1993 Sc-Fi Horror flick ‘Jurassic Park’ has been voted Steven Spielberg’s best work till date by a British website. The Digital Spy organised a poll last month to find out which Steven Spielberg movie is liked
the most by readers and 19% of the 5,000 people who took part voted in favour of the Dinosaur thriller.
The movie faced some tough competition from ET: The Extra Terrestrial which raked in 17.5% of the votes.
Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jaws followed with 11.5% and 10.6% of the votes respectively. Others movies like
Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can completed the top ten.
Jurassic Park was released on June 11, 1993, at a budget of $63 million and was a huge success. It grossed a staggering $357 million domestically and also had a foreign gross of around $550 million, making it $900 million. The
project was a blockbuster and is regarded as one of the finest works of Steven Spielberg.
The Universal Studios’ production also won three Academy Awards for its performance at the box office. It won the Oscar for the Best Visual Effects, Sound and Sound Editing.
Owen Gleiberman, who is top critic for EW.com, hails the movie as a monstrous grandeur and admitted that Steven Spielberg has done a sensational job. He also showered praise on the brilliant Visual effects and the quality of
sound and stated that it is still a joy to watch it today.
“Jurassic Park has some of that scattershot, impersonal approach — Neill sports an Indy Jones hat but barely registers as a hero — yet the film is held together by the authentic wonder we feel in the presence
of its splendiferous creatures. In their ruthlessness and monstrous grandeur, the dinosaurs in
Jurassic Park are viewed as our symbolic ancestors: pure embodiments of the primal life force. They’re of this earth but out of this world.”