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YMMV: Jurassic Park III
  • Big Lipped Velociraptor Moment: Alan's bad dream. Sure it's Foreshadowing but it's still pretty random.
  • Badass Decay: When the T-Rex shows up to fight the Spinosaurus, two enter, one wins...and the T-Rex goes down in less than a minute, it's attacks barely even damaging the Spinosaurus.
  • Contested Sequel: Where Lost World is more hotly-contested, III tends to more often be dismissed as So Okay, It's Average.
  • Older Than They Think: The Spinosaurus has been in Jurassic Park merchandise before - as a raptor-like predator in a spin-off fighting game, and a toy - but both had completely different designs from this film's spinosaur.
  • Only The Creator Does It Right: III is the only movie in the franchise which was not directed by Steven Spielberg, and was also the most poorly received by critics. However, many fans prefer this installment over the second film.
  • Replacement Scrappy: The Spinosaurus for the T. rex.
  • The Scrappy: Amanda Kirby is probably the least popular character in the series for her frequent screaming and general idiocy on an island full of predatory dinosaurs.
  • Sequelitis
  • Villain Sue: It may not be evil, but the Spinosaurus is this in a downplayed sort of way. It easily kills the all time favorite T-rex (which is unlikely in real life), constantly finds the main group, survives being shot at and being hit by a plane, and it doesn't die at the end of the movie.

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