Take 2: A look back – Jurassic Park III

In the first of a new series of articles looking back at films which didn’t quite get the warm response they perhaps deserved, Adam Brannon examines 2001’s Jurassic Park III.

The first Jurassic Park was a lesson in how to do most things right with a big blockbuster. It had action, suspense and drama only a person like Steven Spielberg could bring to the silver screen.

Its box office success speaks for itself, having been re-released a couple of years ago, it finally crossed the coveted $1bn mark, a feat mainly reserved for films released in the 21st century. Naturally sequels were inevitable with Spielberg returning for 1997’s reasonable The Lost World and Joe Johnston taking the helm of 2001’s critically panned Jurassic Park III. Continue reading