Pure Nostalgia · 4:38am
This is the feeling I'm experiencing as I sit in my bed typing this after returning from my 9:00 viewing of Jurassic Park (IN 3D!!!).
As with every kid in the 90's, I grew up loving dinosaurs. My beloved Land Before Time tape was so worn through that my parents had to go through three different VHS copies! I loved dinosaurs that much!
And then Jurassic Park...
I saw it.
And today, I sadly only remember one glimpse of the T-Rex, and the fact that I kept knocking over my popcorn on the floor.
My one shot at a theater experience for the movie, wasted by youthful stupidity.
Oh sure, my family bought the videos and I watched them a lot growing up (but not too much though, cause dinosaurs were becoming "kid's stuff" at that time), so I knew the punchlines, the actions, and the characters, but... this theater outing... it made me realize how much I missed when I first watched it.
This was actually just a passing interest for me. "How different could it be?" I wondered, looking at my copy of the Jurassic Park triple pack (the one with all three DVDs).
I was lucky to get off early last night, and decided instead of waiting till my day off Monday, that I'll catch a viewing that night.
I don't regret it. At all.
This viewing... It's odd, I know, as I just watched this exact same movie a few months ago, but this viewing actually made me start crying at certain parts.
Hammond's part in the Helicopter when he says "There it is!" then the music started playing? Biggest freaking grin I had no idea could even exist appeared on my face and stayed that way up till they got into the jeeps.
And then Hammond stopped the cars in preperation, and I started feeling a pressure in my eyes.
Ellie and Grant's shocked reaction, that smile was back.
And then it appeared on screen, with it's call coming from the theater's speakers?
I was shaking from holding in silent sobs as tears poured down my cheeks. Stayed that way till the scene changed to the visitor's center.
I was crying for such a missed moment of my life.
But I was also crying because I get to so perfectly see such a huge part of my childhood once again.
Nostalgia at it's finest.
That's not to say that's the only reason why you should go see the movie!
The 3D effects were amazing! Though I don't have much to base that assumption off of (my only other experience being Rise of the Guardians, and I couldn't see any difference between normal and 3d in that one), the fact that most of the movie looked so crisp and defined compared to my normal view was damned near magical!
When the raptor jumped at Lex, I jumped cause it looked like it actually snapped at me!
I'm not sure how I can better say "Go see this movie while it's still in theater's... again" beyond what I've done so far.
If not for nostalgia.
If not for the good story.
If not for the great acting.
Then just go for the roar.
Ya know THE Roar.