Films: The Lost World (1998)
Alias: Eudimorphodons, Quetzalcoatlus, Brontosaurus, Centrosaurus, Underground Crocodile, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Eoraptors
Height/Weight: Ranges from that of parrots (Eudimorphodons) to that of large trucks (T-rex).
Summary: And now we come across what can only be described as one of the worse adaptations of "The Lost World". Yes, even worse than that 60s film. At least that one kept our interest. This one is mean spirited, fake to a fault, and above all, kind of dumb.
History: The plateau this time is set in Mongolia. And yes, people go there to bring back evidence of dinosaurs. There are those who have come here first though, and most of them are dead. Other people did grow up here on the other hand, and many see themselves as protectors of this land. It doesn't really stop the visitors from going even further, where the predators aren't picky.
Notable Kills: Apparently, the small Eoraptors managed to bring down a much bigger raptor.
Final Fate: The biggest aggressor, the T-Rex, is blown up by a particularly vengeful member of the expedition, who lies to the public about there being anything at the plateau so that its secret is kept safe. At least one person stays there to live amongst the few people and the many dinosaurs.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 2-Just because there's a greater variety of dinosaurs doesn't make it all better. The effects, particularly the CGI, are some of the worst that these adaptations have suffered, and most of the designs are total jokes. Like, who the Hell made the T-Rex's inexplicably three-fingered hands so lanky and unnatural?! Then again, if you're that unsettled by anything that flies in the face of nature of that, nevermind the underground crocs, then that is pretty scary.
Trivia: -Again, if they wanted an actual tyrannosaurid from Mongolia, they should have gone with Tarbosaurus. It is the second largest tyrannosaurid, and is almost exclusively found in its adult/subadult stage. Juveniles are hard to come by.
-Eoraptor is one of the earliest known dinosaurs to have ever lived, dating back to the late Triassic. It is said that it was an omnivorous reptile, paving the way for the dinosaurs' diverse way of carving out niches in nature.