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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but dumb female lead!
Really liked this sequel. Great special effects and what's not to like about a movie with, not one, but two T-Rex.

Still, why make the female lead, Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore), a scientist/doctor no less, such a dummy! She makes a speech about not disturbing so much as a blade of grass on the island, "We are here to observe and document, not interact". Oh...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mommys very angry....
With the apparent public discovery of the 'Site B' production island full of dinosaurs, John Hammond assembles a team to visit and document the area before it is exploited by others.

Included in the four man team are Dr. Ian Malcolm and his girlfriend, Dr. Sarah Harding.

When the team reaches the island, they soon discover the presence of another...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but dumb female lead!, 17 Feb 2012
Really liked this sequel. Great special effects and what's not to like about a movie with, not one, but two T-Rex.

Still, why make the female lead, Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore), a scientist/doctor no less, such a dummy! She makes a speech about not disturbing so much as a blade of grass on the island, "We are here to observe and document, not interact". Oh yeah, so why does she go around patting baby dinosaurs on the head (stegasauras). Then another speech about how the T-Rex parents will defend the area where they took the baby T-Rex and have the most amazing sense of smell. So, what does she do? Continue to wear the jacket with the baby's blood on it and walk through half the island with it on. And yet she seems amazed when the adult male T-Rex finds the camp. Hello??!!

Apart from that, a good popcorn movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something has survived...., 21 Nov 2003
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M. Mahauthaman (UK) - See all my reviews
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TLW certainly blew me away the first time I saw it. It's storyline isn't amazing, but the supporting cast and visual treats make this film a classic in my opinion.
One thing you should never do is compare the film to the book, because they are just too different. The film is excellent in it's own right, and the book is good in it's own right.
Also, I'd just like to say that there is are a few funny bits here and there that make the film even better. A definate must-buy for any dino fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ENTERTAINING, 10 Feb 2002
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This is a brilliant film, me and my children have lost count of the times that it has been watched. I especially enjoyed the T-rex in this video. Another thing that I found good was that it played along brilliantly as a sequel to the first Jurrassic Park, usually some films do not seem to stick to the stories of the films involved but I found that this one did quite nicely.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable sequel on a reasonable DVD, 27 April 2003
The Lost World is a great film. I almost like it more than the original Jurassic Park (almost but not quite). I felt it to be much more tense than even the first one, for example the scenes when 2 T-rexes attack, when they're all sleeping and the T-rex enters the tent, and of course the ending in San Diego. See a pattern there? T-Rexes are scary and cool. Spinosaurs that eat mobile phones are stupid and not scary.
Anyway in general I loved the film.
Video and sound are awesome by the way. If you're disappointed there's no DTS on the Region 2 version do not fear - the DD5.1 sound is notoriously good.
The DVD's OK but I'm done with it in about an hour. The documentary's pretty good (lasting an hour). The deleted scenes should remain deleted, and other than the storyboards there's pretty much only still pictures. No commentary from Spielberg, but have we ever had one?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lost World Has Been Found, 7 Sep 2002
In this second installment of Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum takes over from Sam Neill for one film as the lead actor.
From the bizarre opening sequence to the thrilling chase in San Diego, this film will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) reveals to Ian Malcolm (Goldblum) that there was another island on which the dinosaurs were bred. He also tells Malcolm that his girlfriend Sarah Harding, is already there.
So off sets Ian with two sidekicks to find here.
A little while after, he realises that another team are there to capture the dinosaurs alive and use them as tourist attractions.
My favourite parts were the trailer brawl with the T-Rexes and the trouble Dieter Stark finds himself in after he wanders off and attacks a compy.
If you enjoyed Jurassic Park 1, The Lost World's even better!
A big thumbs up from me to the Jurassic Park series!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mommys very angry...., 7 Feb 2014
With the apparent public discovery of the 'Site B' production island full of dinosaurs, John Hammond assembles a team to visit and document the area before it is exploited by others.

Included in the four man team are Dr. Ian Malcolm and his girlfriend, Dr. Sarah Harding.

When the team reaches the island, they soon discover the presence of another group of people. This new group however are not there for biological data but instead have something more sinister in mind.

After a series of events, both groups become stranded when all their communication equipment is lost.

It is then that the terror really begins as both groups scramble for their lives....

If ever there was going to be a sequel to a movie, this had to be the one, but the title should have been 'The cool one from Jurassic Park, has his own movie!!'.

And while it's nowhere near as good as the first movie, and even though it has some silly moments, and is a tad overlong, it's still a gripping movie.

The Spielberg magic is still there, it's evident when Moore is laying on the pane of glass and it's cracking, and the grass paths being formed by the Velociraptors in their opening scene.

But obviously the film has many flaws, Vince Vaughn, he's annoying, and then just vanishes before the final act. Goldblum is the star, but it looks like his job here is to say something funny every now and again, moan, and do that thing he did in the original and Independence Day where something happens and he spouts a line (think 'Checkmate').

Postlethwaite is the best thing here, but his subplot is way overlong and completely out of context with the rest of the film.

