Jurassic Park III
In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby (William H. Macy and Tea Leoni) on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of new -- and even more deadly -- dinosaurs try to make snacks of them. Laura Dern, Michael Jeter, Alessandro Nivola and Trevor Morgan co-star.
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- Joe Johnston
- This movie is
- DVD, Blu-ray and streaming
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; new dinosaurs of JPIII; tour of Stan Winston Studio; visit to ILM; dinosaur timetables; behind-the-scenes montage; storyboard sequences; JPIII archives; finding new dinosaurs; trailer; making-of featurette.
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 7.1 HD, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that, like its prequels, Jurassic Park III is nonstop action and violence. There are jump-out-at-you surprises and some gross-out moments. Characters are in extreme peril and several are killed, but the movie is careful not to get rid of anyone we really care about. Some children will nevertheless find it very upsetting, especially because one of the characters is a child. But the child is brave, smart, and resilient, which some kids will find very satisfying. Divorced parents reunite and live happily ever after at the end of the movie, which might give kids the wrong idea about how divorce actually works.
- Sexual Content
- A brief scene of a woman in her bra.
- Characters killed, though none of the central ones. Extremely intense peril with scary dinos throughout.
- Brief mild language.
- Social Behavior
- Critiques of man trying to play God are embedded throughout, as man's interference in nature has clearly gotten out of control. But these messages are pretty hidden beneath the action and scares.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Adults order drinks in a bar.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it