The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Question: Malcolm asks Roland why he'd kill a T-Rex. Roland proceeds to tell a story about a guy that went up a mountain and came back barely alive, and when asked 'did he go up there to die', responded 'no, he went up there to live'. I sort of get the point of the story, but could somebody clarify it for me?

Chosen answer: It's basically about facing one's own mortality. Many humans feel that they 'feel the most alive' when facing (and overcoming) dangerous situations, the more challenging, the better. Roland is a big game hunter, to him, the ultimate challenge would be to hunt the biggest and (presumably) most dangerous predator ever to exist. Facing the danger of the T. Rex would make him feel better and mightier than he had ever felt in his life.

Twotall

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?

Chosen 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.

Question: What happens to Nick? We never see him after the island.

Chosen answer: He is not mentioned again. We can only assume that he is off doing some sort of Greenpeace-like thing.

scwilliam

Question: What happened to Kelly's genius friend Arby who, in the book, went with her to the island?

Chosen answer: Like with most adaptations from book to film, some characters weren't needed and therefore not included in the movie script.

Question: When Ian Malcolm visits Hammond in the beginning, the two kids are very, very happy to see him. But, in the first film, they hardly had anything to do with each other. Why are they so happy to see a man they hardly know?

Chosen answer: It's highly unlikely that their contact with him was limited to just what we see in the film - they obviously spent a considerable amount of time together after those events.

Tailkinker

Question: What happened to the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar? They wander around Isla Sorna on this movie, but no mention is made of the dinosaurs in the original. Does anybody know about their fate? Were they killed? Did they die naturally?

Chosen answer: The dinosaurs on Isla Nublar are not mentioned. In the first book they are destroyed by bombing, which makes the second island more surprising - a lost world.

Question: There was a deleted scene with the Ingen hunters running off a cliff and hang gliding that get attacked by pteranodons. Does anyone know where I can find that scene? I've looked on YouTube and almost everywhere and I can't find it.

blonddude207

Chosen answer: It was never filmed. The 'deleted scene' you are referring to was actually a series of sketches to be used as pre-vis.

XIII

Question: In The Making Of The Lost World, there was an interview with one of the crew members. Someone mentioned a deleted scene when the men out in the long grass get attacked by raptors and some of them were hang-gliding off the cliff and get attacked by pteranodons. But in Jurassic Park III, all of the pteranodons were in the bird cage. The only pterosaurs that were free were the pterodactyls (which shows at the last scene in The Lost World). What was it that attacked the men? Were the pteranodons not in the bird cage yet?

blonddude207

Chosen answer: Some may have escaped, but that doesn't mean that all of them would necessarily have escaped. They're more likely to run into them in the giant cage than outside, but that doesn't mean that there aren't any outside the cage.

Garlonuss

Question: At the end of the film, how does the ship carrying the adult and the juvenile T-rexes get from San Diego back to the island off Costa Rica without a pilot and crew? It seems to just sail away on its own. Did I miss something?

raywest

Chosen answer: Once Sarah and Ian trap the T-rex back into the "cargo hold", we never see the ship sail away on its own. It couldn't do so. The ship crashed into the dock, it would have taken days for them to free the ship - plenty of time to get a new crew. Notice how when they are watching the TV at the end, how clean everyone is?

XIII

Question: Was there a deleted scene on what happened to Nick? He seems to disappear and reappear out of nowhere.

Chosen answer: No, there wasn't. I thought so too, but, no. In the original script I read there was, but they took it out for time reasons and never filmed it. Therefore, if it was never filmed, then it is not possible to be a deleted scene.

Question: It was mentioned that a deleted scene/shot featured a raptor escaping the ship as it crashes into the dock. What was supposed to happen to the raptor? Were there scenes planned with the raptor attacking people in the city? Was it a feeble attempt at setting up for sequels?

Chosen answer: In the book, the raptor was not discovered by the crew. It was spotted by Tim and Lex back on land. The y radioed to the crew and the boat turned around. And this scene actually coms from the book "Jurassic Park," not "Lost World."

Question: Does the hunter who shoots the t-rex with the tranquilizer darts die on the boat or does he get off the island some other way?

Chosen answer: He leaves in one of the helicopters and has nothing else to do with the T-Rex after the death of his hunting associate.

scwilliam

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