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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25 March 2006 | indy42
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| Pretty Good- Not as Good as Jurassic Park, not as bad as JP3
Okay, the best Jurassic Park is obviously Jurassic Park. It was the most faithful to the fantastic Michael Critchton books, plus it was well done. As a sequel, The Lost World does just fine. Of course, I'm used to seeing horrible sequels all the time. Jeff Goldblum does a good job reprising his role as Ian Malcolm, and the newcomers of Julianne Moore and Vince Vaughn do well too. The story is a little unbelievable, though. After recently being replaced by his nephew as CEO of InGen, John Hammond(Richard Attenburough) reveals to Ian Malcolm(Goldblum) a site B: A place where dinosaurs run free. He sends him and his girlfriend, Sarah Harding(Moore), technology expert Eddie Carr(Richard Schiff) and photographer Nick Van Owen(Vaughn) to document the dinosaurs, while the official InGen team, led by Roland Tembo(Pete Postlethwaite), tries to capture the T. Rex and transport it to San Diego. As always, there is many bone-crunching deaths, the Special FX are excellent, but the story and plot fall a a bit short. Overall: 7/10

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Trivia

As in Jurassic Park (1993), this movie also features an SUV falling out of a tree. During the raid on the InGen base camp, a flaming SUV is tossed up into the air and crashes down in the tree in which Roland and Ajay are sheltering while hunting the T-Rex. It causes him and Ajay to jump out of the tree before crashing down to the ground, where it also lands on its roof.


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 ...


Goofs

In the beginning when we first see Dr. Malcolm, as he walks past to get onto the train, he is obviously looking directly into the camera.


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

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, op. 13 'Pathetique'
Written by
Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Jenõ Jandó (as Jeno Jando)
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q

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Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

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