History Film / JurassicParkIII

6th Apr '18 9:14:45 AM Katabaktun
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* AbortedArc: When Grant and Billy are identifying the ''Spinosaurus'', Grant points out that species wasn't on [=InGen's=] list of cloned dinosaurs and wonders what else they've been up to. This plot thread isn't expanded upon after this scene and the ''Spinosaurus's'' presence on the island is left unanswered. It's eventually implied in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' that all the iffy, military things done there are what [=InGen=] was really up to, with the park nothing but a showground for living weapons.

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* AbortedArc: When Grant and Billy are identifying the ''Spinosaurus'', Grant points out that species wasn't on [=InGen's=] list of cloned dinosaurs and wonders what else they've been up to. This plot thread isn't expanded upon after this scene and the ''Spinosaurus's'' presence on the island is left unanswered. It's It was eventually implied revealed in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' a [[http://www.dinosaurprotectiongroup.com promotional website]] for ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom'' that all the iffy, military things done there are what [=InGen=] was really up to, ''Spinosaurus'', along with the park nothing but ''Ankylosaurus'' and ''Carnotaurus'' were developed by Masrani Corporation as a showground test run for living weapons.the new park.
6th Mar '18 7:17:18 PM Josef5678
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** Everyone has one again once Billy reveals why the velociraptors are ''still'' after them - he stole eggs from them. And the realization that if the raptors have pursued them this long over believing they have the eggs, it will ''not''help in any way to get rid of them now.

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** Everyone has one again once Billy reveals why the velociraptors are ''still'' after them - he stole eggs from them. And the realization that if the raptors have pursued them this long over believing they have the eggs, it will ''not''help ''not'' help in any way to get rid of them now.
5th Mar '18 4:09:29 AM BadgerBadger
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** Everyone has one again once Billy reveals why the velociraptors are ''still'' after them - he stole eggs from them. And the realization that if the raptors have pursued them this long over believing they have the eggs, it will ''not''help in any way to get rid of them now.
22nd Feb '18 2:06:32 PM Godzillawolf
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The infamous Spinosaurus vs T-Rex fight was intended to be much longer and more even than it ultimately was, but had to be cut short to its current length and quick end when the Spinosaurus animatronic, a newer model than the T-Rex (which was repurposed from the previous film), turned out to be much stronger than anticipated. As a result it ended up ''decapitating the T-Rex animatronic in one swipe'', forcing the fight to be massively shortened.



* TheWorfEffect: The ''T. rex'' suffers from this. Its species were portrayed as the biggest and baddest creatures, and now one is easily defeated by the ''Spinosaurus''. Of course, there's a ''lot'' of debate about how this scenario would play out in RealLife, though. Pretty much everybody agrees that ''Spinosaurus'' would need to ''dodge'' when ''T. rex'' went for its neck rather than just {{no sell}}ing, though.

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* TheWorfEffect: The ''T. rex'' suffers from this. Its species were portrayed as the biggest and baddest creatures, and now one is easily defeated by the ''Spinosaurus''. Of course, there's a ''lot'' of debate about how this scenario would play out in RealLife, though. Pretty much everybody agrees that ''Spinosaurus'' would need to ''dodge'' when ''T. rex'' went for its neck rather than just {{no sell}}ing, though. This is partly RealLifeWritesThePlot, as the fight was intended to be much longer and more even, but the Spinosaurus animatronic was a newer model than the T-Rex one and far stronger than expected, resulting in it literally ripping the T-Rex animatronic's head off in a single swipe. So ironically, TheWorfEffect was due to a real life example of this trope happening with the animatronics.
20th Feb '18 3:03:56 PM StarTropes
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* MoodWhiplash: Rapid-fire between Grant and the others being attacked by the ''Spinosaurus'' and Charlie watching ''Series/BarneyAndFriends''.


