Interesting For What It Is
Jurassic Park 3 welcomes back Sam Niell. Being fooled into taking a trip back to the home of the dinosaurs, Sam is once again face to face with them. Theres lots of a action and adventure to keep the film from being boring. The effects are good and the script is good but there was room for improvement. Still a great film worth watching.
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.
Jurassic Park 3 (DVD 2002)
Third instalment of the Michael Crichton-inspired, Steven Spielberg-orchestrated dinosaur franchise. A reliably spectacular, familiarly formulaic adventure romp
With The Lost World: Jurassic Park holding the record for the biggest-grossing opening weekend ($92.7 million) it's no surprise Universal are milking the franchise. People just love those dinos.
Dr Alan Grant (Neill, returning to his Jurassic Park role) has vowed never to return to Isla Nublar, setting of the first two films, but is tricked into flying to Isla Sorna, "site B", by Paul (Macy, not taking things too seriously) and Amanda Kirby (Leoni). Their son Eric (Morgan, well cast) has accidently been stranded on the no-go island (he's survived, like Newt in Aliens). As soon as they land, Grant et al are attacked by a giant spinosaurus, a huge dino unearthed by the filmmakers to top the previous boss beast, t-rex.
With its crocodile face and giant fin, spinosaurus looks a bit goofy, but he soon proves his mettle, besting a t-rex in a one-on-one scrap. This is the first of the film's serious set pieces; it looks incredible and is a great homage to beast-fights of yesteryear (from the 1925 The Lost World and King Kong to One Million Years B.C.). Sadly, it's over far too quickly, as the film must go on.
There's little time to draw breath here, as the survivors RUN! and CLIMB! The action is interspersed by pithy comments like "Trust me, on this island there is no such thing as safe" and refreshing running gags like a satellite phone's ring tone being heard every time the spinosaurus is near (it ate the guy, see). There are also encounters with 'talking' Raptors, flying pteranodons and sundry other dinosaurs created using sophisticated puppets and the astonishing CGI you've come to expect from the franchise.
Jurassic Park III feels like a more modest picture than its precursors. This is ironic considering the budget was $20 million bigger than the $70 million spent on The Lost World: Jurassic Park. With Spielberg in his exec producer back seat, director Joe Johnston (responsible for the frankly preposterous Jumanjii) employs a subtly different tone, stripping out the nefarious corporation back story and incorporating a more knowing attitude (Grant wryly refers to "genetically engineered theme park monsters"). An efficient, surprisingly palatable, enjoyable summer movie.
An efficient and surprisingly palatable finale to the Jurassic franshise.
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Jurassic park 3
I love these films.
This is better then number 2 more dinosaurs and more action. Thinking on the story line is a bit pants but all the same this film is outstanding the CGI is incredible!. I cant sit there and say well you know its CGI cause it looks planted in the scene even though you know it is there is still that realism to the it.
To be honest there are no other dinosaur films out there like this godzilla didnt even touch it. Even though i like that film too.
Its one to get to complete the series which i did and JP 4 is on the way.
But can they go to far with Jurassic park maybe depends on which new dinosaurs they can come up with.
a must see family classic night in with goodies
Having converted most of my old video collection to DVD I was thrilled to find this film gem in digital format. If you watch this in widescreen format, it really does the dinosaur battle scenes great justice; coupled with surround sound, you'll be gripped by the amazing cinematography i would recommend it to any family for a good night in with the kids
Paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) devoted his entire life to the study of dinosaurs, but he never imagined he´d have to be face-to-face with them...again.
Eight years later, InGen´s debacle as well as the political and economic climate have taken their toll in the area of dinosaur research, as public and private funding are becoming increasingly extinct. Desperate to fund research for his new theory of Velociraptor intelligence, Grant is particularly vulnerable when wealthy adventurer Paul Kirby (William H. Macy) and his wife Amanda (Tea Leoni) approach him with a proposition. They will open their checkbook to him if he will accompany them on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, a second InGen site. Just adjacent to Isla Nublar, this quarantined island has become both a primordial breeding ground for John Hammond´s creations and a magnet for thrill-seekers eager
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