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Jurassic Park 3

Click for larger imagePossible To Not Like, But Hard Not To Enjoy!

Saw it: Wednesday, July 18, 2001
Reviewed: Wednesday, July 18, 2001, By: Jeremy Farrance
IMDb: http://us.imdb.com/Details?0163025

I don't understand why they made this movie with such a week script and story.  I find it hard to believe that this looked good on paper as a whole.  But that is too harsh of course, this really is an enjoyable movie.  The movie is made up of a string of really great scenes, most are as good a ride as the best of the first two movies.  But it was frustrating to see them so uninventively strung together. 

I knew going in that Spielberg didn't direct.  I also knew that the music was not by John Williams.  But I adjusted my expectations for that and so should you if you feel you have a sense for such things.  I also managed to watch Jurassic Park and The Lost World the day before seeing JP3.  All that did was make the difference in the music stand out (to me).

I would not mind another installment in this franchise, but I hope they wait for a really good story before doing so.  Lethal Weapon 4 was a great example of a good 4th installment after a bad 3rd movie.  Though it doesn't need to be Spielberg, the director of JP4 needs to be a good actor's director; someone capable of really bringing the characters out of the actors (e.g. Bryan Singer or Stephen Frears).  What do you think?

JRF's Synopsis of Jurassic Park III (2001)

Did I like it?  Yes
Does it qualify as "classic"?  No
Do I want to see it again in the theater?  No
Worth seeing on the big screen?  Yes
Do I want to own the DVD?  Yes, but only to have the complete trilogy
Should their be a sequel?  Yes

Final Thought?  I read a few other reviews before seeing JP3 and I can't help agreeing that this movie was a great ride, but only a good movie.


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