Universal Pictures | Release Date: June 22, 2018
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amheretojudgeJun 22, 2018
a reign that sinks so deep that it never lifts up..

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom The camera work is horrifyingly witty and is more appalling than the creatures, sound effects and the tense energy that is created in here and the credit
a reign that sinks so deep that it never lifts up..

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The camera work is horrifyingly witty and is more appalling than the creatures, sound effects and the tense energy that is created in here and the credit goes to the director whose passion and keen sense of knowledge towards the horror genre that helps hold the audience to their seats through its overlong 2 hours of runtime. The writing is similar to its previous instalment, that is cheesy, sloppy and a bit chalky around the edges, addition to that the urge to create a dramatic or action sequence that is captured from a textbook cinematic formula, makes the whole process redundant especially when the audience sweats through it. One would assume that the format of the structure and the mind-numbing chase sequences would be distracted by the bigger picture and a smarter approach that would redefine the franchise; one is wrong. The upgrade or updated version of the sequel according to the makers in here, is to go big, loud and pure mayhem on as much as large scale possible and not develop the characters and sensibility that gives the gravitas to it. J.A. Bayona; the director, comes as a bit of a shock and disappointing considering the expectation he brought with him, he seems distracted and unsettled on the final vision. The technical aspects such as visual effects are appreciative along with d.o.p. but the editing could have been a lot better. Chris Pratt on hand-to-hand combat is believable and more convincing this time but there's nothing more than that and so is on Bryce Dallas Howard; despite of being such an acclaimed actress. Having said that, the primary reason would be the range and space given to the actors is lesser than usual which can be difficult to pull off. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a reign that sinks so deep that it never lifts up despite of its twists and turns, which is caused in here by uneven pacing and sloppy writing.
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FarhanFirozJun 22, 2018
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is a mediocre sequel with lackluster plot which goes nowhere with terrible pacing and bland characters. The movie is a well directed and visually stunning but apart from that the movie has nothing new to offerJurassic World Fallen Kingdom is a mediocre sequel with lackluster plot which goes nowhere with terrible pacing and bland characters. The movie is a well directed and visually stunning but apart from that the movie has nothing new to offer and the mixing of a disaster style and a horror claustrophobic style made things worse. Expand
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Minh18121999Jun 22, 2018
Pros:Did slightly better than the first Jurassic World,The first half was really good,it had better direction.
Cons:Still being a mediocre film at best,the first 30-40 minutes of this movie was really solid,it was tbh quite good and then the
Pros:Did slightly better than the first Jurassic World,The first half was really good,it had better direction.
Cons:Still being a mediocre film at best,the first 30-40 minutes of this movie was really solid,it was tbh quite good and then the film stopped,and was leading up to ...NOTHING.It was like the first half and second half of this movie felt like two completely different movies.Moreover,there was no character development in this film,there was one character which was supposed to be comic relief,but it is NOT Funny at all and so frustrating,this guy unfortunately showed up a lot,which killed all the tensions and the suspense of the film,he was essentially Jar Jar of this film.There are some exciting scenes but make no sense,the entire last half makes no sense.If this film was meant to be"Turn off your brain" kind of film,why did they need to make so many exposition scenes and subplots?.The Ending was facepalm
Overall,this film was a bloated mess,there is nothing to really show here,bc the trailer showed basically 90% of this film.
