The latest sequel to Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur saga, ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ ended a renaissance cycle that brought back nostalgia for past films in the franchise, especially thanks to the presence of Sam Neill. Now the actor has looked back to recover ‘Jurassic Park III’ with a non-revisionist look, almost surprised by the bad reputation of this “lost” sequel that Spielberg did not direct.
Dinosaurs from the beginning of this century
Neill, along with Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, was answering interview questions for ‘Dominion’ when he shared his thoughts on the third installment of the franchise with Den of Geek, defending ‘Jurassic Park III’ from those who have thrown bad words about it over two decadesreferring to his co-star, William H. Macy, as “Bill”:
“I actually enjoyed Jurassic III for the most part. There were one or two cast members who weren’t particularly happy. 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.”
On the other side of Neill’s ‘Jurassic Park III’ defense are critics who claim the film is a mediocre sequel being the second-lowest rated film in the franchise on Rotten Tomatoes, only behind the most recent ‘The fallen kingdom’. But Neill insists:
“I know that [‘Jurassic Park III’] It 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.”
‘Jurassic Park III’ marked the turning point in which the franchise felt that the Tyrannosaurus rex was no longer good enough and began to introduce new large monsters such as the Spinosaurus. Be that as it may, its director has proven to be one of the great craftsmen of recent Hollywood, after injecting his vintage ‘Rocketeer’ charm into ‘Captain America’, setting a style in Marvel movies that even inspired the ‘Agent Carter’ series.
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