I have never really rated this film. Jurassic Park is one of my top ten films of all time, and “The Lost Word” made for a good sequel, but should have served as evidence that sequels for this franchise were only going to go down hill.
This film suffers form a lack of direction and commitment and fails to engross or make any real sense. The characters are two dimensional and Sam Neill hams it up no end.
The action has moved form scarily spectacular to just spectacle, with no real sense of peril, just a predictable dino related death toll. This was a misfire from a franchise that should not had really become one.
But having said all that, I have recently watched this with its target audience, a six yer old boy, who loves dinosaurs, and he loved it! And watching this film with simple expectations and for the puerile exploitative adventure it is, it’s actually pretty good and quite entertaining.
I wouldn’t recommend this as such, but I would watch it again and again as something fun, but nothing as important as the first. Please though… NO MORE!!!