MOVIE REVIEWS - 1993
1993 was hard to remember for anything other than dinosaurs at the cinema, as Steven Spielberg repeated in the 1990s what he'd previously done in the 1970s and 1980s - completely dominate the Box Office.
Spielberg has slowed down a bit since the 1990s, so younger generations of cinema patrons won't understand his influence, however, those old eneough to remember a time when Spielberg's name on the credits was enough to guarantee box office success.
In some cases, such as the BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy it was as a Producer, however, when he decided to sit in the Director's chair, it really meant something...
It wasn't a case of whether or not the film would be good or bad, it was a case of "What will he amaze audiences with this time?"
JURASSIC PARK was JAWS for the 1990s. No longer constrained by a mechanical contraption ("Bruce the Shark"), the artists at ILM allowed Spielberg to realize a menagerie of Pre-historic creatures by virtue of computer animation.
What James Cameron had played around the edges with in THE ABYSS (1989) and TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY (1991), Spielberg went all-in on and hit Box Office gold!
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