June 5, 2015


Even if it wasn't a sequel to one of the biggest game-changing blockbusters in cinema history, Jurassic Park III would still stand as a bellwether for the state of popcorn flicks circa 2001.  A modicum of heavily rushed (yet ridiculously detailed) exposition begets a daisy chain of action setpieces that showcase the awkward growing pains of early 21st-century CGI.  It's a cinematic how-to manual that gives its audience exactly what it wants, and none of what it doesn't already expect.

As moviegoers prepare for a return to prehistory in the series' fourth installment, we invite special guest Daniel Borders-Ashe to investigate whether the Jurassic Park III formula still satisfies.

Jurassic Park III (2001)
Directed by Joe Johnston
Produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Larry Franco
Written by Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, and Jim Taylor
Starring Sam Neill, Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Alessando Nivola, and Trevor Morgan

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