Jurassic 3 welcomes you to jungle again
It shouldn’t have been difficult to be a better sequel than The Lost World, but somehow Jurassic Park 3 manages the feat.
Its by-the-numbers script, increasingly obvious plot twists, and absolutely no good explanation of why Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) would ever again get within a twenty mile radius of these terrible lizards, make Jurassic Park 3 a painful 85 minutes of tape.
The third time around the special effects remain incredible, but less new and ambitious, since anyone would agree that tuning into the Discovery Channel for “When Dinosaurs Roamed America” was just as technologically sound and that plot, though little more than a nature video, was much more riveting.
New monsters include the massive Spinosaurus, which at one point goes head to head with the Tyrannosaurus rex, and the swooping Pteranodons, which provide the film’s few spine tingling moments.
Critics can speculate that it is the lack of the Spielberg touch that makes this movie such a monstrosity, but the fallacy in their statements comes in the form of The Lost World. Maybe the truth is that dinosaurs are getting overplayed and movies need something bigger and scarier to provide enough shock value to carry a bad script.
USF gives it away in Memphis 34-33
At the half, a 14-point lead meant USF was on track to win its first conference game in over a calendar year. That energy was kept up even with under five minutes to go when the Bulls were up 33-20. Then USF watched as its lead went from comfortable, to slim, to nonexistent in the […]
Club teams missing competition, friendship due to COVID-19
Under normal circumstances, Grant Nolder, president of the USF flag football team would be preparing for the club’s biggest competition of the year, the Swamp Bowl. The annual tournament, hosted at UF, typically takes place during the fall semester and features some of the best club flag football teams in the country. Winners of the […]
Bulls battle with ECU in OT win
Coach Brian Gregory said Tuesday the Bulls didn’t play complete, 40-minute games in their two losses last week. It’s debatable if they did Wednesday night against East Carolina (11-18, 5-11) at the Yuengling Center, but it was more than enough to put up a 73-68 overtime win. “It’s funny. There were stretches where we played […]
First SG scholarship rewards student leaders
Student Government (SG) launched the first-of-its-kind, merit-based scholarship to students Nov. 5 on USF’s Tampa campus. As a part of Student Body President Britney Deas and Student Body Vice President Travis McCloskey’s platform, Bull S.H.I.F.T., — Success, Health, Innovation, Finance and Tradition — the SG’s Student Leadership Scholarship consists of two merit-based scholarships which will […]
On-campus Jabil institute sparks anticipation from students
A plan drafted on a bar napkin two years ago has now become the USF Jabil Innovation Institute, a multi-million dollar institute combining the College of Engineering and the Muma College of Business. Senior Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the USF Foundation Joel Momberg and Jabil CEO Mark Mondello jotted the idea down […]