Awesome: Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

  • One that's more for the special effects crew than the characters: Grant gazes out of the jeep idly, until disbelief creeps over his face. Astounded, he whips off his sunglasses, stands up to get a better look, then grabs Dr. Sattler to get her to look and she does the same. Right there, in broad daylight, is a completely convincing Brachiosaur.
    Dr. Grant: Um... it's... it's a dinosaur.
    Hammond: Dr. Grant, my dear Dr. Sattler... welcome to Jurassic Park.
    • Then, of course, you have the crescendo of music throughout the scene.
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    • For many people, Dr. Malcolm's reaction perfectly summed up people's opinion of Spielberg at that moment:
      Dr. Malcolm: You did it ... You crazy son of a bitch, you did it.
    • Even Gennaro is blown away.
      Gennaro: [breathless] We're going to make a fortune with this place...
  • Oddly enough, the real Crowning Moment of Awesome in Jurassic Park is had by the T. rex, when she kills the two Velociraptors that had Grant and the others cornered, then gives a final triumphant roar as a banner saying "When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth" floats down in front of her. Awesome. May also qualify as a Big Damn Heroes moment, though the T. rex more or less serves as the main antagonist throughout the movie before this.
    • A deleted scene from the first movie plays this out differently, but no less awesome: The Velociraptors have cornered Grant and the kids, the one in front of them's about to spring ... suddenly, a gunshot rings out and the raptor falls to the ground. Grant and Co. turn to see who the mystery shooter is. It's Hammond. Yes, you read that right. Hammond took down a Velociraptor.
  • "Clever girl."
    • Muldoon is walking awesome. "Shoot her! SHOOT HER!"
    • Note that Muldoon was far more awesome in the book. He takes down multiple raptors by wielding a rocket launcher and drops the adult T. rex with a direct hit to the head with a rocket-launched tranquilizer.
  • Say what you will about Ian and chaos theory but he managed to survive two T. rexes in two films.
    • Three, technically. One in the first, two in the second. And the infant, which admittedly was never a big threat to him on its own.
  • Jurassic Park shattered box office records when it came out in 1993, but still fell just short of becoming the first film to gross a billion dollars (that honor fell to Titanic four years later). However, thanks to the 20th anniversary 3D re-release in 2013, Jurassic Park finally made enough to enter the prestigious billion-dollar club.
  • Before or after, few have managed to even come close to the sheer, unadulterated win that is the Tyrannosaurus rex making her first appearance accompanied with her since-customary roar.
  • A bit of a minor scene, but when Grant and the others are escaping through the ceiling one of the raptors pokes her head in trying to get them. Grant's response? To KICK HER IN THE FACE.
  • Dr. Grant schooling the kid that calls a raptor a "six foot turkey".
    Grant: A turkey? Imagine yourself in the Cretaceous period. You'd get your first look at this. He moves like a bird, lightly bobbing his head. And you keep still, because maybe his visual acuity is based on movement, like the T. Rex, and he'll lose you if you don't move. But no, not Velociraptor. You stare at him, and he just stares right back. And that's when the attack comes. Not from the front, but from the side, from the other two Raptors you didn't even know were there. Because Velociraptor's a pack hunter. He uses coordinated attack patterns, and he is out in force today. And he slashes at you with this... (pulls out a claw) a 6-inch retractable claw, like a razor, on the middle toe. He doesn't bother to bite your jugular like a lion. No. He slashes at you... here, or here... or maybe across the belly, spilling your intestines. The point is, you are alive when they start to eat you. So, you know, try to show a little respect. (kid nervously nods)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

  • The T. rex's rampage in San Diego.
  • Eddie's desperate efforts to save the others from going off the cliff in the trailer; he succeeds, but at the cost of his own life.
  • Kelly grabbing a bar and using it like gymnastic equipment to kick a velociraptor in the face.
    Malcolm: The coach cut you from the team?
  • It's also pretty satisfying to see the Baby T. rex attack Ludlow near the end of the movie.
  • The Stegosaurus attack. In previous movies, Stegosaurs were depicted as dumb, slow-moving animals that cannot defend themselves properly from attack. Not this time.

Jurassic Park III

  • In a deleted scene from the third movie, Udesky fights off the Velociraptors himself with a tree branch before being overwhelmed and killed.
  • In the third film, Billy's scene where he leaps off the cliff, and the "Dino-Soar" parachute opens above him. Also, most of the bits with the pteranodons.
  • Mr. Kirby was also very Badass when he challanged the Spinosaurus in order to lure it away from the others and into a trap.
  • Dr. Sattler called in the Marines!
  • The fight between T. rex and Spinosaurus could also count. It's short...and Spino wins...but it's still awesome.

