Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle's The Lost World, a BBC television production presented on A&E, may very well host Peter Falk's greatest performance as Reverend Theo Kerr, missionary and staunch detractor of Darwin's theory of evolution. I very much enjoyed the meeting of faith, science and consideration in this teleplay - even though Falk's character destroys itself rendering its person mad with grief over its own choices.
The synopsis of the story involves protagonist, Dr. Challenger, heading an expedition back to a secret plateau in the Amazon, known only by the unknown cartographer who had created the map Challenger used. Challenger is played, believably, by Bob Hoskins, and his foil, Professor Summerlee is played by James Fox, whose character begins rather two-dimensionally but ends fully fleshed out.
The movie's only real weakness is in its videoing for everything shot comes in as crystal-clear as any television production, lacking the obvious visual depth of some of the better motion-pictures. However, I would not let this detract you from viewing this product as what it lacks here is more than made up for in its exposition, acting and special-effects. There are some very good dinosaur scenes involving attacks and escapes.
Finally, the performance concludes with some heroics on the parts of all main characters, as The Lost World is protected from the ravages of an equally monstrous British society; all too willing to bring about its destruction for the sake of curiosity and profit.