The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Director Steven Spielberg takes us back to the scene of Jurassic Park in The Lost World, the blockbuster sequel with even more dinosaurs, more action and more breathtaking visual effects than its record-breaking predecessor.
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Rotten: Spielberg's dinos, manipulated by a small army of puppeteers, are watchable enough. But these artificial critters have little reason to be resurrected in our era, let alone on 3,300 screens over Memorial Day weekend.
- Bill Stamets, Chicago Reader, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Fresh: Militaristic bounty hunters...intend to capture these animals, ship them to San Diego and make a profitable spectacle out of them.
- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Rather underrated as its constantly compared to its visual revolution of a predecessor. With more dinosaurs, the intensity does go up, mainly with Peter Stormare's encounter with packs of compsognathus. Which I thought meets up to the intensity of the original's opening. Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough reprise their roles, while backed by Julianne Moore and Pete Postlethwaite. However, I suddenly lost track when *SPOILER* a T-Rex is transfered to San Diego and brings destruction within the city. There are some moments that do seem overly dramatic, if compared to most scenes in the original. Besides these, the visuals and acting are at a similar level to the original. Don't compare this too much witht original and this will be an interesting ride.
- samoriley, Wednesday, August 8, 2012
With his sequel to Jurassic Park, director Steven Spielberg shows his mastery in creating tension and full blown entertainment. Lost World might be far from a perfect film and too often it struggles in finding a balance between lighter comedic moments and more darker themes. This is still one hell of a exciting ride and it's lenght feels much shorter than it actually is. Once the action kicks in, it never stops. There are two masterfully orchestrated set pieces in tension here. First one involves a bus hanging from a cliff and the second one involves a abandoned and eerie old communication center. These two set pieces are once again proof of Spielberg's fantastic ability to create best possible entertainment. Even with all it's flaws i much more prefer this darker and more terrific sequel than the original Jurassic Park. Spielberg has ability to turn even screenplay this thin into something riveting. This is actually a good film, but as a i said. far from perfect also.
- emilkakko, Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Although it has two of the original cast returning to this shamble of a movie! Although 7yrs after its classic original you would have thought that they would have had the time to perfect the storyline and make strong characters, however this movie failed on so many levels! Mainly they shouldnt have made a sequel without the original characters but im glad there names arent but to this terrible sequel which is a shame as i adore the first one!
- FiLmCrAzY, Thursday, March 29, 2012