Movie Mishaps: "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"

21 October 2013

When you're re-watching films, you tend to pick up on details you've never noticed before. Whether it's the amount of detail put into one single frame, or understanding a joke or reference you missed the first time around. But sometimes ... you can come across a mistake, a detail that doesn't quite add up. A mishap. And this time, I found one while rewatching the classic, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. It actually surprised me because I'm not usually the one who picks up on faults in movies. Even if I picked out one small detail that just wasn't quite accurate, I would try my hardest to overlook it. After all, movies are man-made. But this time, I just couldn't. This mistake made the entire plot absolutely impossible! If you actually love The Lost World, or hate knowing movie mishaps, then you have my permission to skip this post. After all, once you know something, it's pretty hard to see things the way they were!

The second instalment of the Jurassic Park series, The Lost World, is set four years after the dis
astrous events of Jurassic Park. This film tells the story of Site B, where dinosaurs have managed to survive without human assistance, and have inhabited the island on their own terms. Curious to find out more, a research team is sent to the island in order to uncover the secrets of these dinosaurs. They aren't alone though. There is another team on the horizon, looking to make a profit out of these deadly creatures. As if they never learnt their lesson the first time! Take a look at this scene when they discover the consequences of bringing a T-Rex into the mainland ....

What you don't see from this scene above, is the fact that the baby T-Rex has been transported to San Diego on a plane, far away from it's mother. Also in this scene, the crew on the ship have been viciously devoured by, what you would assume to be, the T-Rex. Now if the baby dinosaur is somewhere very very far away from the boat, and the mother T-Rex was locked up ... who on earth killed the crew? For argument's sake, let's just say for one second that the mother T-Rex pushed through the barriers on the boat, how the hell did she devour the cabin crowd without squishing the cabin, or destroying the structure of the ship in the first place? That makes absolutely no sense. There are no other dinosaurs on the boat, and by the looks of it, the mother T-Rex was even semi-detained. Unless the members of the cabin crew just randomly decided to drop dead and ... Nope, not even then. Oh Spielberg, I expected so much more of you!  

This last part of the film will never make any sense to me. Because of that, sadly, the ending of this movie has pretty much been ruined for me. Once you know something ... you'll never be able to forget it. After more than a decade of watching this film, I'm pretty surprised that I've only just noticed that now ... Wow. Have you ever experienced anything like this before? Let me know in the comments below! (:

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