Tbh I like Jurassic World more than this,eventhough I didnt like that movie,but at least it was more coherent,it knew where it was going.But this film,beside a more superior direction,it felt like "we really need to make Jurassic World 3"
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RelaxedmikeJun 24, 2018
I'm sorry guys. But its time to put Jarassic park to sleep..for good!! This movie is proof americans will go for and buy anything as long as its advertised. Simply put, What the next one gonna be? I'm sure Hollywood will serve up something toI'm sorry guys. But its time to put Jarassic park to sleep..for good!! This movie is proof americans will go for and buy anything as long as its advertised. Simply put, What the next one gonna be? I'm sure Hollywood will serve up something to take your money. This series was over actually after the 2nd installment. This movie was dumb, senseless, and..oh well..Don't let that stop you. SHAMELESS MONEYMAKING! Expand
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bkristmanJun 22, 2018
They seem to always follow up a good entry in this franchise with a very ordinary one.Maybe they just thought they'd save money by re-using all the props and dino footage and cut down the cast to save money.
The plot is really weak as most
They seem to always follow up a good entry in this franchise with a very ordinary one.Maybe they just thought they'd save money by re-using all the props and dino footage and cut down the cast to save money.
The plot is really weak as most doesn't make any sense at all.
The concept of using dinos as army weapons is ridiculous as they are really expensive and can be killed and tranq'ed without a lot of effort. Why Bryce's character all of a sudden is all weepy over them is a mystery as well to me. In the first film she thought they were just zoo animals.
Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard look like they're just slumming to get a paycheck with Howard looking strangely different from the first film but wearing exactly the same clothes. The villains are just bean counters except for the guy who played the baddie in Silence of the Lambs who is pretty amusing but none are very scary. The scooby doo gang girl and boy they took along to the island were lame.The boy especially was grating .
The ending sets up any number of possibilities for the future episodes although i can't see Pratt and Howard being in it.
Special effects were ok same as usual .The 3d was a waste of time as it was not noticeable .
I give this a 6 because i love monster films in any version.
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UwrongMeRightJun 22, 2018
This gets a 6 from me purely because I like dinosaur movies. I'm a child. Leave me alone. As for the plot, look out for all those holes!! It's never explained why Claire went from viewing dinosaurs as things to becoming an activist for theirThis gets a 6 from me purely because I like dinosaur movies. I'm a child. Leave me alone. As for the plot, look out for all those holes!! It's never explained why Claire went from viewing dinosaurs as things to becoming an activist for their protection. You would think she would end up hating them after she barely survived them getting loose in the first one. What was that weird moment between the little girl and Blue at the end? Who else kept calling that one villain "Buffalo Bill" in their heads? Expand
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TastytreatJun 22, 2018
I think this movie is a joke, trying to impress but i'm not impressed, except by the cgi. Not much better than the first Jurassic World
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TheQuietGamerJul 2, 2018
Pretty much your standard big blockbuster film. It's the same relatively safe mix of humor, action, spectacle, and some cashing in on our nostalgia that's been popularized by modern superhero flicks. Unlike it's peers however, Fallen KingdomPretty much your standard big blockbuster film. It's the same relatively safe mix of humor, action, spectacle, and some cashing in on our nostalgia that's been popularized by modern superhero flicks. Unlike it's peers however, Fallen Kingdom lacks the lovable characters that make us sit on the edge of our seats during the bigger set pieces even though we know they aren't actually in any real danger. Pratt and Howard return in the lead roles and they are just as bland as ever. Justice Smith is nothing more than comic relief as all he's given to do is freak out and scream anytime something happens. Daniella Pineda is barely in the movie at all.


