Seeing Steven Spielberg ‘s dinosaur classic 20 years on casts it in a magical new lightReading on mobile? Click here to view videoBack in 1993 I was unduly critical, and more than a little patronising, about Jurassic Park, finding it softer than Spielberg’s first big success, Jaws, and Michael Crichton’s first film as writer-director, Westworld, and infinitely inferior to the magical King Kong. Some of this was undoubtedly due to my annoyance with the phenomenon of “dinomania” that the film’s publicists had built up, and in which the media were cravenly complicit. But seeing the movie again, this time on the Imax screen in 3D, and in the light of the endless inferior epics I’ve endured over the past 20 years, I would like to take this final opportunity to say publicly that I loved every fascinating, suspenseful, frightening, skilfully calibrated minute of it. Spielberg is a wonderfully gifted film-maker with a gift for wonder that at times leads him into sentimentality. The peaks of his career are among Hollywood’s greatest achievements.Steven SpielbergScience fiction and fantasyMichael CrichtonRichard AttenboroughJeff GoldblumAction and adventurePhilip Frenchtheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this …read more

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