On “Jurassic Park,” the Most Re-Watchable Film of All Time

September 26, 2008

In the absence of cable and internet in my apartment, I’ve come to rely much more on my DVD collection to keep me entertained on these increasingly lengthening autumn nights.  And while I do indeed have an impressive collection of films, a large percentage of them don’t necessarily warrant repeat viewing (“The Last Picture Show,” “Happiness,” and “Schindler’s List,” just to name a few off the top of my head).  In periods without the comforts of network programming, one must rely on those DVDs in the collection that can be watched over and over again and still be enjoyed to the fullest.  At the top of this list is Steven Spielberg’s 1993 masterpiece, “Jurassic Park.”

Now, it’s important to give honorable mention to some other films that withstand the test of multiple screenings—“Maverick,” “Dumb and Dumber,” “Men in Black,” “That Thing You Do!” etc—but none of these films continue to enthrall and delight with the same visceral power that “Jurassic Park” so effortlessly wields, time after time after time.  Why is “Jurassic Park” so consistently re-watchable?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  After the jump, a breakdown of why “Jurassic Park” will never, ever, ever get old:

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