Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom may be getting mixed reviews ahead of its Friday release, but come July 1, Netflix subscribers can revisit Jurassic Park, a near-perfect movie. The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III are also joining the streaming service’s library.
Netflix announced the movies and shows that it is adding to its roster of titles on Wednesday, and to be honest, it’s not the best list of new additions they’ve ever had. Jurassic Park is the clear standout. Have you watched Jurassic Park recently? It is amazing how well the special effects in this movie, which is from 1993, hold up. Director Steven Spielberg takes Michael Crichton’s novel from three years earlier and turns it into a remarkably heartfelt and thrilling movie about wonder, hubris, and deadly dinosaurs.
The first Jurassic World is currently not streaming on Netflix — or anywhere that’s free with a subscription, actually — so rewatching that flick to compare is a little harder. Just take my word for it and take advantage of Jurassic Park being on Netflix. It is, I promise, even better than you remember.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, less so. The first sequel has its moments and a couple really good action set pieces (the raptor attack in the tall grass and the T. Rex attack on the convoy stand out), but it’s certainly not better than the original. JPIII is pretty bad, but it’s a watchable movie about dinosaurs, so can we really complain?
Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park III hit Netflix on July 1.