Jurassic is about two people getting ready to start a family. A simple story, within a high concept environment. It’s not about dinosaurs, not really. Spielberg’s use of subtext, archetype, allegory, symbolism, and other story telling tools, grounds the film into a relatable journey for the audience. Watch Mike Hill’s brilliant breakdown of the film below:
For more excellent analysis along these lines, check out John Truby’s breakdown of the film.