A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B to study the dinosaurs, while an assault team plans to capture a Tyrannosaurus.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Written by David Koepp
Starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn,
Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Vanessa Lee Chester,
Peter Stormare, Richard Attenborough
Sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park
Based on the novel by Michael Crichton
Oscar Nominations - Best Visual Effects
I thought this sequel was a perfect follow-up to Jurassic Park. It had everything from the first one, plus an added bonus of a T-Rex in the big city. This time, Jeff Goldblum is the star, which is always good news. Not to say Sam Neill wasn't great, but he does not have the same presence as Goldblum.
The Lost World may not be as flawless as the first installment, but it does add to the story and gives us more background into the creation of the dinosaurs, while also delving into the idea of people trying to take the dinosaurs for their own devious reasons. I highly enjoyed this sequel and will never understand why it gets such critical backlash.
The Lost World served as a solid sequel to the first film. The story is slightly darker, with the stakes being raised considerably. There is a new company hoping to move in on Hammond's idea, for nefarious means. There are now tow T-Rexes to deal with. And a T-Rex is let loose in the big city. Quite a bit that happens in this installment.
Jeff Goldblum takes over the lead role and does an excellent job. It's great to see his character back and Goldblum is always a welcome addition to any movie. The rest of the cast is great as well; with Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, and Peter Stormare all giving believable performances.
While a lot of critics hate this installment, I quite enjoy it. It adds to the story of the dinosaurs and the overall mythology in general. A great sequel that adds to the first movie and is a lot of fun.