6.02.2015

Episode 206 - The Lost World: Jurassic Park

We kick off the 2015 Summer Blockbuster Extravaganza by getting dino-fever for 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park! How was John Hammond not put in jail after the events of the first film? Did they honestly believe a T-Rex could sneak onto a boat without rocking it just a little? And didn't anyone think to check a weather forecast before launching another ill-fated trip to Dinosaur Island? PLUS: We didn't know they made delicious Krackel bars that big! Featuring a special guest appearance by WHM Disaster Movie Expert Justin J. Case!

The Lost World: Jurassic Park stars Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Peter Stormare, Vanessa Lee Chester, Richard Schiff and Sir Richard Attenborough; directed by Steven Spielberg.


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13 comments:

Splox5 said...

With Jurassic World right around the corner, I knew that this had to be the movie you would be discussing this week, (as did everyone else I'd imagine) but damn it all I was still hoping against hope that it would be Earth Girls Are Easy.

Seth Lamble said...

I am going to guess Stealth for next weeks summer blockbuster.

Harj said...

Pete Postlethwaite is toting an elephant gun and not a shotgun. (Important detail, I know.)

Tim Luz said...

A few other points to note:

For a scientist, Julianne Moore's character makes some really idiotic mistakes and displays some contradictory behavior. She makes a big point about minimizing their impact on the dinosaur ecosystem, stating...

"Okay, listen, when we’re out in the field, nothing we do can leave any room for people to say our findings were contaminated. Once the academic world smells blood in the water, you’re dead. We leave no scent of any kind. No hair tonics, no cologne, no insect repellant, seal all our food in plastic bags. Our presence has to be one hundred percent antiseptic. If we so much as bend a blade of grass..."

...this comes after she decides to run up to and pet the baby Stegosaur.

There's also her insistence that the T-Rex might follow them due to its incredible sense of smell and yet she doesn't think to discard the piece of clothing that is covered in the baby Rex's blood.

As for the rival paleontologist, his somewhat eccentric look is because he's specifically based on Robert Bakker, the academic rival to paleontologist Jack Horner who served as a consultant on the Jurassic Park films. Ironically, one of the big points of contention between the two revolves around whether T-Rex was a predator or scavenger.

David Jurgens said...

Yay, I'm so glad it's finally baseball season...2 months ago, I guess??

drhadabath said...

They were Crunch, not Crackle, bars. As in T-Rex crunch.

You guys said Crackle so many times...they're Crunch bars. Get your facts straight!

Ben Perkins said...

I'm also going to guess Stealth. Man what a POS movie that is.

keeponplaying said...

Kelly was a better actress than Lex and Tim???!!!

Did you even think about how many people that lie pissed off?

Andrew Jupin said...

@keeponplaying - Nope.

And hey @drhadabath - Feel free to check our Facebook stills album from the film which clearly shows Krackel bars in their tent so... yeah.

Mark Tran said...

Wait is this WHM's Justin Chase? http://thejustinchase.com/

Justin Case said...

That guy? Naw, I don't have a website and have never played an accordion while holding it unnaturally in front of my face.

keeponplaying said...

The answer was lots of people. I mean seriously, did you even believe that comment? It sounded like the type of thing that's said just to get under people's skin.

Glinda said...

@keeponplaying

Look up the definition of subjective.