Two Cent Halloween

Steven Spielberg Vol. 1

Billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) has figured out a way to bring dinosaurs back to life and opens Jurassic Park inviting several scientists, a mathematician, along with his two grandchildren to be the first to explore the new theme park. When an employee tries to steal dinosaur embryos and make a run for it, it forces management to shut down the park system making it easy for the Dinosaurs to escape,turning the park experience into a game of survival, and not everyone makes it out alive!
The original Jurassic Park is one of the best movies ever made. It was a game-changer for the movie industry at large due to the technological advancements that made CGI animation possible, and the CGI still manages to put some modern-day productions to shame. It’s impressive and life-like, especially for something made in the 90s!
Jurassic Park is a fun, action-packed movie, a fun story paired with an epic score from John Williams, but it isn’t without its issues. This movie can be dark and scary and isn’t meant for young kids. You see people get eaten, severed limbs, and blood. There’s some language including Damn, what the hell, shit (once used in context), son of a bitch, and God’s name is misused several times, once paired with damnit. This movie is just fine for an older audience, but most parents will want to hold off until the kids are older for this one.

Favorite Quote: “Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.” Dr. Ian Malcolm

Elliot (Henry Thomas) befriends an alien left stranded on Earth after being forgotten by his family. Elliot enlists the help of his siblings to keep E.T. a secret from their mom while the kids work together to find a way to get their new alien friend home. Unbeknownst to them, the government is spying on them trying to figure out what is going on.
Unfortunately having any kind of relationship with an alien comes with complications. Elliot has formed an emotional bond with ET that makes him feel everything that he feels. This connection results in a life-or-death crisis that requires government intervention to resolve. It takes nothing short of a miracle to escape the government and return E.T. home safely.

This was surprisingly one of my favorite movies as a kid. I had uncontrollable anxiety and hated all things sci-fi except E.T. for some reason. Even though when though the astronauts and E.T. dying were scary and sad for me to watch I still enjoyed it. My love for this movie never made sense to me, and it’s still one of my all-time favorite movies to this day. It’s a wonderful emotional story paired once again with an epic score by John Williams.
There’s some language throughout. All the usual suspects are accounted for including shit, dammit, hell, son of a bitch, several misses of God’s name, douchebag, and Penis Breath. Some scenes might be too scary for young children. Despite these couple issues, E.T. is a great family movie. They don’t make movies this good anymore sadly. You can stream it on Peacock, NBC’s Streaming service. It’s free if you have Xfinity.

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