10 Similarities Between The Lost World Jurassic Park and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World Dominion is about to hit the cinema, I thought it would be interesting to look into back at the last movie Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom and see how similar it was to The Lost World Jurassic Park, with both being the second parts of the franchises.
There will be spoilers for both films in this article.
1 – The Lost World – The opening reason to return to the island will see one of the founders John Hammond Richard Attenborough), puts together a select team, in this case Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore), Nick Van Owen (Vaughn) and Eddie Carr (Richard Schiff) to head to the island to do the right thing for the dinosaurs.
1 – Fallen Kingdom – The dinosaurs are now in danger from a volcano, a co-founder Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) looks to send a team of experts Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), Clarie Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), Franklin Webb (Justice Smith) and Zia Rodriguez (Daniella Pineda) to rescue the dinosaurs before the volcano erupts.
2 – The Lost World – Once on the island, the small team learn that they aren’t the only team on the island, with another team lead by Peter Ludlow (Arliss Howard) sent there to hunt down the dinosaurs for a profitable greed filled motivation by a man taking control of John Hammond’s assets.
2 – Fallen Kingdom – The man controlling Benjamin Lockwood’s assets Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) arranges for hunter mercenaries to go to the island to collect the dinosaurs for a profitable motivation back in the mainland. Proving that money is the most important part of this greed world for some people.
3 – The Lost World – Roland Tembo (Pete Postlethwaite) is a prize hunter, seeing his part of the team as a chance to capture the rarest ever predator, a T-Rex. It is the only thing he cares about doing on this hunt. He might have his selfish motives, but he is loyal to his men, knowing how to keep them safe, even if he doesn’t get to make the final decisions.
3 – Fallen Kingdom – Ken Wheatley (Ted Levine) is a prize hunter that sees this chance to collect dinosaur teeth to make for his latest trophy necklace, often putting himself in danger to achieve this. Wheatley will cross Owen, he isn’t interested in caring about whether he hurts people or dinosaur.
4 – The Lost World – The small team manages to break into a heavily guarded camp to release the dinosaur’s causing chaos in the presentation being held. The team watches the ruthless hunting sequences, before being the ones that are breaking the dinosaurs out at night, they will achieve this without putting themselves at risk, with the presentation that is being made, is being made looking for investment.
4 – Fallen Kingdom – The small team manages to get into the mansion, with some being taken, others sneak in to let the dinosaurs free, causing chaos at the auction, the main money-making moment for the villains in the film. The team will also watch over the collecting hunting sequence, seeing the mistreatment of the dinosaurs as they look for their opening to get inside.
5 – The Lost World – When the final battle in an environment location, we see the character needing to survive being hunted by raptors, turning to their skills to escape and predators. We have gymnastics being used here and a raptor will find itself impaled on a loose spike.
5 – Fallen Kingdom – When the Indoraptor is hunting Owen, Claire and Maisie around the mansion, it will find the hunting ground different to normal environment, giving the humans a chance to stay ahead of it using the environment around them. The battle will end up seeing the Indoraptor impaled on a spike like object, with this being a dinosaur skeleton.
6 – The Lost World – Ian Malcolm is reluctant to return to the island after his previous experience on the island, only agreeing once he finds out his fiancée is already on the island. Ian knows the dangers and has even profited from his experience on the island.
6 – Fallen Kingdom – Owen Grady is happy to never return to the island, after having to fight for his life, only having his arm twisted when he is returning to save a loved one, it is the raptor Blue this time. Owen like Ian believes that nature should take back the dinosaurs, which shouldn’t be in control of humans, whose reckless behaviour has caused death.
7 – The Lost World – When we first meet Sarah she finds herself surrounded by a herd of Stegosauruses almost getting trampled by the confused and sacred dinosaurs. This will get the camerawork give us an up close and personal experience within the dinosaur world, one we didn’t get in the first Jurassic Park.
7 – Fallen Kingdom – After Owen gets doubled cross by Wheatley, he finds himself out cold, only to be awakened by a Sinocreatops, licking and almost trampling on his, through its own fear of the lava chasing it down the hillside. The camerawork will show the nervous dinosaur getting involved in the human interaction, as well as the panic in Owen that can only be stopped by being calm.
8 – The Lost World – The dinosaur friendly team must help fix an injured dinosaur, a baby T-Rex, which will see them come under attack from the parents, showing them needing to survive the deadly predator, while still doing the right thing.
8 – Fallen Kingdom – The dinosaur friendly team must work together to save Blue after she is shot, this will see Owen and Claire needing to get up close and personal with a T-Rex for a blood transfusion, all to save a smaller dinosaur.
9 – The Lost World – Eddie is nervous about being around dinosaurs, while Nick is cocky and confident, he can handle himself around them, after dealing with many different dangerous predators in the past.
9 – Fallen Kingdom – Franklin is terrified about being around the dinosaurs, while Zia is looking forward to getting up close and personal, in an attempt to learn more about the dinosaurs. Proving both newer supporting positions in both films are on either scale of comfortable around the dinosaurs.
10 – The Lost World – When the T-Rex ends up in San Diego, it is seen roaring towards the city, a location you would never have imagined seeing the dinosaur interact with.
10 – Fallen Kingdom – When the auction is finished and the dinosaurs are free, the T-Rex finds itself in the local zoo, having a roaring contest with a lion, two animals that you would not have imagined seeing together.