->''"Something Has Survived"''

''The Lost World: Jurassic Park'' is the second film in the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' franchise. Like [[Film/JurassicPark the first film]], it was also directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg.

After the abandonment of Isla Nublar following the events of [[Film/JurassicPark the first film]], John Hammond 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.

The film is loosely based on ''[[Literature/TheLostWorld1995 The Lost World]]'' by Creator/MichaelCrichton, though it takes even less from its source material than the first film did.

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

* ActionGirl: Kelly Malcolm [[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 (both even die the same way).
* AesopAmnesia:
-->'''Hammond:''' Don't worry. I'm not making the same mistakes again.\\
'''Ian:''' No, you're making all new ones.
* AffablyEvil: Peter Ludlow. While thought out to be your everyday [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt corporate executive]], most of the time he comes off as an overly ambitious and naive as hell but at the same time pretty likable fellow. He follows Roland's "suggestions" as to how to conduct a dinosaur hunt, even after being scolded by him, and when he sees dinosaurs for the first time, he is genuinely excited and awe-struck, not unlike a kid on a Christmas morning. He respects people who work for him and is ready to offer them long-term jobs upon completing the task at hand. While his decision to bring dinosaurs to the mainland backfires terribly, it doesn't appear to be in any way more worthy of condemnation than whatever oversights his uncle, an enterpreneur far older and experienced than Peter, had made on Isla Nublar in the previous film.
* AngerBornOfWorry: Malcolm is ''not'' happy about Sarah going to Isla Sorna by herself.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
-->'''Sarah to Ian:''' "I've worked around predators since I was 20 years old. Lions, jackals, hyenas...you."
* {{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. He's bald and middle aged, but he's on the island to hunt the last big-game creature left - a freaking bull ''Tyrannosaurus rex''. And he does so.
* BaseOnWheels: The trailers used by Malcolm's team.
* BilingualBonus: A group of Japanese business men are running from a ''T. rex'', and one of them shouts: "We left Japan to get ''away'' from [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} this]]!"
* BringItBackAlive: The goal of the [=InGen=] hunters.
* BrickJoke: Eddie Carr chastises Ian for 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.
* BloodlessCarnage: Somehow, we are to believe that being pulled in half will not result in having one's guts go flying everywhere.
* 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:''' The one with the big red horn. Pompadour. Elvis!
* ByWallThatIsHoley: Sarah, Ian and Nick Van Owen 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!", which warrants 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!".
** One that took a few viewings to catch: When Ian ducks into the car to hide from a pursuing raptor, he locks the car door with his foot.
** Ludlow spends basically the entire movie comparing himself to Hammond, saying that he will succeed where Hammond failed. When the ''T. rex'' escapes form 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 doesn't enjoy speaking unfavorably about his own uncle.
* CaptainObvious:
** Sarah when the parent ''T. rexes'' 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. rexes'' 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 yank the heroes out of the dangling trailers, he asks them what they want. [[DeadpanSnarker Ian, Nick, and Sarah all order food, like he's a waiter.]]
* 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 eaten.]]
* 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 meets a horrible death 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 and 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 Doc 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 (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. Oddly enough, at the same time it attempts at humor far more frequently than either of the other installments, mostly due to the fact that Malcolm takes the rein as the main protagonist, making for some weird MoodWhiplash.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Roland Tembo. He's pretty annoyed by the general ignorance of Ludlow. Two examples are:
--->'''Tembo:''' This is a game trail Mr Ludlow, carnivores hunt on game trails. Do you want to set up base camp or a buffet?
** And...
--->'''Tembo:''' Come on, let's get this [[ErnestHemingway movable feast]] under way!
** And of course about half the dialogue out of Malcolm's mouth.
* DemotedToExtra: Tim and Lex, now much older, only get cameos and are not mentioned again.
* 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.
