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Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 18 July 2001 (USA)
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A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Alan Grant
... Paul Kirby
... Amanda Kirby
... Billy Brennan
... Eric Kirby
... Udesky
... Cooper
... Nash
... Ellie
... Mark
... Ben Hildebrand
... Enrique Cardoso
Blake Michael Bryan ... Charlie (as Blake Bryan)
... Cheryl
... Hannah
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Storyline

Dr. Alan Grant is now a happy man with the previous incidents of Jurassic Park now behind him. Grant is that happy that he announce in public, that nothing on Earth can persuade him back onto the islands. Maybe nothing, except Paul Kirby. Kirby and his wife, Amanda want a plane to fly them over Isla Sorna, with Dr. Grant as their guide. But not everything Kirby says is true. When the plane lands, Dr. Grant realizes that there is another reason why they are there, that he doesn't know of. Now, Dr. Grant is stuck on an island he has never been on before, with what was a plane journey now turned into a search party. Written by Film_Fan

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Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi terror and violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$93,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,771,645, 22 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$181,171,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$368,780,809
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Trivia

The Raptors refusing to abandon their young is taken from Jack Horner's research. See more »

Goofs

Although the depiction of the Pteranodon showcases several inaccuracies (such as having teeth, being able to grab things with their legs, and being excessively aggressive), which, being genetically engineered clones, can be explained, one detail still counts as an error. Namely, no matter how strong these creatures are, they could never lift up and carry a human boy the size of Erik. They would simply plummet towards the ground, since these animals needed to be extremely light-weight in order to stay aloft (a real-life Pteranodon would weigh less than preschool child). Thus the Pteranodon's anatomical inaccuracies notwithstanding, the sequence in question very nearly breaks the laws of physics. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Enrique Cardoso: Here you go, my friend.
Ben Hildebrand: Make sure you get as close as you can! I'll give you something extra if you make it a good trip!
Enrique Cardoso: Hey, I'm gonna get you close, my friend, but not too close, eh. You don't want to be eaten.
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The Roman numeral "III" in the opening title logo is formed by a trio of claw marks. See more »

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Follows The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

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Raptor Repartee
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Composed by Don Davis
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I can't believe I spent money and time on this...
19 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

To summarize, my group of friends and I spent about 45 minutes outside the theater sharing our favorites gaffes, plot inconsistencies, untied loose ends, and other ridiculous aspects of this movie. I found the story trite to the point of inconsequential and the plot lines as underdeveloped as the dino embryos still locked in the shaving cream canister from Jurassic Park 1. The editing was poor and none of the characters engendered any sort of sympathy or feeling. In short, this movie lacked any of the suspense and thrill that the first movie provided from a story standpoint

Even the new dinosaurs were few and far between (although I really enjoyed the pterodactyls.) We got several brief shots of the new species and only 2 really were involved in the action.

As a scientist and former childhood paleontologist, the lack of any real scientific content (not that it had to be realistic, but logically formed i.e. how they built the dinos in #1 and malcom's chaos ramblings) was disappointing as well.

In short, the movie seemed to be nothing more than an excuse to trot dinos back on the scene to make some money. I hope that movie-goers don't fall for this trap again (although I did apparently)


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