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Well, I beg to be excused from that "smugly superior" sweeping generalization. I didn't like THE LOST WORLD from first look at a prime time TV movie. I didn't know then, or for decades after, that anyone disliked it other than me.horrorfilmx wrote:This seems to be one of those movies that people love to hate because everyone else hates it. Gives them a nice warm feeling of community, you know? Also I detect a undertone of smug superiority among the bashers. That sort of thing is a given in "film criticism", of course, which is why the web is crammed with self styled "critics". But I still find it just a tad obnoxious.
I've seen that still of Doyle before, but it must have been cropped because I never saw any of the other characters. Great shot!Wich2 wrote: DOYLE_lost.jpg
The performance is excellent, I think the objection was in a more physical sense --- Doyle describes Challenger as "a stunted Hercules", immensely strong, and willing to fight anyone at the drop of a hat. A tough part to cast, really.Casey62 wrote: I think Rains is great as Challenger, by far my favorite role at this period in his career. I don't see age as being a hindrance at all - he delivers a robust, enjoyably cantankerous performance.
Yes - O'Brien is listed in the credits, although I've always been uncertain as to the nature of his contribution.sillyhuron wrote: "i've been reading "Bob Hoskins" as Bo Hopkins and thinking you guys were crazy"
"Gonna hunt me some dino's...
(Incidentally saw an interview with Irwin Allen near the end of his life. He insisted the dinosaurs in Lost World were stop-motion, period. Is it true he hired Willis O'BrIen?)