Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on November 21st, 2020
“Things are about to get dangerous.”
Keep your hands and feet inside the ride vehicle at all times. At some point in his life, Michael Crichton must have had a really bad experience at Disney World. Maybe he got stuck on a ride, or a ghost followed him home from the Haunted Mansion. Whatever his reasons, the man sure had it in for the amusement park industry. He’s created two iconic franchises from the “way out” amusement park idea. His novel Jurassic Park incited all of our imaginations, not the least of which was Steven Spielberg’s. That amusement park brought back living and breathing dinosaurs who would entertain park attendees, that is when they weren’t eating said attendees. But long before that came his screenplay for the 1973 film starring Yul Brenner and James Brolin called Westworld. It was another future amusement park.