The dinosaurs are the real stars. Not only is the velociraptor "Blue" better written than any of her human counterparts, but I was surprised to find that these prehistoric beasts are also capable of invoking an actual emotional response from the audience. I'm not lying when I say that there's a scene involving a Brachiosaurus at the end of the movie's explosive first act that almost killed me. Initially I supported the idea of leaving them on the island to die as they are dangerous animals that already went extinct once. Something changed in me upon actually seeing it happen. The movie could have used this to say something incredibly poignant, but just doesn't. Although I'm fairly certain it thinks it does.


Director J.A. Bayona got his start with the well-received, Guillermo del Toro produced "The Orphanage" and that influence can definitely be felt here. There are times where he shot this like a straight up horror film. Particularly whenever the new hybrid dino is onscreen. It's probably my favorite aspect of the movie. I want to make it very clear that none of Fallen Kingdom's issues have anything to do with Bayona's directing. They all stem from Trevorrow and Connolly's script. The duo were able to come up with plenty of exciting scenarios. They just weren't able to fill them with interesting people.


I absolutely love the way the movie ended. It sets the sequel up to go in an incredible new direction and I really hope they just go full dinosaur apocalypse on us. No matter what they choose to do though these characters will need to be reworked. They were able to get away with the underdevelopment of the protagonists last time thanks to the sheer excitement of the series being revived, but Fallen Kingdom has really suffered because of it. This is still a fun time at the theater, but it's also the Jurassic film with the least amount of substance thus far.
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kman5473Jun 25, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie suffers from the same symptoms all Universal Picture franchises suffer from: the focus turns not to creating a story that anyone will ever actually care about or relate to, but instead to try to crush as much action and epic SVFX shots into 2 hours as possible. It's honestly just disappointing, because for a movie that has made as much $$ as Jurassic World has, I really just wish the direction would have been focused on actually making the plot enjoyable and make sense. Everything that happens on the island was pretty great, but I wish the film would have only taken place on the island. I would have rather the volcanic eruption + dinosaur stampede + escape off the island would have been the act 3 climax. Instead, it happens within 10 minutes of being on the island. And, our third act climax is a stupid monster that's not really a monster, that honestly is not as scary or epic as a volcano. The acting, as always, was decent considering the material the actors were forced to work with. Then, to add, the film ends depicting a cloned human that releases dinosaurs into the public as, "a hero." She's not though; this scene and action is so morally corrupt it's hilarious that the filmmakers are trying so hard to say she's a hero. Or that anyone should consider the dinosaurs to be, "animals." Only person who has it right is Jeff Goldblum, who--right from the start--knew the best thing for everyone would just be to let the volcano kill all the dinosaurs. Nope! This is a corporate franchise money cow! So we HAVE to let the dinosaurs live on, because more movies! It's like watching someone continuously shoot themselves in the foot, and then try to get people to understand and continue to let them shoot themselves in the foot while also trying to get those people to feel bad for the bullets they're using. It doesn't make any sense!

It's a hardcore money-grab film only. It sucks, in other words.
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SKDJun 24, 2018
Fun, but predictable.

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: No Jurassic movie is ever going to make you feel the way the first one did, ever. That was unique. I certainly felt like the decades of subsequent sequels had pushed me beyond the
Fun, but predictable.

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: No Jurassic movie is ever going to make you feel the way the first one did, ever. That was unique. I certainly felt like the decades of subsequent sequels had pushed me beyond the point of diminishing returns. Often throughout the film, I starred indifferently at the screen as yet another person was gobbled up when I knew that my jaw should be on the floor.

This round wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been (certainly not the franchise’s worst) and it still scratches the itch of a fun summer movie. However, there’s only so much that you can do with dinosaurs and people fleeing for their lives before you feel like you’re going through the same, familiar motions.

All the protagonists and antagonists generally played their roles well, but I was pleasantly surprised by Franklin’s character in particular. At first he seemed like the cliché kid who was tagging along for the ride. However, early on he professionally delivers some well written humor that softened me towards his role. The motivation for our heroes and their “Save the Dinosaurs” movement was eye-rolling at times, particularly at the end, but it was bearable. A little disappointed that Jeff Goldblum didn’t really have a role in this movie beyond sitting in a Congressional hearing. Then again, you could argue that he was hanging out with the REAL dinosaurs.

There are plenty of nostalgia moments inter-woven in this movie, especially toward the end. Whether it’s an adult grabbing a child that’s catching their breath by surprise, the Raptor claw clicking the floor as it hunts the child, the child closing the shutter door before the Raptor gets them, or the small raptor fighting the bigger, T-Rex like one; the film pays tribute back to the original multiple times. But like I said at the top, you can’t out-do the master.

