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Three years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Owen and Claire return to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs when they learn that a once dormant volcano on the island is active and is threatening to extinguish all life there. Along the way, Owen sets out to find Blue, his lead raptor, and discovers a conspiracy that could disrupt the natural order of the entire planet. Life has found a way, again.Written by
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I know that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's plot leaves a lot to be desired; especially concerning the purpose the evil guys want to give the dinos, that is turning them into war machines; so far fetched that one inevitably thinks that they have really not thought this through at all. Many people think that this is a rehash of The Lost World, and in certain ways it is because of the fact that humans are taking the dinosaurs to the 'real world'; nevertheless this movie has a totally different vibe and can stand up on its own merit. All plot issues aside, this movie never fails to entertain, which is the first thing I look for in
this kind of films, and especially the Jurassic Park movie franchise. The acting is good, no one seems to be out of tune; there is a fairly good chemistry between Chris Pratt and the always gorgeous Bryce Dallas Howard, however in the previous movie they had more serious romantic interactions between them. What happens is that in Fallen Kingdom the action and the primary plot starts to develop quickly from minute one and it virtually doesn't stop. I find that to be one of the good things about this film, you don't have to wait for the events to be set in motion, they already are at full blast.
As a fan of the original Jurassic Park, I loved the inclusion of Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm even if it doesn't come from the center of the action. Toby Jones does a fair job as the evil rich eccentric man; Isabella Sermon plays Maisie Lockwood (Benjamin Lockwood's granddaughter), because it's not a Jurassic Park/World movie if it doesn't include children. The supporting characters Zia (Daniella Pineda) and Franklin (Justice Smith) spend most of the film apart from the leads which I thought that it was a different but acceptable approach, since they proved themselves useful nonetheless. Rafe Spall (Eli Mills) as the main antagonist in my opinion was passable. He wasn't too great nor plain bad, just okay. Maybe he lacked a bit of evilness.
As for the dinos, they looked great, particularly the animatronics. They always give such a genuine look sometimes overdone by CGI. The relationship between Blue and Owen reaches new heights; it falls to a deeper emotional level where we actually find ourselves rooting for her. Oh, and there's a new dino in town, a hybrid between the Indominus Rex and a Velociraptor. This new addition, the Indoraptor, doesn't appear fully in picture until the third act more or less. While in Jurassic World the main attraction was the Indominous Rex and appeared from the beginning, the Indoraptor is only revealed later on; and it proves to be a highly menacing creature.
All things considered, I found the entertainment I came looking for; I'm aware of certain plot flaws but that can't take away the fact that I had a blast watching this movie, and sometimes you have to put that first, but many people seem to discard that by looking for infallible logic in a hugely popular dinosaur movie franchise. I mean come on. If you're like me, this action-packed adventure will not disappoint you.
On a side note: should we start saying "is not a Jurassic World film if the Mosasaurus doesn't jump out of the water to eat a person?" or is it too soon? But I think I'm noticing a trend here. I just wish the filmmakers would give the Mosasaurus a much bigger involvement.
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