Reel Features Season 2 Ticket 4
I had high hopes going into this 3rd installment back in the summer 2001. Boy, was I wrong!
The story felt so flat and contrived when compared to the previous outings in 1993 and 1997, respectively where time, care and effort into them whereas this flick just didn't seem to have the charm nor magic of it's predecessors.
About the only saving graces that I could give this is that Sam Neil returned for the first time since the original as Alan Grant and the evolution of the Velociraptors was very thought-provoking in the fact that they could vocalise and communicate in the same context as that of birds, primates and dolphins.
But that's about where the good qualities end. For when you kill off your Franchise player in the T-Rex not even 30 minutes into the movie is a huge red flag for me as that's like benching Michael Jordan or Alan Shearer in their Prime - it's asinine.
The Spinosaurus I didn't really have a problem with as every once in a while you have to change the formula up in order to keep it fresh. That and the concept that it wasn't on the list of what InGen had been cloning before and after the events of the first 2 movies led audiences to believe that there was illegal genetic work being conducted on the Island.
But again - you don't kill the T-Rex off.
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