As long as you calibrate your expectations before going into the theater (I set mine to zero), you will have a good time. But if you are looking for an experience that will stick with you for decades to come, that was already done 25 years ago.
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akenaton1984Jun 23, 2018
Más de lo mismo. Buena para un momento hilarante si tu interés es burlarte de sus despropósitos.
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Joshudson13Jun 25, 2018
I don’t understand the negative outcry over this movie. The movie is extremely tense and suspenseful throughout with decent story dynamics leading to a good finale that leaves the trilogy in a good spot as it comes to a close. The effects areI don’t understand the negative outcry over this movie. The movie is extremely tense and suspenseful throughout with decent story dynamics leading to a good finale that leaves the trilogy in a good spot as it comes to a close. The effects are terrific, the storyline is dynamic, and the acting was adequate. I didn’t go in expecting it to be as good as it was due all of the bad reviews. Expand
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Gamed2longJun 30, 2018
Maybe I'm old and jaded, but I thought this film was pretty stupid. I mean I saw the reviews and knew it was more popcorn flick then masterpiece (like the first Jurassic Park, and about half of the second one was). My biggest complaint is theMaybe I'm old and jaded, but I thought this film was pretty stupid. I mean I saw the reviews and knew it was more popcorn flick then masterpiece (like the first Jurassic Park, and about half of the second one was). My biggest complaint is the dinosaurs. I really liked when the carnivores got the horror movie villian treatment with the lighting. I didn't like how they acted like horror movie villians the rest of the time. They're supposed to be acting like animals. I can't think of a single animal that stops for a snack when it is running for its life. They way most of the animals acted screamed "plot convenience" rather than "this is how any creature wih some sense of self preservation would act." Everything all the humans did in the film was catastrophically stupid and illogical. The only exception is the little girl, well except for that one scene where she attempted to hide from the dangerous predator in her bed. Until that point, she was pretty good. Most of the film I found to be a poorly thought out mess. The CG looked good at least. Fun bonus fact. If a human gets hit with a dart meant to take down something rhino sized and up, the next step should be getting stabbed with a needle of the antidote, before they OD and die. Not in this film though. Magic knockout darts for all! Expand
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MaxsonJun 24, 2018
I went in with low expectations, and still came out disappointed. The movie is very mediocre. I was pretty bored throughout the movie, because I didn't feel any excitement and suspense from it. You have some really dumb characters makingI went in with low expectations, and still came out disappointed. The movie is very mediocre. I was pretty bored throughout the movie, because I didn't feel any excitement and suspense from it. You have some really dumb characters making stupid decisions in this boring movie. Nothing really memorable with the soundtrack as well...Visually the movie looks pretty good, but it's not enough to give it a passing score. Expand
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JokohamaJul 1, 2018
Sloppy. Not as entertaining as the 2015 one. The dinosaurs in this one are almost harmless.
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TVJerryJul 4, 2018
The plot (as predictable as it is) really isn't important. When a massive volcano erupts, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard set out to save the dinosaurs from extinction…again. Of course, nefarious forces are out to make a profit. ThisThe plot (as predictable as it is) really isn't important. When a massive volcano erupts, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard set out to save the dinosaurs from extinction…again. Of course, nefarious forces are out to make a profit. This follows the typical formula: almost non-stop action with people in peril, rescues from unrealistic situations, a child in danger and Pratt's comic charm. There's plenty of outrunning trouble and plenty of PG-13 rated violence. Nothing new here, but the dizzying chases and ample dinos keep it from ever being boring (even though you may roll your eyes at some of the over the top moments). Expand
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Ansatsu83Jun 24, 2018
They keep making both new mistakes, and old mistakes, and it keeps devolving into worse and worse situations, sequel should be entertaining. I am giving this film a 3 out of 10 for one very big reason... Progressive left has infected thisThey keep making both new mistakes, and old mistakes, and it keeps devolving into worse and worse situations, sequel should be entertaining. I am giving this film a 3 out of 10 for one very big reason... Progressive left has infected this film like a plague. Pro dinosaur rights, save them from extinction despite they would NEVER LIVE IN THE WILD, IN TODAYS CLIMATE/WORLD!!!!!!!!!! On top of that, there are two characters that SHOULD NOT come back for the sequel. The first is Zia, an overbearing, in your face, feminazi who wont let you forget it. The second is a scared, panzy IT guy named Franklin. Think Otacon from metal gear solid but twice the panzy. I am not OK with social political agendas in movies or tv, especially the progressive left pandering to their SJW/feminazi audience. It has no place in movies, outside of documentaries, instantly 5 points off for this element. This element takes up the first thirty to fourty minutes of the movie. Additionally, both Chris Pratts and Bryce Howards characters grew a bit, and learned a lot of lessons as the movie progressed... but the IT and feminazi learned nothing... at all... they were just annoying the entire damn way through.... allthough the IT guy did gave me a good chuckle here and there. I would have given the movie an 8 out of 10, if not for the progressive left infestation that plagues this movie. Expand
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David_HJul 2, 2018
Don't get me wrong, I do like Chris Pratt and I admit Bryce Howard is a cute girl and a seemingly talented actress. However I'd have to say if you saw the last in the Jurassic series... you've pretty much seen this one already. At leastDon't get me wrong, I do like Chris Pratt and I admit Bryce Howard is a cute girl and a seemingly talented actress. However I'd have to say if you saw the last in the Jurassic series... you've pretty much seen this one already. At least you've seen the effects, the frantic chase scenes, a young child thrown into the mix, and the inexplicable habit of the large carnivorous dinos when they see a camera to turn to their best side and let out a moaning roar for the audience. This series has truly run its course, I knew it was below average when I had pretty much forgot all about it by the next day... Expand
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Mike5215Jun 25, 2018
JW:FK is a disappointment on several levels. The second and third acts in particular feel more like a relentless aural and visual assault than cohesive story-telling. The script is barely there, so the performances are barely there, and allJW:FK is a disappointment on several levels. The second and third acts in particular feel more like a relentless aural and visual assault than cohesive story-telling. The script is barely there, so the performances are barely there, and all of it is in service of cramming in as much implausible dinosaur mayhem as possible in what feels like an interminable run time of two or three days.

