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The Lost World - Jurassic Park Reviews

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January 18, 2018
The set-up is about the best that could be for an unnecessarily to a film that was not left open for one. The shift to Goldblum is welcome and it was sensible to build on his complicated family life hinted at in the previous film, as well as how he was affected by its events since then, unfortunately these compelling elements are underdeveloped and ultimately fizzle out towards the end with no satisfactory resolution. The final half hour jettisons any human drama entirely in exchange for mindless and uninvolving disaster movie action, which turns what might have been a passable sequel into a poor one.
December 30, 2017
Criminally underrated and for some reason widely disregarded despite its status as the second best film in the franchise. This film is a masterpiece.
December 25, 2017

[Steven Spielberg]
December 18, 2017
Don't listen to the bad reviews, they're just comparing it to the original. Ignore that, and the lost world is one of the best movies ever!
½ December 18, 2017
A worthy sequel to Jurassic Park. It's suspenseful and darker. The Dino's look amazing and it's great to see Ian Malcolm again. This movie is underrated.
December 17, 2017
The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a solid follow up, despite it feeling more of a collection of set-up pieces for the dinosaurs to come in and attack.
December 12, 2017
The only reason this movie exists is because of Michael Crichton's novel. That being said, there is nothing inherently wrong with the film. The special effects are arguably greater than the first movie's. There are all new character arcs that develop, and each main actor has a chance to star. The movie is, of course (and I believe wrongly), judged on how it compared to the first. It may not be on par with the first, and there are places where it really drags on. Obviously the first is way better, but that doesn't mean that this is a bad movie.
December 10, 2017
The Lost World fails to be as great as its prequel, Jurassic Park. The Lost World starts its movie's motivation with romance. Not the typical one we are looking for. In fact, possibly even worse than the one we are looking for. The plot is decent enough, enough that you can make a summary out of it. CGI is great though, especially only four years after Jurassic Park.
½ December 3, 2017
there was carnos in the book that got replaced with raptors, hopefully the carnos make an appearnce in jurassic world fallen kingdom
½ November 5, 2017
This movie is a well paced extravaganza that gives us more action and more dinosaurs than its predecessor, and holds up despite being 20 years old.
October 22, 2017
The last 15 minutes are one of the stupidest things I've ever seen, and the film as a whole can't live up to the first film no matter how hard it tries, but The Lost World somehow improves on the special effects of the original, and overall is a very underrated sequel. The acting is surprisingly great, and although it's a little uneven, there are enough great scenes to justify a rewatch. The literal "cliffhanger" scene in the trailer is nail-bitingly tense, and the Velociraptor ambush in the tall grass is as fun to watch as it is brutal. Overall, The Lost World is a more than adequate addition to the franchise, especially if you skip the whole "T-Rex on the mainland" second ending.
September 23, 2017
Y?all niggas trippin. This movie is dope af cuh
½ September 16, 2017
tVery very silly film, based on the equally poor second novel. But Speilberg at least piles on the action and effects one after the other, certainly fun and never boring, just very dumb. The ending sums this movie up, (spoilers). A T Rex loose in San Diego, eating family pets, Japanese tourists running away, and a dead man who is somehow able to shut it in a boat cargo hold.... Ludicrous but good fun to watch..
September 6, 2017
A thrilling and intelligent follow up to its original.
½ August 21, 2017
This movie gets an unfair amount of hate.

The Lost World manages to maintain the same quality of visual effects that Jurassic Park gave to us. The problem is that the story, character writing/character vision, and the bizarre tacked-on Hollywood moments (Malcolm: They cut you from the team?) and the San Francisco sequence seem to pull away from the quality.

This movie suffers from blockbuster sequel comparison deficiency syndrome. Jurassic Park is just SO good, that any sequel would look utterly pale in comparison.

The Lost World also takes a previously strong character, Ian Malcolm, and underwrites him, especially in the late second/third act; even though his dialogue and direction remain fairly true throughout the beginning of the movie.

Aside from the writing, the raw action and effects manage to deliver heartily. This movie still looks great, sounds great, and has some fantastic dinosaur scenes.

In summation, where Jurassic Park impressed by being a smart, character driven movie about people getting eaten by dinosuars, The Lost World is only able to move forward by being a movie about people being eaten by dinosaurs. Still worth it to watch if you like good effects!
August 16, 2017
I think this film is easily as good as the first. It suffers from being the sequel to an amazing film, but in its own right it's still a great movie. The thing it has in its favour is that it's still original: It keeps all the good things from the first film but tells a different story, although ultimately still one of survival.
½ August 12, 2017
Amazing Sequel!! 8/10
½ August 11, 2017
This film was a huge step down from the first installment, falling into the status quo of how terrible sequels are. It really took the adventure out of the sci-fi adventure thriller genre it was given. The attempt to revive past characters was weakly executed and Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) was the only returning character with a large role (he did an alright job). The rest of the acting was quite terrible. This movie really failed to grasp me back into the Jurassic Park universe, where dinosaurs roam. The only good decision they made was putting in more attack scenes. Let's admit it, we all love when the people get eaten...

"First it's the Oohs and Aahs and then there's the running and the screaming" -Ian Malcolm
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