of extinction...

Malcom [shaking his head]: No...

Hammond: If I was to create a flock of condors on this island, you wouldn't have anything to say.

Malcom: No, hold on. This isn't some species that was obliterated by deforestation, or the building of a dam. Dinosaurs had their shot, and nature selected them for extinction.

Hammond: I simply don't understand this Luddite attitude, especially from a scientist. I mean, how can we stand in the light of discovery, and not act?

Malcom: What's so great about discovery? It's a violent, penetrative act that scars what it explores. What you call discovery, I call the rape of the natural world.

Ellie: Well, the question is, how can you know anything about an extinct ecosystem? And therefore, how could you ever assume that you can control it? I mean, you have plants in this building that are poisonous, you picked them because they look good, but these are aggressive living things that have no idea what century they're in, and they'll defend themselves, violently if necessary.

Hammond: Dr. Grant, if there's one person here who could appreciate what I'm trying to do...

Grant: The world has just changed so radically, and we're all running to catch up. I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but look... Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?

Hammond [laughing]: I don't believe it. I don't believe it! You're meant to come down here and defend me against these characters, and the only one I've got on my side is the blood-sucking lawyer!

Gennaro: Thank you.

One of the waiters whispers to Hammond, "guests" have arrived.

Visitor's Center Lobby: Hammond, Grant, Ellie, Malcom, and Gennaro walk out of the restaurant and into the lobby of the visitor's center. They head down the stairs, and pass the skeletons of the dinosaurs again. Hammond turns toward the door of the center and throws his arms out expansively. Two kids standing in the doorway to the center break into a broad smiles.

Tim, the boy, is about nine years old; Alexix, his sister, looks around twelve. They race across the lobby and into Hammond's arms, knocking him over on the steps. Hammonds chats with them about the gifts he sent and their helicopter ride. Grant looks on.

Visitor's Center: Two modified Ford Explorers are parked at the front entrance of the visitor's center. The vehicles give off a faint electronic hum, and straddle a partially buried metal rail in the middle of the road.

Hammonds brags about the touring vehicles. Ellie heads off to the side with Lex, introducing herself warmly. Hammond is with Malcom, Grant, and Gennaro.

Hammond explains the vehicles are electric cars, guided by the track in the roadway, and totally non-polluting. Lex is excited over the interior tech gadgets - an interactive CD-ROM with touch screen features. Hammond turns and heads back towards the Visitor's Center.

Malcom gets in the vehicle with Ellie. Grant frowns, not liking this one bit. He moves to follow, but Tim cuts him off, and stares up at him, wide-eyed. Tim is doing a bit of hero worship but also grilling him about Grant's theories. Grant heads for the rear car.

Grant opens the door of the rear car and climbs in. Tim follows. Tim is right behind Grant, so Grant keeps moving, across the back seat of the car and out the other door. But Tim follows with non-stop questions, Grant is getting annoyed. Grant goes to the front car again, opens the rear door, and holds it for Tim, who climbs in the back seat, rattling on and on.

SLAM! Grant closes the car door on Tim. He turns and head for the rear vehicle -- and bumps right into Lex.

Lex: She said I should ride with you because it would be good for you.

Grant looks over at Ellie, annoyed. Ellie looks at him with a sheepish grin.

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