History Film / TheLostWorldJurassicPark

17th May '17 10:19:02 PM PaulA
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After the abandonment of Isla Nublar following the events of the first film, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) invites Dr. Ian Malcolm (Creator/JeffGoldblum) for a visit, and reveals that there is a second island with dinosaurs, which served as a breeding ground for the park. When Malcolm learns that Hammond has already mounted an expedition to explore the island and sent over Malcolm's palaeontologist girlfriend Sarah (Creator/JulianneMoore) in advance, he heads out to the island to retrieve her. There they discover that the [=InGen=] executives have launched their own expedition to bring back some of the dinosaurs to recoup their losses from the first venture. Things quickly take a downturn as both parties lose their communications and have to find a way to get off the island alive.

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After the abandonment of Isla Nublar following the events of the first film, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) (Creator/RichardAttenborough) invites Dr. Ian Malcolm (Creator/JeffGoldblum) for a visit, and reveals that there is a second island with dinosaurs, which served as a breeding ground for the park. When Malcolm learns that Hammond has already mounted an expedition to explore the island and sent over Malcolm's palaeontologist girlfriend Sarah (Creator/JulianneMoore) in advance, he heads out to the island to retrieve her. There they discover that the [=InGen=] executives have launched their own expedition to bring back some of the dinosaurs to recoup their losses from the first venture. Things quickly take a downturn as both parties lose their communications and have to find a way to get off the island alive.
3rd Apr '17 10:18:15 AM ThePest179
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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: Stark zaps a compy with a cattle prod early on. [[spoiler:It come back to bite him (literally) when the compies kill him.]]
12th Mar '17 10:49:46 AM karategal
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* BloodlessCarnage: When [[spoiler:Eddie]] is yanked in half, there's no gore to be seen. Later avoided when Tembo's dinosaur expert panics from a snake and runs right into the T. rex -- the waterfall everyone is hiding in becomes blood red.

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* BloodlessCarnage: When [[spoiler:Eddie]] is yanked in half, there's no gore to be seen. Later avoided when Tembo's dinosaur expert panics from a snake and runs right into the T. rex ''T. rex'' -- the waterfall everyone is hiding in becomes blood red.



** The infant T-Rex also survives no fewer than ''[[RuleOfThree three]]'' abductions and is ultimately reunited with its parents and returned to the island.

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** The infant T-Rex ''T. rex'' also survives no fewer than ''[[RuleOfThree three]]'' abductions and is ultimately reunited with its parents and returned to the island.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Ludlow goes through this when he witnesses [[spoiler:the ''T.rex'' escape into San Diego]], knowing it is entirely his fault.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Ludlow goes through this when he witnesses [[spoiler:the ''T. rex'' escape into San Diego]], knowing it is entirely his fault.



** Nick does it again when he removes the slugs from the shells Roland's [[{{BFG}} elephant gun]] is loaded with, leaving Roland unable to fire on the ''T.rex'' when it attacks the camp at night. If he hadn't done that, the hunter probably would've been able to stop or even kill the giant carnivore before it could massacre half the team, chase the humans into the velociraptors' claws and wreak all the havoc that was yet to come, including the one in San Diego. Made even worse by the fact that it was completely pointless since Roland eventually manages to neutralize the ''Rex'' with another weapon anyway, but a non-lethal one at that, so the whole rage-against-the-hunter thing (a noble cause but horribly misplaced on an island like [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Isla Sorna]]) led to nothing but a lot of [[SenselessSacrifice senseless loss of life]].

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** Nick does it again when he removes the slugs from the shells Roland's [[{{BFG}} elephant gun]] is loaded with, leaving Roland unable to fire on the ''T. rex'' when it attacks the camp at night. If he hadn't done that, the hunter probably would've been able to stop or even kill the giant carnivore before it could massacre half the team, chase the humans into the velociraptors' claws and wreak all the havoc that was yet to come, including the one in San Diego. Made even worse by the fact that it was completely pointless since Roland eventually manages to neutralize the ''Rex'' ''rex'' with another weapon anyway, but a non-lethal one at that, so the whole rage-against-the-hunter thing (a noble cause but horribly misplaced on an island like [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Isla Sorna]]) led to nothing but a lot of [[SenselessSacrifice senseless loss of life]].



