Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review
Howdy Y’all this is going to be one long as review. So brace yourselves cause We are letting a king Kong in 😉
As I walked into the theatre, I was expecting this movie to be a disappointment considering the reviews I have heard from a few people. But here is why I am not disappointed with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Of course there is no saying here but MAJOR spoiler ahead.
The story takes place 3 years later and begins with an expedition underwater of Isla Nublar, where Jurassic World was left behind. A group of expeditioners look for a hidden fossil underwater, BOOM the In-Dominous Rex skeleton. But not all expeditions are successful when you are in Isla Nublar, am I right?
What I like about this film that in the beginning we get to see a dinosaur chase and just when you think you escape the big creature(T-Rex), you fall in the hands of a giant one(Mosasaur). This keeps us hooked on for the first 5 minutes of the film.
The story continues to the lives of Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) who is now in defence of saving the extinct species from a volcano eruption happening in Isla Nublar, along side Owen Grady(Chris Pratt) who’ve been hired by Eli Mills (Rafe Spall), the majordomo of the Lockwood estate. It turns out, though, that he’s using them for their tracking system and has other, more sinister plans for the dinosaurs’ future.
On the island, we get token glimpses of the dinosaurs in and out of action. For example, the sight of the Brachiasaurus took us back to Jurassic Park when we were first introduced to the Dinosaurs.
Little did the entourage know that there were going to be more sabotage points which was at some point expected to happen. When they find Blu, only to realise he is being taken hostage by Mills himself.
As the volcano erupts, the island is almost ruined with little hopes of escape. What got me hooked about the entire scene was the action from where a drugged Owen, waking up in daze and close to the lava dripping towards him to Claire and Franklin escaping from the control room when the controls fail to unlock the door and brings an angry carnivorous dinosaur into the room through the escape pod.
All these scenes definitely keep us hooked on to the screens for sure. As I haven’t watched the trailer, I got to see the dinosaurs and the cast running for their lives from the volcano and the T-Rex emerging as a hero to save everyone from any dinosaur attacking them.
The rescue from the sinking gyrosphere was quite gripping for me. While escaping from the island into the mercenaries ship, we see the Isla Nublar destroyed by the volcano and in the smoke and lava.
The poignant shot of a Brachiosaurus, crying for help as the ship sails made me bawl like a baby as she was slowly consumed by smoke and lava. It definitely was the heart wrenching moment for me in this film.
The film continues to build up to a climactic battle, from scenes like Claire and Owen getting some blood from a caged T-Rex and gripping escape from it, Mills’ deception by auctioning the dinosaurs along with the new hybrid created by the one and only Henry Wong which is just a recipe for disaster considering the earlier Indominous wasn’t a successful experiment.
The last build up but not the least is the realisation that Lockwood’s granddaughter Maisie is a clone of Lockwood’s deceased daughter which cause Hammond, who was against human cloning ended his partnership with Lockwood. While these stories are a hint of what the next Jurassic World movie would be, the dinosaur action choreography was done beautifully between the Indo Raptor(the new hybrid) and Blu(who was freed midway of the climax)
With the dinosaurs being trapped in the basement with hydrogen cyanide leak, Claire is reluctant to let them out but instead cages them in which made us feel this is the end to the franchise but spoiler alert, the franchise has different plans for us. Instead Maisie frees them all and we see the dinosaurs escape for the Lockwood Estate wilderness to a Velociraptor standing tall as the T-Rex (in Jurassic World 1) stating that humans will now co-exist with the dinosaurs.
While the previous Jurassic World film became a disappointment for a whole lot of fans, this movie has rather kept improving on certain points which has kept us all hooked to our seats in the theatre. But the first time since 1993’s Jurassic Park, it’s actually a pretty good movie
Our generation has grown up watching the Jurassic Park franchise and of course expect a lot from the later parts of the film. The audience for this series has proved that it will turn out in mega-droves. But it deserves more than a passable rerun taking itself too seriously.