(1993)4.5Brendon HanleyOne of the most influential special effects movies of the early 1990s, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park helped show the world that the future of cinema was inside a computer. With digital dinosaurs courtesy of George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic, the film helped redefine the summer blockbuster for a new generation. Though Jurassic Park makes few pretensions to suspense, trotting out its computerized animals as early as possible, the technical magic is impressive enough to overshadow the plot's shortcomings. Most of the ethical questions that made the Michael Crichton bestseller an interesting read are voiced by Jeff Goldblum's character. Spielberg left post-production on Jurassic Park to begin work on his Best Picture winner, the Holocaust drama Schindler's List. A mediocre sequel, The Lost World, arrived four years later, also directed by Spielberg.