The Lost World : Jurassic Park – when it started to go awry

The Lost World was the second installment of the Jurassic Park film series, like its predecessor it was directed by Steven Spielberg and inspired by the Michael Crichton’s novel “The Lost World.” The film stars Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, Jeff Goldblum, Pete Postlethwaite & Richard Attenbourough.

The premise:  A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

 

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Review: The Lost World: Jurassic Park is probably still my favorite out of the Jurassic Park film series. It’s far from perfect but it’s still nerve-racking. Back in the day it stressed me out to watch the poor choices these people were making. It would have been completely unbearable to watch if it wasn’t for Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum). He was and still is the only one that kind of make sense, his cynicism, common sense, and sarcasm contributed to stop this movie becoming a total train-wreck. He was the character the audience could relate to and also the comic relief of the film. I will admit that sometimes he was borderline annoying but he was saying what we were all thinking watching the film.

Unlike the first one it doesn’t rely so much on our fear of the unseen. We see a lot of the dinosaurs, they are no longer lurking in bushes off-camera, they are front and center. The special effects looks good but we might have seen too much of them. They could have left a few things to the imagination, it would have been much scarier that way.

This sequel, like many, is riddled with flaws, and I’m only going to name a few. The tiny dinosaurs – the compsognathuses -, they started out strong in the amazing opening scene but then *spoilers*  their victim survived so how the F*** can they later on kill a full grown man that fast? To this day it pisses me off, she should have died. It wouldn’t have been pretty but it would have made me take them seriously.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park flaws are big but easy to overlook because the film is entertaining. In fact, the big chunk that I didn’t like, I sort of disregarded it; as if it was not in this movie. I blocked out the ending completely. What about you? What did you think about the film?

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