The original Jurassic Park movie was a monster in every sense of the word. Over its life time it has generated $350 milion and is a movie that I am still very passionate about to this day. The film has recently been converted to 3D and re-released into theaters to milk new dollars from our wallets.
I did not go see Jurassic Park 3D because I am not a fan of gimmicks but I will concede it did cross my mind to see it now that 3D has finally started to get its legs under it. Universal spent $10million converting the movie to 3D and it has paid off for them putting the movie #2 at the box office this weekend just behind the remake of Evil Dead.
The movie landed at #2 at the box office according to BoxOfficeMojo beating out GI Joe Retaliation which to me is both hilarious and sad.
They spent $100million on GI Joe Retaliation just to have a movie from 1993 converted to 3D for $10million defeat it. I suppose that is me stretching a bit since GI Joe Retaliation has made almost $70million in its entire run so far but I for one would rather watch Jurassic Park 3D then GI Joe 2 any day of the week.
My biggest issue with post converted 3D movies is that it will start a new and potential vile arms race to re-release old movies for the cheapest possible budget in 3D. I have heard that Jurassic Park 3D was well done but my fear is that its success will drive more studios to follow suit and each time they will try to do it for less causing the quality to digress to a point where fans again loose faith in 3D.
None of our team saw Jurassic Park 3D yet but my good friend Luke Crum did and he writes;
To my surprise the 3D in JURASSIC PARK is not a complete waste. There are some pretty cool moments and depth of field moments that make the experience a little more immersive. The problem is that 3D wears me down and by the end I was a bit tired of the gimmick and the longer the film runs the less I even try to pay attention to the 3D to the point I just feel like I’m watching a dimmer version of a movie I really love.I was worried how the night scenes would hold up with the darkness of the 3D glasses and for the most part the image remained intact while I had a hard time recognizing the depth of field in the scenes. The standout being the T-Rex attack, but the lack of 3D can be attributed to the fact that this scene just thrills me no end and can’t be bothered with anything but just drinking every ounce of special effects magic and entertainment from it.
You can read his whole review here: Jurassic Park 3D Review Did you go see Jurassic Park 3d? Tell us what you thought below.