28 June 2011

Tuesday Cap - Vol. 29

Title: Jurassic Park III

Notes: Within the last few days news broke that the JURASSIC PARK trilogy will be making its way to Blu-Ray in October. Count me in the category of people who are giddy as hell about the news. I might even splurge the extra few dinero to buy the Gift Set with a T-Rex bursting out of the Jurassic Park entrance. It's pretty awesome. So that brings me to JURASSIC PARK III, a movie that is admittedly not as good as the first two - which, truthfully, it really doesn't seem concerned being - but is a helluva lot of fun. Take a shot at that screencap: a T-Rex vs. Spinosaurus fight, which was nothing short of spectacular. JURASSIC PARK III is a full on action/adventure movie, and director Joe Johnston delivers that. The crazy hijinks that descend upon poor Dr. Alan Grant and his companions are a blast. The dinosaurs - new and old (and revamped) are just as beautiful to look at, if not more. The digital effects have improved significantly since '93. And there are some genuinely tense moments [here I'm thinking of the Spinosaurus and the phone signal trick, as well as any scene with the Velociraptors]. Another great thing about JURASSIC PARK III: Sam Neil's back, baby! I can't stress enough how much I love this guy. Sure, this third (and most likely last) of the bunch isn't perfect, but it's fun, and it delivers fantastically designed and rendered dinosaurs, and that's what matters, right? Fun and dinosaurs? So what's with all the hateration?

Discuss: JP III aside, anyone interested in a fourth one? Who do you like better: Malcolm or Alan? If you like JP III, what attributes are you most a fan of? What are you not a fan of?

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