Best Movie Scenes: Jurassic Park T-Rex Attack

Best Movie Scenes will be a semi-weekly series in which we dive into some of the best movie scenes of all time and discuss exactly what makes them great. If you haven’t seen the movie in question, there’s a good chance there are some spoilers.

We are taking a break from looking at the tense action scenes of the last several weeks to take a look at one of my personal favorite scenes ever. 1993’s Jurassic Park was one of the most influential movies of its decade, if not ever. It’s well known for inventing several new computer special effect techniques, many of which still look better than a lot of movies today. Nothing proves this more than the T-Rex attack. It’s a flawless mix of CGI and practical effects, and its amazing to see such a ferocious animal come to life before your eyes. Despite having seen this movie roughly 756 times, I still get the chills the first time I see the full dinosaur and hear its roar. You can feel the peril that the characters are in throughout the scene. Even with the well known flaw of the ledge that magically appears at the end of the scene that the T-Rex clearly didn’t climb over before, it is filmmaking at its finest, and that’s why it is one of our picks for the best movie scenes. Check it out below and leave your thoughts in the comments.