I enjoyed The Lost World: Jurassic Park in the theaters and on Cable. But I can't love it. Its not well executed. There are heavy elements that are introduced in the storyline but executed in a popcorn style of movie-making, hence it wavers between hither and thither. There is not much interesting science in the film apart from the nurturing habits of T-Rexs, and that also not dealt with any deeply! There's that convoluted ending in the city!. The T-Rex despite being trapped in the Cargo hold eats all the crew members, but accepts defeat before a helmsman's iron-grip of the wheel of the ship. The city part was not bad though, funny at times and exciting at others. The movie had no characters who could make me care for them as much as I pined for more or less all the main characters in JP(1993), and some of the main characters in JP3(2001).
The only exception being Roland Tembo, and even his character wasn't developed much, beyond being a hunter and grieving the loss of a friend who was as good as "non-existent"!
Too many characters in my opinion muddied TLW:JP. Goldblum's Malcolm despite being the main character got sidestepped by Julianne Moore's Harding and became her second fiddle, merely following her orders.
JP3 didn't have that problem. It was actually similar to JP1(a smaller group of characters and less complicated storyline) , and lighter with a far interesting lead character and his Protege than in TLW! Yes the Kirbys were annoying, and so was the Spinosaurus, but the "Clever Girls[and boys]" more than made up for it. The first movie to depict dinosaur behaviour as accurately as possible was JP3. Especially how the Raptors would have hunted and communicated among each other.
The Raptors were also given a personality and character in JP3 unlike the bloodthirsty bio-engineered monsters that they were in JP1 and 2.
The Pteranodon part was thrilling!
Though the Spinosaur sucked, and should have been killed by a pack of Raptors(as was originally planned).
Edited by Papai2011 - 4/28/13 at 12:12am