How can you people think the Lost World wasn't good? Or worse, that the third one IS good? Obviously the first is the best, but the Lost World has 2 badass tyrannosaurs! The third one has one and he dies immediately. It also has that irritating woman who somehow tragically stays alive.
I will say that the third was good up until they got the kid back. Once they hit the Pterodactyl sanctuary it went downhill fast.
"I have two rules I follow. The first, never kill someone without a reason. The second, you can always find a reason to kill someone." - Saren
The book handled some characters (and most of the ideas) more effectively, but the movie made the kids into tolerable human beings, not characters you half-wish would just get killed off to shut them up.
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