Jurassic Park III (2001) – Encore Review

“On this island there is no such thing as safe.” – Dr. Grant

Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times (Theater in 2001, DVD, 13 Jul 2014 and 14 Jul 2022)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – Alan Grant and his research assistant are persuaded to travel to the second site in order to give an aerial tour to a wealthy couple, but nothing is apparently as it may seem.

My Take on it – This is a fun addition to the series and it allows the viewer to get a new perspective on the island, the animals inhabiting it and the perception of everyone around.

It’s great getting Sam Neill back into the series and his presence adds a very mature status to the way things play out.

The supporting cast is also great with William H. Macy and Tea Leoni along for the ride.

Love the way that this film has numerous surprises along the way and that adds so much to the way things play out.

Once again, the special effects in the film are top notch and this enhances things so much along the way.

The film also deal with some very intriguing philosophical questions in a subtle way that will become much more blatant in the second half of the franchise.

Steven Spielberg turned the reins over to Joe Johnston who does a nice job with what he’s been given and it remains intriguing to revisit this film even if it still doesn’t reach the levels of the original (is that even possible?)


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The Spinosaurus was the largest animatronic ever built. It was 25 feet high, it’s length reaching around 40 feet long, weighing 24,000 Ibs, and was operated by hydraulics. This allowed it to operate while completely submerged in water. It ended just behind the hip, so any shot that shows more than this had to be computer generated. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (no change from original review)


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