Jurassic Park III

Corrected entry: When the pteranodon is in the bridge, it opens its beak to reveal teeth. 'Pteranodon Sternbergi' or 'Pteranodon Ingens' had no teeth.

Correction: Since the researchers added various DNA to the creatures, it is not unreasonable to think that it ended up with teeth.

shortdanzr Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where the boy, Eric and Dr. Grant get reunited at the large fence, over Tea Leoni's shoulder you can see something moving. At first I thought it was the Spinosaurus but the Spinosaurus comes from the opposite direction. After reviewing it a couple of times on VHS it appears to be a truck driving by.

Correction: There is no truck, it is just Billy's body swaying back and forth.

Corrected entry: After the Spinosaurus kills the T-Rex, we see an ascending angle from the T-Rex's lifeless head up to the triumphant Spino. However, that is the ONLY part of the T-Rex there. There is no body connected to it, it's just a head lying on the ground. (00:27:25)

Correction: It only appears to be just a head because the rest of the body is just out of frame.

Corrected entry: The very first scene of the movie is a plane flying by. The next shot is a guy looking at it with binoculars, and we see the reflection of the plane is right-side-up. Binoculars reflect things up-side-down. (00:01:00)

Correction: Binoculars are made of a series of convex lens. The front lenses are the larger pair of convex lenses. A convex lens reflects objects the correct way up. It is concave lenses that reflect things up-side-down.


Corrected entry: The velociraptor resonating chamber that Billy shows Dr. Grant is actually a dog's resonating chamber. (00:12:10)

Correction: The machine used to fabricate the resonating chamber of the Velociraptor is completely fictitious. No-one really knows what the resonating chamber would look like. Therefore, who is to say that the resonating chamber of a dog and Velociraptor are not similar? Seeing how both animals are capable of making loud barking and squawking noises, it makes sense that they could be similar in shape and size.


Corrected entry: When the Spinosaurus is chasing the characters on the boat, it emerges from the river. The Spinosaurus was supposed to be 18 feet high and it was completely underwater. Then when it attacks the boat, the Spino stands up and the river is only about 3-5 feet deep. Don't tell me the river was that much shallower a little bit further away.

Correction: That is possible, believe it or not. In some rivers, there are points where it is really shallow, then there is a vertical drop off and it's really deep. The Spino could be swimming in the deep part, then stood up in the shallow end.

Corrected entry: Spinosaurus was supposed to have straight teeth, yet in the plane sequence when there is a close up of the Spino grabbing Nash's leg, his teeth are curved back.

Correction: The fossilized teeth of a real Spinosaurus may indeed be straight, but the dinosaurs in the film have been created through research and DNA gene-splicing. Between the supercomputers, Dr. Wu and the research team at International Genetics Technologies they manage to replicate dinosaur DNA. However, they still are not precisely the same as the originals.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scenes where they are flying over the herd, to the left of the screen you can see tracks made by continuous driving of vehicles. There was no recent vehicle traffic on the island so it should have regrown by now. (00:18:35)

Correction: The tracks could also be animal tracks. Herds of animals could still be using the tracks made previously by vehicles.

Corrected entry: How did the pteranodons survive without lysine? According to Sarah's theory in the second film, the herbivores ate lysine rich plants and the carnivores ate the herbivores. However the pteranodons were in an enclosure so they could not get out to the herbivores and the herbivores could not get in to them. And the fish in the river did not carry lysine. (01:02:10 - 01:07:35)

Correction: Yes, they did. In fact lysine was a rubbish choice for a control device as it is very common in our diet. Foods rich in lysine include beef, turkey, cheese, vegetables, fruits, beans, mung bean sprouts, brewer's yeast, legumes, chicken, lamb... and fish.

Corrected entry: Amanda, Ben, and Eric were vacationing on the Costa Rican mainland, which, according to maps by JP experts, is 200+ miles away from Isla Sorna. So how is it possible that the speedboat in the first scene was able to make the trip by midday?

Correction: Without being too presumptuous, they could have left early.

Corrected entry: All of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park III are radically different than the ones in the previous movies, most notably the Velociraptors, who have gone from being grayish brown to having wild color patterns of blue, red, green black and white, as well as having grown mohawks of feathers on their heads. It couldn't be evolution.

Correction: This takes place on a different island, as Eric (I believe, the younger guy) says once they crash. As we saw in the labs, the people weren't just breeding and hatching dinosaurs. They were playing god. The fetuses were in special fluid containers, so they could be "edited". Who's to say one of the scientists didn't colorize them and add feathers?

Corrected entry: In the scenes with the pteranodons, they actually lift up beating their wings. In reality, these dinosaurs are designed to float with the wind, having very small and fragile bones on their wings which do not allow them to beat them. As a matter of fact, to lift from the ground, they extended their wings and hoped that the wind itself would be strong enough to carry them, thus making it impossible for them to lift from the bridge in the giant birdcage or to beat their wings next to the plane.

