jurassic park 3

★★★

Director: joe johnston (the pagemaster, jumanji, captain america: the first avenger)

Starring: sam neill, william h. macy, tea Leoni, and Alessandro Nivola

 

REVIEWER: lyall carter

After being persuaded by a wealthy businessman to conduct an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, InGen's second site for a failed Jurassic Park experiment, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) discovers the true reason for his invitation. A tragic accident maroons the party of seven, and they must attempt to escape with their lives.

The third film in a series can be a bit tricky and Jurassic World 3 proves that. Audiences have seen everything before and not only do they want what they loved in the previous outings but you also have to give them something new. Jurassic World 3 succeeds and stumbles in equal measure.

Jurassic World 3 reunites us with Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler but they are no longer together which isn't really explained, getting us off on the wrong foot. Dr. Grant is contacted by a wealthy man and his wife to act as a tour guide for a flight over InGen's second dino experiment island. After the plane crashes, the party, led by Dr. Grant must escape the dinosaurs and get off the island alive.

 

Joe Johnson is a great director with a wide array of films under his belt (Jumanji and my favourite Marvel outing Captain America: First Avenger being some of them.) But even he couldn't completely pull off a complete story change days before principle photography commenced. He does an admirable job with it but the story does feel a little choppy and rushed at times.

There are some great new dinosaurs with the pterodactyl cage scene one of the films most exciting and nerve wracking. But even though there was great technological leaps in the 7 years since Jurassic Park, some of the blending between the practical puppets and the CGI looks a little off.

Jurassic Park 3  is everything you have come to expect from a Jurassic Park film but lacks a little of the inventiveness of the previous outings. 

★★★

Jurassic Park 3 is available on DVD, Blu-ray, 4KHD, and digital from all good disc and digital retailers. 

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