IMDB: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – 2018
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 51%
Previous Viewing Date: n/a
Ok, let me see, this is Jurassic Park 5, 6? I’m not sure, but it is the latest in the series that is all about the ethical dangers of bringing the extinct back to life. Well it’s not really, but it is a good example why we shouldn’t screw around with the long dead.
It all starts with Claire acting in the place of the Dinosaur rights in relation to the islands impending destruction, and Lockwood’s successor Eli Mill’s seeks her help in rescuing some of the dinosaurs from the island, and to get her to seek out Owen’s help in safely retrieving Blue, his pet Velociraptor. With a small team, they head to the island, and together with Eli’s “very mercenary looking associates” they manage to track Blue down in the jungles of the island.
And then is when shit creek opens its flood gates.
We then begin to see that Eli’s is not quite who we thought he was going to be, when their team is all betrayed by his mercenaries. They along with Maisie, Mr Lockwood’s granddaughter, try to work out how to disrupt the sales of these dinosaurs. It gets even more surprising to Claire, Owen and Maisie when they bring out as a prototype only the Indoraptor, and though not initially for sale the bidding goes wild.
Then it becomes much like every other Jurassic Park movie. Good guy versus bad guy, dinosaur versus dinosaur, man versus dinosaur, dinosaur saves man. I’m sure you get the general picture going on here.
Well this is a dinosaur movie, if you didn’t know that then it won’t take you long to find it out. However as far as dinosaur movies go, there are better ones out there. Including prequels in this series.
The graphics for a movie of this nature are of course, absolutely spectacular, and with a movie of an estimated USD $170m budget, it bloody well should too.
It has some familiar faces in it and brings some new ones too, and for the most part they do an admirable job with a pretty flat script, and a story that is (in an a pretty simple manner) a repeat of every other movie in the series. Chris and Bryce do a wonderful job in reprising their roles, and Isabella will certainly be a talented actress as she continues to mature.
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