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->'''Hammond''': Don't worry, I'm not making the same mistakes again!\\
'''Malcolm''': No, no, you're making all new ones.

''The Lost World: Jurassic Park'' is the second film in the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' movie franchise, directed, like [[Film/JurassicPark its predecessor]], by Creator/StevenSpielberg.

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.

Things don't get any better when the dinosaurs are brought back to San Diego.

The film is loosely based on ''Literature/{{The Lost World|1995}}'' by Creator/MichaelCrichton, though it takes even less from its source material than the first film did.

Is followed by both ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', directed by Creator/JoeJohnston, and, after a long wait in DevelopmentHell, ''Film/JurassicWorld'', directed by Colin Trevorrow.

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!!''The Lost World: Jurassic Park'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* ActionGirl: Kelly Curtis [[TookALevelInBadass becomes this]] during the climactic fight within the island interior, using [[ChekhovsSkill gymnastics]] to knock a full-grown adult ''Velociraptor'' over, managing to get it impaled.
-->'''Ian''': The school cut you from the team?
* AdaptationDistillation: The movie keeps the novel's basic premise and some of its characters, but is otherwise very different. Key characters from the novel like Doc Thorne, Richard Levine, Arby and Lewis Dodgson are omitted from the movie. John Hammond (still [[SparedByTheAdaptation dead in the book's continuity]]), Roland Tembo, Nick van Owen, Peter Ludlow, Dieter Stark, and Ajay do not appear in the novel. Eddie Carr and Doc Thorne are merged, as are Kelly and Arby. Dodgson's BigBad role is effectively taken by Ludlow ([[spoiler:both even die the same way]]).
* AngerBornOfWorry: Malcolm is ''not'' happy about Sarah's solo trip to Isla Sorna and becomes even less thrilled when he learns that Kelly tagged along.
* AnimalStampede: The film shows a variety of dinosaurs stampeding while being chased by [=InGen=] hunters.
* AnimalWrongsGroup: Nick's stated to be ex-Greenpeace, and it's implied he was on the militant side that boarded ships.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
-->'''Sarah''': [''to Ian''] I've worked around predators since I was twenty years old. Lions, jackals, hyenas … you.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Stark and Ludlow.]]
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:Roland Tembo]] manages to stay alive ''and'' capture a ''fully grown bull Tyrannosaurus … alive''. All without a scratch.
* BaldOfAwesome: Roland Tembo, the big-game hunter hired by the baddies to lead the hunt. Despite being bald and middle-aged, he's on the island to hunt the last big-game creature left: a freaking bull ''Tyrannosaurus rex''. He accomplishes it to boot.
** BaldOfEvil: Roland is also one of the film's villains, albeit one of the NobleDemon variety.
* BaseOnWheels: The trailers used by Malcolm's team.
* BilingualBonus:
** After Stark chases off the compies that attacked him, he can be heard muttering angrily in Swedish as he walks away. It's pretty easy to guess the sentiment even if you don't understand the actual words, which boil down to "[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] lizards".
** As a group of Japanese businessmen run from a ''T. rex'' in San Diego, one of them shouts, "We left Japan to get ''away'' from [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} this]]!"
* 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.
* BringItBackAlive: The goal of the [=InGen=] hunters.
* BrickJoke: Eddie Carr chastises Ian for [[PercussiveMaintenance banging the satellite phone]] in an attempt to get it to work. A minute later, while Ian is meeting Nick van Owen, Eddie is fiddling with the phone and starts banging it. Also counts as a FunnyBackgroundEvent.
* BuffySpeak:
** Roland Tembo has quite a bit of trouble with the pronunciation of the dinosaurs' names.
--->[''Chasing dinosaurs on the game trail'']\\
'''Tembo''': You're coming up on a…\\
[''Flips through his dinosaur guide'']\\
'''Tembo''': A Pachy … a pachy … oh, hell. Uh, the fathead with the bald spot. Friar Tuck!
** And later it seems like his team is having fun with his explanations:
--->'''Hunter''': Say again, Roland, a what?\\
'''Tembo''': [''Throws the guidebook away''] The one with the big red horn. Pompadour. Elvis!
* ByWallThatIsHoley: Sarah, Ian, and Nick somehow survive a dual-trailer RV falling around them as they dangle off a cliff edge. Even with the front windshield smashed open you'd figure ''something'' in the vehicle would hit them on its way down…
* CallBack:
** When Ian, Nick, and Eddie are searching for Sarah, they call out her name repeatedly. At one point, Nick shouts out "Sarah Harding!", leading to a sarcastic response from Ian. Later on, when he, Kelly, and Sarah are searching the abandoned center for Nick, Ian calls out for him, at one point shouting "Nick van Owen!"
