We’ve heard that a revamped version of Jurassic Park IV (ie. one without dino-dog-human hybrids) could at last be arriving as soon as 2014. However, in the meantime, director Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park will be returning to theaters next year. It’s the latest in a string of blockbusters from decades past to be re-released for a new generation to experience for the first time on the big screen … in post-converted 3D (and IMAX 3D).
The trailer for Jurassic Park 3D isn’t too concerned with laying out the plot – which (to paraphrase Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) from the film) amounts to ‘Man Creates Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Eat Man’ – and instead focuses on teasing the most memorable moments from the classic tale of adventure and science-gone-wrong.
Previous 3D re-releases of crowd-pleasers that smashed box office records back in their day have proven quite profitable, as evidenced by the returns for 3D versions of The Lion King, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Titanic, and Finding Nemo (Tony Scott’s Top Gun will likewise get a 3D re-release next year, for that reason). But, of course, we all need to avoid being so preoccupied with deciding whether or not we could also go see Jurassic Park in 3D; rather, it’s a matter of stopping to think about whether or not we should (sorry, couldn’t resist).
On the one hand, Titanic demonstrated that even films from the 21st century can look quite exquisite in post-converted 3D, so long as a sufficient amount of time and effort is dedicated to the task. Spielberg’s dino tale, much like Cameron’s romantic epic, boasts some majestic visuals (like the grazing Brachiosaurus and rampaging Tyrannosaurus Rex) that could really pop with a proper 3D upgrade. On the other hand, the film was never intended to be viewed that way, so the 3D element might just end up becoming a distraction from the rest of the spectacle – which still holds up quite well today (similar to The Phantom Menace in 3D).
Check out the poster for Jurassic Park 3D:
Will you be making the return trip to Isla Nublar when Jurassic Park 3D opens in regular and IMAX theaters on April 5th, 2013?