Jurassic Park was the definition of popular, it made a crap ton of money, had a crap ton of merchandise, and everyone wanted a sequel. Fans were pressuring Crichton to write a sequel, Steven Spielberg included after the success of the movie. Crichton had actually never written a sequel before and went on to say how difficult it was. But in 1995, The Lost World was published, and in 1997, The Lost World: Jurassic Park was released.
The movie actually begins with a scene referencing the first book. A rich family decides to have a picnic and other rich people things on a tropical island when their daughter wonders off. She encounters a small gr