Trying to follow one of the biggest box office monsters ever to be forged within an InGen lab was always going to be something of a tall prehistoric order. But four years on from unleashing a Tyrannosaurus breakout star and many other once-extinct entities on the likes of Dr. Alan Grant and co., Steven Spielberg was at it again with his Jurassic Park sequel by the name of The Lost World.
It's now been a staggering 25 years since this highly anticipated second trip into a world teeming with anything but fossilised feature players. Yet, it's still hard to escape the feeling of the iconic director's response to his prior game-changer being an entirely inferior outing, with Spielberg himself citing over-confidence as just one of the reasons this Lost World struck out with both the critics and the paying public.
Yet, with 2022 boasting both the 25th Anniversary of this real-world invading sequel and the franchise-concluding Jurassic World: Dominion following in its divisive footsteps, there's likely never been a better time to dig into some of the details that make this dino day out still somewhat charming and memorable in its own right.
Don't move a muscle, because life is about to find a way... to reveal a bunch of lost Jurassic goodness that you may have been missing out on for the last quarter century!
20. Exactly How Many On-Screen Deaths Go Down
It wouldn't be a venture into the cinematic dino wilderness without a few unfortunate humans getting lost along the way now, would it?
With 1993's Jurassic Park only coming in with a surprisingly low score of just five dispatched human players, with one of those actually going down off-screen (RIP to the mighty Ray Arnold), Spielberg evidently felt like raising the murderous stakes four years later.
More than doubling that first score, The Lost World sees 13 folks dealt fatalities over the course of the runtime, with everything from Velociraptor-boasting long grass to Tyrannosaurus snack-time being responsible for dealing out some death in this deadly feature.
It still doesn't hold a candle to Jurassic World's whopping 25 instances of on-screen killing before the credits eventually rolled, however.