Since it's release in June of 1993, "Jurassic Park" has continued to awe movie lovers with effects that still hold their own in a time of amazing technology, as well as recruit a new generation of fans. The digital special effects used in the film have been copied by many other filmmakers, and "Jurassic Park" director Steven Spielburg still uses them today.
"[W]e invented the technology," Spielburg said in an interview with Moviefone. "We're not just standing on the shoulders of giants; we're the inventors of the technology to begin with. The first leading characters in history that were digital characters were the dinosaurs in 'Jurassic Park.' That had never happened before."
Based on the book of the same name by Michael Crichton, the movie has blown away a lot of other blockbusters with worldwide earnings of $914.6 million and has spawned two subsequent films in the series, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "Jurassic Park 3". It has become a phenomenon in the film industry and could very well go on to be director Steven Spielburg's first $1 billion movie.
In that same interview, Spielburg named the original "Jurassic Park" as the only one of his films he'd want to see done in 3D, and now it looks like that's his latest project. Early reports have the release date set as July 19th, 2013.
Because the effects were so good to begin with, a lot of fans are questioning why a 3D version needs to be made, especially since several other movies have been re-released lately in the format during a huge 3D fad, including "Titanic", "The Lion King", and "Star Wars: Episode 1-Phantom Menace". Twitter reaction to the news has been varied.
@10rdben to the Jurassic Park 3D news: "Why?"I want to run every Hollywood press release I get for a day followed by this 1 word retort by
Universal Pictures to release JURASSIC PARK in 3D on July 19, 2013! This is blowing my inner 9-year-old's mind right now!
I don't think I could go see a movie I've already seen just because it was 3D. Unless of course it was Jurassic Park.
Jurassic Park in 3D? Really?! That's completely stupid.
The theory among naysayers seems to be that the new format will ruin the movie for the sake of simply beefing it up technology-wise and changing the look of it. However, it could be fun to see how 3D gives a new spin on subtle jokes in the film, such as the scene where a T-Rex can be seen in the rearview mirror of a car above the words, "Warning: objects in mirror are closer than they appear".