Review: Jurassic World 2 – Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World 2 Fallen Kingdom Poster

Jurassic World 2 Fallen Kingdom Poster

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sc-Fi
Duration: 128 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 07-JUN-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Overall Review:
The Dinos are back…Jurassic Word 2: Fallen Kingdom marks the first time J.A. Bayona along with screenwriters Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly to handle the best of both worlds: a Spielberg theme-park blockbuster style and a small-scale gothic horror thriller. The film follows up from the ending of the previous part; the island being on the brink of destruction and the government not willing to give resources to the evacuation of the dinosaurs stranded there. When the volcano erupts on the island of Isla Nublar, former dinosaur trainer Owen (Chris Pratt) reunites with Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) in a rescue mission to save the dinosaurs from total extinction. But the mission turns out to be part of a bigger scheme masterminded by Eli Mills (Rafe Spall), who apparently wanted the dinosaurs for personal gains. Purely story-wise, there is nothing to see in Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom. The plot basically mimics that of Jurassic Park after. The first part of the film is based in particular on entertainment with a big show. While the second grows progressively and getting darker. Film features big set pieces on the island. The addition of the active volcano gives a new dimension of urgency to proceedings. The sequences here generate a good sense of excitement, even if they occur early enough to negate real danger for the main characters. The film is well-paced and holds a few potent emotional moments, especially those involving the animals – the one collective the filmmakers do right by. The strongest point of the film is no doubt the visual influences and stylistic choices. Bayona along with cinematographer Oscar Faura and the entire visual effects team ensures that the picture is aesthetically pleasing. Performances in the film are perfectly adequate. The writing lets the film down. The climax reminds the viewers of earlier ones in the franchise, which means the lack of tension. The dialogues are poor at times. Nevertheless, Bayona’s Jurassic World is a fun, entertaining film and, finally, a worthy heir to the original, with its mixture of horror movies and adventures for the whole family. There is another sequel already targeted for a June 2021 release and remember to stick around since there will be a post-credit teaser.

PDF Verdict:
Despite of minor flaws, Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom is a fun ride and worthy heir to the original. Enjoy the Fun filled Weekend with DINO’s.

Ratings: 3.25 on 5
Performance: 3.5 on 5
Script and Screenplay: 3 on 5
Music / Background Score: 3.5 on 5
Visuals: 4 on 5

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