In 1993, the release of Steven Spielberg Jurassic Park setting a new benchmark for exciting special effects-driven blockbusters. Twenty-two years later, Colin Trevorrow would initiate a sequel trilogy to continue the story of these scientifically resurrected beasts with jurassic world. And now, with the release of Jurassic World: Dominionthe franchise is coming to an end (for the time being). Domain was designed as a “culmination of the franchise”, and indeed it feels that way, what with the return of originals Jurassic Park it stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, as well as a host of plot points that tie into the previous films.
Now that the six Jurassic Park Y jurassic world The movies are done, it’s a good time to reflect on the long legacy of this iconic film series. And what better way to do that than by ranking them and discussing what each brought to the franchise? Not all Jurassic the movies are made the same way, but each one brings interesting things to the table that other movies have mined.
And now, let’s sort! Starting with the clutch runt:
6. Jurassic Park III
Even as someone who grew up loving this movie, it’s hard to deny it. Jurassic Park III It deserves to be at the bottom of the list. Released in 2001, it saw Sam Neill reprise his role from the first film as Dr. Alan Grant… but sadly, not even Neill’s immense charisma could take this one to greatness.
The premise of the film is that Dr. Grant is approached by millionaire adrenaline junkies Paul and Amanda Kirby (William H. Macy and Téa Leoni), who want the famous paleontologist to accompany them on a flyby of Isla Sorna for their anniversary. . They are willing to pay for Dr. Grant’s years of research in return, so despite his insistence that he will never go near any of the dinosaur islands in his lifetime, he is convinced.
Except once they get there, it’s clear the Kirbys have tricked him. It turns out that they are not millionaires and are only going to the island because their son disappeared there two months before. The movie looks like one big theme park from there, as Grant and the rest of the group narrowly avoid being devoured by one creature after another on their quest to find the Kirbys’ son, Eric (Trevor Morgan), and get out of the house. island.
the problem with Jurassic Park III It’s just that I really didn’t have much of anything to say. Every other film in the franchise is a delicate balancing act between the terrifying, grounded story of surviving some kind of dinosaur crisis and a commentary on the insanity of blind human progression. Jurassic Park III it’s all about the adrenaline rush, there’s no B-plot or subtext to the movie (unless you count the divorced Kirbys’ reconciliation). It also has one of the most groan-worthy breakout endings in movie history, with the navy and marines miraculously showing up to save the day after Grant manages to get a satellite phone call to Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and tell her about the incident. her prediction.
Despite all that, Jurassic Park III has some memorable aspects, as well as some things that had a huge impact on the jurassic world trilogy. The first of these is the Spinosaurus, another apex predator that was even larger than the T-Rex. The Spinosaurus takes on the T-Rex early in the movie and wins, which set the precedent for the World movies that have dinosaur showdowns between incredibly large creatures. Beyond that, Jurassic Park III it was also the first film in the franchise to feature a sequence revolving around flying dinosaurs; Pterodactyls, in this case.
But most important of all, Dr. Grant’s research into Velociraptor intelligence solidified the idea that deadly pack hunters could communicate. Without Jurassic Park IIIwe never would have gotten Owen Grady’s trusty Velociraptor sidekick, Blue.