To Not Like, But Hard Not To Enjoy!
Saw it: Wednesday, July 18, 2001
Reviewed: Wednesday, July 18, 2001, By: Jeremy Farrance
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
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
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.