February 23, 2006

The Classics

We're watching Jurassic Park on Bravo right now. Every time I see it I remember what a great movie it is. I actually read the book before I saw the movie, years ago when I was in elementary/middle school. I actually read it (and a few other Crichton books) at the Summer Enrichment Program camp thing that I went to at UVA. I actually wasn't a big fan of the movie when I first saw it, because it was my first introduction to the movie-ization of a book a loved.

Now that I'm looking at it again, they did a pretty good job with their adaptation. Lex was pretty useless in the book, and I like the movie Grant as much as the book one, despite the fact that their personalities are completely different. Malcolm gets more hilarious every time I watch the movie too - it really is the perfect Jeff Goldblum role.

When I heard they were making a sequel with more dinosaurs, my reaction was "What the hell?" I thought that someone found Nedry's shaving cream can and made new dinos from that. The movie sequels were pretty bad...though I would give them tentative "Good Bad Movie" status, since the action was pretty good.