Although its sequels were lackluster, Spielberg’s original journey into the land-before-time-taking-place-during-our-time is a testament to the cutting-edge technology studios began using in the early 90s starting with Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Although no human being in millions of years had seen a dinosaur, Steven Spielberg made it his mission to show us one. And he did. And it was awesome. I was four years old when I first saw this with my dad and I was terrified of the totally fake, computer-generated velociraptors.