RELEASED 1997 RUNTIME 129 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH DIRECTION STEVEN SPIELBERG SCREENPLAY DAVID KOEPP STARRING JEFF GOLDBLUM, JULIANNE MOORE, VANESSA LEE CHESTER, VINCE VAUGHN, RICHARD SCHIFF, PETE POSTLETHWAITE, ARLISS HOWARD, PETER STORMARE, RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH MUSIC JOHN WILLIAMS
This is an interesting movie because up to a certain point the film is great!
But then something happens at the 1:45h mark. Suddenly main characters just start to disappear from the script, plot holes start to pile up and the tone shifts dramatically. In a matter of seconds (literally) you feel like you are watching an entirely different movie. And it leaves a very bad taste in your mouth.
Now there is two ways you can look at it. You can say that because it is the grande finale it ruins the entire movie for you OR you say because it’s just the last 20 min it can’t outweigh the greatness of the 100 min prior to it (minus the gymnastics scene of Ian’s daughter). I belong to the latter.
I think the movie has really strong characters (in particular Ian Malcolm and Roland Tembo), awesome action sequences (T-Rex couple pushing the bus over the cliff) and just overall great atmosphere.
I also love that the movie doesn’t try to replicate the first but tries to be its own thing (hence the title change), whereas other sequels (hello there Jurassic World) try so hard on nostalgia and fail.
If the end wasn’t so out of place that movie could have been one of the great sequels in cinema.