Aaron and Josh Sarnecky are back for another movie retrospective, this time on Jurassic Park for its 30th anniversary. Joining the brothers is Bill Bodkin, Editor-in-Chief of The Pop Break.
Jurassic Park is a science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on the novel by Michael Crichton, who co-wrote the screenplay with David Koepp. Jurassic Park opened in theaters on June 11, 1993.
In the film, InGen CEO John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) invites paleontologist Alan Grant (Sam Neill), paleobotanist Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to his new theme park featuring real dinosaurs. However, the visit quickly becomes dangerous when the dinosaurs escape.
Jurassic Park opened to critical and popular acclaim and became the highest grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation). It won three Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, and Best Sound Effects Editing. It has spawned five sequels, a Netflix series, and various other media.
Aaron, Josh, and Bill go over the film’s plot, characters, themes, and revolutionary effects. They also chat about the box office success of the latest sequel and the future of the franchise.
For another movie retrospective with Bill, listen to their Air Force One podcast.
Jurassic Park is streaming on Peacock