** Ludlow spends basically the entire movie comparing himself to Hammond, saying that he will succeed where Hammond failed. When the ''T. rex'' escapes from the ship and begins wreaking havoc in San Diego, Ian says to him, [[NotSoDifferent "Now you're John Hammond."]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: Hammond's greedy nephew, Ludlow, during the deleted board meeting scene, calls out Hammond as a "born-again naturalist" who is allowing [=InGen=] to go bankrupt in order to keep the dinosaurs from being exploited; he then has the nerve to say he [[{{Hypocrite}} doesn't enjoy speaking unfavorably about his own uncle.]]
* CaptainObvious:
** Sarah when the parent ''T. rex''es show up at the trailer.
--->'''Sarah''': This isn't hunting. They're here for their infant.
** There's also this exchange not too long after:
--->'''Roland''': Our communications equipment's been destroyed and if your radio and satellite phone were inside those trailers that went over the cliff--\\
'''Ian''': They were.\\
'''Roland''': Then we're stuck here, ladies and gentlemen. And stuck together, thanks to you people!
* CasualDangerDialog:
** Ian does this several times, most notably when the ''T. rex''es are about to attack the trailers:
--->'''Ian''': Mommy's very angry.
** And speaking from experience minutes later:
--->'''Ian''': [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Hang on, this is gonna be bad.]]
** When Eddie arrives to try and pull his compatriots out of the dangling trailers, he asks them what they want. [[DeadpanSnarker Ian, Nick, and Sarah all go into full sarcasm mode and order food, like he's a waiter.]]
--->'''Eddie''': Rope, OK. Anything else you want?\\
'''Ian''': Yeah, three double cheeseburgers with everything.\\
'''Nick''': No onions on mine.\\
'''Sarah''': And an apple turnover!
* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with the insta-kill neurotoxin Eddie brings along. [[spoiler:He tries to raise the gun with the toxin in it to shoot the ''T. rex'' pair while he is pulling the mobile lab trailer up from the cliff's edge, but the gun's barrel gets tangled in a net and Eddie gets killed.]]
* ChekhovsLecture: Sarah describes her ongoing debate with Dr. Robert Burke regarding the parental habits of ''T. rex'' as a nurturing parent (she says) and not a "natural rogue who would abandon its young" (he says). She gets proven horribly correct. Later, she points out that moving the baby caused the ''T. rex'' to redefine its territory and that it now views the humans as a threat and will use its superior olfactory senses to track them down until they leave the island (or it [[KillThemAll eats them all]]), with which Burke disagrees. Guess who lives and who is killed horribly when the ''T. rex'' does everything Sarah said it would … because ''Sarah'' was dumb enough to continue carrying around a jacket ''covered in the blood of said ''T. rex''[='=]s infant''!
* CombatParkour: Kelly uses her gymnastic skills to kill one of the ''Velociraptors''.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Sarah, as she straight up tells Ian that he's never around when she really needs him and right now, she doesn't.
* CompositeCharacter:
** The [[WiseBeyondTheirYears precocious]] twelve-year-old Kelly and black ChildProdigy Arby, Levine's pupils, were merged into the single character of Kelly, Malcolm's daughter.
** The movie version of Sarah Harding is a mix between the book version of Sarah (animal behaviorist who was an ex of Ian's) and Richard Levine (naive, impulsive paleontologist whose preemptive trip to Isla Sorna convinces Ian to organize a rescue expedition and whose dumb decisions constantly put the team in greater danger).
** The rugged, badass Dr. Jack Thorne and his younger (but very capable) employee, Eddie Carr, were similarly combined into the movie's relatively mousy Eddie, while Book!Eddie's physical appearance was transferred to new character Nick van Owen.
** Dodgson's antagonistic role is effectively taken by Ludlow ([[spoiler:both even die the same way]]).
* CreditsGag: In the credits, the name of a character (played by David Koepp, who wrote the screenplay for the movie) devoured by the ''T. rex'' in front of the video store is given as "Unlucky Bastard".
* DarkerAndEdgier: This one is remembered as the most violent of the franchise, notably for being the film with the highest body count and the most violent death scene (at least until ''Film/JurassicWorld'' came along, anyway). Oddly enough, at the same time it tries to be funny far more frequently than either its predecessor or sequel, mostly due to the fact that Malcolm takes the reins as the main protagonist, making for some weird MoodWhiplash.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Roland Tembo. He finds Ludlow's general ignorance annoying. Here are two examples:
--->"This is a game trail, Mr. Ludlow. Carnivores hunt on game trails. Do you want to set up a base camp or a buffet?"\\
"Come on, let's get this [[Creator/ErnestHemingway movable feast]] underway!"
