Movie Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Initial release: 21 May 2018
Director: J. A. Bayona
Budget: 17 crores USD
Language: English
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum
FanPower Rating: 8/10


Isla Nublar’s dormant volcano becomes active and endangers all the dinosaur species and threaten their extinction again. Claire and Owen forget their personal grievances and join hands with two others to save the species from extinction but will it be the fall of the human kingdom for the gain of another powerful one.

A Fan’s Take

Night time, Rain, people wearing raincoats, roar of a T-Rex from the background. Sounds familiar?

Remember Denis Nedry, the fat guy in the first ever Jurassic Park film. The first scene of this movie takes your brain to the nostalgic journey that has been roaring for over 25 years and it;s getting louder each year.

I can easily say that this is one of the best first few minutes in a Jurassic Park film as it started with jumps and scares that is the legendary series known for.

Surprisingly it follows a rather similar storyline like the Jurassic Park: The Lost World where Ingen transports the dinosaurs to the mainland for public viewing but it ends in a sour note. Here, it is more of a dinosaur loose in a big mansion running around chasing people.

Justice Smith does a fine job with his shouts and screams which are normally seen in a female character. Jeff Goldblum reprised his role but it remains limited as he does what he has done in all the Jurassic Park films, warn people that something worse is coming. Chris Pratt delivers and so does Bryce Dallas Howard.

Many directors over the years have found different and interesting ways to to make the crowd jump and this was no different. Continuous barrage of volcanic ash and red hot flaming stones from the sky and constant running of our lead characters to get safely into the only ship is captured brilliantly. Bayona does a fine job of taking the legacy of Jurassic Park to Jurassic World.

The story was a bit disappointing as it went on an expected journey and very rarely does a film need more screen time but it is so in this case. But that does not mean that the movie is not entertaining. It is better than it’s prequel, that is for sure.

Cinematography inside the orb was a thing of beauty and the scene where Isla Nublar gets engulfed by the lava from the red hot volcano with a Brontosaurus looking by desperately is one if the best scenes of the movie.

The movie is witty, cleverly made and is filmed to make you jump out of your street. The best part of the movie are the CGI-Dinosaurs and when they come on screen and they are the real stars. Go watch and enjoy this spectacle.


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