Everything Wrong with The Lost World

This week brings the third attempt at a sequel to the modern classic that is Jurassic Park. If the buzz from the world premiere is any indicator, this might finally be a worthy sequel to Steven Spielberg‘s original dinosaur adventure. But that doesn’t make the disappointing sequels in between any better.

There was no way that any sequel could live up to the magic of Jurassic Park, but Spielberg tried with The Lost World: Jurassic Park. They upped the dinosaur action, introduced another tyrannosaurs rex, more velociraptors, but decided to throw any semblance of a decent script out the window. But that’s just the tip of what’s wrong with The Lost World, and the folks at Cinema Sins have taken 16 minutes to point out everything wrong with the obligatory sequel.

Watch Everything Wrong with The Lost World: Jurassic Park after the jump!

Yeah, this is a pretty beefy installment of Everything Wrong from Cinema Sins, but that just goes to show you how many problems there are in The Lost World. While it’s not all bad, there’s some pretty damning material here, from the Asian people running from the Tyrannosaurus rex in San Diego (it’s funny because of Godzilla!) to that abysmal gymnastics stunt killing a raptor. There’s a lot of stupid stuff here.

However, as is the case with Everything Wrong videos, some of the points are just amusing observations. For example, pointing out that Camilla Belle (10,000 BC, When a Stranger Calls) is the young girl from the opening scene isn’t really pointing out anything wrong, but just a fun fact. There are more than a few jokes made just for effect rather than making any real complaint about the film.

The takeaway is that The Lost World: Jurassic Park is mostly pretty bad. But at the same time, it’s easy to nitpick a mediocre film from 1997 when you’ve watched it countless times. And the good news is that Jurassic World doesn’t have a lot to live up to as far as sequels to Jurassic Park are concerned. But hopefully Colin Trevorrow (who won’t return for a sequel) has crafted something exciting with quality storytelling and not just a parade of dinosaur action.

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