** And of course about half of Ian Malcolm's dialogue.
* DeathByAdaptation:
** [[spoiler:Eddie Carr]] (being a CompositeCharacter with an assistant of his that performs the same HeroicSacrifice in the book).
** Oddly enough, ''an object'': the entire BaseOnWheels (in the book the same situation with the ''T. rex''es and the cliff occurs, but only the front part of the RV is destroyed and the characters even use the trailer as a shelter for a while before venturing to find a way off the island).
** Everybody killed during the ''T. rex''[='=]s rampage in San Diego (no similar scene happens on the novel). This includes [[spoiler:Ludlow]] (in the novel, [[spoiler:Dodgson]] died in a similar scene).
* DemotedToExtra:
** Tim and Lex, now four years older, only get cameos in the third scene and are not mentioned again.
** The ''Velociraptor''s were the most memorable antagonists in the previous film. Here, they're just dangerous obstacles.
* DevouredByTheHorde:
** There's had a scene taken from the original ''Literature/JurassicPark'' novel, where a small child is attacked and nearly eaten by a pack of Compsognathus.
** One of the hunters from [=InGen=] killed by a compy pack later on.
* DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: There's a poster for a film version of ''Theatre/KingLear'' starring Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger. This might be a ShoutOut to the fact that the original ''Jurassic Park'' film is considered a major reason that ''Film/LastActionHero'', which featured a sequence of Schwarzenegger as ''{{Theatre/Hamlet}}'', failed at the box-office as it did.
* DragonInChief: Roland Tembo, the chief hunter on [=InGen=] exec Peter Ludlow's expedition, instantly makes it clear that while they're on the island, Roland is in charge (or Ajay and then Stark when he's not around), not his employer. Mostly because Ludlow is [[TooDumbToLive so stupid]] that he tries to set up camp on a ''game trail''. In a variation from how this trope is usually played, Ludlow is fine with this once it's pointed out to him.
* DrowningMySorrows: Ludlow goes from giddy as a kid on Christmas to taking a pull from his flask every other scene after the dinosaurs destroy his team's base camp, leaving them stranded on the island.
* EntitledBastard: Peter Ludlow views all the dinosaurs on Isla Sorna as his company's personal property and disregards the wishes of his uncle John Hammond to go after them. It goes about as well for him as you'd expect.
* EscapedAnimalRampage: A ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' is taken back to San Diego with the intention of putting it in a zoo, but it escapes before its captors can do so.
* FauxAffablyEvil: While Peter Ludlow's deference to EnsembleDarkhorse Roland and his relatively light-handed treatment of the hired mercenaries in his employ may seem to qualify him for AffablyEvil status, the first scene he appears in makes it clear he is a stock CorruptCorporateExecutive who has been plotting for years to [[TheUsurper usurp]] control of [=InGen=] from his uncle John Hammond. He also unapologetically admits to [[MaliciousSlander slandering]] Dr. Malcolm's reputation in the public eye to discredit his expose of the original Jurassic Park incident. Ludlow's priorities become clear in the final act, when he insists on capturing Papa ''rex'' and his baby and bringing them back to the mainland which sets in motion the ''T. rex'' rampage through San Diego.
* FiveBadBand: The villainous team forms one. They're hunting down the dinosaurs in order to return them to Ludlow's mainland zoo.
** BigBad: Peter Ludlow
** TheDragon: Roland Tembo. Actually the DragonInChief
** TheBrute: Dieter Stark
** The EvilGenius: Robert Burke
** The DarkChick: Ajay
** {{Mooks}}: Carter and the RedshirtArmy
* FiveManBand: Ian Malcolm and his heroic team forms one. They're suppose to research the dinosaurs and prove how peaceful they are on the island, but come into conflict with Ludlow's hunters.
** TheHero: Ian Malcolm
** TheLancer: Sarah Harding
** TheBigGuy: Nick van Owen
** TheSmartGuy: Eddie Carr
** TheChick[=/=]TagalongKid: Kelly
* FlippantForgiveness: Ian Malcolm tells Peter Ludlow, "When you try to sound like Hammond, it comes off as a hustle. I mean, it's not your fault. They say talent skips a generation. So, I'm sure your kids will be sharp as tacks."
