Friday, 8 June 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

While many didn't like Jurassic World as it basically is just copy of Jurassic Park, I enjoyed it. I found it entertaining and fun, in other words, how a dinosaurs flick is supposed to be. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a whole different story. I wasn't even that hyped about it. 

Four years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, as the volcano on the island is about erupt and, once again, kill all the dinosaurs, there's a debate going on on the mainland about whether they should save the animals or let them die. The US government decides not to rescue them, so Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), John Hammond's former partner in developing the technology, enlists the help of former park manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and former dinosaur trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) for a secret rescue mission to send the animals on a new island.

And of course there's something shady going on and you can tell right away because Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's is the most predictable plot ever. It is also filled with T-Rex sized plot holes and many utterly pointless subplots as they are not developed at all, and it makes no sense whatsoever. What's worse though is that it is dull, far from being entertaining.

As for the characters, well, if there's someone that volcano eruption should have killed, it's arguably every single human character in the movie, with the exception of Jeff Goldblum's because he is Jeff Goldblum who, by the way, was terribly underused. The guy is barely in the movie. Back to the characters, they don't have anything resembling development, they all are one-dimensional. Actually, that's not true, for them to be one dimensional would require some dimension which they don't have. Even the old characters like Claire and Owen don't have much of a personality. The new ones couldn't get any blander --you learn nothing about them other than their names-- and they are pretty annoying too. Also, the villain is beyond pathetic. 

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The acting doesn't get any better. Bryce Dallas Howard has the same facial expression throughout the entire film and basically screams all the time. Chris Pratt's charisma is nowhere to be found and his jokes just don't work. Also, there's absolutely no chemistry between Howard and Pratt. And the rest is just bad, especially Daniella Pineda and Justice Smith who play respectively a paleoveterinarian and an IT technician. 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a disappointment action-wise too. While they are not terrible and they are slightly entertaining, the sequences lack excitement and are pretty predictable. There's also a lack of memorable moments and the humour is just not there. 

In other words, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom doesn't have a lot to offer other than some pretty visuals and some decent action. 

8 comments :

  1. I thought about seeing it mainly because of J.A. Bayona who did a lot of excellent films like A Monster Calls and The Impossible but I'll just wait for it on TV.

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    1. Sounds like a good plan to me. By the way, I haven't seen any of Bayona's previous movies but A Monster Calls has been on my list forever.

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  2. This looked freaking awful so I am not surprised. I hate Pratt and his A list status and shit movies need to end

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    1. I agree, it didn't look that great.

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  3. I hated Jurassic World so I won't be seeing this. The trailers did nothing to convince me that this would be better without those annoying kids from the first one.

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    1. Sorry to hear that. I loved the first film.

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  4. There are so many films that should have stopped after 1 but the executroids decide they need to make a franchise. I didn't mind the 2nd and 3rd film on this topic but it should have stopped. The following one is beyond stupid and this one looks worse than that one! I always laugh at the 3rd film that, after almost dying(several times), the people are saved and are on helicopters leaving the island. Sam Neil smiles...smiles(!) when he sees the pterodactyls flying with them off the island! It just makes no sense

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    1. The problem is that these movies make good money.

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