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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.
    • While retrieving the phone, a Ceratosaurus approaches to the group. It's a pretty big predator and the audience expects to attack, but it merely sniffs the heroes, smells the Spinosaur dung on them, then leaves.
  • 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.
  • Base Breaker: The Spinosaurus in spades. He's either The Scrappy or an Ensemble Dark Horse.
    • Ellie marrying someone else and having kids with him. Granted, in the books she didn't have a romance with Alan.
  • Contested Sequel: Where Lost World is more hotly-contested, III tends to more often be dismissed as So Okay, It's Average.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Much like Velociraptor, Spinosaurus became one of the best-known dinosaurs because of this movie.
  • Ho Yay: There's some between Alan and Billy.
  • Never Live It Down: The T. rex vs. Spinosaurus scene. Dear, god. In every conversation having to do with this movie, someone will always bring up the scene and complain nonstop about it.
  • 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. Paul isn't much better. Not to mention, both are outright liars who deceive Dr. Grant into taking them to the island.
  • Sequelitis
  • Signature Scene: Again, the controversial Spinosaurus vs. T. rex scene.
    • The entirety of the "bird cage" scene.
  • 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 and the way the Spinosaurus won is even less likely), 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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