Monday, July 30, 2018

Movie Review - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I love dinosaurs. I really enjoy Chris Pratt movies. I thought Jurassic World was a great movie. So of course I was excited for the sequel. But sequels have a bad habit of not living up to the first film, so...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 science fiction action suspense film based on characters form the Jurassic Park novel by Michael Crichton. It is rated PG-13 for violence and is appropriate for tweens and up.

The Good

New Premise. The premise of this movie is very different from the other four, which was really nice. The first half of the movie is a disaster movie, and the second is a chase that takes place in a mansion, both things we've never seen. Yet the filmmakers managed to put everything in (dinosaurs, chases, peril, etc.) that we want from our Jurassic Park films.

Beautiful Visuals. This movie was beautifully shot from the cinematography to the sets to the lighting. It really looked good.

Humor. This wasn't a comedy, but there were a few jokes and all of them were pretty funny.

Action. The action was a lot of fun, exciting, and well choreographed.

Special FX. The special effects were solid for the most part. I didn't feel like I was watching a video game.

Story. The story was solid, easy to follow, and yet didn't feel like a weak excuse to show dinosaur action. Things happened, ideas were explored, characters had some development.

The Bad

Illogical Movie Tropes. There was some lazy writing (such as lava next to Chris Pratt's skin that is hot enough to start grass on fire, yet there isn't a sing singe or blister anywhere on his arms or legs).

What I Would Like to Have Seen

I wish there has been more sense of peril. The filmmakers followed the formula for suspense, but you knew none of the main characters were in danger, so I was never at the edge of my seat.


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom felt like an old time jungle adventure film from the golden age of hollywood. It was beautifully shot, well acted, fun, and exciting. The premise was different from the other Jurassic Park films which was a nice change, yet everything we want from a dinosaur flick was included. The story and special effects were solid. I give this film a solid 4 out of 5 boxes of popcorn.


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