Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times (Theater in ’97, video, DVD and 13 Jul 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A new group of explorers travel to a second dinosaur island in hopes of rescuing a fellow scientist.
My Take on it – After the success of the original movie, I recall the hype surrounding this sequel also Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Unfortunately, this was such a disappointment both then and now.
The story is quite weak and the characters are not as likeable as the ones in the previous movie.
This movie was such a deviation from the plot points that we all loved in the original and felt like an excuse to let a T-Rex rampage thru San Diego.
The best part of this movie is the stellar cast led by returning Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough. Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlewaite, Arliss Howard and Richard Schiff round out the rest of the cast.
Thankfully, the franchise was redeemed 4 years later.
Bottom Line – Very disappointing sequel that seems to have only been made because Spielberg must have desperately wanted to make a monster movie where a creature terrorizes a town. Story doesn’t really work too well either. Cast is the best part of it.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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