Posted by Brisco from fwk098144.res-hall.nwu.edu on June 07, 1998 at 11:22:21:
In Reply to: Re: Random Thoughts posted by Rob Roy on June 06, 1998 at 15:11:06:
: You know what pissed me off about The Lost World? The dog getting eaten. That one scene ruined the whole film for me. What the hell did he have to go and do that for?
Well, I love dogs and don't like to see them get eaten, but I did kind of like that scene for the very reason it was put in there: In disaster movies, there is always a dog who miraculously survives even when hundreds of humans don't. (Think Dante's Peak, ID4, off the top of my head.) I remember one critic reviewing Dante's Peak wishing that just once, the dog would get it. And that's what Spielberg did. He was making fun of a disaster movie convention, or cliche. And if you look at it that way, it's funny.
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