** Ludlow gets a whole series of these later on, starting the moment the ''Venture'' repeatedly fails to respond to the harbor master's radio calls (this one coupled with a ScrewThisImOuttaHere). It continues once [[spoiler:the ''T.rex'' escapes its confinement]].

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** Ludlow gets a whole series of these later on, starting the moment the ''Venture'' repeatedly fails to respond to the harbor master's radio calls (this one coupled with a ScrewThisImOuttaHere). It continues once [[spoiler:the ''T. rex'' escapes its confinement]].



* PoliceAreUseless: At one point during the T-rex's rampage, the police (complete with an animal control unit) arrive on the scene...and promptly turn tail and speed off the way they came. One can assume that either they didn't believe that a dinosaur was tearing up San Diego or they were just poorly briefed on the situation.

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* PoliceAreUseless: At one point during the T-rex's ''T. rex's'' rampage, the police (complete with an animal control unit) arrive on the scene...and promptly turn tail and speed off the way they came. One can assume that either they didn't believe that a dinosaur was tearing up San Diego or they were just poorly briefed on the situation.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Virtually every time and everywhere a ''T.rex'' shows up, everyone except for a select few badasses turns tail and runs for their lives despite many of them being heavily armed. Especially noticeable in [[spoiler:San Diego]], though that's of course entirely justified, given the situation.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Virtually every time and everywhere a ''T. rex'' shows up, everyone except for a select few badasses turns tail and runs for their lives despite many of them being heavily armed. Especially noticeable in [[spoiler:San Diego]], though that's of course entirely justified, given the situation.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Robert Burke fills a similar niche to that of George Baselton from the novel. Both are the resident scientists for the villainous teams, and both get eaten by a ''T. rex'' as a result of incorrect scientific assumptions: Burke because he panics about a venomous snake(''Micrurus alleni'', the Costa Rican coral snake) being more dangerous than ''T. Rex'', (though granted, the snake did slither into his shirt), and Baselton because he thought ''T. rex'' vision was based on movement.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Robert Burke fills a similar niche to that of George Baselton from the novel. Both are the resident scientists for the villainous teams, and both get eaten by a ''T. rex'' as a result of incorrect scientific assumptions: Burke because he panics about a venomous snake(''Micrurus alleni'', the Costa Rican coral snake) being more dangerous than ''T. Rex'', rex'', (though granted, the snake did slither into his shirt), and Baselton because he thought ''T. rex'' vision was based on movement.



*** And that's not even getting into Sarah getting too close to a baby Stegosaurus with its ''entire herd'' lurking nearby, her and Nick setting all of the captured dinosaurs loose in the middle of a bunch of people, then deciding to bring a baby ''T-rex'' of all things back to their camp. Let's see did we forget anything? Oh yeah, Sarah walking around with a blood-soaked jacket and absolutely ''no one'', not even Roland, telling her to get rid of it even after noticing.

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*** And that's not even getting into Sarah getting too close to a baby Stegosaurus with its ''entire herd'' lurking nearby, her and Nick setting all of the captured dinosaurs loose in the middle of a bunch of people, then deciding to bring a baby ''T-rex'' ''T. rex'' of all things back to their camp. Let's see did we forget anything? Oh yeah, Sarah walking around with a blood-soaked jacket and absolutely ''no one'', not even Roland, telling her to get rid of it even after noticing.
1st Feb '17 5:41:46 PM Josef5678
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* AdaptationalWimp: The novel's version of Sarah is ''considerably'' smarter and more competent than the screen iteration.



* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Sarah Harding has the same surname as Gerry Harding, a member of the Park's staff in the first movie. In the novel, she's his daughter, but in the movie it's not explaining or remarked upon, possibly because Gerry Harding's role in the movie is so small (it's larger in the novel) that reminding the audience of his existence would just be confusing.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Sarah Harding has the same surname as Gerry Harding, a member of the Park's staff in the first movie. In the novel, she's his daughter, but in the movie it's not explaining explained or remarked upon, possibly because Gerry Harding's role in the movie is so small (it's larger in the novel) that reminding the audience of his existence would just be confusing.confusing.
* AdaptationalWimp: The novel's version of Sarah is ''considerably'' smarter and more competent than the screen iteration.
1st Feb '17 1:24:40 AM PaulA
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* AdaptationalWimp: The novel's version of Sarah is ''considerably'' smarter and more competent than the screen iteration.
1st Feb '17 1:23:41 AM PaulA
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* AdaptationalWimp: The novel's version of Sarah is ''considerably'' smarter and more competent than the screen iteration.


