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

Peter has the T-Rex fenced in some gigantic cage thing that seems specially designed to hold one. Where the hell did this thing come from? There’s no way they could have dragged the T-Rex all the way back to their camp. Did some of the hunters really hike all the way back to camp, get the cage, and bring it all the way back here? And if they did, how did they make it there and back on the same night?

Roland finally has his trophy, but we see he’s too saddened by Ajay’s death to savor it. Now we see the real reason Ajay was in the movie: so Spielberg could compromise. See, the kid half and the PC monster half of him are in total disagreement over what side Roland is on and how he should end up. Here, Ajay’s death allows him to give up hunting, so he can survive.

[Book Version: As you might have guessed, the book ends with the survivors leaving the island. There’s an epilogue with them on the ocean, and that’s it. However, it seems that the writers thought we needed some kind of throwback to monster movies of old to end with. That, and Peter hasn’t died yet. So here’s the ending we get instead.]

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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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