Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.
Director: J. A. Bayona
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, Jeff Goldblum, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chaplin
Release Date: June 22, 2018
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril
Runtime: 2h 8min
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a fun if forgettable sequel in a franchise that seems to be losing anything new to say. J. A. Boyona does a fine job directing the film, infusing it with some of his horror sensibilities. The film is a collection of big set pieces, at times it feels like the film’s plot is merely an excuse to move from one set piece to another. The story itself is rather silly and the more you think about it the dumber it is. The new characters and villains are all about as paper thin and clichéd as they come. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard continue to share strong chemistry which is a strong point of the film. They both have plenty to do this go around so they’re fully engaged even though it’s a bit of a shame that the movie wasn’t slightly better. The supporting cast is made of strong name actors but the film doesn’t seem interested is using them for anything substantial. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is one of those sequels that is easily forgettable because it lacks anything memorable about itself which is a shame because there’s clearly talent on hand.