Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Lost World (1925)
The Lost World (1925) Poster

**** out of 5

8 years before his masterpiece, King Kong, effects pioneer Willis O'Brien created this story based on the Arthur Conan Doyle tale. To those who have seen that later film, the basic story arc will seem very familiar; expedition into the remote regions of the world, finds ancient and giant creatures, and after escaping from that region, bring back one of the creatures, which proceeds to wreak havok on the city. While Kong's performance was more sympathetic than the dinosaurs here, the effects work throughout is groundbreaking for its time, and still remarkably impressive.

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