Jurassic Park lost it. First one: good, classic. Second one: exciting, good. Third one: uh oh. Steven Spielberg has gone and oh you can tell. I was a bit sceptical because of this, and I was proven right, it’s extremely difficult to create a sequel with a different director. Especially when the first is such a classic!
Things got a little bit silly, all a bit stupid. It was a lot of things not making sense, and the thriller element disappeared. Dr Alan Grant (Sam Neill) returned with his obsession of the raptors, something we know quite well, although things didn’t quite make sense. We’ve been told of these raptors of what they would do, the realism (if you can say that with the falsity of dinosaurs and humans living as one) was unbelievable. We return to Isla Sorna, a restricted area, where Alan Grant has been duped in going there without his knowledge. All because a young boy, a son, has been lost on the island, an island where dinosaurs roam free. Obviously the parents are hysterical and worried, understandably as they’re son is in danger.
Explanation of dinosaurs was given in the first two films, there was recognition of who they were, what they were. Film one explained Jurassic Park, film two explained site B, film three explained nothing, although Isla Sorna was site B, there still needed to be some sort of scientific element especially when they were adding in new dinosaurs. There were ridiculous dinosaurs popping out of nowhere, with no understanding of what they were, it all became a little random and stupid.
In place of thrilling moments and actual concern for characters, was replaced by convenient deaths, a lot of soppy talking and bad graphics that couldn’t quite be overlooked. It became more of a drama. I have to admit, there was one scene that was more thrilling and exciting, but then the unreality of it all just seemed to overcloud the could-be thrilling moments. ‘Jurassic Park III’ was just a bit all over the place, with a lot of talking.