* FollowTheChaos: How Malcolm finds the ''T. rex'' that's rampaging through San Diego: "Follow the screams." Cue woman screaming.
* GadgeteerGenius: Eddie Carr and Jack "Doc" Thorne, who didn't make it to the movie. See CompositeCharacter above.
* GreatWhiteHunter: Roland Tembo, a rare modern example.''
* GuileHero: Nick Van Owen is not afraid to play dirty with Peter Ludlow and his hired mercenaries.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The gruesome demise of [[spoiler:Eddie Carr]], ripped in two by two ''T. rex''es.
* HeroicBSOD: Roland experiences one after learning of [[spoiler:Ajay]]'s death. He rejects a job offer from Peter Ludlow and says he's going to leave his life of hunting behind, having seen too much death by this point.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Eddie Carr]]; doubles as a DespairEventHorizon since he was the only one who could probably have repaired the damaged radio equipment.
* HiddenDepths: Roland Tembo. Although working for [=InGen=], he shows concern for the safety of Kelly, and his own crew, and at the end seems to [[HeelRealization realize he's been on the wrong side]].
-->'''Peter Ludlow''': I remember the people who help me, Roland. There's a job for you at the park in San Diego, if you want it.\\
'''Roland Tembo''': No thank you. I believe I've spent enough time in the [[StealthPun company of death]].
** A deleted scene shows Roland picking a fight with an obnoxious diner making unwelcome advances on a waitress.
--->'''[[GentlemanAdventurer Roland Tembo]]''': You, sir, are no gentleman.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** Played with for Ian: upon learning that Sarah is already on Site B, he is perfectly willing to jeopardize the lives of two people (whom he was about to stop from even going on the expedition) in order to ensure her safety. This is immediately after Ian tells Hammond to stop selfishly risking the lives of others for his own ends. Upon retrieving her, however, he spends the rest of his time trying to get them off the island ASAP, and he ''does'' make at least token efforts to convince Eddie and Nick that staying any longer is not a good idea.
** Sarah Harding repeatedly fails to heed her own advice. She chastises the others in her group about the importance of observing without interacting shortly after almost getting herself killed attempting to pet an infant ''Stegosaurus''. She chastises Nick for his terrible idea to bring the infant ''Tyrannosaurus'' back to the trailer, then shuts up and helps him do it. After this inevitably ends in disaster, she proceeds to explain the dangers of the bull ''rex'' tracking the group with its powerful olfactory sense, but brings the jacket coated in the infant's blood with her as they flee. Sarah has a bad habit of telling off others for things she then proceeds to do anyway.
* IdiotBall: Sarah Harding manages to blow off every single one of Ian's warnings, [[{{Hypocrite}} as well as several of her own]], throughout the movie, even after people have actually started dying. Ian gets rightly pissed when she didn't bother masking her trail when she brings the injured ''T. rex'' baby to the trailer.
* InfantImmortality:
** The little girl somehow survives the compy attack in the beginning of the movie, mentioned in an exposition scene soon after that her family and their crew were able to get to her in time. Nobody else who crosses the little buggers' path is so lucky.
** Kelly survives the island relatively unscathed. At one point, she's smart enough to seek shelter elsewhere, quietly, before the trailers are attacked.
** The infant T-Rex also survives no fewer than ''[[RuleOfThree three]]'' abductions and is ultimately reunited with its parents and returned to the island.
* InformedAbility:
** We're told that Dr. Harding is an expert at surviving away from civilization in the midst of animal predators. Yet she plays with a baby ''Stegosaurus'' (even after it starts making noises) right next to its parents, goes along with a plan to bring the baby ''T. rex'' into their trailer, and walks around with ''T. rex'' blood on her clothes without thinking of the consequences.
** Justified when the ''T. rex'' tracks the fleeing humans to their camp. In a conversation between Sarah and Dr. Burke, we discover that the tyrannosaur has a sense of smell second only to the turkey buzzard, which will allow them to track the humans across the island to address the perceived threat to their offspring. The ''T. rex''[='=]s established sense of smell allows it to find them shortly after, but once it pokes its head into Kelly and Sarah's tent, it can't find them so long as they lie perfectly still and don't make a noise. The scent it's been following was the infant blood on the jacket hanging over their heads, which is masking their scent; this gives them an opportunity to escape and survive.
