July 16, 2018
Issue 7 2018
Film Review

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

2/5 stars

The latest installation of the epic Jurassic Park films is a ‘let’s get the gang back together’ blockbuster valiantly trying to wring another round of cash from modern audiences. It definitely fell short of being an interesting, well-made film. The most disappointing element is that the film misses out the wonder and energy that the earlier trilogy and even Jurassic World (2015) has. This is because there is very little time spent on the dinosaur-populated island, with most of the action wasted on Michael Bay-esque volcano scenes. The film focuses on the fact that a volcano on the island the dinosaurs inhabit is close to erupting, which would make dinosaurs extinct once again. Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) are tasked with saving their beloved dinosaurs, from extinction and the greed of men. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom managed to miss out the exciting dinosaur aspects of the series and keep the boring adult politics part in.

There were attempts from the lead actors to salvage the poor plot and dialogue, but they weren’t all that successful. It is a shame because leads Pratt and Dallas Howard do have some acting chops that weren’t aptly used. In the end, it was just the latest expensive snooze fest out of Hollywood – I hope they made a profit, since that seems to be their only concern. #nospoilers but the last line of the film will make you groan and roll your eyes. It single handedly made the film almost worth the ticket price.