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A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.

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Dr. Alan Grant is now a happy man with the previous incidents of Jurassic Park now behind him. Grant is that happy that he announce in public, that nothing on Earth can persuade him back onto the islands. Maybe nothing, except Paul Kirby. Kirby and his wife, Amanda want a plane to fly them over Isla Sorna, with Dr. Grant as their guide. But not everything Kirby says is true. When the plane lands, Dr. Grant realizes that there is another reason why they are there, that he doesn't know of. Now, Dr. Grant is stuck on an island he has never been on before, with what was a plane journey now turned into a search party. Written by Film_Fan

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$93,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,656,290 (Italy) (31 August 2001)

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$181,166,115 (USA) (14 December 2001)
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The 25 September 2000 draft of the screenplay credits revisions to John August. He is not credited in the final film. See more »

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Although the depiction of the Pteranodon showcases several inaccuracies (such as having teeth, being able to grab things with their legs, and being excessively aggressive), which, being genetically engineered clones, can be explained, one detail still counts as an error. Namely, no matter how strong these creatures are, they could never lift up and carry a human boy the size of Erik. They would simply plummet towards the ground, since these animals needed to be extremely light-weight in order to stay aloft (a real-life Pteranodon would weigh less than preschool child). Thus the Pteranodon's anatomical inaccuracies notwithstanding, the sequence in question very nearly breaks the laws of physics. See more »

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[first lines]
Enrique Cardoso: Here you go, my friend.
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Just about your basic adventure chase
22 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To call this movie an extravagant piece of art would be a joke. The plot was extremely hollow, and a majority of the acting was less than stellar. However, I won't deny that I enjoyed the 90+ minutes I spent sitting through this film. There was everything to expect in the typical JP movie: victims with awfully good endurance, a jungle, and some scary dinosaurs.

Truthfully, it felt as if I were watching a different sequel to the original, not a second. The premise was pretty much the same: a survivor of the Jurassic Park incident is forced to return to the island, and when all communication is cut by unfortunate circumstances, it's time to run around like crazy, trying to find a way off the island while escaping vicious dinosaurs at the same time. This time, we get to watch Sam Neill squirm instead of Jeff Goldblum, and instead of doing research, they're looking for a twelve-year-old kid. Not exactly the smartest move, but all is forgiven and forgotten when the dinosaurs are unleashed once more.

If you're expecting something original and spectacular, then you're going to be disappointed. If you're like me, who only expects to see a fun-filled chase through the jungle for an hour or so, then sit back and relax.


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