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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  23 May 1997 (USA)
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A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

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Four years after the failure of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, John Hammond reveals to Ian Malcolm that there was another island ("Site B") on which dinosaurs were bred before being transported to Isla Nublar. Left alone since the disaster, the dinosaurs have flourished, and Hammond is anxious that the world see them in their "natural" environment before they are exploited. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@imdb.com>

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Based on the novel by Michael Crichton. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi terror and violence | See all certifications »

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$73,000,000 (estimated)

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$361,700,000 (Non-US) (31 October 1997)

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$229,074,524 (USA) (10 October 1997)
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Trivia

The title of the novel was simply "The Lost World", with the cover showing the familiar Jurassic Park logo to establish it as a sequel. However, the studio feared that the public might confuse it with the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic of the same title (the title and many plot elements were indeed deliberate references by Michael Crichton), and originally considered naming the film "The Lost Island". In the end, the novel's title was kept, but "Jurassic Park" was appended to solidify the sequel connection. See more »

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In the very beginning of the movie when Ian Malcolm talks with Peter Ludlow about the discretion policy he says that Peter has lied about the deaths of three people. However, five people died in the first movie and all of them were killed by dinosaurs so there is no reason for two of the deaths to be treated differently. See more »

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[first lines]
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: I love you. Thank you so much. Fabulous!
[a glass of white wine is poured]
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: [handed a glass of wine] Thank you, Bernard.
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David Koepp is listed as the "unlucky bastard" because he was eaten by the T-Rex. Koepp wrote the screenplay. See more »

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Piano Sonata in A Minor, K.310
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by Jenõ Jandó (as Jeno Jando)
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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19 October 2003 | by (Baltimore) – See all my reviews

My Rating: *** out of ****.

I dont understand all the horrible reviews for this film. Sure not a great film, but definitely a good, entertaining movie. I enjoyed it just as much as the first Jurassic Park.

The Lost World still contains impressive, eye popping effects. These are just as flawless as the CGI as the first Jurassic Parks. There are more dinosaurs and they all look great. The film contains more action than the first and its all exciting. One scene that stands out is the scene with the Raptors in the fields. I love the way Spielberg shot it.

This is not a big acting movie, but its not that bad. Jeff Goldblum is good as Ian Malcolm, but had a little more energy in the first one. Julianne Moore is adequate but looks a bit uncomfortable at times. Vanessa Lee Chester is better than the other kids in the last film. The rest of the acting is adequate.

Many people thought this film was redundant of the first. I wouldnt call it redundant but it is a little bit too familiar in areas. The Lost World takes place in a different area but it is not much different from the first one. However, it is an entertaining movie. The action overshadows the story.

The big problem I have with The Lost World is the ending. It doesnt make sense how The T-Rex got loose. Its also a King Kong Rip-Off. Its visually stunning looking, the TREX doesnt look out of place at all. But it was showing CGI instead of doing something with the story. Nevertheless, even with its flaws The Lost World is entertaining and not worthy of its horrible reviews.


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