Apr 13, 2012

Jurassic Park II - The Lost world

The lost world: Jurrasic Park 2
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Julianne Moore, Jeff Goldblum

: Home TV selection on a tired Friday night

The lost world in short:
After a small girl is attacked by a small group of compsognathus, Ian Malcolm discovers that there is a second island full of a variety of dinosaurs. Dr. John Hammond decides to send four adventure to monitor the dinosaur's lifestyle before INGEN move forward in controlling the island. Ian Malcolm doesn't like the idea and wants to contact the other three members, but before he can contact them, he finds out that his girlfriend, Sarah Harding is already on the island. Now, what was supposed to be a natural viewing of the incredible creatures in their habitats, has turned into a rescue mission with everyones life at danger.

Preps: Well, I don't have anything more important to do this night. Am tired as hell after a hell week and want to see something nice. I hsven't seen this piece yet, to be honest.

Reality: Well, there is always a second plan. Second tier. One wolf that is left behind. One member of the family that stays evil. In this case, one island more. The one where they breed animals in order to fill the original island with species. Now, the storyline is quite simple. A documentary versus hunting for special zoos. Money is in the end again, the ruler of the world. And it sets the pace.
Now, the good thing about the movie that I would definitely like to emphasize, is the relationship and respect the people who are supposed to do the documentary, nurture towards these gracious animals. The second team on the island represents evil, in this sense, the human greed in its worse personality. I am ashamed to be a part of the species that acts like grasshoppers, just thinks we can tread around and take everything shameless from the nature and expect nothing will bounce and hit us back. Really very prudent and irrational. Obviously most of the humans are opportunists and take the money and the chance to grab it while it tags along. The "documentary" team leaves some hope that there might be some that don't share the same opinion. In some sense they act as the good/bad voice of humanity.
Now, how sensible is raising a bunch of dinosaurs anyway? The problem is the same as in the first movie, although I need to admit this one has an enhancement (as a real sequel should really have). With some deeds, like leaving the dinosaurs out of their cages, or rescuing a baby tyranosaurus, you grow an attachment to the team which obviously takes your vote in the decision who should win the race. On the other side.. are sequels really only supposed to be about more action, more blood, different sceneries, etc? I sense this in the sequels of Saw. However, I did enjoy the riddles, I couldn't resist the feeling the complete heptology (parts 1-7) could be introduced as series :)
Anyhow, you will get to know more acquainted with the dinosaur world after this piece and believe me, will grow a big sense of respect towards something we cannot (or should not) perceive in science.
The music is great, the scenery is detailed. Spielberg did a good job again. I cannot claim this is one of the better ones, however, it is above average. And that is maybe why we should watch sequels, to find an extra mile, compared with the first part.

My personal rating: 5,5 (a solid choice for family adventure. Bit of a horror, but definitely a sci/fi in family way).

Jurassic on IMDB

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