The Lost World: Jurassic Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (or Jurassic Park II: The Lost World or just Jurassic Park II) is a 1997 American science fiction adventure film and the second installment in the Jurassic Park film series. A sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park and loosely based on Michael Crichton's 1995 novel The Lost World, the film was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by David Koepp. The film stars Jeff Goldblum, returning as the chaos-theorist and eccentric mathematician Ian Malcolm, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn, Vanessa Lee Chester, and Arliss Howard.
Four years after the events of Jurassic Park, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) 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.
Why It Rocks
- It's a pretty good follow up to the first film, especially compared to its later , even though it may not be as good as the first movie.
- The CGI of the Dinosaurs, especially for T-Rex is still amazing at best, and the special effects for the dinosaurs, especially the animatronics that still hold up today.
- Great action sequences, such as escaping from the vehicle from the cliffhanger.
- The visual effects just like the first movie, are still awesome as usual it is.
- Decent acting, especially for the Jeff Goldblum and the newer casters, despite some characters were not too good.
- The idea of having a sequel, of having rather than taking place in Isla Nublar, the sequel takes place in Isla Sorna, which is a good idea. This area has a lot of abandoned places, dinosaurs, etc, and this is a great title for "The Lost World".
- Decent pacing that is still purposeful and taut from the first movie, considering the film is 2 hours and 9 minutes long.
- The cinematography is still as amazing as the first movie.
- It still does have rooms of suspense, and even scares, and it still has the darker, and suspenseful tone from the first movie, and even has scary deaths throughout the movie.
- The soundtrack that was performed by the legendary John Williams still has thrilling, and sometimes beautiful score, and not only that, it's still amazing as it the way it is.
- It is the T. Rex, who is scary, and this T-rex still terrified many people, much like the first film, such as the scene where a T-Rex goes to the tent and scaring the characters and they tried to escape.
- The T. Rex's rampage at the end of the movie was pretty awesome.
- Even though the sequel is decent, the film sometimes can turn the awe-inspiring Jurassic Park film into a generic by-the-numbers "run away from dinosaurs" movie.
- A boring dialogue about the father-daughter relationship.
- Some of the character developments aren't as good as they used to be in the first movie.
- Jeff Goldblum's character Ian Malcolm went from a wise-cracking comic relief to a boring father who doesn't contribute much to the story.
- Kelly's better than most of the other characters, but she barely contributes to the story and is the typical kid-appeal character.
- LCW in particular is a very annoying character and a total idiot despite being a self-proclaimed paleontologist.
- The writing can be awkward at times.
- The first half of the movie, before the suspense came to our movie, can be very boring at times, compared to the original.
- Alan Grant doesn't return, although he will be returned in the third movie.