Park III (2001)
from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
Irrelevant plot and characterization.
| I have seen this
twice, if you can believe it. The first time, in the theaters, I was
impressed by the sheer realism of the dinos. The second time, on my
computer screen, with the dinos reduced to a height of six inches,
there wasn't much left except the usual clichéd monster movie,
and it won't really entertain you if you are older than 12.
||It's a shame, too, because the
original concept of the first movie was thought-provoking, and was
discussed in an intelligent pseudo-scientific way. Now it's the
American version of the Godzilla series.
advice - a waste of time if you watch it at home, lots of scary,
realistic fun on a big screen. It is still playing in some second-run
theaters, and that would be a better bet if you want to see it.
There is only one reason that I can
see to rent the DVD. The special features concentrate on special
effects, the search for dinosaur information, and the genius of
Industrial Light and Magic. So if you are curious about how they bring
this to life, here's your opportunity to find out.
General consensus: two and a half
stars. Ebert 3/4, Berardinelli 2/4,
summary. 51% positive reviews
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 6.1 , Apollo users 51/100
- With their
dollars ... it was yet another smash for the series. The
$93 million budget produced $181 million domestic gross,
on a blockbuster-lever 3400 screens, $160 million
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C. Technical brilliance, human
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