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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie Review 2018 - A Theme As Old As Dinosaurs

CRITIC'S RATING    2.0/5
AVG READERS' RATING:    0.0/5
Movie Name
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
DIRECTION
J.A. Bayona
GENRE
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
DURATION
02 hours 08 minutes

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review

Dinosaurs in the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar face extinction with a volcano that's ready to spew lava.

A dinosaur-loving group led by Claire and Owen want to save the creatures they've researched and befriended in the past. Bigtime philanthropist Lockwood's offer to bring the animals to safety fuels their mission. But oh ho, is everybody really so noble?

There's a more sinister plot brewing that involves unleashing unimaginable dangers on the world.

Claire and Owen now have to save not only the creatures they love but also the world.

From a tired screenplay by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, director JA Bayona makes a dark and dingy-looking film that has neither nervous, nail-biting adventure nor visuals that you've never seen before. In fact, very soon it settles down within such a familiar mould that you relax knowing that the good will escape every seeming disaster. And, like an old fairy tale, the bad men with evil designs will be crushed by the very same creatures who figure in their plot.

While humans run helter-skelter and remain obvious and unsurprising in their moves, the only emotional connect comes from two scenes with the creatures. One is a dinosaur whose death is imminent even as it watches the humans make their escape. That's pretty heart-tugging. The second is Owen's equation with Blue, the intelligent creature that he nurtured and studied when it was young, curious and admirably bright.

The same, unfortunately, cannot be said for the many cardboard humans who run around the screen. Even a grandfather-granddaughter bond between rich man Lockwood and little girl Macy doesn't touch any emotional buttons. A dinosaur auction before a hall full of global villains is like an 80s' Hindi film.

If one were to really think hard, one could perhaps glean a philosophical message about genetic engineering in the film. And Chris Pratt as Owen is eternally charming even when he has such a predictably plotted character to play.


Analysis

    Direction
    3/5
  • Dialogues
    2/5
  • Story
    2/5
  • Music
    3/5
  • Screen Play
    2/5

The Verdict

A saturation point has been reached when it comes to special effects that no longer have awesomeness. The Fallen Kingdom is, therefore, more a fallen script.

For an adventure film that doesn’t stun you with surprise or shock, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom gets a 2* rating.


 

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