Jurassic Park: 5 Things The Books Do Better Than The Movies (& 5 Things They Do Worse)

Michael Crichton continues to be one of the most prolific writers in the world, even years after his tragic death from lymphoma. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and over a dozen of them have been turned into films. One of his most popular series of books to also become a hit film franchise is Jurassic Park, centered around cloned dinosaurs running rogue in a theme park.

As with most book to film adaptations, there are plenty of differences. The books do a fantastic job of exploring the science around the creation of the dinosaurs in much greater detail, but they do a poor job of developing the human characters they terrorize, resulting in a loss of emotional connection. Certain aspects of the books will always be superior to the films, but others were altered for the better, successfully capturing the majesty, terror, and awe inherent to the franchise.

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