How the first Jurassic Park renewed interest in dinosaurs

There used to be a time wherein the dinosaurs were considered as sluggish and boring. Studying dinosaurs was an idea that sometimes incited humor. It was then in the 1960s and 1970s that interest in dinosaurs came to fore. The Jurassic Park is 93’ movie based on a Michael Crichton novel by the same name.

Most Millenials would find it hard to believe that 25 years have passed since Jurassic Park was first released. Millions of people flocked to the theatres to see the movie and swooned over probably the very first high-tech depiction of dinosaurs.

It was back on 11th July 2013 that the movie had premiered. The legacy that the movie leaves behind is memorable and lays an impact on science and arts. 

The movie portrays that the dinosaur paleontology has undergone a magnanimous revolution. The scientists hence decide to present the dinosaurs as intelligible and active animal species before the public.

The concept amused moviegoers tremendously. They were then inclined to know more about the real thing. A few of the experts have the opinion that the movie and the public interest it had garnered laid an influence over dinosaur paleontology itself. In 2013, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology presented Steven Spielberg, the director of The Jurassic Park with an award, recognizing the contribution that the movie had over the field.

The movie turned into a series that captures audiences’ imagination to date. 25 years following the release of the movie, the fifth movie of the series, ‘Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom’ was released on 22nd July 2018.

For a section of the moviegoers, the impact that the movie had was very personal. A few of the paleontologists have the opinion that the movie inspired them to take up paleontology. It is even said to have had an impact on a few of the research topics.

Research over dinosaurs has gathered momentum following the release of the movie. The 25 years that have followed after the release of the movie will go down in history as the golden age of dinosaur research. 50 new dinosaur species have been discovered each year, following the movie’s release.

Renewed social confidence and more fun outdoor come by as natural effects of a facelift.