Jurassic Park Universe has changed our cinemas forever. Use of CGI increased as filmmakers realized that the possibilities were endless. And voila, CGI is ubiquitous now. The film also transformed our notion of how dinosaurs looked and behaved.

Jurassic Park a Steven Spielberg’s marvel was released back in June 1993 and changed Hollywood forever. Adapted from Michael Crichton’s best-selling book from 1990, the film starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough in the lead roles and proved to be a true-blue blockbuster in every sense of the word: An entertaining popcorn flick with eye-popping visuals and a gripping soundtrack.

But Jurassic Park was also a film with a lot to say than the usual summer flick, putting on the screen the high-concept ideas and questions Crichton’s book had raised. The dinosaurs appeared fairly rarely on the screen for a dinosaur movie, but when they did, it was a magnificent experience. It was the classic rule of hiding more than revealing. Also, the technology was cutting-edge.

The prehistoric beasts that are as fantastical as dragons, except they actually existed, suddenly came alive thanks to an inventive use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) and animatronics. Even today, the CGI in Jurassic Park does not feel dated.

The VFX of Jurassic Park: How it changed cinema forever


After this, the blockbuster cinema changed. Use of CGI increased as filmmakers realized that the possibilities were endless.

The way film was marketed and its franchise and merchandise created (with actual theme park built by Universal Studios) has become a standard now. All the summer blockbusters today that extensively use CGI effects like Avengers series, Avatar, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and so on owe a big chunk of their success to Jurassic Park.

With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom releasing in Pakistan Today, it remains yet to be seen whether the Chris Pratt-starrer will come up the legacy of it’s predecessor and the CGI is upto the mark or not, we hope all will go well.