Sure, The Lost World has a lot of cutesy nonsense, but it also has a guy getting ripped in half during an act of heroism.
They pick him out of his car, toss him around a little, and then rip him in half.
In the film version Spielberg had the sense not to kill off either Richard Attenborough or Jeff Goldblum so both could return in any sequel.Watching a guy get ripped in half sounds pretty extreme, but it doesnt necessarily have to feel that way in execution.He seems to disappear and reappear out of nowhere.Most of this comes from the way Spielberg lets it play.Was it a feeble attempt at setting up for sequels?As pre-production began Joe Johnston was the man who looked to be sitting in the director's chair, but scheduling problems with his work on Jumanji stopped him taking the job.One of the ships at the San Diego docks is called 'The Venture this is the same name as the ship that brought the King Kong to New York in the 1933 movie, and when the Japanese tourists are running from the rampaging T-Rex one.Its cruel, its unusual, and it already got a great Devin Faraci examination here.Were all into Ian Malcolm, but no one else really comes through as particularly memorable, smart, or cool.Many scenes that were featured in the sequel were actually taken from the original Jurassic Park novel.That prize goes to Eddie Carr (played by Richard Schiff).
While certainly not as egregious as the death.
Carrs violent death is strange because it treats a character we actually like as meaningless fodder for T-Rex antics, which gives the impression that we were never intended to get that attached to him in the first place.
Its not sad like, say, when Spock dies.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park includes some references to other 'monster' movies.Jurassic World, this kill stings for several reasons.The same Pteranodon idea would return in early drafts of Jurassic Park III, this time it was only slightly changed, instead of ending the movie with an attack they immagini tagli capelli medi ricci fly off peacefully to find their place in the world.Spielberg came out of his 4 year directing hiatus but promised Johnston that if a third movie was made then it would be his, which indeed it was.He plays the part of 'Unlucky Bastard' (above you can spot him next to the San Diego Blockbuster video store just before being eaten by a T-Rex.Question : What happened to Kelly's genius friend Arby who, in the book, went with her to the island?