At the cin­ema Juras­sic Park

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - The Way We Were -

A Jeep Wran­gler was the star of one of the year’s more un­likely car chases – largely be­cause it had to out­run a hun­gry Tyran­nosaurus Rex.

It was one of the more mem­o­rable scenes in Juras­sic Park, which was a big hit on both sides of the At­lantic when it was re­leased in the cine­mas in June 1993. While there weren’t many cars on the is­land used as the epony­mous theme park there were plenty of di­nosaurs, res­ur­rected us­ing a fic­tional DNA ex­trac­tion tech­nique.

Un­for­tu­nately the park’s open­ing never hap­pened due to the di­nosaurs hav­ing a nasty habit of es­cap­ing but film fans were hooked – paving the way for a trio of dig­i­tal vis­ual ef­fects se­quels, cul­mi­nat­ing in last year’s Juras­sic World.

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