* EscapedAnimalRampage: A Tyrannosaurus Rex is taken to the continent with the intention of putting it in a zoo, but he escapes before they could do so.
* FlippantForgiveness: Dr 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.
* GenreSavvy: When the baby ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' is brought back to the trailer, Kelly wisely realizes that its parents, or at least other dinosaurs, are going to hear its cries and immediately begins panicking and begs to be taken someplace safe.
* GreatWhiteHunter: Roland Tembo, a rare modern example.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The gruesome demise of [[spoiler: Eddie Carr]], ripped in two by two ''T. rexes''.
* 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 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}}: Ian, upon learning that Sarah is already on Site B, 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 selfishly risking the lives of others to further his own agendas.
-->'''Ian:''' John, if you wanna leave your name something, that's fine. But stop putting it on other people's tombstones.
* IdiotBall: Sarah Harding manages to blow off every single one of Ian's warnings throughout the movie until people actually start dying. Ian gets rightfully 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. Pretty much anyone else who crosses the little buggers' path aren't so lucky.
* InformedAbility: We're told that 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.
* 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 cause it to wake up and spend the next thirty minutes trashing San Diego. Odds are good that if it hadn't 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.
* KarmaHoudini: Nick van Owen caused nearly all the deaths in the [=InGen=] team and wound up making [=InGen=] order the ''T. rex'' and his baby to be brought to San Diego, [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever which goes as well as you'd expect]]. He doesn't get any comeuppance and simply disappears from the film's final act. For better or worse, he's ''supposed'' to be a good guy, in spite of all the trouble and deaths he unwittingly caused, so it only figures that he never gets to answer for them.
* 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 GenreSavvy line: "Oooh, ahhh. That's how it always starts. But later there's running, and screaming."
** Only once in the entirety of the film is it referenced that white Ian Malcolm's daughter is black.
* LittleMissBadass: Kelly, when she [[ChekhovsSkill utilises 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.''
* MamaBear and PapaWolf:
** The two ''T. rexes'' in ''The Lost World'' (novel and movie) are ''not'' going to let ''anyone'' hurt or take their babies away.
** 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.
* 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".
* MythologyGag:
** In the video game, one of the employees that [[FreezeFrameBonus flashes past in the Human Hunter's intro]] is listed as a "Possible [=BioSyn=] Spy". [=BioSyn=] was [=InGen=]'s rival in the first film, and was responsible for Nedry's sabotage, by bribing him to disable the park security and take the DNA of each dinosaur off-island, and were the major antagonists in the ''The Lost World'''s novel, instead of [=InGen=]'s hunter team.
** Ludlow's death is a direct copy of Dodgson's death in the book - wandering right into a family of ''T. rexes''.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nick Van Owen (see TooDumbToLive below) in the second film & the novel's version of Eddie Carr - their decision to help the injured ''rex'' infant by bringing it back to camp with them leaves everybody hopelessly screwed over from that point on.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Ludlow's mooks administer too much stimulant to the ''T. rex'' during transport, resulting in the San Diego rampage. [[spoiler: It eventually also lead to Ludlow's own KarmicDeath]].
* 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: “Pachy...pachy...oh hell. The fat head with the bald spot, Friar Tuck!”
* NothingIsScarier: What killed everyone on the ''Venture'', anyway?
* OhCrap:
** [[MamaBear Mama]] and [[PapaWolf Papa]] ''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 realises 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.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Roland Tembo evokes this trope as his reason for wanting to hunt the male ''Tyrannosaurus''.
--> '''Roland''': "Somewhere on this island is the greatest predator who ever lived. Second greatest predator must take him down."
* 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. Which is odd considering when Ludlow and his guards investigate the boat and find [[spoiler: one of the crew in a place where there's no chance the ''T. rex'' would have been able to eat him, yet all that's left of him is his hand]].
