the lost world: jurassic park
Director: steven spielberg (every single brilliant movie ever)
Starring: Starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, richard Attenborough, and Vince Vaughn
REVIEWER: luke williams
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.
The sequel to Jurassic Park brings more dinos, more chases, and a similar storyline, but who cares? Dinosaurs!
As they say, life finds a way, and it turns out the dinosaurs have survived, bred, and flourished on an island neighbouring the original Jurassic Park. The island is being used for big game hunting and even as a lunch stop for the wealthy who are cruising past looking for private beach space. For some reason that seems a little trite, Ian (Jeff Goldblum) arrives on the island to get his partner Sarah (Julianne Moore). For some reason, he also brings his daughter to the island. What could possibly go wrong?
Ian attempts to convince people to leave with minimal success. And as the sun sets and the darkness of night creeps in, the T-Rex emerges to roam its domain. The palaeontology team rescue an injured baby T-Rex which causes mother and father Rex to become more than a little enraged.
This classic blockbuster is undoubtedly worse than the original from a storyline point of view, but the increase in visual spectacle goes some way to make up for it. There are many more dinosaurs and the effects are as good or better than the original movie. Steven Spielberg brings his trademark style through excellent suspense building and fear of what can’t be seen.
What The Lost World: Jurassic Park lacks in story it makes up for in an increase of the visual spectacle. It's a feast!