The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


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A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.


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10 June 2015 | condillon
An Underrated Sequel
The Lost World: Jurassic Park continues the story of John Hammond as he summons chaos theorist Ian Malcolm to his home with some startling information, while nearly everything at his Jurassic Park had been destroyed, his engineers happened to have a second site, where other dinosaurs were kept in hiding. It seems the dinosaurs on the second island are alive and well and even breeding; and Hammond wants Malcolm to observe and document the reptiles before Hammond's financiers can get to them. Still directed by Steven Spielberg, we are brought a sequel to one of the most iconic films on the 90's, this sequel still brings the fun, humor and as much as you expect, more Dinosaurs. We are still brought the glimmering sight of the animatronics dinosaurs and some CGI ones as well, but Spielberg really took the time to make these reptilians so fundamental and pure. Besides the dinosaurs, Jeff Goldblum is another extravagant aspect of this film, he makes the film so jocular with his corny charisma, he really was the standing point for me in this. The film I will say does suffer from some pretty cringeworthy moments from some nonsensical dialogue and scenes that will make you sigh from incredulity. One reason I'm really grateful with this film is that we get to know more about the characters we come to know and love from the first film, I just love knowing more about characters that come to grow on you and just have a pleasure participating with there time. The action in this really dominates, it makes the storyline shift more to a side of the film that makes it more compelling than you think it'll be, it gives more fun to a story that you wouldn't expect to variate. Even though there isn't much strong tense moments, there are occasions where it can get pretty nerve racking, from malicious destruction from rapid creatures to violent beings, there is still a lot of excitement to take from and have fun with but at least it isn't dispiriting. Overall, The Lost World may not be as perfect as its predecessor but it's still one of the most fun sequels that we have been given in such a long time. We are still brought corny aspects, Jeff Goldblum, Dinosaurs, humor & even amusing action. TLW certainly delivers another roaring experience!

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Trivia

In one of the many jungle scenes, you can clearly hear the distinct calls of a Kookaburra, a bird which is native to Australia. However, this movie was set off the coast of Central America.


Quotes

Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: I love you. Thank you so much. Fabulous!
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: Thank you, Geoffrey.
Geoffrey: You're welcome.
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: We'll also take a bottle of red, as well. Thank you.
Geoffrey: Certainly.
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: Right. Now... Oh!
Mr. Paul Bowman: Thank you, Bernard.
Bernard: You're welcome.
Cathy Bowman: Thank you.
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: Wonderful. Beautiful day.
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: Sweetie, where are you ...
Cathy Bowman: ...


Goofs

(at around 49 mins) When Dr. Sarah Harding is examining the fracture on the leg of the baby T-Rex, she says the fracture is on the epiphysis. However, the epiphysis is on the ends of a long bone like the tibia she was examining and she wraps the cast around the shaft of the bone, which is the diaphysis.


Crazy Credits

David Koepp is listed as the "unlucky bastard" because he was eaten by the T-Rex. Koepp wrote the screenplay.


Alternate Versions

The Fox television network's version (aired on November 1st, 1998) includes two scenes not in the theatrical cut (see Trivia section). The first scene is an InGen meeting between Ludlow and InGen representatives, and takes place in between the opening Compy attack sequence and the Hammond scene. It contains exposition about what aftereffects the events of the first film had on InGen, and how Ludlow is taking over control of the company from Hammond. The second is in between the Hammond scene and the mission-prep scene with Eddie Carr. Set in Mombasa, it introduces Roland Tembo and Ajay Sidhu and makes it clear they have a long history working together. Both deleted scenes are included as special features on the DVD and Blu-ray, but are not integrated into the film.


Soundtracks

Original 'Jurassic Park' Themes & Compositions
(uncredited)
Originated from
Jurassic Park (1993)
Composed, Arranged & Conducted by John Williams

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Box Office

Budget:

$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,132,785 25 May 1997

Gross USA:

$229,086,679

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$618,638,999

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