Jurassic Park 3 (2001)

Jurassic Park 3 (2001)
  • Time: 92 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
  • Director: Joe Johnston
  • Cast: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni


Dr. Alan Grant is now a happy man with the previous incidents of Jurassic Park now behind him. Grant is that happy that he announce in public, that nothing on Earth can persuade him back onto the islands. Maybe nothing, except Paul Kirby. Kirby and his wife, Amanda want a plane to fly them over Isla Sorna, with Dr. Grant as their guide. But not everything Kirby says is true. When the plane lands, Dr. Grant realizes that there is another reason why they are there, that he doesn’t know of. Now, Dr. Grant is stuck on an island he has never been on before, with what was a plane journey now turned into a search party.

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  • Jurassic Park III is the millennium edition of the Spielberg thrill ride. But of course, Spielberg is no longer the director of the series, instead it is Joe Johnston who completely twists the original Jurassic Park movies that we once loved… and still do. With a 4 year spread between each movie, it was kind of hard to know what to expect when the newer one was released. Jurassic Park 2 was a successful hit, providing the same model as the first but with a different perspective. In this one, it seems like everything changed. The most significant difference is the effects. The dinosaurs in this one aren’t remotely comparable to the first two. These dinos look almost animated, way worse than the original movies. Of course the T-Rex was well made and the raptors were created differently, the new dinosaur, the Spinasauraus, is an absolute disgrace to the trilogy. I can see what they tried to do here, but it just doesn’t work at all and they really fell short in terms of effects. The acting also takes a weird twist, incorporating actors that we’ve never seen before. Sam Neill returns as main character and does his job well, but everyone else was just too new and too inexperienced to be able to insert into a series like this. They tried making something totally new out of an established series. The adventure part is probably the only decent upkeep about this movie. It is a lot shorter than the two other films, and spends a lot less time talking about nonsense. But instead, you’ve got the main plot of the movie which is now “find our son”, which is a radical turn of events from the two others, which had a climactic, theatrical storyline. Also the actors spend a lot of time finding that the fact that they are stranded on an island, is a joke almost. The movie lost it’s edge theatrically, it is a lot less stressful but I do admit that some sequences are pretty well thought out. I thought that the best part about this movie was the pterodactyl scene, which is very different than anything we’ve seen so far. However, the movie does not live up to the main series’ expectations. It is definitely the trilogy’s downfall, and cannot be compared to the first two. If I had to suggest this to someone, I would say if you’re a die hard Jurassic Park fan… get this film. It is a solid addition to the series and you will most likely watch it once every year or two. But if you are a mediocre fan, I suggest you to simply rent this. It had way too much wasted potential and nobody should base this series off of this film. All in all i give this a 6.7/10, it is not a bad movie but could’ve been ten times better, had Spielberg been the director.

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