Back in October of 2019, I took a look at Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic Jurassic Park
. Based on the bestselling novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park
is a monstrous success when it came out. With its incredible effects and beautiful integration of new technologies with masterful cinematography, cinema of the 90s was forever changed by Spielberg's dinosaur epic.
So naturally, talks were given about making a sequel. Thing is, Michael Crichton had never wrote Jurassic Park
with plans of making a sequel, and the main character of this second film was effectively killed at the end of the first novel. But with the popularity of Jurassic Park
on the rise, fans pressured Crichton to work on building a sequel to his bestselling book. That would result in the publication of The Lost World
With the release of the book, Spielberg was given the green light to begin production of a sequel, which would be released in 1997. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
is a very different film from its novelization. The film brought together much of the same production crew, including Director Steven Spielberg, who saw the project with the potential of creating a powerful new film franchise.
Did they succeed? Or is The Lost World: Jurassic Park
doomed to spin the wheels of the franchise from the original, like so many other sequels?