The Lost World: Jurassic Park

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: 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.

Phixius Premium member

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

Corrected entry: When Sarah is photographing the stegosauruses, we see Vince Vaughn getting his camcorder ready; then the camera changes just as he is putting it to his face, and all of a sudden it a regular camera, not a camcorder. (00:22:20)

Correction: He has two cameras, a camcorder and a Nikon that he swaps. There are lengthy shots focused on Sarah during the "all of a sudden" during which he could have swapped cameras.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the INGEN boardroom scene, cut from the film, when Peter Ludlow is talking about the cost of Jurassic Park, the deconstruction of it, and the settlements made to the famillies of the 3 dead people, he says that they paid millions to the family of John Arnold (played by Samuel L. Jackson). But John wasn't his name, it was Ray.

Correction: In Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, the book the movie is based on, his name is John. His name could have been John Raymond Arnold, and he went by Ray.

Corrected entry: When the T-Rex hits the trailer it flips sideways twice. Then the trailer starts sliding off the cliff due to it's sliding on it's tires, which are clearly visible. However, both trailers are connected so the tires should be facing up.

Correction: The "trailer" is supposed to consist of a two units (a "tractor" pulling a "trailer") connected by a flexible corridor (well, it is in the book). Therefore it's theoretically possible for one half of the vehicle to be turned over by 180 degrees and the other half to remain upright on its tyres, as the flexible corridor would just twist.

Corrected entry: When Kelly is doing the gymnastics to kick the raptor out of the shack right after she says HEY YOU. If you pause it, you can see it's ACTUALLY a man doing the stunt.Why didn't they get a female?

Correction: The rules of this site are clear - if you have to pause the film to see it, it is not a mistake.

Corrected entry: A four-foot-tall juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex would weigh at least one-hundred seventy to two-hundred pounds. There is no way a normal person could carry it about without a supreme effort, and they dandle it about like a small puppy.

Correction: I don't believe anyone has actually weighed a real live 4-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex so who's to say how much one would weigh. A better judgement of the baby Rex's weight would be to make a comparison between it's size and that of the adult humans. This would make the baby Rex about the size of a husky young boy with a subsequent weight of around 100 pounds max, fairly easy to carry.

Corrected entry: Hamond said that the dinosaurs were bred on Isla Sorna, even though in the first film we saw the dinosaurs being born on Isla Nublar.

Correction: Hammond was not completely forthcoming in the first movie. While some dinosaurs were born on Isla Nubar, Isla Sorna was the major "factory," so to speak.

K.C. Sierra

Corrected entry: When the T-Rex hits the trailer for the first time and it rolls over, the sheet of glass, the same one Sarah lands on later, can be seen falling out of place, so it shouldn't be there to catch Sarah when she falls.

Correction: It falls slightly out of place not all the way. It gets propped up on other things lying around. It is in a position so that when the trailer goes into its vertical position the sheet of glass falls back into place.

Corrected entry: When the big tugger is hurtling towards the waterfront, don't you think the Coast Guard would have warned the personnel at the waterfront about a boat going REALLY fast in their direction?

Correction: The coastguard may have only thought to warn at the last moment when it was too late. It could also be believed the coast guard was sure they would slow down or start turning. Even if they were concerned they might believe that the crew would warn them if they weren't able to slow down but as we see they were all dead - something the coast guard wasn't aware of.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: When the T-Rex is destroying San Diego, it bites a street sign that reads "Cedar". In fact, there is no Cedar Street in San Diego.

Correction: A quick search on Mapquest proves that yes, there IS a Cedar Street in San Diego.

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the film as the little girl gets attacked by small dinosaurs, it cuts to Dr. Ian Malcolm standing in front of a poster of a tropical island, making you think he is on the island. However, the "poster" has been a little enhanced to create the illusion; it is actually a live shot of a tropical backdrop. If you look closely, you can even see the palm leafs move in the wind.

Correction: The image behind Malcolm hasn't been enhanced; it's just a picture. Any apparent movement just seems to be an illusion.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Kelly is introduced, she comes running into the garage saying, "Dad, dad, dad" and hugs Ian. Eddie and Nick are both present. But when they get to the island and Kelly comes out of the trailer, Eddie and Nick are both surprised that she is Ian's daughter.

Correction: Not really so surprising, as neither Eddie nor Nick actually see Kelly in the scene where she is introduced, and Kelly looks completely African-American.

Corrected entry: When the two rival Ingen teams meet up, Roland reasons the T. Rex pair won't be after them because they've just fed on half of a human being, so it's safe to flee for help. Warmblooded carnivores can eat up to one-fourth of their body weight before they're truly "full," so for something the size of a T. Rex, half a human would only be an appetizer. This would explain why the T. Rex pair kept on following them even without the bloodstain on Sarah's jacket - they're easy prey. Now, I can understand why the scientists, Marlboro Men, businessmen, children, and even the paleontologists (who after all study the remains of dinosaurs, not the real thing) wouldn't pick up on this, but why didn't Nick (who after all served in many environmental causes, including Greenpeace and Earth First. or Roland himself, who after all is an experienced hunter, pick up on this until after it was too late?

Correction: 1. Many other carnivores eat less and become full, including humans, snakes, and lizards. 2. Nick doesn't know anything about animal biology. He stated in the movie that he joined only for the girls. 3. There is no indication Roland would know. Hunters need only know about basic predator knowledge, not dinosaur biology (one of the most debated and difficult subjects in science) or even basic biology of birds or lizards (closest biology to dinosaurs) since he would not likely be hunting them.

Corrected entry: After the trailers are knocked over Nick is trying to force open a door and Malcolm comes over to help. After pushing a little Malcom hits the door with his foot, if you slow the scene down and go frame by frame you see that Malcolm's foot also hits a few of Nicks fingers, the actor pulls his hand away and then places it back on the door. (00:55:10)

Correction: This is not a mistake. Just because it's a movie doesn't mean the Character's movements need to be perfect.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, they said three people died in the first incident (Jurassic Park 1), when actually four people died (Ray Arnold, Robert Muldoon, Donald Gennaro, Dennis Nedry).

Correction: It is possible that the death of Dennis Nedry was covered up so well that Malcolm, Ellie and co didn't even know it was him. Not everyone knew it was him that sabotaged the park, so they covered up his death to hide what really happened.


Corrected entry: In the night camp, when we see the ground vibrating with the footsteps of the dinosaurs, ripples appear in the puddles within the footprints start at the centre and radiate out. In fact ripples caused by ground vibration would start at the outside and move to the centre. (01:17:48)

Correction: They do start at the edges, but you don't see them before they collide at the middle.


Corrected entry: The jeep type vehicle that tries to pull the trailer back onto the ground is a Mercedes ML-320. That vehicle does not have a transfer case, so Eddie shifted it into reverse twice. (01:01:20)

Correction: The civilian ML 320 has a push button low transfer case and is not offered with a manual transmission. The modified one used in the film had a manual, and therefore could have had a transfer case with a shifter.

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: Hammond doesn't appear in the second book (though he does in the second movie). This is because, in the book series, Hammond was killed in the first book. He slipped, broke his ankle and was fatally attacked by compies.

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