Dinosaurs still rule as classic gets 3D facelift

Jurassic Park 3D - Sam Neill as Dr Alan Grant. PA Photo/UPI Media.
Jurassic Park 3D - Sam Neill as Dr Alan Grant. PA Photo/UPI Media.

In 1993 Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jurassic Park stomped past ET to become the highest grossing film of all time.

Long queues snaked around multiplexes, desperate to witness the carnage wrought by velociprators and an imposing Tyrannosaurus Rex, brought to life using animatronics and then state-of-the-art special effects.

The film deservedly collected three Academy Awards for its groundbreaking visuals and sound, and spawned two sequels of diminishing returns - a fourth instalment in the saga is currently in development, scheduled for release in summer 2015.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original film, Spielberg and his team have lovingly converted the rip-roaring action adventure into the 3D format, heightening the thrills and spills as characters realise there are grave consequences for meddling with Mother Nature.

Iconic scenes like the kitchen velociraptor hunt or the T Rex attack on the children’s jeep look terrific in 3D and, even though we know exactly when jolts are coming, we still jump out of seats as beasts leap out of the darkness.