The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Corrected entry: When Malcolm, Sarah, Nick and Malcolm's daughter have started going through the grassed area, where the crew before got attacked by the raptors, the raptors make a hunting noise, and Malcolm automatically recognizes it, but how could he when he never heard that noise before in the previous movie? The only noise he heard was when the raptors were feeding, which was a different noise all together.


Correction: He doesn't say he recognizes the velociraptor sounds, he just hears something and realises they are in predator territory. It's not a plot hole for Ian to recognize a dangerous situation.


He does, he says "raptors" to the others then they run.


Actually he says "Go, as fast as you can. Go." Nothing about raptors.


Corrected entry: After the survivors take a break from their trek through the forest, Jeff Goldblum gets up to walk and starts limping on his left leg. This is before the group of four falls down the muddy hill and has to deal with the raptors. He also seems to randomly limp during the final run with the baby Rex to the cargo ship.


Correction: Ian Malcolm's leg was seriously injured in the first film. Depending on the extent of the injury, he may not normally show it until it gets aggravated from time to time, like having to run or walk long distances or jump from the high hide.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When the scene crashes in San Diego, all the men on the ship were killed. There was a scene that got erased when a raptor escaped and killed all of them. But it has been said that the raptor didn't kill them until the ship crashed. So how come the crew on the ship didn't respond when they were talking with them on the radio? It makes no sense. (01:36:00 - 01:40:55)


Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. There is a section to ask questions on the site.


Correction: If you look for Klayton Fioretti (or something like that) on YouTube, he fully explains this sequence but not with the Raptors being responsible, simply because they weren't.

Corrected entry: When Sarah tells the others to use dirt to put out the fire as that doesn't make smoke, Nick proceeds to completely ignore her and just puts water on and makes lots of smoke.

Correction: So he ignored her advice. That's not a movie mistake.

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Corrected entry: When the T-Rex rips the seat out of the Mercedes SUV, the driver's airbag goes off. The front airbags are designed to inflate after a sudden deceleration detected by sensors in the front of the vehicle. The sudden removal of a seat would not cause them to inflate and no other part of the vehicle was bumped at the time.

Correction: This is incorrect - If you pull the seat out without first disconnecting the pretensioner from the seat, the gas cylinder inside will blow which will trigger a sensor and tell the airbags to deploy.

Corrected entry: When Dieter Stark falls down the slope, as the stuntman comes to a stop at the bottom, two crew members step into shot to stop the falling man. This is followed by a poor cut back to Peter Stormare's face down in the dirt.


Correction: It's not two crew members but a hand that appears for a mere frame. There is no way whatsoever to notice the hand unless you watch the scene in slow-mo several times.

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Corrected entry: On the ship, after it crashes into the pier, Jeff Goldblum pulls the remote for the cage that the T-Rex is in to close it. If you look at the hand holding the remote it has long, different colored fingernails from Goldblum.

Corrected entry: After Dieter falls down the slope, the next few camera shots are 1st person views of the small dinosaurs which are about to attack him. The 1st shot ends a short distance from his face, at the speed which the camera zoomed in, during the 2nd shot the 1st dinosaur should have reached him. Likewise, during the 3rd shot, both the 1st and 2nd dinosaurs should have reached him, but they have not. They only reach him during the overhead camera shot. (01:12:20)

Correction: They're not continuous shots, just different perspectives of the same event, so that the 2nd and 3rd camera zooms aren't chronologically after the 1st one, but happen at the same time. Rather than put 3 images up at once, they show it this way. Likewise, the aerial view is showing the attack in full, not cutting to it after the dinosaurs are already there.


Corrected entry: When the vehicle is hanging off the cliff and the glass at the rear slowly begins to crack, it does so like sheet ice (or conventional window glass). Safety glass in vehicles would either be laminated (in which case it wouldn't shatter at all), or it would break into a million fragments. (00:55:55)

Correction: There's nothing to suggest it was a safety glass window. We see crew members welding on the vehicles and the fact that the deadline was cut could mean they used a conventional window to save time.


Corrected entry: In Hammond's bedroom, Ian distinctly asks, "And who are these four lunatics that you're trying to con into this?", before Hammond states the specific number in the team. This is backed up by the subtitles. (00:10:40)

Correction: He mentions 4 people because on the desk are 4 personnel folders. He (correctly so) figured these four folders were the members of Hammond's team.


Corrected entry: Malcom's team has 2 SUVs and the big trailer. In one scene, a winch on one of the SUVs is employed to raise and keep the 'high hide' aloft. In a following scene, we watch the second SUV fall over the cliff. In a later scene we watch the first SUV (the only one left) attempt to hold up the trailer from falling off the cliff. When Eddie comes to rescue Ian and the team with the only remaining Mercedes SUV, he tells Ian that Kelly was safely up in the high hide, but no SUVs were left to keep it in place.

Correction: When the hide is fully lifted, the winch is disconnected. The winch is used just to raise the hide. You can see Eddie removing it when it is lifted all the way up.

Corrected entry: When the trailer type thing is hanging over a muddy cliff, about to fall off, a guy drives up in a sporty little jeep, ties the trailer to it, and manages to pull the trailer back to safety. Well, at first glance this may seem okay, but that trailer was at least twice the weight of the jeep. And, if the jeep spun its wheels on the mud like that, it would lose any traction it had on the ground, thus going over the edge of the cliff with the trailer. (01:01:30)

Correction: The jeep does lose traction as it's sliding all over the place and the trailer continues to slide over regardless of the efforts of the SUV. He's just doing what little he can.