* InstantSedation: Subverted when [=InGen=]'s mooks accidentally give the ''T. rex'' too much sedative, causing it to go into cardiac arrest. In their attempts to save the dinosaur they gave it enough stimulant to kill a rhino, which causes it to wake up and spend the next thirty minutes trashing San Diego. Odds are, had it not been sedated again, it would have kept trashing the place for quite possibly days until it either burned through the stimulants in its blood or suffered a heart attack.
* JunglesSoundLikeKookaburras: Kookaburras can be heard on Isla Sorna, which is supposed to be west of Costa Rica.
* KarmicDeath: Stark shocks a compy for no reason early on. They get their revenge later.
* KillerRabbit: Compies. Small, carnivorous, attack in packs, and don't fear humans.
* LampshadeHanging:
** Ian's line: "Oooh, ahhh. That's how it always starts. But later there's running, and screaming."
** Only once in the entirety of the film does anyone point out that white Ian Malcolm's daughter is black (Nick, to Eddie: "Do you see any family resemblance here?").
* LaserGuidedKarma: Stark exists almost entirely for this purpose, shocking a compy with a cattle prod in his first appearance only to get brought down by a pack of them midway through the film.
* LittleMissBadass: Kelly, when she [[ChekhovsSkill uses gymnastics]] to [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice take out a raptor]].
* LittleStowaway: Kelly (a CompositeCharacter of Kelly and Arby from the novel version).
* TheLoad: Kelly for most of the beginning, though she becomes more helpful later in the film.
* LostInTheMaize: [[MemeticMutation "DON'T GO INTO]] [[ShmuckBait THE LONG GRASS!"]] Naturally, [[TooDumbToLive they do]], and HilarityEnsues. The clip from the ReactionShot entry, which comes from this scene, is ''priceless''.
* MaliciousSlander: Peter Ludlow in the backstory, as he is revealed to have given the order for [=InGen=] to wage a campaign of this on Ian Malcolm after he breaks his nondisclosure agreement and goes public regarding the original Jurassic Park incident. The end of the movie makes it clear that Malcolm will get the last laugh, however.
* MamaBear and PapaWolf:
** The two ''T. rex''es in ''The Lost World'' (novel and movie) will ''not'' let ''anyone'' hurt or kidnap their babies.
** The ''Stegosaurus'' parents try to attack Sarah after seeing her as a threat to their baby.
* MatchCut: The screaming mother seeing her mauled daughter in the prologue is matched up with a shot of Malcolm yawning in a subway station, with the train "drowning out" the scream. It even features an ad behind him [[PicturePerfectPresentation making it seem as if he's in the same jungle as Isla Sorna's]].
* TheMillstone: Carter: he listens to music while his companion is getting mauled to death and screams at the top of his lungs when he sees the ''T. rex'', alerting it to where everyone else is. Even if he didn't have to keep watch, nonchalantly listening to some music with headphones and zoning out in a predator-filled jungle? [[TooDumbToLive Bad idea.]]
* MisplacedWildlife: Kookaburras are heard, even though these birds are native to Australia and the characters are supposed to be in Costa Rica. [[CaliforniaDoubling The film was shot in Australia, however.]]
* MonsterMunch: When the ''T. rex'' gets loose in San Diego, there's a brief scene of a random civilian getting munched on when he tries to get into a locked store. He's [[CreatorCameo the film's screenwriter]], David Koepp, credited as "Unlucky Bastard". [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/The_Lost_World__Jurassic_Park_1997.aspx?Page=5 ("Fitting punishment, I'd say.")]]
* MythologyGag: Ludlow's death is a direct copy of Dodgson's death in the book: wandering right into a family of ''T. rex''es.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Nick van Owen and the novel's version of Eddie Carr -- their decision to help the injured ''T. rex'' infant by bringing it back to camp with them leaves everybody hopelessly screwed over from that point on.
** Malcolm's insistence on rushing to "save" Sarah ensures that the equipment is neither ready nor entirely functioning, which is why Eddie is forced to come along (aside from curiosity about the dinosaurs).
* NobleDemon: Roland Tembo, the film's secondary antagonist, is your classic GreatWhiteHunter with a harsh but fair moral code. He is willing to nanny Peter Ludlow's ill-advised invasion of Isla Sorna, but he bears the protagonists no ill will and ultimately parts ways with Ludlow.
* NonActionBigBad: Ludlow is a NonActionBigBad who tries to get in on the action anyway, despite having no idea what he is doing.
* NonMaliciousMonster: The ''Tyrannosaurs''. While they're still very dangerous, the film casts them in a sympathetic light, particularly since they're spending the whole movie in MamaBear and PapaWolf mode.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Roland: “Pachy … pachy … oh, hell. The fat head with the bald spot, Friar Tuck!”