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** Grant, when the ''Velociraptor'' that they trap starts making a certain vocalization -- and he realizes what it is.
---> "My God...it's calling for help!"
3rd Jan '18 7:18:49 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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As the years have passed, Isla Sorna and Isla Nublar have fallen into disrepair, the laboratories and training facilities now entirely abandoned - at least by humans, anyway... There are rumors of the deaths of people who came too close or were foolhardy enough to land, and the natives living on the neighboring islands never visit either island, which are known as "The Three Deaths". Instead 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 and Isla Nublar have fallen into disrepair, the laboratories and training facilities now entirely abandoned - at least by humans, anyway... There are rumors of the deaths of people who came too close or were foolhardy enough to land, and the natives living on the neighboring islands never visit either island, which are known as "The Three Five Deaths". Instead the place has become a tourist trap for people hopeful to see its dinosaurs from sea and air.



* AbortedArc: When Grant and Billy are identifying the ''Spinosaurus'', Billy points out that species wasn't on [=InGen's=] list of cloned dinosaurs and Grant wonders what else they've been up to. This plot thread isn't expanded upon after this scene and the ''Spinosaurus's'' presence on the island is left unanswered. It's eventually implied in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' that all the iffy, military things done there are what [=InGen=] was really up to, with the park nothing but a showground for living weapons.

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* AbortedArc: When Grant and Billy are identifying the ''Spinosaurus'', Billy Grant points out that species wasn't on [=InGen's=] list of cloned dinosaurs and Grant wonders what else they've been up to. This plot thread isn't expanded upon after this scene and the ''Spinosaurus's'' presence on the island is left unanswered. It's eventually implied in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' that all the iffy, military things done there are what [=InGen=] was really up to, with the park nothing but a showground for living weapons.



* AmicableExes: Grant and Satler have split up since the first film but are still very close friends.
* AnimalStampede: Following the tradition set up by the ''Gallimimus'' in the first movie, Grant and company have to outrun a ''Parasaurolophus'' and ''Corythosaurus'' stampede. Strangely enough, the ''Velociraptors'' are more interested in getting their eggs back from Billy than felling one ''Parasaurolophus''.
* AnimalsNotToScale: According to later discoveries, it turns out the ''Spinosaurus'' in the film was actually ''shorter'' in length than its real life counterpart but also taller. There has been some controversy behind the posture of Spinosaurus however.

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* AmicableExes: Grant and Satler Sattler have split up since the first film but are still very close friends.
* AnimalStampede: Following the tradition set up by the ''Gallimimus'' in the first movie, Grant and company have to outrun a ''Parasaurolophus'' and ''Corythosaurus'' stampede. Strangely enough, the ''Velociraptors'' are more interested in getting their eggs back from Billy than felling one ''Parasaurolophus''.
''Parasaurolophus'' or ''Corythosaurus''.
* AnimalsNotToScale: According to later discoveries, it turns out the ''Spinosaurus'' in the film was actually ''shorter'' in length than its real life counterpart but also taller. There has been some controversy behind the posture and hind limb length of Spinosaurus however.



** One big mistake that stands out when it comes to dinosaur inaccuracies? ''Pteranodons'' didn't eat red meat (they didn't have the teeth for it). Speaking of which, the ''Pteranodons'' '''do''' have teeth in this movie despite the fact that ''Pteranodon'' means "Wing without Tooth."

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** One big mistake that stands out when it comes to dinosaur inaccuracies? ''Pteranodons'' didn't eat red meat (they didn't have the teeth for it). Speaking of which, the ''Pteranodons'' '''do''' have teeth in this movie despite the fact that ''Pteranodon'' means "Wing without Tooth."Toothless wing."



* AsideGlance: A ''dinosaur,'' no less, does this. When the ''Ceratosaurus'' finds Paul, Alan, and Amanda by the ''Spinosaurus'' dung, it looks up at the camera with an expression that says "No way am I sticking around here."

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* AsideGlance: A ''dinosaur,'' no less, does this. When the ''Ceratosaurus'' finds Paul, Alan, and Amanda by the ''Spinosaurus'' dung, it looks up at the camera with an expression that says "No way am I sticking around here." here", when it smells what dinosaur made the pile of dung.



** When Dr. Grant and Eric meet up with the rest of the group, the ''Spinosaurus'' somehow manages to sneak up on all of them, even though half of them are facing it.

