If someone were to ask me “what’s your favourite movie?”, the answer has been and always will be – Jurassic Park.
Funny story. One day I was stuck in the mall because it was raining outside and I didn’t have an umbrella with me so I couldn’t walk home. I ended up in the library browsing through random shelves and trying not to sneeze too often. After a while I saw Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton and thought to myself – wow, I can’t believe I have never read the novel that my favourite movie is based on! /my JP story.
The Jurassic Park book is very interesting, but has a very different tone and focus from the movie by Steven Spielberg. Spoiler: The ending is drastically different. I prefer the movie ending because it is a somewhat “happy” ending, but the cynical conclusion of the book seems to carry a heavier message that adds more meaning to what is essentially a monster story.
I like that the book has a lot of scientific talk about chaos theory and other stuff that I cannot remember. It’s good science-fiction because it talks about science in a way that makes sense, but later on goes into places which are obviously fiction. In the end you are left wondering where exactly was that cut-off point in which science turned into fiction… (to make life easier, I just believe the whole thing.)
And since we are already talking about Jurassic Park, the Jurassic Park Trilogy Blu-ray (I repeat, the JURASSIC PARK TRILOGY BLU-RAY) is expected to be released on 25 Oct 2011. RAWR!