Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2

I am not going to review Jurassic Park 2 since it's so old, but I just have to share a couple comments about it. Today I was literally forced to watch this movie. I was donating plasma and they were showing The Lost World on the screen across from me so I couldn't get up and leave or change the channel.

The Lost World actually has some pretty cool effects in it, but there was one particular scene that just made me shake my head in disgust. At one point in the movie, Julianne Moore and a young girl she was with were trying to escape from some Velociraptors that just broke into the building the were in. The women climbed up into a loft to avoid them. While up near the rafters, the girl who just happened to be a gymnast noticed some uneven bars hanging from the ceiling. She proceeded to do a gymnastics routine about 20 feet above the floor but instead of doing a dismount, she kicked one of the dinosaurs out of the window. What the crap?

It reminded me the scene in Gymkata when Kurt Thomas just happens to come across a stone pommel horse and then proceeds to perform a gymnastics routine while he beats up hundreds of villagers who are trying to kill him. In case you have not seen this gem, I have included the clip for you.

I can handle a gymnastics routine that is forced into a movie as long as it doesn't take itself too seriously. Andy Samberg's Dance scene in Hot Rod which made fun of Footloose was great because it was funny, but beating up a dinosaur during your uneven bars performance? Come on! How did Spielberg let that scene stay in the movie?


Tom said...

I never realized that Kurt Thomas looked so much like a mix between John Boy Walton and MacGyver.

MikkSolo said...

Ah Gymkata. There was a quality flick! Thanks for the reminder.

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