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The Talking Raptor in Jurassic Park 3 is Good, Actually
By BJ COLANGELO
"Jurassic Park III" puts Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) back in the protagonist spotlight, having been convinced to do a fly-over investigation of Isla Sorna, which turns out to be a rescue mission for Téa Leoni and William H. Macy's son. Despite the usual dinosaur madness, the third installment is a one-way ticket to banana town no matter how you slice it.
Dr. Grant's assistant has been trying to replicate a velociraptor larynx to reproduce the authentic sound of a velociraptor, because he believes they are as communicative as primates. This newfound tech has clearly gotten under Dr. Grant's skin, manifesting in his subconscious in the form of velociraptor nightmare fuel.
The scene in question shows Dr. Alan Grant taking a nap on a plane, only to wake up in horror as he realizes he is on board with a velociraptor. The camera zooms in on his terrified face when the velociraptor calls out his name, "Alan."
Quite frankly, if you mock this scene, you might as well be mocking Dr. Alan Grant's emotional recovery following "Jurassic Park." If we're being honest here, someone surviving a dinosaur attack only to have a nightmare where one could talk is probably the most realistic moment of the entire film.
Last year, dinosaur enthusiast and Collider writer and host Perri Nemiroff interviewed Sam Neill for his film "Rams," and Neill admitted he is a big fan of the film and defender of the dinosaur dream sequence. Are you going to be the person to tell Dr. Alan Grant that he's wrong? The defense rests.