Like all of the JP sequels, to the extent JW:FK has a plot and characters, they're all plug-and-play versions of the original. The kids in danger, check. The Great White Hunter, check, the moral lesson (don't mess with Mother Nature), check, the spunky but terrified computer whiz, the secret plan to make military dinosaurs... I guess to replace the less lethal sharks, lions and bears that currently form a large part of our armed force...check. And in the end there's the obligatory T Rex roar signalling the accounting department at Universal to immediately begin funding another sequel, to be directed by a guy with a **** YouTube channel.

And disregard the trailer entirely. That's not the film you're getting.

Wait for this one on Amazon or Redbox. It'll be there fairly soon, and it's probably a fun toss-away and you can play around on your phone during the dumb parts. Tip: Charge the battery fully.
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HazzaGallaJun 26, 2018
Not even the incredible talent of JA Bayona can save the poor script that holds up Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Rarely does dialogue flow naturally, our characters have no arcs, plot conveniences at every turn and some performances feelNot even the incredible talent of JA Bayona can save the poor script that holds up Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Rarely does dialogue flow naturally, our characters have no arcs, plot conveniences at every turn and some performances feel lacklustre. Direction wise, it's a well shot and nice looking movie, but there's no substance to it. Such a disappointing movie coming from a long time Jurassic Park fan. Expand
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BrianMcCriticJul 7, 2018
There are aspects of this film to really admire, but the second half and finally the ending sink this ship. I like the first Jurassic World and I like director J.A. Bayona who directed my favorite film of 2016 (A Monster Calls), andThere are aspects of this film to really admire, but the second half and finally the ending sink this ship. I like the first Jurassic World and I like director J.A. Bayona who directed my favorite film of 2016 (A Monster Calls), and throughout parts of this film you can see his visual flare and talent shine. The problem comes from an absurd script and a pay off that will leave you dumb founded. Overall sadly this is more bad than good and that ending is a mess, a middle 4. C- Expand
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BeepinheimerJul 5, 2018
I went in with an open mind (trying not to compare to anything in the first part of the franchise.) I must admit, I was still really disappointed with this installment in the Jurassic World franchise. The effects were great (actually someI went in with an open mind (trying not to compare to anything in the first part of the franchise.) I must admit, I was still really disappointed with this installment in the Jurassic World franchise. The effects were great (actually some improvement here), the dino action was on par, the acting was good, but the plot was just all over the place. Details that the entire storyline hinged on were overlooked.
It's still a fun film in the same way that a transformers movie might be, but otherwise pretty bad.
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MattBrady99Jun 24, 2018
“These creatures were here before us. And if we're not careful... they're going to be here after. Life cannot be contained. Life breaks free. Life... finds a way. Welcome... to Jurassic World.”

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes place
“These creatures were here before us. And if we're not careful... they're going to be here after. Life cannot be contained. Life breaks free. Life... finds a way. Welcome... to Jurassic World.”

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes place three years after the events of the first movie. The left remaining dinosaurs are left on the island as a volcano erupts. As the advertisements put it, “The park is gone”. All of this only raises one question: Why would you put a family theme park next to an active volcano with dinosaurs?

Anywhere...

After the monster success of “Jurassic World” a sequel was certain to happen and will find new ways to bring these extinct animals back onto the big screens. While I enjoyed the first movie a lot, but nowhere near as good compared to Jurassic Park. Had its moments overall, just not Spielberg level good.

