"Jurassic Park III" saves the "Jurassic Park" series from sinking into the bloated "Great movie followed by wretched sequel" genre. "The Lost World" was such a bad film that I waited for this particular sequel to hit the DVD shelves and satellite TV before watching it. It strays a little from the original film's formula by dropping the bulk of the suspense and horror as well as running time and dives right into the action sequences with those ever-wonderful lookin' dinosaurs. In … more
Pros: Great Fx and some good chills. Cons: Weak story nothing to new. The Bottom Line: Not to bad. Nothing to original but lots of good FX and it is fun in places. Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. When the first two films in a series generate over $500 Million in box office receipts and countless dollars in toy and merchandise sales, it is a safe bet that the studio will do whatever it … more
Paleontologist Alan Grant (Sam Neill) has sworn never to return to Jurassic Park. But he needs funding for his research, so when a wealthy thrill-seeking couple (William H. Macy and T?a Leoni) come calling, Grant and his prot?g?e, Billy (Alessandro Nivola), agree to take them on a sightseeing flight. By the time Grant finds out what their true purpose is--to land on the island and search for their missing son--all of their lives are in peril. And Grant's newfound theory about Raptor intelligence will have its deadly proof.
Joe Johnston was the right director to take over Steven Spielberg's JURASSIC PARK series. He's experienced with special effects, having worked on the STAR WARS films, while his OCTOBER SKY demonstrates his skill at telling an emotionally involving tale. In JURASSIC PARK 3, with the help of a top-notch technical team and a talented cast (who began filming before the script was finished, improvising much of their dialogue), and a new dinosaur, Spinosaurus, that makes even T-Re...