Films: The Lost World (2001)
Alias: Iguanodon, Diplodocus, Hypsilophodon (Figaro), Pteranodons, Allosaurus (Man-Killers), Brachiosaurus, the ape-men, Entelodont
Location: Jungle/Desert/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: Ranges from that of average human children to that of small buildings.
Summary: It's that story again. The one with the plateau and the explorers and the dinosaurs. BUT WAIT! This time, it's a whole lot more accurate to the source material, and better to look at too. After more than half a century, we finally have an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic that doesn't suck eggs! And for all you dino fans out there, it doubles as a nostalgia burst, too!
History: The story remains the same. Professor Challenger is a disgraced guy claiming to know where to find a lost world in the form of a hidden plateau in South America. He accrues a team of explorers to help him out, and surprise, they find it! Along with a whole ecosystem of prehistoric animals, primarily dinosaurs, a tribe of humans, and a seemingly savage tribe of ape men. Naturally, things get hairy from here on out.
Notable Kills: The apes' method of sacrifice involves a rock, your head, and the rest you can probably figure out for yourself.
Final Fate: After much chaos involving the ape men being rather angry with being treated as savages and summoning allosaurs to attack the human village, among other mishaps, Challenger and company return to London with a baby Pteranodon, but it flies away in the excitement. Feeling that civilization will destroy the plateau inevitably, Challenger dresses the whole thing up as a ruse, and allows the plateau to remain a secret. Still, there's now a Pteranodon flying out and about, so we'll see how long that lasts.
Powers/Abilities: The apes know exactly how to gain the attention of the predators in the plateau through specific calls.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-Those apes are rather terrifying with their uncannily human look and way of eating people. As for the animals, they're a mixed bag. On one hand, you have docile herbivores, and on the other you have those tenacious and violent Allosaurs. The mixture of animatronics and CGI helps out with bringing them to life, even if the latter falls flat at times.
Trivia: -If you didn't notice yet, almost all of the creatures are near-exact recreations of those seen in BBC's hit "Walking With" series of documentaries. No mistake either, considering they all came from the same studio, Impossible Pictures.
-Originally, Brian Blessed was considered for the role of Challenger, but due to American networks rejecting that idea and the possible insane ham that would come with it (not that we would have minded), Bob Hoskins was chosen instead.