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** When Dr. Grant and Eric meet up with the rest of the group, the ''Spinosaurus'' somehow manages to sneak up on all of them, even though half of them are facing it.it (though a theory behind this is brought up in [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CVb6Yowi-kQ this video]]).



* ChekhovsGunman: Ellie and her family appear in an early scene. Near the end of the movie, Grant calls them for help.

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* CerebusRetcon: Possibly done to the ''Spinosaurus'' in supplementary material to ''Film/JurassicWorld''. When it appeared in III, it was thought of as just another one of InGen's cloned dinosaurs that went loose after the abandonment of the breeding facility, deadlier yes, but still a normal dinosaur (relatively speaking). However, the official website of ''World'' implies it to be [[spoiler: one of the hybrid projects that Dr. Wu created in cooperation with Hoskins, and with the ''Spinosaurus'' being a prototype of sorts for the ''Indominus Rex''. Specifically, hybrids that are designed to be much more powerful and intelligent than normal dinosaurs. This is probably why it goes through so much trouble in hunting the humans, and why that poor Tyrannosaurus gets killed so easily. As shown in ''World'', it takes six dinosaurs in total to bring a hybrid down]].
* ChekhovsGunman: Ellie and her family appear in an early scene.scene, and Ellie tells Grant that he can her anytime if he needs help with anything. Near the end of the movie, Grant calls them for help.



** It seems quite likely, with the events of ''Film/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]].
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Grant doesn't ask what happened to Udesky when he and Eric reunite with the others, and the second party is a man short.

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** It seems quite likely, with the events of ''Film/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 ''I.Rex'' as well]].
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Grant doesn't ask what happened to Udesky when he and Eric reunite with the others, and the second party is a man short.short, though Grant could have heard Udesky screaming in pain as he was killed by the raptors.



'''Grant:''' [[ContinuityNod Or the incident in San Diego, which I did not witness?]]\\

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'''Grant:''' [[ContinuityNod Or the incident in San Diego, which I did not ''not'' witness?]]\\



* 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''.

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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) weight and height) 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''.



* TheLoad: The Kirbys. Paul and Amanda are clueless people on a hostile island filled with lethal predators and other dangers. They have no combat training like the mercenaries (who don't fare that long themselves due to what they're up against) and no dinosaur experience or knowledge like Alan and Billy, so they have to be told that it's a bad idea to ''use a megaphone.'' Averted by their son Eric, who's savvy enough to survive several weeks all by himself.

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* TheLoad: The Kirbys.Kirby parents. Paul and Amanda are clueless people on a hostile island filled with lethal predators and other dangers. They have no combat training like the mercenaries (who don't fare that long themselves due to what they're up against) and no dinosaur experience or knowledge like Alan and Billy, so they have to be told that it's a bad idea to ''use a megaphone.'' Averted by their son Eric, who's savvy enough to survive several weeks all by himself.



* 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 Eric.

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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 paint and tile store, and he tricked Grant to find their missing son Eric.



** ''Spinosaurus'' kills the ''T. rex'' by clamping its jaws on its neck, and twisting it. The ''T. rex'' attempted this, but for some reason, wasn't able to. Which is a bit puzzling since the ''T. rex'' has been confirmed to have a much stronger jaw strength than the slimmer and lighter ''Spinosaurus''.

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** ''Spinosaurus'' kills the ''T. rex'' by clamping its jaws on its neck, and twisting it. The ''T. rex'' attempted this, but for some reason, wasn't able to. Which is a bit puzzling since the ''T. rex'' has been confirmed to have a much stronger jaw strength than the ''Spinosaurus'' with its slimmer and lighter ''Spinosaurus''.jaw.



** A ''Ceratosaurus'' confronts the group at some point. Unlike all of the other predators depicted in the series, it shows no aggression, and simply leaves after giving them a cursory glance.

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** A ''Ceratosaurus'' confronts the group at some point. Unlike all of the other predators depicted in the series, it shows no aggression, and simply leaves after giving them a cursory glance.glance after sniffing the pile of ''Spinosaurus'' dung.



* NumberedSequels: New to the series [[Film/JurassicWorld and not repeated.]]

