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Awesome: 13.16%
Worth A Look28.95%
Average: 17.76%
Pretty Bad: 15.13%
Total Crap: 25%

6 reviews, 116 user ratings

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Lost World: Jurassic Park, The
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by Roger the Shrubber

"Sucks, sucks, sucks. The worst movie I've seen in years."
1 stars

George Lucas was once quoted as saying, "...a special effect without a story is a very boring thing." If only his good buddy had listened to him, that corporate-minded push-over Steven Speilberg, who is capable of such masterful art yet occasionally displays extremely poor judgment and directs drivel like this. Movies like this make me sad.

I won't even bother to go into a brief review of the plot here as I would normally, since I really don't want to relive the experience any more than I have to. As a matter of fact, I have chosen not to think about this movie for this very reason over the last couple of years, but knew that I had to briefly conjure up the painful memory that is Lost World when I saw that some of you fellow Bitchslappers were actually giving this trash GOOD REVIEWS! STOP IT! You ought to be ashamed.

The mere fact that this film employed nice effects does not erase the damage done by its script, acting and direction. Given the list of talent that was involved in the production of this movie, there is no damn reason at all why it should have turned out so poorly. Yet its plot had more holes than a wino's underpants, the dialogue was less interesting than that from a Canadian '80's soap opera, and the acting was laughably poor. This movie stunk so badly that people were actually leaving the theater where I saw it in San Diego, the first time I had ever actually witnessed this.

This movie was so fueled by corporate greed that it must have been blindly forced through on a tight schedule while public interest was still piqued by its predecessor, thereby abandoning all care for production value. That is what I imagine is the cause for its dismal outcome, anyway. I can't fathom how else some of these folks ever got talked into this (et tu, Vince Vaughn?) despite their better judgment. It's just another example of the crap that so often results from the seductive pull of profit.

Essentially, the success of this movie was exactly what this site has been designed to prevent. By all means ignore this one, please.

