Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Jurassic Park/Jurassic Park 3 - Value Pack |
Actors: Rona Benson, Blake Michael Bryan, Laura Dern, John Diehl, Bruce French
Director: Joe Johnston
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Where's "The Lost World"?
Lonnie E. Holder | Columbus, Indiana, United States | 06/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here is an interesting combination of movies that initially may not seem to make sense. Why have the first and third movie in the series and leave out the second? There are two possible reasons. First, there is a trilogy set available with a fourth DVD that covers the making of the series. I prefer that set over this one because it is comprehensive and, though the second movie is my least favorite, it gives me the entire set in a single collection. Second, there are many people, myself included, that felt the second movie was too unbelievable and had too many plot holes, and passed that movie over.Of course, the first movie introduced us to what digital computer technology could do for dinosaurs. The movie was as ground-breaking as "Alien" was in its time. While there were a few plot inconsistencies, the plot and the action was so fast that you did not have time to dwell on them. Sam Neill and Laura Dern were outstanding and believable leads in their roles, as well as Richard Attenborough. I cringed, and still do, every time I see the tyrannosaurus try to catch up with the jeep. This scene was but one of the many excellent scenes in this movie."Jurassic Park III" simplified the plot, added new dinosaurs, and allowed the characters to develop more than "The Lost World." The short length of the movie forced the movie to be more simple than the previous movie, and that simplicity made for a good movie. The best new dinosaur in this movie had to be the pteranodons, though the spinosaur was great also. The characters in this movie generally acted as I would expect them to, and there were fewer outright acts of stupidity. Even the theft of a raptor egg was done in ignorance. So while it was a convenient plot device, you would expect something like that by someone with only minimal knowledge of dinosaurs. I was very happy to see Sam Neill returning in the role of Dr. Alan Grant. His character particularly is very believable.If "The Lost World" was just too contrived for you, and you are uninterested in the fourth DVD in the trilogy collection, then I recommend getting this collection. Five stars for having the two best movies of the series in one collection."