** Explained by a scene cut from the script before shooting: [[spoiler: a bunch of velociraptors manage to get on-board the ship and wreak havoc.]]
* RedshirtArmy: The bad guys show up with a fairly large one. Surprisingly, while it's always obvious that they're there for cannon fodder, they make it through quite a bit of the movie unscathed before dying wholesale within the span of a few minutes.
* SequelTheOriginalTitle: The franchise title and subtitle were reversed for this film. ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' decided for NumberedSequels instead. The fourth film (due June 2015), ''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'', i.e. 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 cardboard standee of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Theatre/KingLear may be a combination of TakeThat against ''Film/LastActionHero'' (which not only features a scene with Arnie as Hamlet, but also failed in the box office due to opening one week after ''JP'') as well as a ShoutOut to a Creator/StevenSpielberg produced cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', where it was a line from the song, "Variety Speak".
** 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.
** While helping set the baby's leg, Nick refers to Sarah as "[[Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman Dr. Quinn.]]"
* 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 diss to palaeontologist Robert T. Bakker. Quick history lesson: Dr. Bakker has been a long-time rival of Dr. Jack Horner, the ''Jurassic Park'' series' official palaeontological 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 is given his very own CaptainErsatz, a bumbling poser who gets scared out of hiding by a snake, and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim 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 T-Rex was a hunter!]]".
* ThisWayToCertainDeath:
** Yes, Dr. Malcolm, continue to shout for Nick van Owen in the middle of a run-down and suspiciously quiet complex. No ''Velociraptors'' here, no siree.
** 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.''
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* TooDumbToLive:
** [[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]] for just walking off into a dinosaur-infested forest ''alone'' to relieve himself. He gets mauled to death by a flock of compies.
** Sarah Harding, unlike her [[Literature/JurassicPark book incarnation]]. She is [[InformedAbility supposed to be a wildlife expert]], yet she repeatedly shows mistakes an amateur would make. Or perhaps a simple case of fatigue-induced idiocy, take your pick. It could be explained by the fact that [[CompositeCharacter her character was merged]] with that of Richard Levine from the book, who exhibits Too Dumb to Live behavior at times.
## She approaches a baby ''Stegosaurus'', causing them to attack. You do not do this to any wild animal's baby, especially if it's a social animal that spends a lot of time in a herd and raising its young. They call them MamaBear and PapaWolf for a reason.
## She allows Nick to bring the injured ''T. rex'' baby back to their camp while knowing that the parents will be looking for it, resulting in the total loss of their fortified, radio-equipped campsite and the death of [[spoiler:Eddie Carr.]]
## She wears the jacket covered in the baby ''T. rex's'' blood while crossing the island, which once again brings the ''T. rexes'' to the camp, killing multiple people, and chasing the rest into the raptor territory. Doubly weird because she's the one to warn that the ''T. rexes'' will be following them and mentions the ''T. rex's'' extremely acute sense of smell.
** Nick Van Owen brings the injured ''T. rex'' infant to camp right after freeing all captured dinosaurs on the [=InGen=] base, leading directly to the loss of both campsites and the untimely demise of [[spoiler:Eddie Carr.]] He later unloads Roland's rifle, leading to even more mayhem and carnage when the ''T. rexes'' track down their new camp.
** 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.
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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 responds "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}} with the [[GunsAreUseless tranq gun]], which Eddie desperately tries but fails to use before [[spoiler: the rexes tear him in half]].
* VillainousRescue: The villains save Ian and the others from dangling over a cliff and help them to escape the island.
* [[WhamLine Wham Roar]]: Audiences got extremely quiet when the iconic roar of the mother-fragging ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' is heard for the first time. What made this an even bigger Wham Roar? ''It came from the incredibly angry parents of a kidnapped baby T. rex.''
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The Robert Bakker {{Expy}} gets killed when his aversion to snakes get him eaten by the ''T. rex''. The worst part is that the snake was a completely harmless milk snake, which is Hollywood's stock coral snake expy.
* YouExclamation: Malcolm predicts that the rampaging rex will react his way upon seeing his 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.]]