We have a new director J.A. Bayona, with Colin Trevorrow only writing this time. Bayona is best known for horror and supernatural tragics, so I was interested for what he will bring to this new franchise. He dose bring a lot those elements into scenes where tension actually worked this time around. You can see the influence to older movies like “Nosferatu” and the golden age of monster movies into play. I must admit, the cinematography is visually stunning and makes the dinosaurs look terrifying. Unfortunately, all of this gets watered down by a terrible script, convenient situations, and the final result is Hollywood fluff.

The visual effects, (for the most part) looked really good and never takes you out of the movie when interacting around non-digital setting/people. I noticed some animatronics dinosaurs, but can easily get overshadowed by the heavy CGI. When I said “for the most part”, there are some shots were it looked a bit noticeable. Other than that, the visual effects are the strongest element to the film.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard ain't brilliant in terms of acting, but at least have great chemistry. If look at any interviews or press event, the two get along so well it easily shows on screen. The biggest change in terms of character is Bryce Dallas Howard, who’s not as idiotic like the first. While both characters aren't great, as some questionable decisions are made, although slightly better compared to the first. Although their motivations for saving the dinosaurs only makes you agree with Ian Malcolm (Goldblum) even more.

The film introduces new characters played by Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda, who tag along with are main characters. One of them can access and hack into anything, but he’s a afraid of pretty much everything - the drop of a penny can startle him, probably thinks it’s a T.Rex. Also his screaming can go right through you. The other takes care of Blue after being badly injured and that’s really it. Both of them didn't do much for me. Half way through the movie you forgot about them, because they literally disappear from the film and later come back in the third act.

The movie is, at the very least, self aware of itself. Evidently by Chris Pratt’s character before agreeing to go on a mission ironically states “What could go wrong” when things go wrong. Giving small winks to the audiences when the obvious is gonna happen. With the endless amount of stupid decisions on top of more stupid decisions to push the plot along - Which I guess if every character had a brain, this movie wouldn't exist, then again it wouldn't be a great loss.

Speaking of idiots, let's talk about the villains. I’m not gonna beat around the bush when I say this, but these are some of the most cartoonist villains I've seen in awhile. It’s pathetic how tedious they are. You wanna know they evil plan and goal? Guess, just guess:

Yep it’s money - Easily one of the worst.

If you’re looking forward for Jeff Goldblum’s return to the series and what role he will have on the story, just from the promotional material alone; well I got some bad news for you. He’s only in two scenes and the total screen time is one minute. All of it is courtroom debates. His character adds nothing to the film, just recycles dialogue from the previous films. What a waste of Goldblum.

Overall rating: While coming off as negative towards the film, it’s not bad or painfully to watch. I mean, it’s stupid fun. The ideas are present in ‘Fallen Kingdom’ for what it’s trying to set up or be, just needs a sharper execution. For those wondering about the third movie, don’t worry...

