The Lost World: Jurassic Park
DIRECTOR: STEVEN SPIELBERG
CAST: JULIANNE MOORE, PETE POSTLETHWAITE, VINCE VAUGHN, JEFF GOLDBLUM
Damned on its initial release with the faint praise usually reserved for sequels, The Lost World today looks like one of Spielberg’s most underrated efforts, a dazzling blockbuster of complete assurance, featuring franchise vet Jeff Goldblum joined by new recruits including Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, and Vince Vaughn. What’s not to like about a movie of maniacally terrifying set-pieces, including a literal cliff-hanger; touching observations about family which hold true across species boundaries; and a Tyrannosaurus running amok in San Diego?