Wednesday, September 18, 2019

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Review: Stunted Evolution | AIB

The Jurassic Park saga returns to theaters with Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, the film directed by the Spaniard JA Bayona. This review is without any spoilers. For those who want to see it, the best thing is to go to the movies without knowing that little details that make this saga have something so special.

In 2015, Jurassic World got incredible success and brought two generations of spectators together, people who enjoyed the original film as young, as the new generations. So this second installment has the mission to continue making this Cinematic Universe attractive. In addition to leaving the door open for more.

Colin Trevorrow worked as a scriptwriter and producer, leaving the director’s baton to the JA Bayona. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard played a lead role again. Next, to them, we will see Jeff Goldblum, who we saw in the original trilogy, with Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda and Justice Smith.

The movie starts several years after the disaster that caused the park with dinosaurs to close. The volcano on the island is about to erupt. There is a debate in the world about whether you need to save the dinosaurs or let them die. The protagonist Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) has become a pro dinosaur activist, so the last hope for these animals is that a millionaire Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) will fund the rescue. But there are always hidden interests and the human being does not do anything disinterestedly.

The only one capable of dealing with the last velociraptor is Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), so Claire must convince him to return to the island. There will begin a race for the survival of both humans and dinosaurs.

In this film, the action takes very little to come to the fore, leaving anything similar to the development of side characters. It is not uncommon for this to happen in such titles, but it should be noted that it is something much more pronounced than in the previous installment, so the revelations of the script never get the strength sought, although at least some combine.

Taking into account this important detail, what remains is the nature of ‘Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom’ as a mammoth spectacle that already in its effective prologue marks the main lines to follow: more dinosaurs, more destruction, and more special effects. What is left for Bayonne to try to connect emotionally in some way with the film? The idea that we feel sorry to see how dinosaurs can become extinct.

As expected, the predatory species are the ones that have higher importance and one step further in the idea of ​​man playing to be God to give something more to the viewer, but there is also some time to treat the dinosaurs as something more than killing machines.

Jurassic World 2: The Fallen Kingdom is a mix between Jurassic Park and The Lost World. It is not necessarily wrong, that is, if you are not able to make a scene in a room well because you dedicate yourself to see how Steven Spielberg did it and copied it. For those who have the movies fresh in their memory, they probably see too many similarities, but the rest of the viewers will probably overlook it.

However, the director Bayona did an excellent job as almost newcomer. He proved to be up to a challenge of enormous proportions and adopts a more relaxed posture. After all, ‘Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom’ is a film to be enjoyed at the cinema with a good bowl of popcorn and it may not be memorable as such, but it is more than fulfilling.

Review overview



"Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom" is visually the best of the franchise to date, scoring first and foremost through its impressive and decidedly gloomy staging. As a result, the narrative weaknesses are no longer quite as significant, but they are still present. With a better script here would have been much more in it.

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