* NothingIsScarier: What killed everyone on the ''Venture'', anyway?
* OhCrap:
** {{Mama|Bear}} and {{Papa|Wolf}} ''T. rex'' retrieve their infant and gently put it out of harm's way … then [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge ROAR AND CHARGE FULL-SPEED]] at the trailers. Malcolm and Sarah's reaction is understandable.
** Sarah when she realizes that she has failed to follow proper camping protocol by leaving candy wrappers strewn around the tent and worst of all, her jacket with the baby ''rex''[='=]s wet blood hanging above their sleeping bags.
* PlotHole: It's never really explained what killed the crew of the freighter carrying the ''T. rex'' back to the mainland. It seems everyone just assumed out of hand that the ''T. rex'' itself did the deed, even though this is flatly impossible given the ''T. rex'' was trapped in the cargo hold. This is especially glaring when you realize the large ''T. rex'' must have somehow eaten the crew in the much smaller bridge without damaging the room itself. A scene cut from the script before shooting would have had a bunch of ''Velociraptor''s manage to get on-board the ship and wreak havoc.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: Ludlow is established in his very first scene as the movie's BigBad but when he next appears his Dragon quickly seizes operational control from him as it is obvious to the both of them that he has no idea what he is doing. Dieter Stark also falls victim to this thanks to the bad luck of being given command just before Nick and Sarah sneak into the base camp and free all the dinosaurs. His boss's reaction to coming back to a base camp literally on fire?
-->'''Roland Tembo''': That's the last time I leave you in charge.
* QuizzicalTilt: During its rampage in San Diego, the bull ''T. rex'' tilts its head sideways when Ian and Sara use the infant ''T. rex'' to lure its daddy back to the docks. Just as Ian had [[LampshadeHanging predicted earlier]], its expression just screams "You two again?"
-->'''Ian''': [''As he and Sarah are taking back the baby''] You know, when the adult sees that it's us, once again with his baby, he's gonna be like "{{You|Exclamation}}?!", ah, with some angry recognition.\\
'''Sarah''': Who knows, maybe he'll just be glad to see us.
* ProductPlacement: Mercedes Benz vehicles were used by Malcolm and company, and Sarah takes a picture with a Nikon camera. [[spoiler:Then, after the scene shifts to San Diego, we see a Southern California S & L branch, a Starbucks coffee shop, a Burger King ad on a bus, a Blockbuster video store, a Chevron gas station, a Unocal 76 gas station…]]
* PsychopathicManchild: In a surprising twist, Peter Ludlow is revealed to be one of these after arriving on the island. He treats the invasion of Isla Sorna like a vacation and the dinosaurs like a kid's Christmas toys. His deference to Roland Tembo is not unlike a child's deference to their parents (so long as the child is getting what they want) and when the base camp is overrun, he reacts with all the confusion and entitlement of a child stunned to find himself not getting his way for the first time.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: The ''T. rex''es decide to ram the BaseOnWheels off a cliff after they get their baby back.
* RedshirtArmy: The bad guys show up with a fairly large one. Surprisingly, while it's always obvious that they're there as cannon fodder, they make it through quite a bit of the movie unscathed before dying wholesale within the span of a few minutes.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Played with at one point between Peter Ludlow and Nick Van Owen when the former tries, repeatedly and without success, to rally the mercenaries under his employ to get up and get moving only to be interrupted by the latter who gets everyone up without even really trying. The scene make it clear that despite his hand in stranding them there, the mercenaries respect the "manly" Van Owen much more than they do the NonActionBigBad Ludlow.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Mamenchisaurus'' is this film's token sauropod.
* 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.
* SelfDisposingVillain: [[spoiler:Ludlow dies while trying to reclaim the infant ''T. rex'' one last time.]]
* SequelTheOriginalTitle: The franchise title and subtitle were reversed for this film. ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' decided for NumberedSequels instead. The fourth film, ''Film/JurassicWorld'', averts both of these altogether with a WordSequel.
* ShoutOut:
** The San Diego sequence has several Japanese businessmen among others running for their lives from the ''T. rex''; one of them yells, "[[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} I left Tokyo to get away from this!]]"