The final act is good, but doesn't carry the oomph factor we were all expecting.

So all in all it's a fine movie, not the best sequel in the world, but not as bad as the critics make it out to be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An interesting story that trusted too much on CGI and King Kong copycat, 7 Nov 2013
They had great plans for this idea of a story but they didn't think them through.

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. At first Ian wants to reject the offer to go back to face his demons, but when he hear that Hammond sent Ian's girlfriend Sarah then Ian collect a team to rescue his girlfriend. On the island he encounter a group of hunters sent to the island to collect the dinosaurs and bring them to San Diego Zoo.

As a story its an interesting adventure idea, but it has too much similar idea as King Kong. As the story is told, the director rely on more action then words and too much CGI like the scene when a motorcycle hunter drive underneath a brontosaurus, of course its not a bad idea if they put though into the story then let the action of CGI take over.

But the movie is a guilty pleasure, and some scene keeps you exited to enjoy the action.

Verdict? See it
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crichton, Spielberg, and Goldblum go back to Jurassic Park, 27 Jan 2005
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Lawrance M. Bernabo (The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota) - See all my reviews
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"The Lost World: Jurassic Park" is based on the novel by Michael Crichton, but that would only be part of the novel "The Lost World" because most of it ends up in "Jurassic Park III." In a lot of ways this film is actually closer to Arthur Conan Doyle's version of "The Lost World," where humans enter a prehistoric world, whilce Crichton's purpose was to look at the dark side of Walt Disney. But all this really means is that neither movie is the original "Jurassic Park," and given that standard any sequel is going to be disappointing.
The story is that Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), the chaos mathematician and Cassandra of the first film, is back amongst the dinosaurs even though he does not want to be. But his girlfriend, Dr. Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore) is already on Island B and so Ian is off to the rescue. The idea is that in addition to the island with Jurassic Park on it John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) had a second island, Isla Sorna, where dinosaurs were also being bred and allowed to run around with even more liberty (to wit, no electrical fences or any other barriers). So Ian joins Sarah, nature photographer Nick Van Owen (Vince Vaughn), gadget expert Eddie Carr (Richard Schiff), and to everyone's surprise, Ian's daughter Kelly (Vanessa Lee Chester).
The group has enough problems when they make the mistake of rescuing a baby T-Rex with a broken leg, but then Hammond's nephew, Peter Ludlow (Arliss Howard) shows up with legendary big game hunter Roland Tembo (Pete Postlehwaite) and his merry men. Ludlow wants to round up some dinosaurs to take back to the San Diego Zoo while Tembo wants the chance of a lifetime to hunt and bag a T-Rex buck. Malcolm keeps warning everybody that death and screaming is the inevitable result of fooling around with Mother Nature when it comes to bio-genetically engineered dinosaurs, but if anybody listened to him where would the fun be?
For me the reference point is the T-Rex attack sequence in "Jurassic Park," which I think is, from a cinematic standpoint, the best in director Stephen Spielberg's career. Anything that happens in a dinosaur movie, whether it is by Spielberg or anybody else, gets judged against the standard of that sequence. I still have a vivid memory of sitting in the theater at the first midnight showing of the film watching that sequence and thinking it would terrify my son, who was still in grade school, and how would I ever explain to him that he could not see this movie? (He saw the movie, I got him a neon bedspread that we still have, and he wants to be a military historian, so it turned out okay). The bottom line with "The Lost World" is that there is nothing like that here.
The best sequence in the film is actually somewhat tangential to the dinosaurs, having to do with a vehicle on the side of a cliff. There is also a very effective shot of a group of velociraptors moving through the high grass to start picking off the harried survivors. But if we are talking about anything as terrifying as that original T-Rex attack sequences, then there is nothing close. For that matter we are, for the most part, missing the sense of shock and awe over the presence of real, living, and breathing, dinosaurs that you can see and touch. The first time we see dinosaurs in this film, a family of stegosaurs, is not even close to that same moment in the first film. But then most of the characters in the film treat the dinosaurs like commodities or special effects. The only two characters who really seem like they are interacting with real dinosaurs are Sarah and Tembo, although their positions on the beasties are polar opposites. It could simply be because Moore and Postlehwaite are the two best actors in the film, each working to make potentially stereotypical characters (damsel in distress, big game hunter) into something more realistic. Goldblum is still too much of the anti-hero to be an action star, but fortunately the film does not try to make him into one.
"The Lost World" is still enjoyable because it is still Spielberg on the other side of the camera running the show and even while there are comic moments he does not back off from the fact that these animals are more than willing to gobble up people (sometimes he combines the comedy and eating as with the dog in the backyard who has to guard the house against a T-Rex). Spielberg made the movie because of the final sequence, which gets a dinosaur off the island and back to California for some mayhem in the streets and if the film was going to bump up to the next level that was where it gets to happen, but the end result is pretty pedestrian (actually, lots of pedestrians, as well as people in cars and buses). Still, it is a Stephen Spielberg dinosaur movie, which is not a bad way to spend an evening in the safety of your own home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 July 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 8 July 2014
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good film..even tho old!!
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