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* NumberedSequels: New to The only film in the series [[Film/JurassicWorld and not repeated.]]to be numbered. Fittingly, the ''III'' are shown as claw marks.



** Everyone has one when the ''Ceratosaurus'' shows up. {{Subverted}} when it smells them covered in crap and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere leaves]]. The ''Ceratosaurus'', meanwhile is having [[JustForPun a more literal]] OhCrap moment of its own, because the crap the humans are covered in belongs to a ''much'' more dangerous and aggressive predator, which is probably still in the area. It quickly departs the scene.

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** Everyone has one when the ''Ceratosaurus'' shows up. {{Subverted}} when it smells them covered in crap dung and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere leaves]]. The ''Ceratosaurus'', meanwhile is having [[JustForPun a more literal]] OhCrap moment of its own, because the crap the humans are covered in belongs to a ''much'' more dangerous and aggressive predator, which is probably still in the area. It quickly departs the scene.



*RedshirtArmy: Udesky, Nash and Cooper, who are meant to provide security, all die within minutes of arriving on the island.

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*RedshirtArmy: Udesky, Nash and Cooper, who are meant to provide security, all die within minutes of arriving on the island.island, though Udesky manages to hang around for a while before dying midway through the film.



* StockDinosaurs: ''Tyrannosaurus rex'', ''Velociraptor'', ''Triceratops'', ''Compsognathus'', ''Brachiosaurus'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Parasaurolophus'' and non-dinosaur ''Pteranodon'' all return for this film. ''Ankylosaurus'', ''Ceratosaurus'' and ''Corythosaurus'' make their JP debut. ''Spinosaurus'' is introduced to the mainstream.

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* StockDinosaurs: ''Tyrannosaurus rex'', ''Velociraptor'', ''Triceratops'', ''Compsognathus'', ''Brachiosaurus'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Parasaurolophus'' and non-dinosaur ''Pteranodon'' all return for this film. ''Ankylosaurus'', ''Ceratosaurus'' and ''Ceratosaurus'', ''Corythosaurus'' make their JP debut. and ''Spinosaurus'' is introduced to make their JP debut, and ''Spinosaurus'' became a stock dinosaur after the mainstream.release of this movie.
9th Dec '17 4:06:22 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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* AnimalsNotToScale: According to later discoveries, it turns out the ''Spinosaurus'' in the film was actually ''smaller'' than its real life counterpart.

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* AnimalsNotToScale: According to later discoveries, it turns out the ''Spinosaurus'' in the film was actually ''smaller'' ''shorter'' in length than its real life counterpart.counterpart but also taller. There has been some controversy behind the posture of Spinosaurus however.
2nd Dec '17 9:23:13 AM Saveelich
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Followed by ''Film/JurassicWorld'' in 2015, after years of being stuck in DevelopmentHell.

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Followed by ''Film/JurassicWorld'' in 2015, after years of being stuck in DevelopmentHell.
26th Nov '17 6:14:23 AM Jarl
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* NumberedSequels

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* NumberedSequelsNumberedSequels: New to the series [[Film/JurassicWorld and not repeated.]]



--->'''Grant:''' Did you read Malcolm's book?\\

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--->'''Grant:''' Did you read [[TheLostWorld1995 Malcolm's book?\\book]]?\\
21st Nov '17 1:36:21 PM schoi30
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** One big mistake that stands out when it comes to dinosaur inaccuracies? ''Pteranodons'' didn't eat red meat (they didn't have the teeth for it).
** Speaking of which, the ''Pteranodons'' '''do''' have teeth in this movie despite the fact that ''Pteranodon'' means "Wing without Tooth."

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** One big mistake that stands out when it comes to dinosaur inaccuracies? ''Pteranodons'' didn't eat red meat (they didn't have the teeth for it). \n** Speaking of which, the ''Pteranodons'' '''do''' have teeth in this movie despite the fact that ''Pteranodon'' means "Wing without Tooth."


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** Eric has a beaker full of ''T. rex'' urine to ward off smaller dinosaurs (though it attracts the ''Spinosaurus''). Dinosaurs, being reptiles, do not urinate.
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