Whether you loved or hated ‘Jurassic World’ is all up to you; it was definitely a mixed bag with some saying that it was the ‘Jurassic Park’ movie they have been waiting a long decade for, and others (including me) disappointed at its attempt to take us back to good times. ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ (this time, directed by J.A. Bayona) is a slight improvement over the previous film; it deals thrills and a sense of danger perfect for a ‘Jurassic Park’ movie, but focuses way too much on it, leaving the story in the dust.
‘Fallen Kingdom’ takes place three years after the events of ‘Jurassic World’ (If you remember, the Indominus Rex left quite a trail of terror and destruction). Instead of a new genetically modified beast, the dinosaurs are left to face Isla Nublar’s volcano on the verge of eruption, leading to a debate on whether they should be saved from the next extinction (mostly set to a court hearing with Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm). Eventually, the volcano erupts and the dinosaurs have to evacuate (but not without a few casualties). ‘Fallen Kingdom’ also sees the return of Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) as they hear that Blue (one of the raptors that Owen has trained) is the last living velociraptor and must find a way to rescue her along with many of the other dinosaurs. This leads to a discovery that involves genetics, experimentation, and a race against time.
There really is not that much to say about ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’. If I were to talk more about it, then that would be the whole movie. While I did find it more enjoyable than ‘Jurassic World’, I could not find myself praising it as one of the best movies of the year. As far as installments go, the original ‘Jurassic Park’ reigns supreme!