(This is the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film review, which is the sequel to the 2015 Jurassic World film)
Ahh Jurassic World, the sequel of the Jurassic Park has now received its own sequel and things seem to be aiming to let us delve into the dinosaurs world from a modern perspective. Colin Trevorrow comes back to direct and co-wrote this film, as well as Frank Marshall, who is back to do the producing. The same goes for the main cast, with Chriss Patt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprising their roles back as well a slew of other side characters. With the original film being the highest grossing Jurassic film of all time, could this sequel hope to catch up or surpass it? Read on the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film review to find out if the dinosaurs are back for good or for worse!
The famed dinosaur island is undergoing a transformation that results in a volcano eruption, which will kill off almost every single dinosaur that is living there. Claire is tasked to save them with the assistance from Owen and the billionaire Benjamin. However, it seems that there are hidden agendas behind the rescue, which threaten both the dinosaurs and Owen and Claire with their lives. Could they survive to save the dinosaurs once again?
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Film Review
I honestly thought the previous movie was kind of meh and I went in with low expectations but was actually pleasantly surprised by what this film has to offer.
Plot-wise it starts off slow but picks up about…a third of the way in? After that, the pacing is fairly good as the characters find themselves in volatile and tense situation after situation. There are certain parts where they kind of jump to the next scene a bit suddenly and it feels slightly disjointed though. Almost like there’s supposed to be a minor connecting scene that was left somewhere on the editing room floor. The plot this time also feels more contained and streamlined due to the settings which I won’t go into detail. It felt like… A competent action thriller, with dinosaurs and not exactly a true blue Jurassic Park movie. Not necessarily a bad thing but that was what I felt. There are still a handful of epic “Jurassic” moments and nods here and there but… They just feel like fan service.
Character-wise, you’re not going to find anything too deep here but I will say this film is actually surprisingly funny due to certain dialogue and the characters themselves and I quite enjoyed the humor although some might say it felt a bit too… Marvel? Serious action spliced with witty comedy.
The action and thriller scenes are surprisingly good and there were quite a few moments where I was genuinely tensed up. However, there are quite a few moments that felt a bit manufactured as they happened due to some of the characters doing some pretty stupid things and It was just a bit much, slightly taking me out of the immersion.
*MINOR SPOILER ALERT*
I’m not sure if they rebooted it with “Jurassic world” with the ending of this film in mine but I would say that I am genuinely interested now in the direction that they’re going in.