Sam Neill endorses Jurassic Park as a surprisingly good addition to the series

The Defense of ‘Jurassic Park III’

The latest installment of the ‘Jurassic World franchise, ‘Jurassic World Dominion,’ marked the end of a renaissance cycle that brought nostalgia for the past films, especially with the presence of Sam Neill. The actor has recently looked back to defend the reputation of the “lost” sequel that Spielberg did not direct, ‘Jurassic Park III.’

Neill, along with Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, defended ‘Jurassic Park III’ during an interview for ‘Dominion’ when he shared his thoughts on the franchise’s third installment with Den of Geek. The actor praised the movie, even though it has received criticism from critics and fans alike.

“Actually, I mostly enjoyed Jurassic III. There were one or two cast members that they weren’t particularly happy with. Bill Macy was pretty clear as to what he wasn’t happy about while making it. But Alessandro [Nivola] and I get along very well, and Joe Johnston is a terrific director, and I was in it all the way,” Neill said.

Some critics claim that ‘Jurassic Park III’ is a mediocre sequel, with the franchise’s lowest Rotten Tomatoes rating, behind only the most recent ‘Fallen Kingdom.’ However, Neill refused to agree with them, saying, “I know that [‘Jurassic Park III’] has its critics, but I actually think it’s a much better movie than a lot of people say. I think it’s a really good action movie. It ends abruptly; It doesn’t have as satisfying an ending as I would have liked. But other than that, I think the movie works very well, and I enjoyed making it.”

The Turning Point

‘Jurassic Park III’ marked the turning point where the franchise introduced new creatures, such as the Spinosaurus, instead of relying only on the Tyrannosaurus rex. Despite the mixed reviews, the movie remains a favorite among many fans.

The director of ‘Jurassic Park III,’ Joe Johnston, has proven to be one of the great craftsmen of recent Hollywood. He infused his vintage charm into ‘Captain America’ and set a style in Marvel movies that even inspired the series ‘Agent Carter.’


In conclusion, while ‘Jurassic Park III’ has its critics, the movie remains a classic for many fans of the franchise. Sam Neill’s defense of the film highlights the strengths of the movie and shows that not everyone has the same opinion. Whether you love it or hate it, ‘Jurassic Park III’ remains a significant part of the franchise’s history.

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