July 23, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

Jurassic Park

Current Status
In Season
127 minutes
Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Richard Attenborough, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight, Martin Ferrero, B.D. Wong
Steven Spielberg
Michael Crichton
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Action Adventure, Horror

Timothy Leary, counterculture forefather, who sampled a half hour of Jurassic Park at his local cineplex: ”I’d like to see a jolly band of intelligent, independent low-budget dinosaurs trap Spielberg, Schwarzenegger, and every big studio chief in a theme park where they slowly devour them.”

Julie Brown, comedian and writer/star of Earth Girls Are Easy and Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful: ”I’d like to see anyone with a look of wonder be savagely eaten by the dinosaurs, especially Laura Dern.”

Christine Sheppard, curator of birds, Bronx Wildlife Conservation Park: ”I’d like to see a female person not act like an idiot. I like Laura Dern a lot, but they made her look like a dingdong, not a paleobotanist.”

Martin Ferrero, who played Donald Gennaro, the lawyer who becomes T. rex‘s dinner: ”In the opening minutes, John Hammond should wake up and realize it was all a dream. Then they could start from the beginning and make the movie closer to the book. Hammond would be more malevolent, less grandfatherly. In the book he has a great death. He breaks his leg and is eaten by scavengers — he dies the way an old dinosaur dies. If they do a sequel, though, they should wait at least five years so the special effects have time to improve. Otherwise you’re cheating the audience.”

J Mascis, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter for Dinosaur Jr: ”Jeff Goldblum takes off his human suit and he is the Fly again. He eats the rest of the people, except for Laura Dern’s head, which he turns into a Thermos so he can sip coffee from her lips throughout the day.”

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