SOMETHING HAS SURVIVED.
When paleontologist Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore) decides to go to Hammond’s (Richard Attenborough) second dinosaur-inhabited island, her boyfriend (Jeff Goldblum) reluctantly joins the expedition. Regarding the script, there’s nothing in this sequel to attract director Steven Spielberg, but I guess he just felt like having fun. The action is certainly engaging, the dinos look magnificent, there’s a healthy sense of humor, and Goldblum is welcome back as the skeptical mathematician. The second half of the film lands in San Diego and turns into King Kong, which isn’t as inspired as it sounds, but who cares?
1997-U.S. 134 min. Color. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Novel: Michael Crichton. Music: John Williams. Cast: Jeff Goldblum (Ian Malcolm), Julianne Moore (Sarah Harding), Pete Postlethwaite (Roland Tembo), Arliss Howard, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn… Peter Stormare.
Trivia: Juliette Binoche was allegedly considered for the part of Sarah. Followed by Jurassic Park III (2001).