Jurassic Park III ★★★½

Inferior to "Jurassic Park" but better than "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", "Jurassic Park III" is closer in spirit to the first movie than is the second one. Since the film is primarily concerned with placing the characters in dangerous situations that showcase various dinosaur species, there is not much of an interesting plot; however, "Jurassic Park III" is certainly entertaining and contains some quite exciting sequences involving very lifelike dinosaurs. Sam Neill and Laura Dern make a welcome return to their roles from the first film in the series as Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler, respectively, although Dern does not have much screen time; the characters played by William H. Macy and Téa Leoni are unconvincing and thinly written.