Movie Saturday: Jurassic Park III

Jurassic Park III is an action/adventure movie from 2001 which is directed by Joe Johnston. Another famous directions from Johnson is Jumanji (1995) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). On main roles there is Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni and Trevor Morgan.

Scene of the third Jurassic Park is located to Isla Sorna, an island where dinosaurs walk free living their own life. Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) which is known from first Jurassic Park movie meets a rich couple whom makes a deal that will benefit Grant financially very much. With this offer Grant has possibility to continue his normal archeological works without too much financial issues. Couple asks Grant as a guide when they fly over the Isla Sorna to see the dinosaurs.

During the trip Grant can see that the rich couple has not stayed totally in truth and they do not want to stay only in the air wathching the life of prehistoric creatures. Soon the party is on the ground and they are looking for their missing son Eric (Trevor Morgan) on the land of dinosaurs.

Original Jurassic Park from 1993 which was directed by Steven Spielberg was a huge and quite revolutionary in many sense on its time. Sadly the same cannot be said from Jurassic Park III. Dinosaurs had seen couple of times already and on the third time there were no such big wow-factor anymore for anyone who had seen previous Jurassic Park movies. It does not mean that those dinosaurs were boring tho, they still were well made and they had style which just works and it still was a pleasure to see those on the screen.

Jurassic Park III is quite neutral in many sense and there is no reason to watch this movie if you want to find a great plot or something like that. Still it is a good enough to give an explanation and reason for the things that will happen in the movie. Also it is as good as most of movies have in this genre anyway, so nothing new under the sun. Sometimes it is actually very fun to just watch a movie without need for deep and breathtaking plot and acting which tries to be greatest art ever made.

Johnsons direction is working without any issues. As a viewer it is easy to watch this movie, events are easy to follow, you don’t lose the track of the story, emotion between the scenes stays very well in a good package and cuts and musics fits very well. Technically there is nothing bad to say about this movie, it just works.

In the end Jurassic Park III is a very light but entertaining movie which works on those days when you just want to watch a movie which is good enough and you can just sit back and relax.

It does not offer deep and great plot and it does not make you thing anything deeper about the movie and what it was all about. It just give you dinosaurs and make a good and entertaining movie in it’s own genre. And best of it all, it just works.

Score: 6/10 (IMDB: 5,9/10)

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