**/**** Image A Sound A Extras B
starring Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola
screenplay by Peter Buchman and Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor
directed by Joe Johnston
by Walter Chaw Jurassic Park III is completely critic-proof, a smirking cash machine with its amplifiers turned up to "11." That it happens to be an amazingly tight little film (every single element of its first half predicts a correlative in the second) doesn't excuse its bratty attitude. If Jurassic Park III were the insolent snot-nosed little punk it most resembles, it'd be turning out its lower lip whilst jutting an insouciant chin at potential critics and naysayers: "Go ahead," the pipsqueak would say, "hit me with your best shot."
Okay, here goes.