The Lost World

Plot hole: In the arial shot of the plateau, it's obvious its just a mesa. It's not at all large enough to support such big animals like those dinosaurs, who would have to eat great amounts of food. All small animals would be hunted into extinction, and all of the trees would have been cleared out long ago. Plus, there would be no place for the dinosaurs to hide, so the team should have seen the monsters right away.

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Plot hole: When the group arrive on the plateau, they are "visited" by a dinosaur. Challenger states it is a brontosaurus. However, no one in the group ever actually saw the dinosaur. No one came in contact with the dinosaur at all except for the roaring sound (this is verified later in the movie). Summerlee doesn't even believe they were visited by a dinosaur at all! How could Professor Challenger even remotely theorize it was a brontosaurus? Plus, later we see it ourselves, and even I could say it wasn't a brontosaurus (it's low to the ground and is eating another dinosaur).

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Quotes

Challenger: Ah, Professor George H. Challenger and his lost world! Have you got your camera, Malone? I think a photo is in order.
Malone: You're quite right, Professor.
[Snaps a picture of Jennifer Holmes.]
Challenger: Reporters!

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Mistakes

When the two dinosaurs are fighting besides the cliff, Malone and Jennifer Holmes hide behind a rock overlooking the cliff. One of the dinosaurs sweeps its tail, and knocks the two lovebirds over the cliff, but they fall onto a rock jutting out from the cliff. After we see them fall, there is a wide shot of the dinosaur swinging its tail. He swings it one way, then the other. After he swings it the first way, the tail freezes in mid-air for a split second, then swings the other way. It's obviously the same shot of the first tail swing, but played in reverse with a pause in between.

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Trivia

Thanks to the money guzzling Cleopatra, the film company that put it out was forced to cut back their budget for other films like this one. Irwin Allen (director of this B grade epic) was forced to use real reptiles as dinosaurs instead of stop motion.

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