History Film / JurassicParkIII

28th Apr '16 7:28:08 PM CJCroen1393
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* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: Seems to be the case with the alpha raptor; her lack of quills and relatively dull colors signal that she's female, and she's the one who is shown giving commands to [[NumberTwo her mate]] and all the other (mostly male) raptors in the pack.
12th Apr '16 1:02:21 AM morenohijazo
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* HospitalSurprise: A character who went missing turns up in a makeshift hospital at the end.
29th Mar '16 4:27:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* StupidQuestionBait: At the start of the movie, Alan Grant has just finished giving a talk to an audience, and asks if anyone has any questions. Hands go up all over the room. Grant adds that he means any questions that aren't about ''Film/JurassicPark'', and most of the HandsGoDown. When he further specifies that he doesn't want questions about the events of ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' either, there are hardly any hands left.

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* StupidQuestionBait: At the start of the movie, Alan Grant has just finished giving a talk about prehistoric Raptors to an audience, and asks if anyone has any questions. Hands go up all over the room. Grant adds that he means any questions that aren't about ''Film/JurassicPark'', and most of the HandsGoDown. When he further specifies that he doesn't want questions about the events of ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' either, there are hardly any hands left.
13th Mar '16 4:53:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* MockMillionaire: Paul Kirby presents himself to Dr. Grant as the multi-millionaire head of 'Kirby Enterprises' and would be happy to pay him any price for accompanying him and his wife for a flight over Isla Sorna. The company is actually a simple hardware store, and he tricked Grant to find their missing son Billy.
-->'''Dr. Grant:''' That's beautiful. Not only are we stuck on the most dangerous island on the planet, we're not even getting paid.
29th Feb '16 8:03:53 PM Josef5678
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** It seems quite likely, with the events of JurassicWorld, that the Spinosaurus being an off-the-books creation of InGen is [[spoiler: an early attempt by some figures in the company to weaponise dinosaurs. Its seemingly enhanced ability hints at the I.Rex as well]].

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** It seems quite likely, with the events of JurassicWorld, that the Spinosaurus being an off-the-books creation of InGen [=InGen=] is [[spoiler: an early attempt by some figures in the company to weaponise dinosaurs. Its seemingly enhanced ability hints at the I.Rex as well]].
11th Feb '16 6:58:58 AM Aurelian
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*RedshirtArmy: Udesky, Nash and Cooper, who are meant to provide security, all die within minutes of arriving on the island.
30th Jan '16 1:36:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* TooDumbToLive:
** For the second film in a row, the main characters mount a "rescue mission" on an island full of dangerous predators without bringing any weapons with them. Grant can be forgiven since he didn't know what he was getting into, but the others don't have that excuse.
** Mrs. Kirby seems to genuinely not understand why Grant is advising her not to shout through a megaphone while wandering aimlessly through a jungle full of giant, feral predators. Mr. Kirby, too; at one point he tells his wife to shut up because "Dr. Grant says this is very dangerous territory." Obviously, being chased by a ''Spinosaurus'' and a ''T. rex'' within seconds of each other wasn't enough for him to realize that by himself. [[spoiler: They get better at it.]]

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* TooDumbToLive:
** For the second film in a row, the main characters mount a "rescue mission" on an island full of dangerous predators without bringing any weapons with them. Grant can be forgiven since he didn't know what he was getting into, but the others don't have that excuse.
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TooDumbToLive: Mrs. Kirby seems to genuinely not understand why Grant is advising her not to shout through a megaphone while wandering aimlessly through a jungle full of giant, feral predators. Mr. Kirby, too; at one point he tells his wife to shut up because "Dr. Grant says this is very dangerous territory." Obviously, being chased by a ''Spinosaurus'' and a ''T. rex'' within seconds of each other wasn't enough for him to realize that by himself. [[spoiler: They get better at it.]]
30th Jan '16 5:39:39 AM Ohio9
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* TooDumbToLive: Mrs. Kirby seems to genuinely not understand why Grant is advising her not to shout through a megaphone while wandering aimlessly through a jungle full of giant, feral predators. Mr. Kirby, too; at one point he tells his wife to shut up because "Dr. Grant says this is very dangerous territory." Obviously, being chased by a ''Spinosaurus'' and a ''T. rex'' within seconds of each other wasn't enough for him to realize that by himself. [[spoiler: They get better at it.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Mrs.TooDumbToLive:
** For the second film in a row, the main characters mount a "rescue mission" on an island full of dangerous predators without bringing any weapons with them. Grant can be forgiven since he didn't know what he was getting into, but the others don't have that excuse.
**Mrs.
Kirby seems to genuinely not understand why Grant is advising her not to shout through a megaphone while wandering aimlessly through a jungle full of giant, feral predators. Mr. Kirby, too; at one point he tells his wife to shut up because "Dr. Grant says this is very dangerous territory." Obviously, being chased by a ''Spinosaurus'' and a ''T. rex'' within seconds of each other wasn't enough for him to realize that by himself. [[spoiler: They get better at it.]]
23rd Jan '16 6:37:12 PM schoi30
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* AlwaysABiggerFish: The producers wanted a dinosaur that could kick the ''T. rex's'' ass, so they selected the ''Spinosaurus'', which then-recent discoveries indicated would have been '''larger''' than ''T. rex'', if only slightly. Eric says at one point that ''T. rex'' urine repels smaller dinosaurs but attracts the ''Spinosaurus'', implying that the ''Spino'' may even go out of its way to kill tyrannosaurs. Scientists now know from the anatomy of both dinosaurs that this match would be impossible for both sides. Bigger does not mean stronger bite (''Spino'' 's bite was nothing to laugh at, but ''T. rex's'' was stronger), and stronger bite does not mean deadliness. ''Spinosaurus'' was specialised to hunt aquatic life, and would only hunt on land in times of extreme drought to avoid competing with other large carnivores for prey. ''T. rex'' was unable to fight anything larger than itself, due to its jaw muscles limiting the extent that its jaws could open. On the other hand, having gripping teeth and strong neck muscles means it can still tear apart flesh using the puncture-and-pull method similar to crocodiles and hyenas, so it could take down at least slightly larger opponents.

