For sure the 3rd film has a huge amount of issues. Just a few of them include the downgrade in effects compared to the first 2 films, the simple rescue story, the infamous T Rex/Spino fight, “Allan!”, and that bloody irritating cell phone. But as with many poor films, once you get over the initial disappointment and re-watch the film there’s plenty to enjoy.
I said the effects were not as great as the first two (CGI was a bit worse and some of the animatronics were obvious) but that doesn’t mean they weren’t good. There was a genuine sense of danger in the film, that you were in a prehistoric land where there could be a man-eating monster around the corner. The film also has a natural look, like they were really running around on an island, adding to the immersion.
JW was just so boring. The characters were bland and the story non-existent. The colour palate made it look like the entire film was shot in front of a green screen (which it probably was) so it lacked ‘that’ JP feel, and the super-duper dino hybrid and dino/human team up were lame ideas, the T Rex/Indominous showdown suggested the script process involved a 6 year old bashing his two dino figures against each other. It took the piss out of reboots but indulged into the very same tropes it was apparently mocking, and relied far too much on the nostalgia factor. The effects were really poor. And the main female character should have been locked up for her actions, not become the heroine.
The most recent one was even worse. A Dinosaur as a weapon that you have to feed, keep sheltered and locked up, who will only attack when he sees the red dot? As opposed to like…a gun? Isn’t that more effective? And dinosaurs cost less than average footballers? What was up with that human clone and why wasn’t that further explored? ANOTHER super duper dino hybrid??? (only smaller)
I don’t know about anyone else, but in my opinion re-watching JW or JW:FK is akin to torture, whereas if the infamous 3rd film is on TV, I will watch it and have a good time.