Twenty years ago, Steven Spielberg released a classic film that changed the course of big summer blockbusters. Jurassic Park combined thrilling action and compelling characters in a family-friendly summer movie. The movie was also a game changer in terms of visual effects, as it incorporated CGI with practical effects to bring to life its world of dinosaurs rampaging around an ill-fated theme park. While the film is a classic of modern cinema, Jurassic Park was, at times, seen as a film too frightening for little children. The film features a scene with a T-Rex eating a lawyer, so it’s safe to say that some very young children might be freaked out about the film.
As reported on Empire, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) recently revealed their rating and critique of Jurassic Park from 1993. While the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) might give a few reasons why a certain film received a rating, the British counterpart apparently adds in-depth analysis and criticism for any given film. One BBFC reviewer called Jurassic Park “a must-see film for families and children, with beautiful recreations of the dinosaurs, this does feature some scary moments particularly as the monsters are so real. There is a long build-up and it is really only in reel 4 that things hot [sic] up, when Laura Dern character asks where is the goat.”