Director: Joe Johnston
Writer: Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Larry J. Franco
Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant, William H. Macy as Paul Kirby, Tea Leoni as Amanda Kirby
You’re also not gonna give half a shit about the bogus mom/dad/son reunion that they decided to slap into this chomp-fest and will certainly roll your eyes after you see how one cellular phone could survive being thrown off a plane, eaten by a dinosaur, digested by the same, crapped out, searched and found by certain humans, rained upon and then used to make a long-distance call. What on God’s name were the screenwriters and director thinking there?!? But moronities aside, this movie is really all about action and dinosaurs, and if that’s all you’re looking for, you’ll likely be somewhat amused by it all. Either way, the film barely lasts an hour and a half, so it won’t be like you’re investing too much of your time into it (is that an endorsement or what?!?). I’m also not sure why they even brought Laura Dern’s character back for one scene and I personally would have liked to have seen more killings and more hardcore dino-stuff, but alas, maybe the next time around. Overall, the film succeeds in providing for some thrills, some chills, and entertaining moments here and there but fails in providing us with a plot that maintains interest, characters who we should care about and much originality (other than those crazy flying thingamajigs). See it for cheap fun, otherwise…move on!