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* AdaptationalWimp: The novel's version of Sarah is ''considerably'' smarter and more competent than the screen iteration.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Sarah Harding has the same surname as Gerry Harding, a member of the Park's staff in the first movie. In the novel, she's his daughter, but in the movie it's not explaining or remarked upon, possibly because Gerry Harding's role in the movie is so small (it's larger in the novel) that reminding the audience of his existence would just be confusing.
6th Dec '16 5:50:04 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Robert Burke fills a similar niche to that of George Baselton from the novel. Both are the resident scientists for the villainous teams, and both get eaten by a ''T. rex'' as a result of incorrect scientific assumptions (Burke because he panics about a venomous snake(''Micrurus alleni'', the Costa Rican Coral Snake) being more dangerous than ''T. Rex'', (though granted, the snake did slither into his shirt), and Baselton because he thought ''T. rex'' vision was based on movement).

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Robert Burke fills a similar niche to that of George Baselton from the novel. Both are the resident scientists for the villainous teams, and both get eaten by a ''T. rex'' as a result of incorrect scientific assumptions (Burke assumptions: Burke because he panics about a venomous snake(''Micrurus alleni'', the Costa Rican Coral Snake) coral snake) being more dangerous than ''T. Rex'', (though granted, the snake did slither into his shirt), and Baselton because he thought ''T. rex'' vision was based on movement).movement.
5th Dec '16 2:53:52 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Robert Burke fills a similar niche to that of George Baselton from the novel. Both are the resident scientists for the villainous teams, and both get eaten by a ''T. rex'' as a result of incorrect scientific assumptions (Burke because a venomous snake(Micrurus Alleni, the Costa Rican Coral Snake) is more dangerous than ''T. Rex'', and Baselton because he thought ''T. rex'' vision was based on movement).

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Robert Burke fills a similar niche to that of George Baselton from the novel. Both are the resident scientists for the villainous teams, and both get eaten by a ''T. rex'' as a result of incorrect scientific assumptions (Burke because he panics about a venomous snake(Micrurus Alleni, snake(''Micrurus alleni'', the Costa Rican Coral Snake) is being more dangerous than ''T. Rex'', (though granted, the snake did slither into his shirt), and Baselton because he thought ''T. rex'' vision was based on movement).
5th Dec '16 2:50:09 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Robert Burke fills a similar niche to that of George Baselton from the novel. Both are the resident scientists for the villainous teams, and both get eaten by a ''T. rex'' as a result of incorrect scientific assumptions (Burke because he mistook a non-venomous snake for dangerous, Baselton because he thought ''T. rex'' vision was based on movement).

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Robert Burke fills a similar niche to that of George Baselton from the novel. Both are the resident scientists for the villainous teams, and both get eaten by a ''T. rex'' as a result of incorrect scientific assumptions (Burke because he mistook a non-venomous snake for dangerous, venomous snake(Micrurus Alleni, the Costa Rican Coral Snake) is more dangerous than ''T. Rex'', and Baselton because he thought ''T. rex'' vision was based on movement).
22nd Oct '16 12:20:35 AM Sumatris
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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Malcolm in the film's backstory, as it is revealed that he was the only survivor of the original Jurassic Park incident who broke his nondisclosure agreement and went public to expose [=InGen=]. Film villain Peter Ludlow countered with a campaign of MaliciousSlander that has made Malcolm a laughingstock in the public eye, but the film's climax vindicates Malcolm resoundingly.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Virtually every time and everywhere a ''T.rex'' shows up, everyone except for a select few badasses turns tail and runs for their lives despite many of them being heavily armed. Especially noticeable in [[spoiler:San Diego]], though that's of course entirely justified, given the situation.



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Malcolm in the film's backstory, as it is revealed that he was the only survivor of the original Jurassic Park incident who broke his nondisclosure agreement and went public to expose [=InGen=]. Film villain Peter Ludlow countered with a campaign of MaliciousSlander that has made Malcolm a laughingstock in the public eye, but the film's climax vindicates Malcolm resoundingly.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Virtually every time and everywhere a ''T.rex'' shows up, everyone except for a select few badasses turns tail and runs for their lives despite many of them being heavily armed. Especially noticeable in [[spoiler:San Diego]], though that's of course entirely justified, given the situation.
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