Correction: All the bones in all modern flying birds are small and fragile when compared to the bones of non-flying creatures. Birds manage to beat their wings quite vigorously without damaging the bone structure so it's possible a pteradon could/would too. As no one has ever seen a live pteradon taking flight, the statement "they extended their wings and hoped that the wind itself would be strong enough to carry them," is mere speculation and as such can't really be called a mistake.

Corrected entry: Spinosaurus wasn't actually as deadly in real life as it was in the film. It is believed that its diet may have only been fish, and according to Dinosaur A to Z by Don Lesser, the spinosaurus' size was greatly exaggerated in the movie to make him seem deadlier.

Correction: Actually, this was done deliberately by InGen (Hammond's dino-making company.) Grant tells us this himself: Eric says, "I didn't think they came that big." Grant replies, "They don't." InGen had been messing with the dino's DNA.

Corrected entry: When they are trying to take off from the island, the run into the dinosaur and blood spatters on the glass. When they crash, the glass gets shattered. You can see that there is no blood on the glass anymore.

Correction: The blood is clearly seen running off the windscreen of the plane while the plane was still travelling (at a high speed) through the air. Just like water running off your windscreen of your car.


Corrected entry: Does Eric have hair clippers? He was on the island for 6 weeks or 8 weeks and his hair is the exact same length. Also, throughout the movie every single man remains clean-shaven.

Correction: He could have found some scissors from the island, considering all the other stuff he found. As for the men, they could have had some razor blades in their backpacks.

Corrected entry: In the end of the Lost World it shows a pteranodon land on a branch and look at the camera but then in Jurassic Park III they are all in cages. How does that work?

Correction: The island in this film was meant to be "the factory floor" where all the dinosaurs are produced and then shipped to the other island once they reach a certain age or if they're needed. The bird cage would have been built to stop an Ingen product from flying away until it was needed on the other island (where it would probably be put in another cage). Now if the people where told to leave the island (judging by what was left they did so in a bit of a hurry) they probably figured the dinos they were working on at the time wouldn't survive and left them to it and when people started to get killed on the island someone stepped in and made sure the pteranodons where locked in the cage before declaring the island off limits.

Corrected entry: The parachute is in very good condition for one that had a man eaten on it. Not even a snapped string...

Correction: That's because the way it was eaten shows it was eaten by bacteria during decompisition. A dinosaur didn't eat it.

Corrected entry: In the scene after they have escaped from the Spinosaurus, Dr. Grant discovers that Billy stole some eggs. When Dr. Grant wants to throw the eggs out the window you can see in the background that the weather is great and there is no "birdcage" to be seen. But when they go down the stairs they are suddenly in the "birdcage" where it is very foggy. (00:55:52)

Correction: That's because the "birdcage" is behind them; you can't see it in that shot.

Corrected entry: As with Tea Leoni, Eric's cut on his cheek also changes shape, from being angled to mostly straight. And I also wonder how Ben died in the parachute harness when he seemed okay upon landing in the tree.

Correction: Your first entry is correct, but for Ben how he died was a dinosaur probably came up and attacked and killed him before he was able to get out, and eric wasn't because we saw earlier in the movie that eric was already off the parachute thing.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Spinosaurus is chasing Grant and the boy along the giant fence, Grant and the boy think they have escaped by cutting through a small hole in the fence. This fence is actually a double fence, the first part appears to be made from two in steel cables and forms a mesh fence. The second part of the fence appears to be made from 10-12 inch steel tubing. After Grant and the boy escape through the hole the Spinosaurus back up, charges the fence and crashes through with ease. Grant and the rest of the survivors then dash into a nearby building and slam the door. They then lock the door with 3 sliding dead bolts about 2 inches thick. When the Spinosaurus pushes against the door, it's unable to break through the 2 inch deadbolts.

Correction: When it breaks through the fence, it can get the whole weight of its body behind it. If you look you can see it almost hits it with its shoulder in order to break it down. When it comes to the door, because of its low height it can only use its legs or possibly its head. Therefore it cannot put nearly as much force behind its hit on the door. We also have to consider the possibility that it broke bones or something when it smashed through the fence, so might not be up to the task.

David Mercier

Audio problem: After the aeroplane crashed, a dinosaur stepped over it and the windows shattered making the typical sound of made-of-glass things when broken. They are made of plexiglass (a sort of fibrous plastic).

More mistakes in Jurassic Park III

Dr. Alan Grant: What John Hammond and InGen did at Jurassic Park is create genetically engineered theme park monsters. Nothing more and nothing less.
Woman: Um, are you saying that you wouldn't wanna get onto Isla Sarnoa and study them if you had the chance?
Dr. Grant: No force on Earth or Heaven will get me on that island.

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Trivia: Dr. Grant's brown truck with the Museum of the Rockies and Montana State University logos on it is the actual vehicle that belongs to Dr. Jack Horner, paleontologist consultant on the Jurassic Park films as well as the man that the character of Grant is based on.

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