Iconic Scenes – T-Rex Encounter (Jurassic Park)
CGI & Animatronics used together at their best!
Written By: Andrew Lowe
Date: 5th September, 2015
This scene has been so perfectly done that it still to this day hasn't been matched. It has a perfect use of a mixture of animatronics and CGI, unlike today where everything would have been CGI. This is what truly has made the special effects stand out.
The pacing is perfect. From the first tremor, the viewer is hinted heavily what is going to happen. But when you see it, my god you are blown away. Everything is more than you can ever imagine. The T-Rex is masterpiece, and is the best that I have ever seen. It's truly filmmaking at it's very best.
The switching between CGI and animatronics is masterfully done. This keeps you from focusing on when something is quite real. I still say that the CGI isn’t any better today at producing these kinds of results.
The acting is superb with little strokes of comedy here and there. Okay the kids are annoying and lets face it you wish the T-Rex would have them for dinner but you can’t have it all! It still shows strong performances.
See below for the scene in full if you haven’t seen it.