Corrected entry: When Ian returns to the trailer to contact the boat, he is not wearing his jacket. He is still not wearing the jacket when he takes Kelly to the "high hide" or during the chaos of the trailers going over the cliff. But when the group start their trek through the forest, he is seen wearing the jacket during the rain storm and after that, the jacket is gone completely for the rest of the film.


Correction: He actually isn't wearing the jacket at all. He was wearing a collared shirt over another shirt under the jacket when he arrived on the island. When he took it off in the trailer, that's the last time he is seen wearing the jacket. If you watch closely during the rainstorm, you can see his belt buckle shine and you'll see his collared shirt is tucked into his pants, but he isn't wearing a jacket.

Corrected entry: At the beginning when the little girl is being attacked by the Compy's, she is at the shoreline. When Ian and Hammond are talking, Hammond states that the carnivores are territorial and reside in the innermost areas of the island, so Ian's team will be safe on the outer-rim. So why were Compy's on the beach if they live in the middle of the island?


Correction: They are referring to the large carnivores who are presumably game hunters. So although the compy's are technically carnivores they are basically just scavangers.


Corrected entry: During the first movie, Goldblum says that he has three children. In this one, the girl is his only child.


Correction: I cannot remember any time during the movie where he states that she is his only child. Can you provide a timecode? He said in JP1 that he had been married many times. Maybe this was his only child with that mother.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Ian is talking to John Hammond's nephew at the beginning of the movie, Ian says Hammond twisted the facts regarding the deaths of 3 people. In the first movie, there were at least 5 deaths: the worker in the first scene, the lawyer, the velociraptor expert, Dennis Nedry, and Mr. Arnold. It's unreasonable to believe that the truth was told about some of the deaths merely because that would involve admitting the existence of the dinosaurs. (00:07:10)

Correction: First of all; it is unclear whether Ian Malcolm knew about the worker who was killed, as this happened long before he even set foot on the island, but it was the incident that led to the lawyers wanted scientific endorsements. Even if he did know about it, he likely would have viewed it as a separate incident. In addition, nobody was present when Nedry died, and as you say, InGen would have suppressed any information about this they could, leaving Ian also ignorant of how and when Nedry died (if he notices at all). So he only knows of three deaths for certain, and might suspect more, but does not have any evidence.


Corrected entry: After Roland's men help Ian, Sarah and Nick over the edge of the cliff, just after the T-rex attack, the group discuss what they should do. Ian suggests that they should go to the sea, Roland rejects the idea as he says that that is a well used water source. Yet animals need to drink fresh water, not salt water, as that would just dehydrate them.

Correction: Ian suggests they head to the lagoon, not the sea. Depending on how separated it is from the sea water or if it's fed by a river, a lagoon often has potable water.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The velociraptors are definitely smaller than they were in the first film, despite supposedly being exactly the same.

Correction: Any number of reasons for this. Perhaps they were younger. Many reptiles grow their entire lives, not just until adulthood. It is also likely they sustained on a different diet than the ones in the showcase park, which could also affect growth speed. It could also be a different breed, since no-one said they were identical to the ones in the first park.

Correction: They're probably not the same ones; remember how one of them was orange? None of the raptors from Jurassic Park were.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the trailer is hanging over the cliff, Dr. Malcolm is climbing down to save Sarah from falling through the glass. On his way down, he calls up to Nick to get the satellite phone. He calls him Vince, however, which is the name of the actor playing the character Nick Van Owen. (00:56:30)

Correction: Because of the phonetically similar vowel sounds, it may sounds like "Vince," but he says "Nick." Mouth movement even matches.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Sarah is on the roof, trying to escape from raptors, she falls onto a light and out a window; then all of a sudden she is being picked up by Kelly and Ian, and she is nowhere near a building from which she could have fallen. (01:34:05)

Correction: There's a large warehouse-type structure directly behind her when she gets up.

JC Fernandez

Character mistake: When they're on the island and the INGen helicopters are flying in, Jeff Goldblum takes the binoculars and looks through the wrong end. (00:32:30)

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Roland Tembo: The Rex just fed, so he won't be hunting for a while.
Ian Malcolm: Just fed? I assume you're talking about Eddie? You might show a little more respect, the man saved our lives by giving his.
Roland Tembo: Then his problems are over. My point is, predators don't hunt when they're not hungry.
Nick Van Owen: Yeah, only humans do.
Roland Tembo: Oh, you're breaking my heart. Come on! Saddle up, let's get this moveable feast under way!

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Trivia: The T-Rex gets off the ship in San Diego. But the street seen is San Fernando Road in Burbank, about 130 miles north of San Diego. Nothing obvious unless you know the area, but worth a look for locals.

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Question: In the scene just after Ian and crew have released the baby Rex back to its parents, Sarah states that the argument on T-Rex parenting "is now academic" and Ian seems to react to this with worry. Why? What is it about Sarah's statement that scares him? Or is he even reacting to her at all?

Answer: Just after she makes the statement, Ian sees the T-Rex outside of the van window and realises that it is going to attack them regardless of the fact that they've returned the baby Rex.

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