The Lost World - Jurassic Park

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The Lost World demonstrates how far CG effects have come in the four years since Jurassic Park; unfortunately, it also proves how difficult it can be to put together a truly compelling sequel.



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Just when you'd think that scientists would realize dinosaurs and humans don't mix, along comes The Lost World: Jurassic Park to prove you wrong. In this sequel, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist and onetime colleague Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to his home with some startling information -- while nearly everything at his Jurassic Park had been destroyed, engineers were also operating a second site, where other dinosaurs, resurrected through DNA cloning technology, had been kept in hiding. Hammond has learned the dinosaurs on the second island are alive and well and even breeding; Hammond wants Malcolm to observe and document the reptiles before Hammond's financiers can get to them. Malcolm declares he had enough of the dinosaurs the first time out, but decides to make the trip when he finds out that his girlfriend, paleontologist Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore), is already there. However, Ian and Sarah aren't the only visitors expected on the island; a camera crew led by ecological activist Nick Van Owen (Vince Vaughn) is on the way, as is Roland Tembo (Pete Postlethwaite), a world-class wild game hunter who is supposed to round up the dinosaurs and who hopes to bag a prehistoric trophy for himself in the process. This sequel to Jurassic Park boasted even more impressive special effects than the first film, though the acting and screenplay aren't always at the same level. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Jeff Goldblum
as Dr. Ian Malcolm
Julianne Moore
as Dr. Sarah Harding
Pete Postlethwaite
as Roland Tembo
Arliss Howard
as Peter Ludlow
Vince Vaughn
as Nick Van Owen
Vanessa Lee Chester
as Kelly Curtis
Peter Stormare
as Dieter Stark
Harvey Jason
as Ajay Sidju
Richard Schiff
as Eddie Carr
Thomas F. Duffy
as Dr. Robert Burke
Camilla Belle
as Cathy Bowman
Cyd Strittmatter
as Mrs. Bowman
Robin Sachs
as Mr. Bowman
Elliott Goldwag
as Senior Board Member
Ross Partridge
as Curious Man
David Sawyer
as Workman
Geno Silva
as Barge Captain
Alex Miranda
as Barge Captain's Son
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
as Ingen Helicopter Pilot
Bob Boehm
as Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Bradley Jensen
as Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Alan Purwin
as Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Ben Skorstad
as Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Rick Wheeler
as Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Kenyon Williams
as Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Gordon Michaels
as Ingen Worker
J. Scott Shonka
as Ingen Worker
Harry Hutchinson
as Ingen Worker
Billy Brown
as Ingen Worker
Brian Turk
as Ingen Worker
Jim Harley
as Harbor Master
Colton James
as Benjamin
Carey Eidel
as Benjamin's Dad
Katy Boyer
as Benjamin's Mom
Bari Buckner
as Screaming Woman
P.B. Hutton
as Screamer
Mark Brady
as Screamer
Thomas Stuart
as Screamer
C. Ransom Walrod
as Ship Driver
David Gene Gibbs
as Police Helicopter Pilot
Michael N. Fujimoto
as Asian Tourist
Paul Fujimoto
as Asian Tourist
Darryl A. Imai
as Asian Tourist
Darryl Oumi
as Asian Tourist
Vincent Dee Miles
as Screaming Hunter
Bernard Shaw
as CNN Reporter/Himself
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  • Jun 07, 2016
    So many annoying characters in this one. The set pieces are constantly set-up, so that the heroes can stay alive. These two points alone kill this movie for me.
    Peter B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2016
    Not a popular opinion, but I love this film. Sure it's not as good as the first film and has a different tone but that's what the film was going for. Steven Spielberg once again does a good job. Jeff Goldblum is again brilliant as Ian Malcolm and Julianne Moore is pretty good too, it has some thrilling scenes though it does have really dumb scenes (gymnastic scene)..... Nonetheless another good effort and enjoyable film!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 15, 2015
    "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" is an okay Sci-Fi/Fantasy movie of 1997. The plot to this movie is that people find out that a second park was being built with the first one, and just like the first one all hell will break loose. The plot to the movie is a bit unsatisfactory. Almost the first hour of this movie just is people talking to one another, that's it. During the movie the action does pay for it. The scene where a woman is lying on the glass hoping it won't break, that scene is very intense. The acting in this movie is good; "Jeff Goldblum" is a good actor. The acting in the movie is nowhere near as good as 1993's "Jurassic Park". "John Williams" has again composed the movie's music. He music is splendid but some scenes are put with the wrong music. Plus some music is just recycled from the previous movie. Just like "Jurassic Park" the C.G.I. looks great. The special effects are probably the best part of the movie. The C.G.I. usually is very unnoticeable in "Steven Spielberg" movies. The filming in this movie is good; I found some scenes that could've been filmed better. If they were done better it would've made the movie a bit more suspenseful. "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" is one of "Steven Spielberg's" not so great movies. I honestly found "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" to be a bit disappointing. If you enjoyed "Jurassic Park" then you might like "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" because it has good special effects, okay acting and a great music score. The movie could've been done better if it didn't have the boring first half, some scenes been shot better and a better plot. I give "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" a 5.5/10.
    Steve G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2015
    If you loved the charismatic Doctor Ian Malcolm of the first film, then get ready for him to take centre stage, and immediately have every interesting character trait stripped away! Did the original have you believing dinosaurs walked the Earth with its seamless blend of practical effects and groundbreaking CGI? Too bad! That's gone too! Sense of wonder? Poof! Marvel as each and every actor phones it in over an absurdly bloated runtime in: "Jurassic Park II"! I mean, "Jurassic Park II: The Lost World" I mean, "The Lost World"! I mean, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park for some damn reason"
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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