Directed by Steven
Spielberg (1997, Universal Pictures)
Starring Jeff Goldblum, and Richard Attenborough
Experts and hunters look towards a second Jurassic island for
vastly different reasons.
January 9th, 2012, on
TV for the second time
The Jurassic Park trilogy was on TV
recently, so I decided that I wanted to see this again, and see if it
was as bad as I thought the first time I saw it. It certainly was. After
the first few minutes on the island, I was laughing at the stupidity of
the people, the writing, and the story. So many stupid things needed to
happen for this movie to take place the way it did, that some really bad
luck must have been chasing these people. And so much of it was
inconsistent with the first movie, such as the T-Rex unable to catch a
slow-movie crowd (where it could almost catch the jeep in the the other
park), and the raptors were much less ferocious here, in order for some
people to survive. I used this movie as a chance to laugh, instead of
true entertainment. I'm really sorry it was this bad.
1997 in the Theatre
The questions I asked in my review
of Jurassic Park would have been fine if at least some of them had
been answered in the sequel, The Lost World. Since I have no intention
of every sitting through that disaster again, I'll mention what I remember
of it here.
I saw the movie in the theatre, for which I now call it Lost
Money. There was one good scene in the whole movie, that is the raptor
tails in the grass as they chase their prey. That was just beautiful,
as was the variety of dinosaurs. They went all out with the effects.
It's too bad the story was so wasted.
There were so many bad moments that I wanted to leave the theatre
very early on, which has never happened to me before. The T-rex could
not outrun a crowd of people, when in the first movie it almost overtook
a jeep. And bringing it to LA was just a bad idea, from the characters
and from the writers. Bad, bad, bad, all around.
The original Jurassic Park, however, was really good. Even with the
unanswered questions, and some poor acting and dialogue, it manages to
shine. They should have kept it as a single movie.