** There's probably no way to prove or disprove that, but ''T. rex'' in San Diego might also be a reference to a short SF story ''Paleontology: An Experimental Science'' published in 1974. Its plot [[http://books.google.com/books?id=N8qXUT06WucC&pg=PA129&lpg=PA129&dq=%22olsen%27s+earlier+entry%22+paleontology+%22an+experimental+science&source=bl&ots=7PQOWrLoyl&sig=4v9VV63lsRPn-_bvHS2iAN-FOJ8&hl=pl&ei=EHMyTKHsB4eWOMnA1KoG&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22olsen%27s%20earlier%20entry%22%20paleontology%20%22an%20experimental%20science&f=false involved reconstituting dinosaurs from DNA preserved in fossilized bone and skin fragments…]] [[http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/pseudosc/atmoviedna.htm and it ended with the reconstructed ''Tyrannosaurus'' getting loose in San Diego]]. It might also be a reference to another short story involving dinosaurs recreated from DNA that predated ''Jurassic Park'', Creator/RobertSilverberg's ''Our Lady of the Sauropods''. In this story, the resurrected dinosaurs were isolated on the "Dino Island" ([[NonIndicativeName which was actually a space station]]) "after that unfortunate San Diego event with the ''Tyrannosaur''" … which itself was a reference to aforementioned ''Paleontology: An Experimental Science''.
** Roland Tembo and Nick van Owen. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_the_Headless_Thompson_Gunner Someone is a Warren Zevon fan…]]
** The arrival of the spooky empty ship in San Diego is a homage to the similar sequence in ''{{Dracula}}'', although it's anyone's guess which (if any) of the film versions they had in mind.
** Before his urban rampage, ''Film/{{King Kong|1933}}'' was brought to the U.S. by a ship named ''Venture''.
** While helping set the baby's leg, Nick refers to Sarah as "Series/{{Dr Quinn|Medicine Woman}}."
** While wandering through a neighborhood, the ''T. rex'' scratches its jaw, something that most theropods in stop-motion films like ''Film/{{King Kong|1933}}'' and the original ''Film/TheLostWorld'' were animated to do.
* SmugSnake: Ludlow is too much of a [[EvilBrit stiff-upper-lip type]] to smirk very often, but he is clearly one of these, disregarding his uncle's wishes to leave Site B untouched and bullishly seizing control of [=InGen=] from him, effectively setting up a chess match between them that ends with Ludlow as ''rex'' chow and Hammond having obtained the documentary evidence he needs to rally the public's support for declaring Site B off-limits to human interference. Malcolm even calls him on it at one point; unfortunately, Ludlow is too smugly sure of himself to listen.
* StockDinosaurs: This film sees the return of ''T. rex'', ''Triceratops'', ''Velociraptor'', ''Parasaurolophus'', and ''Gallimimus'', along with the Jurassic Park debut of ''Stegosaurus'', ''Pachycephalosaurus'', and token non-dinosaur ''Pteranodon''. ''Compsognathus'' was also introduced to the mainstream thanks to this film (after many years of being simply the token "not all dinos were big" critter in educational dinosaur media, though [[RefittedForSequel its scene in the books is from the previous novel]]).
* 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).
* TakeThat:
** There's a notable shot at paleontologist Robert T. Bakker. Quick history lesson: Dr. Bakker has been a longtime rival of Dr. Jack Horner, the ''Jurassic Park'' series' official paleontological consultant. Horner is well known for having a massive ego (he proudly states that he was the inspiration for Dr. Grant), and always seemed to be in a perpetual state of bickering with Dr. Bakker, even on the most petty of speculative topics (such as the ''T. rex''[='=]s eyesight, which there is no way of actually studying). And thus in ''The Lost World'', Dr. Bakker gets his very own CaptainErsatz, a bumbling poser named Burke who gets scared out of hiding by a snake, [[DroppedABridgeOnHim right into the jaws]] of a ''T. rex''. Bakker loved the scene though and even responded to Horner (a proponent of the "rex as scavenger" theory), "[[InsultBackfire I told you]] ''[[InsultBackfire T. rex]]'' [[InsultBackfire was a hunter!]]"
** Ludlow, during his satellite videoconference with the [=InGen=] stakeholders:
--->'''Ludlow''': The city of San Diego is already famous for its animal attractions: the San Diego Zoo, Ride/SeaWorld, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers the San Diego Chargers]]…
* TakeThisJobAndShoveIt: Roland Tembo finally has enough of Ludlow after losing his best friend Ajay to velociraptors, and delivers a subdued but firm one of these to him, telling him he's "spent enough time in the company of death".
* TimeForPlanB: After Peter Ludlow's mercenaries arrive, Nick Van Owen reveals he was not sent just as a photographer, but as Hammond's "backup plan".
* ThisWayToCertainDeath: An attempt at averting this for the [=InGen=] hunting party goes wrong. "DON'T GO IN THE LONG GRASS! NOT IN THE LONG GRASS!" ''No one listens.''
