Hollywood just has to be careful not to cross the line into blatant absurdity. Yes, they sweat over this. And certainly, concern must have been felt when the wheels got turning for "The Lost World." The special effects, shall we say, have issues. In telling this story, a little background is in order. Let's talk about the movie "Cleopatra," one of the monumental busts of all time. Liz Taylor had her name attached to that one. I'm not sure if the current "The Lone Ranger" (Johnny Depp) is in league with that. But "Cleopatra," about the Egyptian queen, was such a staggering failure, it dragged down Hollywood budgets for other movies.