Set in a place untouched by man the Lost World is filled with plants and animals thought to be long extinct by modern man. The idea that man could live in a world with creatures from other periods lying deep within the earth is a curiosity of scientist even today. The story of the Lost World addresses such curiosities, not only of scientist, but of plain adventurers. Written by Conan Doyle, this 1992 version set in Africa was directed by Paul Beeson.
The early setting of the movie is a lovely home in England here the rather eccentric Professor Challenger, played by the distinguished John Rhys Davies lives. Challenger introduces a young reporter, Edward Malone played by Eric McCormack to his findings of the Lost World. This information was passed to Challenger by a dying explorer. The Scientist made a determined effort to find this unexplored world, and he did. Taking a band of people willing to take a chance to discover the impossible, they start to make plans. In a recap Challenger was forced to return from an earlier trek but was determined to return and to go deeper into finding the Lost World.
A meeting of the Royal Zoological Institute started the wheels of this expedition moving. Challenger's rival Professor Summerlee played by David Warner thought the Lost World a hoax and never held back saying so. Determined to prove Challenger an idiot, Summerly agrees to lead an expedition. Off into the wilds of deepest Africa, into the unknown they traveled. A woman and a boy are refused entry into the expedition; the woman and the boy find their own method of gaining entry into this group. One used money, the other cunning, both methods worked. Miss Jenny Neilson, played by Tamara Gorski bought her way and the boy, played by young Gorski, smuggled his way. The expedition is met with treachery, envy. The same difficulties meet in any other world.
Ironically the word suffrage was mentioned and apparently money ruled out male chauvinism. Neilson was a qualified woman meeting other qualified women along the route. The disbelief in a woman's abilities remained throughout the expedition until things became difficult. The story shows how others doubt but the belief in oneself must over rule any misgivings. It demonstrates the drive it takes to pursue any goal, no matter the age or gender. The explorers found the Lost World and ended thinking it might have been better left alone.