Bring on the special, practical effects (with little CGI, please) because the Margos redo one of their more polarizing takes on a project created by two world-class geniuses--Michael Crichton and his good friend Steven Spielberg. Amazingly, Crichton came up with the original concept in the early 1980s and it took several drafts to create the novel that would be known asJurassic Park.
At the time (1990) it was a publishing sensation, and Steven Spielberg was smart enough to grab the rights at $2 million. The film, which came out in June 1993, was a mega hit right from the start and it remains a cable TV staple to this day.
So between the book and movie--which did the Margos like better? Guys--it ain’t even close here. Check out the link below to hear our take on both.
In this ep the Margos discuss :
The fascinating life story of Michael Crichton
The friendship between him and director Steven Spielberg
The annoying kids featured in the book (Ugh--the dialog is brutal!)