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User Comments

9/13/17 morris campbell good if familiar 4 stars
2/08/13 Kcaj its time to retire mr spielberg 1 stars
6/22/12 bob amazingly entertaining. 4 stars
10/29/10 Rolly Hyatt Did we really need a sequel with overconfident Jeff-friggin'-Goldblum? I think not. 2 stars
12/07/09 Dwight Piece of Shit. 1 stars
9/02/09 wenjon the nigger ruined it! 1 stars
8/05/09 the dork knight Overlong and not very suspensful. Fell asleep by the time the T-rex took San Diego. 2 stars
10/24/08 action movie fan not as good as the first but still very good 4 stars
8/14/07 MaDmAN Chrichton should be pissed! If you've read the book of this, the movie sucks! 2 stars
6/02/07 Bob loves to lick nob Good movie. And it should be rated M. Get your 5 year old to see it and I'll prove it 4 stars
4/05/07 Dave better than you think 5 stars
4/02/07 Stanley Thai A decent sequel with no returning main characters... 3 stars
3/08/07 man not as good as the first, but still good 5 stars
2/19/07 Nick Maday Great sequel, and I'm glad Julianne Moore was there to deflect attention from Jeff Goldblum 4 stars
2/03/07 Vip Ebriega It's no Chrichton, but it is Spielberg! 4 stars
1/22/07 Sepi53 good 4 stars
1/19/07 movieman fun 5 stars
12/29/06 Smacko wacko It was good. One of the few movie sequals that is not just a rip off of the first 4 stars
12/06/06 Dude Seriously Underrated 5 stars
11/10/06 Austin Wertman EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
8/10/06 Dragon The Artist A decent sequel 4 stars
7/18/06 David Cohen Typical modern Spielberg, "The PC will prosper, all others must be eaten" 1 stars
7/15/06 MP Bartley Two exquisite Spielberg touches (glass and grass) but the rest is 2nd unit filler. 3 stars
6/28/06 joe koski BOO!!!!!!!! 1 stars
4/22/06 Jack A Good sequal that deserves better Ratings 4 stars
3/09/06 Dk Not as good as the first but highly entertaining 4 stars
2/11/06 Anthony A sequel to remember 4 stars
12/22/05 cody a ok sequel with more dinos and action, but lack in characters and ploat 2 stars
9/02/05 Zack I thought it was less then half as good as the origial 2 stars
6/10/05 Bee this is a way good film 5 stars
5/27/05 Quigley a very well-done sequel by the master of movies. the first was still better though 5 stars
5/27/05 tony exellent sequel to the would-be oscar winning film. some parts a bit slow,but still good! 4 stars
5/19/05 Luke BlackAdder People are dickheads if they don't like this film, Go go Jurassic Park movies 5 stars
4/26/05 E-FUNK The best film to date about annoying, child-gymnasts ever. Way to go, Spielbergo. FUCK!!!! 1 stars
2/03/05 Aaron Smith Not good. I like Goldblum, but the plot wasn't good at all. 3 stars
12/09/04 Kristina Williams why does Malcom have a black kid? And where's Dr. Grant? 2 stars
11/20/04 Mark Jurassic Park the lost World is better than the original The Lost World. 5 stars
8/03/04 Anthony G ate shit 1 stars
8/03/04 Kitina Blues wasnt that great but its worth watching for vince vaughn... he's adorable!!! 3 stars
7/03/04 Monster W. Kung God-awful shit. 1 stars
6/14/04 Craig Great acting, a few dumb one-liners and plot holes, but still an entertaining experience. 4 stars
5/06/04 J.Peckerfoot could have been awesome if they stayed on the island, as it goes it is still great film. 4 stars
4/10/04 American Slasher Goddess Passable stuff and entertaining enough. 3 stars
3/18/04 Umbrella Corporation. Better than #1 and frankly whoever says 'Total Crap'... Well, GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
3/17/04 The Dude This movie sucked so bad I had to shit my pants and throw it at the screen. 1 stars
11/27/03 John the lost Spielberg 1 stars
11/14/03 R.W. Welch They're loose again, and eating people. Contrived stuff with good FX. 3 stars
10/10/03 Erik Van Sant Whoops...looks like the King tried to have some fun and ended uplooking like a retard. CRAP 1 stars
7/23/03 Double G dino jump out boat and make me pee in panties, hahahahwawawawahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 stars
3/12/03 GMan Dinosaurs...and...lots of empty....stares....and...cgi...out..the...ass.......MST3K!!! 3 stars
2/19/03 Matthew Jones Not as good as #1, but a worthy follow-up... 4 stars
2/07/03 Turtle Lost World hacks Crichton's book into little pieces and comes as an insult to JP fans. 3 stars
1/04/03 Paul Its okay. At least its way better than Jurassic Park 3. 3 stars
12/19/02 C.reeves A okay movie and great visual effects 3 stars
10/14/02 Charles Tatum Makes the original seem down right entertaining 2 stars
10/08/02 3man If I had paid to see this, I'd be pissed 1 stars
9/29/02 CVJ Good but not great 4 stars
8/19/02 jurassiraptor Excellent followup to the original masterpiece. Movie desciption in one word: "FUN" 5 stars
8/16/02 Shaun hey, it could have been a hell of a lot worse 4 stars
