Jurassic Park III

Corrected entry: When in the operations complex, there is no activity which would indicate power. In the previous movie however, Van Owen had to turn on the power to send a signal to InGen, and no-one was around to turn it off. Ludlow's team couldn't have turned it off as they weren't near the building. It wouldn't have run out - it was geothermal.

Correction: The building in Jurassic Park 3 was the Embryonics Labratory, the building in Jurassic Park: The Lost World was the Communications Center, two different buildings.

Corrected entry: How could the pteranodons survive in their enclosed cage for all the time since the park closed and Site B was abandoned? If they couldn't get out, then what did they eat?

Correction: There's a river running through it - they feed on fish.

Corrected entry: Right when the Spinosaurus eats Cooper, the plane slams into it. A plane going at that speed would have enough force to shatter the Spinosaurus's bones and slam it into the ground, as well as smash the front of the plane.


Correction: We cannot say for sure the plane hits the Spinosaurus directly since we don't see the impact. But from the angle we see and the blood on the windscreen, the plane (or propeller) just clips the fin on the Spinosaurus' back. Hardly enough to break bones and knock it over.


Corrected entry: Parasailing Ben and Erik was in a hurry to release themselves from the suddenly emptied boat headed towards the skerry. Nothing would have happened to them if they had decided to stay attached. When the boat had come to a rest they could have floated down and looked for something that could have helped them. Perhaps a satellite phone, flares or a life raft?

Correction: The danger was landing in the water strapped to the para-sail and harness, which would have definitely meant drowning. Detaching themselves means they have the time to steer for land, whilst they still have altitude.


Corrected entry: Judging from the way the camera pans, and how the Raptor head moves accordingly, it's impossible for it to have actually been positioned behind the glass tube. The only way this look could have been achieved is if the head was inside the tube.

Correction: The raptor is behind the glass tube. It's just at a different angle than you're probably thinking. The raptor was behind it, but had its head to the left of it (so it could have the right side of its face "pressed" against it). When you see it move, it tilts its head down a bit and swings right, which it would have to do to swing around a cylinder tube.


Corrected entry: After they land on the island, mercenaries are securing the perimeter. They run off to the right side from the perspective of the plane. Nash and Udesky come back, turn the plane 180 degrees and quickly accelerate on the runway. How come Cooper exits the forest from the right side in front of them, when he actually should be on the left side several hundred meters behind them? Sure, he could have made it that far on his own, but in that case, there wouldn't be any Spinosaurus attacking, because its roar was heard several shots before from the opposite side too.


Correction: Cooper enters the forest near the windsock, which is behind the plane and on the left hand side (where the door opens). When he exits the forest he is in front of the plane and comes from the right side of the plane (away from the door side), which makes sense as the plane's turned around.


Corrected entry: When Amanda is viewing the large tubes, the camera pans a large distance, showing us that there isn't anything behind the tubes, especially something the size of a raptor.

Correction: The raptor's neck shows that its body is positioned in the opposite direction to which the camera moves. So you couldn't see its body. Plus, the camera switches the view before it reaches the tube.

Corrected entry: The parachute they use at the beginning of the movie says DINO-SOAR on the top, but in various scenes the lettering is gone.

Correction: The words DINO-SOAR are written on the bottom of the parachute, so that the guys from the boat can see it, but an airplane from above not. In all the shots from above there is no writing, but from the boat, when seeing the two guys or when the parachute is hanging from the tree, you can see the writing as you see the chute from below.

Ronnie Bischof

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 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: At the beginning when they lift off in the hanglider you can see that there are numbers on the top of the hanglider. I couldn't see these when they were in the air.

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Correction: The lettering is on the underside of the parawing, not on the top, so you can only see it when it's viewed from below.


Corrected entry: How did that guy in the parachute die? We know they were both alive when they landed, because they filmed it. The boy gets down, the camera gets turned off just before the other guy is about to climb down, then...what?

Correction: It is possible for the velociraptors to attack Ben right after he turns off the camera, and before he was able to get down.

Then wouldn't Eric be attacked too?

No, Eric might have left to try and find something to get Ben down. He might not have even been in ear shot to hear screams.

What probably happened after Ben dropped the camera the raptors screeched and Eric hid. Then Ben was attacked.

Corrected entry: Why did they let those Pteranodons fly safely away in the end? They were already shown to be lethal animals, and now they're allowed to spread elsewhere.

Correction: They didn't "let" them fly away, they just had no means to stop them. They escaped when one of the characters left the gate to their huge cage unlatched.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Spino is attacking the plane on the ground, he sticks his snout into the plane. After a couple seconds he takes his head out really fast. Watch the first couple frames of the plane in the next shot in slo-mo and you can see the Spino's mouth is still in the plane.

Correction: By site policy you cannot use slow motion as the person watching the movie has to physically alter it to see it.

Corrected entry: When the giant pterodactyl grabs Eric, it should start to lose altitude. Even a creature with a wingspan that big cannot carry 80-90 pounds or more. Also, the baby pterodactyls cannot seem to do anything but wiggle their wings feebly when Eric is dropped to them, but afterwards, they are fluttering around him.

Correction: All scientists can do is guessing how the dinosaurs might have looked like or how their muscular structure was, only the bones reflect a true image. So nobody knows how strong the petrodactyl would be. You can't tell that he couldn't have had the strength to carry Eric.

Ronnie Bischof

Correction: Exactly, fluttering. That doesn't mean their flying was, in a sense, fully developed.

Plot hole: The spinosaurus manages to smash through a metal reinforced wall designed to stop dinosaurs getting past it without too much effort, yet it can't get through a wooden gate secured by some metal bars. It makes no sense.

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Suggested correction: The Spinosaurus used its full body force to smash the fence. The gate, being a smaller target, was too small for the Spinosaurus to use its full body force.

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Dr. Alan Grant: Well, you're alive, and that's the important thing. And thanks to you, that's one thing we have in common. Did you read Malcolm's book?
Eric Kirby: Yeah.
Dr. Alan: So?
Eric: I...I don't know. I mean, it was kinda preachy. Too much chaos, everything's chaos. Seemed like the guy was kinda high on himself.
Dr. Alan: Well, that's two things we have in common.


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Question: When the boat is sinking and everyone is in the cage, what does Grant say to Ellie on the satellite phone and how does she know what it means and which island to go to out of the five?

Answer: He says "The River, Site B." Obvisouly there is only one main river on Site B (the island). Ellie was smart enough to figure it out.


But how does she get a US navy battle group to turn up? Previously the US embassy wouldn't send anyone for a missing child, but a fleet for an old man off a very garbled phone call? As far as I remember, she had a fairly ordinary job/life in a suburb of the America.

Ellie's husband is Mark Degler, who works at the State Department, and it's with his connections that the rescue gets underway. Early in the movie Ellie told Grant he's bad about asking for help, and he should ask her anything anytime. Near the end, before their phone line was cut off, Ellie had heard the dinosaur roar and screams, so she knew Grant was in trouble.

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I think it has something to do with what her husband does for a living.

Answer: Ellie's husband is in treaties and diplomatic relations and would be able to get a rescue group sent.

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