The Lost World - Jurassic Park
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Just when you'd think that scientists would realize dinosaurs and humans don't mix, along comes The Lost World: Jurassic Park to prove you wrong. In this sequel, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist and onetime colleague Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to his home with some startling information -- while nearly everything at his Jurassic Park had been destroyed, engineers were also operating a second site, where other dinosaurs, resurrected through DNA cloning technology, had been kept in hiding. Hammond has learned the dinosaurs on the second island are alive and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The dinosaur creations are even better than those in the first film --- credible, breathtaking and frightening. As for the rest, every department pales by comparison."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Special effects demand dino closeups, but the technical miracles seem sadly mundane."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Readily the worst thing Steven Spielberg has ever made."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Nastier beasts and mean people in intense sequel."
‑ Randy White, Common Sense Media
"More turns out to be less in this lacklustre sequel, though once again the effects are a thrill to behold."
‑ , Film4
"In short, what you'd expect, and no more."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Many people will find much to divert them in The Lost World, and not worry whether or not it falls short of Jurassic Park."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"I never held The Lost World in such high esteem, but I watched it multiple times and always felt it got a bit of a bum rap. After checking it out again fourteen years later, I still feel the same way."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"The film is essentially a grab bag of sequences tied together by a minimal storyline that allows several abandoned scenes from the first book to reach the screen"
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"Nothing extinct here, just pure dino-might!"
‑ Tom Meek, Film Threat
"The Lost World has the vibe of 'obligatory sequel,' just what director Steven Spielberg probably wanted to avoid."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"There are many more dinosaurs this time around, taking up much more screen time...But don't expect to be wowed as much as you were by Jurassic Park."
‑ Louis B. Parks, Houston Chronicle
"It's a fun ride, but not as nutritional as its predecessor strived to be..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"This summer's blockbuster to beat is beach reading for the big screen, and why should it be otherwise?"
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The Lost World is like painting by numbers -- you get something that looks pretty good, but there's no creativity in getting there."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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