A lot of people did not care for the last entry into the Jurassic Park series, but I thought it was pretty good as it was the first film of the series to feature a fully working park with tourists who get caught up in dinosaur chaos. This one, is kind of a retread of Jurassic Park: The Lost World, which to me was not a very good film and this one is also not very good. Take away some pretty good action and some good effects and you are left with a plot that must of been written by a twelve year old whose dream is a big budget movie featuring some sort of dinosaur wars, where man rides dinosaurs into combat. Characters in this one act completely different than they did in the previous movie; meanwhile, the only one who seems to have a brain is Jeff Goldblum's character who is only in the film for two minutes.
The story has the dinosaurs living on the now abandoned park; unfortunately, a convenient long dormant volcano is fixing to erupt threatening the lives of the dinosaurs on the island. For some reason, people want to save these creatures that should be extinct and spearheading this movement is Claire, who now loves dinosaurs and talks about the first time she saw a dinosaur. Kind of different from the stiff person in charge of the park in the previous movie that only cared about making a profit. She is convinced by a man who was friends with the old guy in the first film and who wanted to make dinosaurs too before having a parting of the ways to help save the dinosaurs and get Blue the raptor off with the help of her old flame Owen. Of course, the old man put an obviously dastardly man in charge of everything so the whole thing is a way to get the dinosaurs off the island and to auction them off for ridiculously low sums of money to evil bad guys who get totally unraveled by one small head butting dinosaur. Meanwhile, a new super raptor is being made and I cannot help but think what is the obsession with raptors? When I was growing up never even heard of the things, now they have upended the way more awesome t-rex as the main dinosaur in these films. Soon there is a bit of chaos in this mansion and the film has a really cheap vibe and it plays out more like Dino Crisis the movie than Jurassic Park.
The plot is just too bad to make up for the fact I did enjoy the eruption and a few other action sequences. That anyone would be in awe of this movie makes me think people are truly less intelligent or they are studio shills. Lets see, there is an old man who had a parting of the ways with Hammond in the first film. This parting of the ways had to have occurred before the opening of the first park. Well we find out, they parted ways because the old man here cloned his daughter! Gasp! Except the kid is like 12 years old max and seeing as how the first park was in 1993, I am thinking this was just a cheap way to get a brat into the movie. The whole dinosaur for military purposes is getting stupid, I don't care how much natural armor your dinosaur has, it would be blown up quite easily by today's weaponry. Also, I am pretty sure a one of a kind dinosaur is going to fetch more than a mediocre NBA player and quite frankly, that mansion was probably worth more than the 127 million that dude was getting at the halfway point of the auction. Dude was hired cause he was good with numbers, but apparently not really!
So, I would say this is a popcorn summer film and that you must turn off your brain so you can enjoy it, but just too much did not work. Chris Pratt apparently ingested some of Captain America's super soldier serum to survive some of the stuff he did and fight off a number of mercenaries and Claire must have received brain damage from the previous film to now love dinosaurs so much. Honestly, this is a case of a movie doing well by name alone and the fact kids still want to see dinosaurs, but I found the Dwayne Johnson action film with monsters, Rampage, way more enjoyable than this. It was not super great, but it had a much more action packed conclusion than watching dumb clone brat hiding from super raptor who is easily killed by regular raptor in her bed. Not under it, which I can see, no, just under the covers. Yet, this movie left some of you guys in awe?
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