Jurassic Park III had an awesome scene cut from the final film where a raptor rode a dirt bike. The third film in Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park franchise deviated from the established winning formula of the past two motion pictures, which brought about the most minimal earning film of the series. Released in 2001, the flick saw Sam Neill repeat his job as Dr. Alan Grant, who is deceived back onto the island of dinosaurs (however this time on Isla Sorna) and made to assist with discovering the child of a been stranded on businessman the island for about two months after a parasailing accident.
In a tweet from his podcast, Stuck on Sorna, Daniel Stephen sat down with storyboard artist for Jurassic Park III, Dave Lowery, who explained one of the awesome scenes cut from the final content. The scene sees Eric Kirby (the child stuck on the island) being chased by velociraptors while he races through the wilderness on a dirt bike towards a precipice. As Lowery explains, his storyboards then saw one of the raptors ricochet after Kirby, who rapidly pulls the parachute on his back, bringing about the raptor landing on the dirt bike and riding it off a bluff to the creature’s death. Pay attention to Lowery explain the whole arrangement underneath:
While the scene never saw the light of day, what’s fascinating is that a similar arrangement with a dirt bike and raptors made into the fourth installment in the franchise, Jurassic World. The scene being referred to saw Chris Pratt racing on a cruiser alongside his trained raptor pack. However no raptors bounced on his bike to ride it off a precipice, it actually incorporates all the topics of the cut JP III storyboard, including a dirt bike, raptors, and racing through the wilderness. It’s unclear if the Jurassic World scene is a throwback to the cut succession.
Indeed, the whole scene Lowery depicts above is silly and preposterous; nonetheless, in a film that was attempting to satisfy the expectations of its archetypes, a scene as wild as that may have assisted it with standing out. Based on Jurassic Park III’s lackluster surveys, many of which denounced the film’s creative decrease, a particularly imaginative arrangement might have helped prevail upon more audience individuals. Ultimately, it’s a shame that a high profile film had to experience the creation challenges that brought about intriguing scenes being cut from the final film.