Anyways, so the movie - I know you all wanted a play by play from The Nephew but sadly, due to the popcorn sharing arrangement, I didn’t get to sit right next to him. But I do have a few tidbits for you.
Right around where the T-Rex is trying to eat the car the kids are in, The Nephew goes, “Are the kids going to survive?” and when my sis told him ‘yes’, he goes, “How about the dinosaur guy? How about the lady scientist with the Triceratops?” and a few seconds after that, “Are you scared? I’m not scared but you can hold my hand if you want.” So my sister held his hand for awhile. Also, during the scene when they are climbing the fence and the electricity is about to come back on, The Nephew starts yelling at the screen, “Jump! Jump, Tim, jump!” He really got into it. He also laughed at all the appropriate parts - like when Tim is watching the T-Rex eat the flock of dinosaurs and is all, “Look at all the blood!” and Dr. Grant has to carry him away. And when the jeep gets chased by the T-Rex and Dr Malcolm goes, “Do you think they’ll have that on the tour?” I think there were a lot of first time kid viewers there too, which is cool. A whole new generation of Jurassic Park fans!
Speaking of Dr. Malcolm, you may remember this I got from The BFF a few years ago. The scene that picture is taken from in the movie - as soon as it came on screen, us girls all busted out laughing. There was just seriously no holding it in. The BFF has effectively ruined that scene forever. And yeah, I know that he’s all posed like he thinks he is on the cover of a romance novel, but I don’t care! I love him and I look forward to being the next future ex-Mrs. Malcom, cuz that’s my man!
Also, that scene where the Raptors are going to get Lex and Tim - the Raptors recently started reminding me of Kirk & Pippin. Kirk knows how to open and close doors, as long as they aren’t latched. And they also like to walk side by side just like that and sometimes the nip at each other’s neck. Whenever Kirk and Pippin are doing things side by side, we like to yell, “Brothers!” at them. Cuz they’re Brothers! So at the movie theater, I leaned over and whispered to my sister about the raptors, “Sisters! They’re Sisters!” Yeah, in the middle of a very scary scene, my sister busted out laughing.
Anyways, as soon as we got settled in the car, The Nephew informed us all, “Yeah, I think I probably do need to see them all in order now.” I guess he meant it because he made his dad rent #2 & 3 this weekend. My mom called him yesterday and he told her that he couldn’t talk because he was right in the middle of watching Jurassic Park 3.
So question: How many of you get Tim’s blind dinosaur joke? I admit to only figuring it out about 5 years ago, which is just sad for how many times I have watched Jurassic Park.
I am super glad we went! It was awesome to see it on the big screen again! There were a surprising number of things I picked up on that I hadn’t noticed before, despite watching it about once every three months since it came out. The 3D was cool in a few places - mostly during the T-Rex attack - but I feel like it would have been just as cool in regular format, up on the big screen. The thing about Jurassic Park is just how many bad days, depressions, illnesses it has gotten me through. It's my movie, you know?