Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Since all hell broke out in the last movie, the island of Isla Nublar has remained a relatively peaceful place for the dinosaurs to roam free. But now, the islands volcano is set to erupt, threatening their extinction once more, and bringing with it all kinds of questions as to whether man should try to save them or follow gods will and just let them die.
When the decision to save them is made, along with the offer of a lovely dinosaur sanctuary for them all to live peacefully in, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas-Howard) are enlisted to return to the island and rescue the dinosaurs from their imminent destruction. Claire is needed for her hand-print, in order to activate the dormant dinosaur tracking software on the island, and Owen for his relationship with the velociraptor Blue, who has evaded capture up until now. Unfortunately though, there are some bad guys behind the scenes who are more concerned with making a few million dollars out of the dinosaurs than rescuing them from extinction, so things don’t exactly go according to plan.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a bit of a strange mix of two distinctly different halves. The first half was pretty much covered off in the first trailer, with a lot of key plot points from the second half being unnecessarily revealed in the pointless final trailer. The resulting movie is unfortunately something which isn’t anywhere near as good as it’s predecessor(s). There are a lot of weird and crazy plotlines, the bad guys are pretty rubbish, and the whole thing runs pretty close to being a complete disaster. Although the final third or so is wildly different to anything we’ve seen previously in a Jurassic Park/World movie, it does still manage to be sufficiently entertaining, and there are enough decent scares and thrills along the way to keep things moving along nicely. But this could have been so much better.
My watch-list of movies and TV shows continues to grow, while my available spare time continues to shrink. Occasionally I’ll manage to tick one off the list, and then I’ll try and ramble on a little bit about it on here.