Movie Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

12 Jun 2018 / 11:49 H.

IN 1993, Steven Spielberg directed a spectacular film based on Michael Crichton's novel called Jurassic Park. It was a masterpiece that combined science, adventure and the most realistic dinosaurs ever seen on the big screen.
The next two films that followed –Jurassic Park: The Lost World and Jurassic Park III –were fun films but with the strong message warning against tampering with nature sounding loud and clear.
Almost 15 years after Jurassic Park III came Jurassic World which was set in a theme park on Isla Nublar.
There was mayhem, lots of people killed by dinosaurs and the park got shut down.
This movie takes place after the last film, where we learn that the theme park has closed and the island's once dormant volcanoes are now active.
Former Jurassic World operations manager Claire Dearing (Howard) has created a dinosaur rescue organisation called the Dinosaur Protection Group which is hoping to rescue these creatures, despite all signs pointing to the fact that this is a dumb idea.
Claire gets a call from Eli Mills (Spall) who works for Sir Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell).
Lockwood is the former partner of John Hammond (played by Sir Richard Attenborogh in Jurassic Park) who developed the technology to clone dinosaurs.
Lockwood offers a private island to relocate the dinosaurs but needs Claire's help to get Owen Grady (Pratt), the dinosaur wrangler at the now defunct Jurassic World park, to capture Blue, Owen's beloved Velociraptor.
Owen reluctantly agrees to help and they set off to the island with IT technician and irritating comic relief Franklin (Justice Smith), and the abrasive paleoveterinarian Dr Zia Rodriquez (Daniella Pineda).
However, it soon becomes apparent that this is not a rescue operation, and greed (combined with stupidity) is the key reason why some of these dinos are being rescued.
There are some side-plots that are not fully developed, such as Lockwood's young granddaughter Maisie (Isabella Sermon), who stumbles upon the conspiracy.
Logic flew out of the window early on in the movie, and the only voice of reason in this whole mess is Dr Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum in a brief cameo), who makes a good case initially but then goes off topic.
All in all, watch it if you like dinosaurs only.

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