Big-budget blockbusters loaded with special effects are ten-a-penny these days, but over 20 years later few have come close to matching the thrills, suspense and sheer awe-inspiring spectacle of Steven Spielberg's seminal summer movie. With the director at the top of his game and pioneering visual effects that haven't seemed to have aged a day, Jurassic Park is one of the most purely entertaining movies ever made. From the first jaw-dropping shot of the brachiosaurus to the T-Rex saving the day in the final act, the seamless fusion of groundbreaking CGI and Phil 'You Had One Job' Tippett's animatronics helped usher in the age of the effects-driven blockbuster. Packed with iconic moments, memorable one-liners, one of John Williams' best scores and a string of heart-stopping set-pieces, Jurassic Park has more than stood the test of time and remains endlessly re-watchable to this day. As well as becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time with a box office gross of $983.8m (over $1.6bn when adjusted for inflation), the 20th anniversary 3D re-release added a further $116.5m, proving the movie's enduring popularity. Simply put, Jurassic Park is a timeless blockbuster that will continue to thrill every generation who have the fortune of experiencing it for the first time.
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