The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) (part 1 of 5)

Ah, bad sequels. Is there any other category of movies quite as craptacular? For every sequel that equals (The Godfather Part II) or surpasses (Aliens) the original film, there’s a mind-boggling slew of awful follow-ups that take everything that worked with their predecessor films and completely ignores it. Witness our current subject, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. As a huge Michael Crichton fan, what angered me more than anything was how the story was so needlessly changed from Crichton’s original novel. So, occasionally, I’ll take time out during this recap to point out just how different things are compared to the book version.

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

Multi-Part Article: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

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