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Story of how Jurassic Park became a cinematic 'milestone' receives rare 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating

Story of how Jurassic Park became a cinematic 'milestone' receives rare 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating

The documentary is giving viewers a a new appreciation for Jurassic Park.

Jurassic Park is such a legendary film that a documentary about how it became a 'cinematic milestone' has just received an incredibly rare 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

Biographical documentary Jurassic Punk takes a deep dive into the life and career of Steve 'Spaz' Williams, the man behind the digital dinosaurs in the 1993 film.

The computer animator was a pioneer in Hollywood visual effects, but his chaotic lifestyle meant that he never truly got the recognition he deserved.

"I had it all, and it all went away", Steve says in the trailer. "What happened is the question. What happened?"

An official synopsis of the film reads: "Steve Williams is considered a pioneer in computer animation.

"This intimate account examines his life story and events surrounding the historical moment when digital dinosaurs walked onto the silver screen in Jurassic Park.

"Steve and a chorus of expert witnesses recount a dramatic tale of rebellion and revolution at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic in the early 1990s - a time when creating realistic creatures with a computer was considered impossible.

"Decades later, Steve struggles to reckon with his chaotic past."

Jurassic Park owes its dinosaurs to Steve Williams.
Universal Pictures

As well as creating the dinosaurs that Laura Dern, Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum fled from, Steve was also the visual effects man behind The Mask, Star Wars, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and Jumanji.

But despite his impressive film career, Steve fell on hard times struggled with alcoholism. The animator himself reveals that he has been to rehab at three times, and unfortunately burned bridges with a lot of his Hollywood connections.

The feature-length documentary about Williams' life, debuted at the South by Southwest Film Festival this year, and has since been made available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and YouTube, so the reviews are starting to roll in - and it's looking good.

Currently, the documentary has a stellar 100 percent ranking on Rotten Tomatoes - just beating out the actual Jurassic Park film, which boasts an impressive 91 percent score.

Jurassic Punk already has an impressive rating.
Universal Pictures

One critic described Jurassic Punk as: "An ordinary documentary with an extraordinary subject, and it's one that every movie lover needs to see."

Another raved that it was 'the kind of documentary that enhances your appreciation for some of the best films ever made.'

And a third simply put it as 'an emotional documentary about one of the most important people in the history of VFX.'

You can stream Jurassic Punk on Amazon Prime Video now.

Featured Image Credit: Gravitas Ventures / United Archives GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Jurassic Park, Film and TV