Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Budget of $170 – 187 million – 2 hours and 8 minutes
Isla Nublar, 120 miles off of Costa Rica, is inhabited only by the dinosaurs left behind after Jurassic World was forced to close its doors because a genetically modified hybrid, the Andomus Rex, destroyed the park. Three years later a volcano is set to destroy the island and all life on that island. While some believe this is God fixing man’s mistake. Others believe that dinosaurs are animals that should be protected like all other endangered species. Claire is on the dinosaurs’ side. She runs the Dinosaur Protection Group and calls every member of Congress and the Senate to help. She is saddened when she sees a news state that the U.S. will do nothing to help. Just in moments of hearing the news, she gets a call from the Lockwood Estate. Lockwood worked with John Hammond to create the first Jurassic Park. Now elderly and ill, he looks after his granddaughter Maisie with the help of Iris and Eli. Eli Mills, head of the estate, tells Claire they have a new sanctuary for the dinosaurs. No cages, no fences, no humans. It if is fully sustainable and safe for the dinosaurs. He feels he has the manpower to save 11 species, including Blue. But Claire knows no one will ever get close enough. Only one man can get Blue. Owen. Owen is resistant to save the dinosaurs. He believes that park and all the animal should die. However, he is drawn to save Blue. So Claire, Owen, Zia (Dinosaur Protection Group’s paleoveterinarian), Franklin (Dinosaur Protection Group’s systems analyst and hacker), and Ken Wheatley (a mercenary sent to command the Isla Nublar mission) board a plane to the volcanic Isle Nublar. It doesn’t take long for Owen to find Blue, then shots ring out. Ken shots Blue with a tranquilizer dart. But she doesn’t go down and attacks one of his men. Then, Blue is shot with a bullet. Owen knows he and Blue have been crossed. Owen tries to attack Ken but is shot with a dart. Owen wakes up to find Zia taken as a medical hostage for Blue and Franklin and Claire in the path of a stampede. Now they understand Mills was lying about saving the animals but for what purpose? That purpose will lead Claire to a hard decision of letting life happen or destroying it. Welcome to Jurassic World.
This has all the scares to make you jump, the anticipation to make your heart beat faster, and the dumb decisions that will make you talk to the screen. There are new moments in this film. Like when Owen, Claire, and Franklin have to choose death by dinosaur or death by lava. However, 1993 Jurassic Park fans will get snippets of the original film (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). For example, the girl trying to pull down a door while a dinosaur charges toward her. Or hiding behind a log during a stampede. It’s those moments and consistent reminders of John Hammond that connect this movie to the original. It pays beautiful homage to its predecessor while maintaining its originality. Also, be ready for a new dinosaur that will send a chill down your spine. The sequel to Jurassic World will not disappoint finds with action, graphics, and comedic timing. However, the growth of the love story between Owen and Claire is nil. And it replays itself again in this film. If a third is made, which it will be, they should either be together or stay apart. But don’t drag this out for another film. While Dolby is great, 3D will have glitches with reflects in a glass. And stay past the end credits for a brief look at a true Jurassic World.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
They’re all going to die and no one cares – Claire
You should right fortune cookies – Owen
You call this a plane. My cousin has a drone that’s bigger than this – Franklin
This will be a nice centerpiece for my necklace – Ken
They need a mother – Dr. Wu
He blood is contaminated – Zia