Jurassic Park III - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jurassic Park III Reviews

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½ April 13, 2018
Worst...This is not Jurassic Park franchise.
½ April 8, 2018
An underperforming movie that nearly ended the Jurassic Park franchise!
April 4, 2018
Still better than Jurassic World
April 1, 2018
Considering there is no third book, they clearly took ideas out of the first two books like the pterodactyl aviary scene in order to fill in as much run time as possible to make a movie that'll rake in money from unsuspecting audience members. However, despite the film's thinly-written story, short run time and the impure motives behind its creation, it does nonetheless, manage to be a fun time.
½ March 21, 2018
Jurassic Park 3 has a pretty good story but it's way too short. It's still better than the last film though.
March 10, 2018
Fantastic, not good but a great film
February 22, 2018
Self contained plot and in retrospect if you compare it to the other 3 films of the franchise. The plot doesn't hold up well. Alan Grant's character development in the original film was thrown out. The Spinosaurus who is the main antagonist of the film felt more like a movie monster than an actual dinosaur relentlessly hunting the humans spending way more energy than it would have gained. It felt like I was watching land Jaws. The ending was the worst out of all 4 films talk about anti-climatic. It is the one Jurassic film that I refused to buy.
½ February 15, 2018
Though it's a short film (For A Jurassic Park Film) and the characters are weak "Jurassic Park 3" is darker and gives some nostalgia back to the franchise after a 4 year break.
½ February 7, 2018
Despite the lower score, I actually enjoy this movie, but it very much feels like a second sequel produced by a different team. The premise is able to resolve the narrative hurdles set up by The Lost World easily enough, but the final result is mixed. Neill does well enough as a lead but the film isn't very interested in setting up his dynamics with other characters aside from Nivola's and Dern's (the latter of whom is essentially a cameo). The special effects flow somewhat better than the last film, but none of the set pieces have the same visual flair as the first two movies. The plot, however, is relatively simple, and the movie progresses consistently and without many detours. Also, it was nice to have primary focus on dinosaurs aside from Velociraptors and T Rexes.
January 27, 2018
2/10 Boring, annoying, unoriginal, and woefully unambitious, it's no wonder why "Jurassic Park III" sent the franchise into a 14-year hiatus.
January 20, 2018
Not as bad as people say
January 15, 2018
A more fitting sequel than it's predecessor, The Lost World. Had The Lost World not been released, this film would have far better reviews than it does. The connection to the first was brilliant and the animation was terrific. Bravo.
December 30, 2017
For some reason people seem to hold this as superior to either the second film and the fourth, despite this being the worst in the series.
December 29, 2017
There are two tones that work well for Jurassic Park movies: a lighter tone of wonder (Jurassic Park & Jurassic World), and a darker tone of fear toward nature (The Lost World: Jurassic Park). This film, Jurassic Park III, commits to neither of these and instead fluctuates or settles for neither. The film is inconsistent all the way through and cannot seem to decide what it is. That combined with a forced plot and degraded special effects make Jurassic Park III the worst film in the Jurassic Park franchise, though at least it still provides the entertainment of watching people get eaten by CGI dinosaurs.
December 17, 2017
It's an competent, yet filler sequel that goes through the motions of a Jurassic movie.
½ December 12, 2017
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.
½ December 10, 2017
More teeth, but less story. A repetitive storyline, with no good motivation to drive the storyline. The movie is darker, but fails to deliver the dark story there should have been.
December 3, 2017
spinosaurs best thing about this movie
November 22, 2017
Despite the swift paced and somewhat mediocre plot, Jurassic Park 3 is still better than its predecessor and also provides a much less stereotypical antagonist than the titular T-Rex, which comes in the form of the Spinosaurus.
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