Film Watch – 350. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

the-lost-worldFast Facts

Title: The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Director: Steven Spielberg
Year: 1997
Run time: 2 hrs 9 mins

Background Info

Naturally, I love the first of the dinosaur films, and it made sense to purchase a Film Bundle on iTunes of all three. I only had vague memories of the second and third, and I seemed to recall them not being as good, although nowhere near as bad as they are sometimes made out to be!

Live Blog

3:16 – This kid is not scared of creatures, whether they are dinosaurs or not. I’d have run a mile.
4:55 – Jeff Goldblum is very tall.
9:11 – Never have the words “Site B” sounded so ominous.
13:20 – Sarah Harding! Girls Aloud singer turned palaeontologist.
15:34 – “I’ll love it when it works.” “It’ll work when you love it.”
19:36 – Mr C is drooling over the decked out research vehicles.
22:06 – Dino FanVision!
32:37 – They can only have been there about an hour, the kid has made an amazing amount of mess.
37:33 – They’ve built a dinosaur catching machine!
44:48 – I don’t quite buy that the dinosaur cages are just secured by tiny little lynchpins, but we’ll go with it for now.
48:35 – Poor baby T-Rex.
50:08 – They’re really not doing a good job with the whole not interfering thing.
53:18 – It’s raining, and the forest is moving because of an unseen monster. This is so LOST!
1:01:34 – If I swung a thing round a tree, it would hit me on the head on the other side.
1:06:38 – I was just thinking Eddie was too nice a character. Bloody dinosaurs.
1:13:40 – I am definitely one for the headphones but I think if I was on an island of dinosaurs, I’d want all my senses.
1:30:39 – There can’t be many people left to rescue at this point!
1:41:19 – It’s weird to see civilisation after so much jungle.
1:49:03 – I do think the army might have something to say about a rogue dino.
2:01:07 – Even after two dinosaur disasters, John Hammond still loves ’em.

Conclusions

It’s actually better than I remember, there’s plenty of fun dialogue to be had with Ian Malcolm around. It’s very predictable in places, and it does go a bit odd at the end with the dinosaur rampaging around the city. There’s talk of scenes being cut which explain why everyone on the boat was killed but the dinosaur was still trapped… it would have been good for them to keep some kind of explanation in about that!

Rating: 3/5

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