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Towards the end of the movie, after the adult male T-Rex escapes from the cargo hold of the S.S. Venture, Sarah asks one of the In-Gen guards why the Tyrannosaur wasn't tranquilized. The guard replies that the animal had been tranquilized, that Roland had shot it with two darts loaded with concentrated Carfentanil, 10 mg worth of it. Sarah said that that should have put the Tyrannosaur into a coma, but it would have done more than that, it should have killed the Tyrannosaur. Carfentanil is one of the most potent opiates in existence, it is approximately 10,000 times more potent than Morphine. Carfentanil is mainly just used for sedating rhinos and elephants. A Tyrannosaur and an African Elephant have roughly the same mass, so the dosage used on a T-Rex would be the same as for an Elephant, which would be between 0.5-1.0 mg. Pumping 10 mg of Carfentanil into the T-Rex would be the same as injecting it with about 150,000 mg of Morphine, which is about 10 times the dosage needed to sedate an animal the size of a Tyrannosaur. See more »
It has been four years since Jurassic Park was destroyed and the island Isla Nublar itself was drowned by a hurricane killing most of the dinosaurs; now there is a new island (called Isla Sorna) that has been genetically engineering the same animals, but abandoned the project after the company InGen declared bankruptcy.
The film's short prologue introduces a rich family who are trying to enjoy their vacation on the beach of Isla Sorna, but their little girl wanders off into the jungles of the beach where she encounters a small dinosaur called a Compy in which she assumes it's a friendly creature, but turns out to have little friends of its own when they start pecking body parts of her off screen.
Jurassic Park survivor Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) returns to John Hammond (Richard Attenbrouogh) after being called upon. This time Hammond wants Malcolm to send in a team of specialists to go in and document the island where he wants to show the world that the dinosaurs are safe and not dangerous animals. Malcolm finds out that his girlfriend Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore) is already on the island and doesn't realize what she's getting into.
With the team on the island, they track down Sarah and realize that Malcolm has another surprise that his daughter Kelly has sneaked in one of the trailers and disobeyed her father's orders of staying on the mainland.
Another team is on the island not to document but to capture and retrieve the animals to make a zoo. The team is lead by Hammond's nephew Peter Ludlow (Arliss Howard in a bad English accent) who wants to make a profit after the company InGen suffers a lost in profit and damage from the original Jurassic Park. He gets a big game hunter name Roland Tembo (Pete Postelwaite) who wants to bag a Tyrannosaurus Rex as his trophy.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park is great entertainment; the special effects are twice worthy than the original. Though I find this film more frightening than the original, it reminds me of the film "Aliens" where the suspense gets bigger and twice as scary as the original.
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