Phil's Quick Capsule Review

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Lost World: Jurassic Park feels every bit like the studio mandated sequel that it is.  Okay that’s a little unfair – the film at least manages to bring back original cast members Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough from the original Jurassic Park film, as well as reuniting them with legendary director Steven Spielberg but nobody here is giving their best work.  The issue lies in the films disjointed story, with some cheaper effects work not helping matters.  But worse still the film ultimately just feels like a retread of the far superior Jurassic Park, giving little reason why it actually needed to exist, with the most notable moment happening in the closing chapter as the T-Rex wreaks havoc in San Diego.   So not boring then but far from essential. 

Best Bit: Breaking glass

Worth A Rewatch: It passed a Sunday afternoon but hardly an essential rewatch

If You Liked this Try: Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Jurassic Park 3

6 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...