Joe Johnston unfortunately doesn't have a novel to fall back on in the third installment. The third movie is much shorter than the two previous installments, making the movie go much faster. But it is very predictable, and not very worthy of investment for the first half. It seems as though the director wanted to see how many different scenarios he could use the dinosaurs in, but that's not to say this movie doesn't have good points.The special effects are once again top notch, and the usage of the phone ring-tone to build suspense is implemented perfectly. The character development, however, seems to all happen in the second half, and it seems to only concern the Kirby's. Yet I think the Kirby's story arc is done very well. While some parts of the movie may be fun, it just doesn't compare to the first or even second movie, but you should give it a watch anyway, as there are some good-great moments.