Jurassic World

  • If the trailer is correct, then Owen, the main hero, will command a pack of trained attack raptors at one point in the film!
  • The fact that even after all these years, Jurassic Park remains popular and beloved by the general public enough that the trailer drew over 12 million views on Youtube in the first day.
  • After seeing the velociraptors be reduced to trained animals compared to the fierce predators we've known for three films, they meet the Indominous Rex, discover its connection to them, turn on the cast and return to the predators we know and love. Blue turns on it in the end and actually lives, but it's still awesome to know they didn't lose their credibility that was thought to be gone due to the trailers.
  • Towards the end with the Indominous Rex, the raptors are taking her on, and they're dying off one by one. Once we get this line, "We need more teeth", we knew what was coming...
  • Since Jurassic Park III, people have been upset that the T-Rex had lost its awesomeness in the fight with the Spinosaurus, and with the Indominous Rex, it seemed it would never get to be on top again. And then we get to see the T-Rex, along with Blue, tear her up, fight together even, send her into some buildings and towards an electric fence surrounding a pool that would be her watery grave.
    • It might have been missed by others, but the T-Rex also destroys a fossil of the Spinosaurus, as sort of a middle finger to the third movie.


  • Dr. Grant tackling and wrestling with a Cearadactylus that grabbed Lex.
  • Tim and Lex tricking a Velociraptor into walking into a freezer and then locking her inside.
  • Muldoon shows how the movie Muldoon should have handled the raptors: with a freaking rocket-propelled grenade launcher. He even tranquilizes the T. rex, and she possibly drowns in the river (only one T. rex shows up in the count at the novel's end, but the T. rex may be in a non-monitored area).
  • Gennaro is nothing like the cowardly prick in the movie, as he accompanies several of the characters on dangerous treks, and at one point, heaves a full-grown Velociraptor off his back.
    • When the main power goes out and the raptors start running amuck, Gennaro volunteers to restart the generator himself after Arnold apparently fails. He does this on his own, without being asked, aware that the last man who tried was probably eaten alive, and with no plan of escape after he succeeds. Not bad for a legal consultant.
    • Worth noting that when Muldoon finds the explosive rounds for his rocket launcher and heads off to hunt the raptors, it's Gennaro he chooses as his ammo carrier. He acquits himself pretty well, too.
      Having found the raptor pack, Muldoon blows one into hamburger with his first shot. The rest turn around, snarling.
      Muldoon: Load.
  • Near the climax of the first book, Dr. Grant is being chased through the incubation room by Velociraptors. In a sudden burst of inspiration, he remembers that the creatures were theorized to feed on eggs from other dinosaurs' nests in addition to live prey. Using this knowledge to his advantage, he injects several eggs with the lethal contents of a nearby syringe and rolls them toward the Velociraptors, which take the bait and die almost instantaneously.
    • One of them doesn't fall for it and goes for Grant. He wrestles briefly with her while injecting her directly.
  • Lex restarting the computer in the film was a nice moment, but she knew the system. In the book? The Jurassic Park OS is completely custom designed and has an incredibly unhelpful interface. Nevertheless, with nothing but his computer instincts to guide him, Tim makes his way through it and restarts the power, saving the lives of everyone on the island.
    • Followed immediately by Gennaro getting the ship to turn around, preventing three Velociraptors from reaching the mainland, by invoking the Uniform Maritime Act on the captain.
    "Try this for identification, Captain Farrell," Gennaro said. "If you don't turn that boat around and return to this island immediately, you will be found in violation of Section 509 of the Uniform Maritime Act, you will be subject to revocation of license, penalties in excess of fifty thousand dollars, and five years in jail. Do you hear that?"
    Grant said, "What's the Uniform Maritime Act?"
    "Who the hell knows?" Gennaro said.
  • In The Lost World, Sarah Harding is a walking badass. She surives being pushed overboard by Dodgson, swimming through extremely dangerous waters, chases after and snipes a Velociraptor on a motorcycle (which is being driven by a kid with no experience in driving a motorcycle), and overpowers Dodgson and offers him up to the Tyrannosaurus.
  • Doc Thorne and Levine riding a motorcycle to safety while being pursued by a T. rex.
  • Levine shooting a Velociraptor point-blank in the mouth with a rifle.
  • Eddie buying his friends time to climb up to safety, by fighting off a pack of raptors with a steel bar. He gets caught and killed.


  • This Gatorade commercial, released in 2000, featuring the Velociraptors from the film taking on Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors . . . in a basketball game.