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Family Movie Review: Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13)

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MPAA Rating: PG-13       Length: 127 minutes

Age Appropriate for: 10+. Yes, the dinosaurs are frightening. But the film is really not gory, with a lot of the fear instead built on legitimate suspense and tension; various people get eaten by the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Velociraptors, and the Dilophosaurus, but those deaths mostly take place off-screen. This was one of the must-see movies of my generation, and I remember being seven or so when everyone in my school was seeing this movie in theaters—so more mature children can certainly handle it.

‘Jurassic Park’ is one of the most perfect action movies of all time, and the addition of 3-D actually hampers it, slightly knocking it down from a perfect five-out-of-five rating. But! The film has held up remarkably well, and is still fantastically exciting, wondrous, and thrilling. See it.

By Roxana Hadadi

I’ve spoken before on Popcorn Parents about my somewhat movie-restricted childhood, and 2012’s “Titanic 3D” was a big deal for me not only because the movie is (still) one of my favorites—a mainstay from my middle school years—but also because the 3-D option allowed me to see the film in theaters for the first time, ever. Seeing it on the big screen let me revel in its glory, and now, a little more than one year later, “Jurassic Park 3D” arrives in theaters. And I basically have the exact same reaction to this re-release: Go. See. It.

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