* TitleDrop: Hammond refers to Isla Sorna as a "Lost World".
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* TooDumbToLive: Every death in the movie except for [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Eddie Carr]]]] and the San Diego civilians (who had no way to know or defend themselves from an angry ''T. rex''.)
** The "Unlucky Bastard" probably should have taken his chances running with the crowd rather than getting himself trapped between the ''T. rex'' and a locked store.
** [[spoiler:Peter Ludlow]] tries to capture the baby ''T. rex'' after the carnage of the San Diego rampage, while its father is nearby. It goes about as well as you'd expect.
** [[spoiler:Dieter Stark]] just walks off into a dinosaur-infested forest ''alone'' to relieve himself. He gets mauled to death by a flock of compies.
** Ajay, the guy yelling the already-mentioned "DON'T GO INTO THE LONG GRASS!" … goes into the long grass anyway.
** Carter, the headphones-wearing Hispanic guy also falls under this category by screaming like an idiot and alerting the ''T. rex'' to the presence of everyone else in the camp.
*** Not to mention wearing headphones with loud music ''while on an island full of wild dinosaurs''!
** Also all the main characters fall under this category, even the survivors. First, they mount a "rescue mission" on an island full of dangerous predators without bringing any weapons or anyone trained to use them. Then instead of working together with the hunters to try and escape, they constantly sabotage the efforts of the hunters for the sake of protecting the dinosaurs who are trying to kill them.
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* ViewerFriendlyInterface: The tie-in platformer game's prologues to each chapter has [[RuleOfCool rather cool]] computer screens that display information, location, video feed, and files of each character, such as the migration of a [[SmallAnnoyingCreature Compy]] tribe, a Human Hunter hacking into the [=InGen=] database for his briefing, a ''Velociraptor'' tracking a hunter, a ''T. rex'' storming into the [=InGen=] base, and Sarah Harding running for her life.
* {{Understatement}}: When the Tyrannosaurs come back for their baby, one of them knocks over a car.
-->'''Ian Malcolm''': Mommy's very angry.
* UnfinishedUntestedUsedAnyway: Eddie's equipment gets sent out into the field early, thanks to Malcolm getting them moving three days early. {{Subverted|Trope}} with the [[GunsAreWorthless neurotoxin gun]], which Eddie desperately tries but fails to use before [[spoiler:the ''rex''es tear him in half]].
* TheUsurper: John Hammond reveals that his nephew Peter Ludlow, the film's main villain, is one of these. After years of scheming, the film's opening scene gave Ludlow the leverage he needed to seize control of [=InGen=] from Hammond.
* VillainousRescue: The villains save Ian and the others from dangling over a cliff and help them to escape the island.
* WhamLine:
** Audiences got extremely quiet when the iconic roar of the ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' is heard for the first time, coming from the incredibly angry parents of a kidnapped baby ''T. rex''.
** A bit afterward, we have this line from Malcolm:
-->'''Malcolm''': [[MamaBear Mommy's very angry…]]
* WhamShot: Cathy Bowman meeting a ''[[KillerRabbit Compsognathus]]''.
* WhatTheHellHero: Malcolm gives one right back at Sarah when she repeatedly pokes fun at him for being afraid of returning to Jurassic Park. Considering the absolute hell that Malcolm and the other park-goers went through in the first film, it's completely understandable that [[ShellShockedVeteran he'd be terrified]] of going anywhere near dinosaurs again. And his [[{{Foreshadowing}} various warnings]] come across as kinda funny until you remember that they stem from the violent deaths of Muldoon, Arnold, Nedry, and Gennaro on Isla Nublar.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The Robert Bakker {{Expy}} gets killed when his aversion to snakes get him eaten by the ''T. rex''. Worse, the snake was a completely harmless milk snake, which is Hollywood's stock coral snake expy.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Despite only appearing in two scenes, John Hammond is playing one of these with his nephew, TheUsurper Peter Ludlow, the whole time. He counters Ludlow's seizing control of [=InGen=] from him by speed-rushing a team to the island before him, and counters Ludlow's small army of mercenaries with one ''very cunning'' GuileHero.
* YouExclamation: Malcolm predicts that the rampaging ''rex'' will react his way upon seeing its child with Malcolm and Harding.
* ZergRush: The [[KillerRabbit compies]] use this move, turning poor Stark into…
-->'''Malcolm''': Did you find him?\\
'''Roland''': [[FridgeHorror Just the parts they didn't like.]]
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