Twenty years on from its original release, nothing feels remotely extinct about Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster take on Michael Crichton’s bestselling novel.
Not the Oscar-winning FX that brought the dinosaurs back to life. Not John Williams’ timeless score.
Not even Richard Attenborough’s hokey-but-wholesome turn as John Hammond, the eccentric billionaire who clones prehistoric beasties for his very own adventure-land.
The 3D conversion only adds to Spielberg’s tension-fuelled Jaws- meets -Westworld narrative – notably when a velociraptor leaps at the camera in the nail-chewing finale.
Best of all, that sense of wonder that sweeps palaeontologist Sam Neill’s face when he first sees the dinosaurs... you’ll still feel it too.