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X: But JP3 was pretty bad, man. Y: Yeah it was pretty crappy. X: I mean, it started off as crappy al along, just:
X: Alan! Y:PFFF The hands!!! X:Oh gosh I never noticed the hands! Y:It looks like its there for a manicure! X:casually bitching at Alan about all those so uncool other dinosaurs. Y:Did you hear what Becky saiiiid, Alan? Alan? Alan. Alan you NEVER listen to me! D,:
When Hurricane Clarissa struck Isla Sorna, the InGen workers abandoned the island. The Ceratosaurs that were under their care were either freed by their caretakers or escaped on their own. In the wild, one of the ways Ceratosaurs countered the Lysine Contingency was by eating herbivorous dinosaurs who in turn ate lysine rich plants.
Reasons Jurassic Park III is a deeply cynical movie
I enjoy JP3 as much as one can, but this list has been sitting in my head for a long time. It’s a work in progress. The movie is a cynical response to everything we loved about the original. It’s literally the Alien 3 of the Jurassic Park franchise.
Alan Grant/Paleontology is reduced to struggling for funding, and irrelevancy
Alan and Ellie don’t end up together, and Alan just seems uncomfortable all around
a little kid makes fun of/is dismissive of Malcolm whom we admire and respect
The kewl Spinosaurus dinosaur kills the hero of the first film, the T-Rex
the movie’s ‘theme’ is that good intentions always go awry and somebody’s gonna get eaten
people see dinosaurs and don’t give a shit
the hero is literally kidnapped and forced to relive their trauma
They intercut imagery of Barney the Dinosaur and a terrifying dinosaur attack, like how am I supposed to feel?
I love the first “Jurassic Park”, I like the second, I hate the third. Maybe hate is a strong word, but I try not to watch it whenever possible (on marathon sessions with friends to name one), and I was not a fan of the score either. However, listening to the “Complete” version, there’s a lot to like about it. Most of the good parts of Don Davis’s composition has been cut out in the official release, and there’s plenty of unheard uses of the themes by John Williams. Therefore, I highly recommend finding the complete soundtrack of this mediocre (and somewhat juvenile) film. It’s probably the best thing about it.
Watching the Nostalgia Critic’s review of Jurassic Park III also indicated a low point I had never considered:
It was easily the least feminist-friendly film.
The only definitely-female characters in the film are the mom and Dr. Sattler–who is now a mom who is working at home and raising the kids and doing all that “domestic stuff” (which could be what she wanted, I dunno, I won’t judge, but…there may be implications), and the panicking wife-mom who goes to the island and screams all the time.
We don’t even know if the spinosaurus is a female.
Compare that to the other movies, where you have:
–Dr. “Discuss Sexism In Survival Situations Later” Sattler
–Alexis the Unix System Hacker
–The Alpha Female
–Her Army of Skinks
Then in the second
–Sarah Harding the World’s Worst Predator Researcher
–Kelly the daughter who kicks a raptor through a window (lame but…she has common sense)
–The Very Angry Mommy
–Scientific Working Businesswoman Claire
–Enthusiastic guests and workers
–Blue, Charlie, Delta, Echo
–Miss Mosasaur the Shy
–All the cute and cuddly dinosaurs
I mean…one of these things is not like the others.