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Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park is the brainchild of wealthy entrepreneur John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) who is creating what he believes will be the world's most unusual theme park. But things run amuck when the dinos start dinning in the guests. This classic film is re-releasing to movie theaters -- this time in 3D. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: D
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 127
Theater Release: 05 Apr 2013
Video Release: 06 May 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Universal Studios’ marketing department has capitalized on the dinosaur theme with all sorts of paraphernalia bearing the Jurassic logo. Most of this merchandise is aimed at young children. How does this strategy help to create the false impression that this is a film appropriate for all ages? Do you think that studios should do this?

Dr. Ellie Satler tries to explain to Mr. Hammond that controlling his creation is impossible, and that he should have considered the moral and ethical implications of what he had unleashed. Why do you think he neglected to weigh the responsibility of his decision? What factors may sometimes tempt you to overlook the consequences of your choices.

Can extinct species be brought back to life? Scientists in Queensland have done just that with a frog that bears its young through its mouth.

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