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: The producers wanted a dinosaur that could kick the ''T. rex's'' ass, so they selected the ''Spinosaurus'', which then-recent discoveries indicated would have been '''larger''' than ''T. rex'', if only slightly. Eric says at one point that ''T. rex'' urine repels smaller dinosaurs but attracts the ''Spinosaurus'', implying that the ''Spino'' may even go out of its way to kill tyrannosaurs. Scientists now know from the anatomy of both dinosaurs that this match would be impossible for both sides. Bigger does not mean stronger bite (''Spino'' 's bite was nothing to laugh at, but ''T. rex's'' was stronger), and stronger bite does not mean deadliness. ''Spinosaurus'' was specialised to hunt aquatic life, and would only hunt on land in times of extreme drought to avoid competing with other large carnivores for prey. ''T. rex'' was unable to fight anything larger than itself, due to its jaw muscles limiting the extent that its jaws could open. On the other hand, having gripping teeth and strong neck muscles means it can still tear apart flesh using the puncture-and-pull method similar to crocodiles and hyenas, so it could take down at least slightly larger opponents.



* HistoricalBadassUpgrade:
** The real ''Spinosaurus'', despite being huge and powerful, was probably quite slow on land. Also, while it was bigger (at least in terms of length, and probably weight) than ''Tyrannosaurus'', ''T. rex'' was likely much faster on foot, had a stronger bite, and can tear apart flesh. Here, it's depicted as the ultimate superpredator who eats ''T. rexes'' for breakfast. They also enhanced ''Spinosaurus'' in terms of durability; it [[NoSell easily breaks out of]] a ''T. rex'' bite to the neck in the opening moments of their fight, and is not in the least hampered by the wound. In reality, such a bite would've been crippling, if not fatal to pretty much ''anything''.
*** A case of AuthorOnBoard, as the paleontological consultant was rather contemptuous of the popular notion of the ''T. rex'' as the apex predator of dinosaurs, and used the film in part to advance his own pick for that slot.
** The ''T. rex'' itself. Its biomechanical construction, while perfect for crushing armor, made it impossible to take on or even bite anything much larger than itself, making this a physically impossible fight. Taking down slightly larger animals is still plausible, however, considering it had gripping teeth and strong neck muscles for a puncture-and-pull method.

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* HistoricalBadassUpgrade:
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HistoricalBadassUpgrade: The real ''Spinosaurus'', despite being huge and powerful, was probably quite slow on land. Also, while it was bigger (at least in terms of length, and probably weight) than ''Tyrannosaurus'', ''T. rex'' was likely much faster on foot, had a stronger bite, and can tear apart flesh. Here, it's depicted as the ultimate superpredator who eats ''T. rexes'' for breakfast. They also enhanced ''Spinosaurus'' in terms of durability; it [[NoSell easily breaks out of]] a ''T. rex'' bite to the neck in the opening moments of their fight, and is not in the least hampered by the wound. In reality, such a bite would've been crippling, if not fatal to pretty much ''anything''.
*** ** A case of AuthorOnBoard, as the paleontological consultant was rather contemptuous of the popular notion of the ''T. rex'' as the apex predator of dinosaurs, and used the film in part to advance his own pick for that slot.
** The ''T. rex'' itself. Its biomechanical construction, while perfect for crushing armor, made it impossible to take on or even bite anything much larger than itself, making this a physically impossible fight. Taking down slightly larger animals is still plausible, however, considering it had gripping teeth and strong neck muscles for a puncture-and-pull method.
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21st Nov '15 3:45:23 PM Tightwire
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As the years have passed, Isla Sorna has fallen into disrepair, now entirely abandoned. There are local rumors of the deaths of people who came too close or were foolhardy enough to land, and the natives living on the neighboring islands certainly never land there. The place has become a tourist trap for people hopeful to see its dinosaurs from sea and air.

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As the years have passed, Isla Sorna has fallen into disrepair, its laboratories and training facilities now entirely abandoned.abandoned - at least by humans, anyway... There are local rumors of the deaths of people who came too close or were foolhardy enough to land, and the natives living on the neighboring islands certainly never land there. The place has become a tourist trap for people hopeful to see its dinosaurs from sea and air.
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