There is no doubt on why Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom made $990.4 million at the box office. It is incredible! I’m so glad they’ve continued on with the films, but it begs the question, when will they stop? When will it start getting repetitive like the Harry Potter or Twilight movies? In my opinion, they could stop now because this film ends nicely. A lot of questions have been answered, and a lot of new questions have been asked, but they don’t need to be answered. You can leave it up to your imagination.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is held three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park. Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that’s about to erupt.
What is a Jurassic movie without a new invented dinosaur? I could get on board with the couple of new dinosaurs in the last movie Jurassic World, but the new dinosaur in this film, honestly got a little annoying, especially in the last few scenes. It just got a little repetitive. I like how they include all different species of dinosaurs in the Jurassic franchise, even some that you probably didn’t know existed but I think it’s better to keep it that way instead of inventing new ones. Stick to the ones that are famous and well known. I can see why the writers create a storyline like this though. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and it becomes harder and harder for the main characters to stay alive.
This was more of an emotional movie, which I loved! I think you have to see the last film to connect with the storyline and characters more, otherwise you will not find it as emotional. The whole fact that the dinosaurs are going to die because of the erupting volcano is really sad but if you aren’t connected to the Jurassic franchise, you couldn’t care less. You wouldn’t understand why they want to save them.
If you’ve been putting off seeing this movie because you’re a scaredy-cat, don’t! It’s actually not scary (and that’s coming from a scaredy-cat. I put off watching the very first movie Jurassic Park for that exact reason). Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is more of an on-the-edge-of-your-seat film. You know where the dinosaurs are at all times. It’s just the adrenaline rush of when they are going to kill (or wake up from sedation). As always, the creators have included some intense action scenes and the main characters are so close to dying many times throughout the film, just like every other Jurassic movie. I couldn’t ask for anything better!
A couple of new characters were introduced, but my favourite was Isabella Sermon, who played Maisie Lockwood. Not only was she cute but she also fit into the story very well. The only annoying part was when she was screaming down the corridors of her house while getting chased by a dinosaur. I know its probably hard not to scream when you’re scared but you are just making the situation even worse. They know where you are going and where you are hiding!
My favourite scenes involved the dinosaur Owen Grady raised, Blue. They included flashbacks to when he was young and OMG! He is so cute! Throughout the movie, I was always on the edge of my seat, scared that he was going to get hurt, or worse, die. I definitely didn’t leave the movie unscathed in that department. I got very emotional haha.
I couldn’t recommend this movie highly enough if you are a Jurassic and/or dinosaur fan. If you’re not, you probably couldn’t care less, right? Haha.
I came out of this movie thinking about how dinosaurs and humans could exist living on Earth together. I know they don’t exist anymore and it would never happen but in terms of the film, it leaves you with some questions.
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– Written by Lauren Yeates