5/15/02 Stud OKAY!! 3 stars
3/02/02 Unagiboy Better than the first film; much funnier. Don't take it too seriously. 5 stars
2/20/02 Xaver Better than the first film. 4 stars
1/03/02 Turtle Phenomenal special effects, but weak story and decent acting. Read the book. 3 stars
12/31/01 Terrible Tore Approach it as a COMEDY and don't take the bad science too seriously 3 stars
12/08/01 Waylon Roundtree Decent sequel is weak, but entertaining. You can safely skip most of the dialogue scenes. 3 stars
9/25/01 Shane Robert Myers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This one was better then the 1st but, Something has survived and its pissed!!!!! 5 stars
9/06/01 Gary Terrible. Had potential to improve upon the thin original, but is really much much worse. 1 stars
8/21/01 Monster W. Kung Absolutely unnecessary and lame. What the fuck was the point? 1 stars
8/21/01 I love movies solid sequel, recommend it over the new one! 4 stars
8/07/01 Mr. Hat (formerly Joe Zappa) A lot different than the first one! 4 stars
8/06/01 E-Funk There aren't words to describe the hate I feel for this movie and its director. 1 stars
8/04/01 viking Even the book was better 3 stars
7/29/01 Henry Ginsberg Stupid but fun 4 stars
6/28/01 Geebo The book was better, the movie was still good though, to say the least. 5 stars
5/03/01 Gracy Lionheart The book was more entertaining. The movie was boring. 2 stars
3/29/01 Jun Stupid story! Let the hypocrite heroine chewed up instead! 1 stars
2/15/01 Destruction Worker Not as good as JP, but sooper entertaining. 4 stars
2/15/01 KyLe*BrOfLoVsKi Not as bad as the critics have you believe. Gorier than the first. 4 stars
12/27/00 Turtle Some kinda cheap gimmick to get you to waste your money. Dissapointing. 3 stars
12/14/00 David Marriott Not as good as the book, and the plot isn't to good, but still pretty exciting! 3 stars
11/29/00 The Evil Penguin Effects were good. But I have to agree with K-Dog. K-Dog killer can fry up in the desert 2 stars
11/28/00 Cristopher Revilla It lost the flavor of the first one, please no more sequels because its going to suck shit 2 stars
10/18/00 dan i came out thinking: "this is the best movie i have ever seen!" 5 stars
9/11/00 K-Dog Killer K-Dog is a wanker. Another bad review of a good film. He is a boil on the bum of humanity. 4 stars
7/11/00 J. Andrew Hefner I'd rather endure a glass enema than watch this again 1 stars
5/30/00 danilo better than the first; better effects, better action and faster pacing 5 stars
5/12/00 Steve Layne This movie just didn't click that much for me. The original was a little better. 3 stars
5/02/00 lucas jackson this makes godzilla look respectable, both shitty 2 stars
3/09/00 David Rogers Better than first, but Speilburg had the nerve to call Godzilla a ripoff. Suffering! 4 stars
2/27/00 Jed Good SFX and humor but the original was better 2 stars
2/06/00 Kyle Broflovski Gorier than the first. Goldblum, Moore, and Vaughn work wonders with average dialogue. 4 stars
1/18/00 Jedi15 Great movie, but not as good as the first. The last twenty minutes or so suck! 4 stars
8/19/99 Matthew Bartley Preferred it to the first.More action, more dinosaurs,the glass and the grass kick ass 5 stars
6/17/99 Sidney What the HELL was Speilberg thinking? 1 stars
4/04/99 Albert This one is better than the first! Darker, cooler. Ignore the gymnastics. 5 stars
1/25/99 Chloe Marie Elestenogoph ( What a lame sequal. Jurassic Park rules, this sucks. 2 stars
1/17/99 Dionysus Better than the first, but still nothing great. 3 stars
12/31/98 Todd The novel should be crying "RAPE! RAPE" 1 stars
12/05/98 Scion of Sailor Jupiter why, why, whywhywhywhy WHY!? 1 stars
11/27/98 Mr.Pink Two or three great sequences save it from "sucks it all"rating.. 2 stars
11/26/98 little jerry Full on action safari film.If you think this doesn't deliver why were you in the cinema? 4 stars
10/28/98 Silent Rob I guess Steven didn't care for the better parts of the book that he and Michael concocted. 2 stars
10/24/98 grunter Top-notch FX; improved plot from book; SPEILBERG for fuck's sake and still you complain? 5 stars
10/18/98 Sailor Moon Ate My Balls Jumanji was worse than this shit. 1 stars
10/11/98 Bluntman All visuals without a hint of magic. But those visuals... 3 stars
9/17/98 MR HOLLYWOOD ! EXCELLENT Directing, shame about the pace and Music= dull as ever !!,but still a good romp! 4 stars
9/07/98 Damien Ahhhh,come on, this movie was fun, lighten up people 4 stars
8/23/98 Mister Whoopee Goldblum shits me. Smug self-important bastard 3 stars
8/17/98 J-Guy (The MFC) pretty lame. but, lots more death. still a shitty sequel. 1 stars
8/16/98 Johny The film is pretty much overkill 2 stars
8/16/98 {{{OZ}}} It's a sequel and you know what that means. Scene with the cracking glass is awesome. 4 stars
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