The studios will find a way.
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MrMovieBuffJul 5, 2018
'Jurassic World' (2015) was a movie I mildly enjoyed just for the thrills and the action, despite its bland main characters, a villain who was a cartoon character, and the many dumb moments that occurred, for the most part, I was willing to'Jurassic World' (2015) was a movie I mildly enjoyed just for the thrills and the action, despite its bland main characters, a villain who was a cartoon character, and the many dumb moments that occurred, for the most part, I was willing to forgive it because at least it was fun. 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' on the other hand, isn't just dumb, it's actually poorly written, unevenly paced, uses visual nostalgia nods that feel forced rather than organic, and our two main characters, for some reason, don't feel the same as they did from the previous movie. Not that it matters too much since they are bland, which pains me to say that, since they are played by usually talented actors. We see Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) is given a task by Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) to head back to Isla Nublar (where the Jurassic World incident occurred three years previously) to retrieve some of the creatures, as he promises her that they will put them in a new home island where they can be safe. They also suggest that she recruits Owen (Chris Pratt) as he raised and trained Blue, the one raptor who always followed his command as we saw in the previous movie. As they arrive on the island, they encounter many dangerous and near-death experiences to which they all manage to escape. However, if you know anything - or too much - about volcanic eruptions, and the consequences it follows, you will be questioning if the filmmakers have done their research. The entire second-half of the movie is where the film really drags itself to the ground. Without giving away too much, let's just say that the villain does reveal themselves, they host an auction of sorts to sell different creatures to the military, and there is another plot twist revolving a supporting character that is so incredibly far-fetched and stupid, I cannot even begin to tell you without spoiling it. You can have fun with this film, but I think it's very clear that 'Jurassic Park' (1993) should not have been a franchise to begin with. John Hammond (who was played by Richard Attenborough) wanted to test out the park before it opened, too many people were harmed and killed in the process, so he decided to close the door on his dreams. Why they opened Jurassic World around 20 years later, I don't know. There is pretty much no more reasons for these sequels to carry on. 'Jurassic World' (2015) would warrant its existence if it was a reboot. Expand
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darkbloodshed13Jun 26, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the 5th Jurassic Park movie and the second in the Jurassic World line. The film is directed by J.A. Bayona best known for his work on A Monster Calls. This film is about the main characters from the firstJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the 5th Jurassic Park movie and the second in the Jurassic World line. The film is directed by J.A. Bayona best known for his work on A Monster Calls. This film is about the main characters from the first Jurassic World trying to save the dinosaurs from going back into extinction, but an evil business man has other ideas for these massive lizards including a plan to create another man made dino, because that turned out so well the first time. I thought the first Jurassic World was fun and enjoyable so I wasn't shocked when it was announced that there was going to be another one. This movie isn't as fun as the first but it's still an all round good film. The scenes on the island are well done, they're brightly lit and full of that wonder that we have come to expect from these Jurassic movies. The third act is suspenseful and action pact. The film unfortunately does have it's fair share problems. The first one being that it focuses a little too much on the morality of concepts that the story presents. This wouldn't be a problem if the was as serious as the problems it presents, but since the film is the latest in line of film that are all supposed to fun action adventures it just comes off as out of place. I mean you do have to glance at the moral questions your concept provides but you shouldn't be making them front and center for the majority of the film. Second the film as a twist in the third act that is unnecessary and barely ties in to the rest of the film. The third problem is that the big bad dino in this film isn't nearly terrifying as the one from first film, in the sense that first was designed to be the perfect killing machine one that could blend with an surroundings and out outwit most humans, but this one does none of those things which leads to a climax that feels lackluster at best. Making me fell like this film is a step back words from the first one. My final Problem is that it feels like no one learned anything from the last film. I mean why would think making another smart dino would be could idea after the first went berserk? Of course that's not to say that this film isn't bad by any meaning of the word. The characters in this film are all fantastic. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard both return with there characters from the last film and enjoyable as always, and the new side characters are both fun. Plus the scenes on the island are amazing. In conclusion If your liked the first film then you like this one, just don't expect it to be as good as the first one. Expand
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PeterAlexanderJun 25, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is worthy of it's name, as all it does is fall incredibly short in comparison to the mighty dinosaur kingdom created by Spielberg. What was once a series built on the backdrop of powerful and intelligent themesJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is worthy of it's name, as all it does is fall incredibly short in comparison to the mighty dinosaur kingdom created by Spielberg. What was once a series built on the backdrop of powerful and intelligent themes and ideas, Jurassic Park is now nothing more than a 2 hour long complaint over animal rights. While its forced agenda is bad enough, every plot point and character decision is as predictable as it comes, not to mention the introduction of a few of the most annoying characters to be displayed on screen. While the effects, action sequences and sound design are worthy of the series' name, the true essence of what made Jurassic Park such a powerful piece of pop-culture is truly missing in this film. Expand
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Generic_Jul 5, 2018
Explosions and screeching interrupted by ham-fisted exposition and studio virtue signaling. also dinosaurs
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SolidXSteakJul 8, 2018
Just an utterly boring film where every scene is far longer than it needs to be, characters are 1-dimensional and uninteresting archetypes, and dialogue is poorly written. Only positives are that acting is passable and CGI is decent
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Francisco123Jun 24, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I definitely think that Jurassic World was a much better film than this. The first film was thrilling throughout with the Indominus Rex terrorizing from pretty much the beginning of the film. This film, however, does not do the same. The trailers make out the Indoraptor to be the most dangerous dinosaur on the planet, yet it appears in the film for about 5-10 minutes and only towards the end, where it fails to get one little girl and is defeated in a pretty underwhelming way by the velociraptor. Yep, it gets killed by Blue. You’d figure that would be the end of the movie, but nope, there was still another 10-15 minutes after that, with the dinosaur the being released out into the world by the humans. While it may seem touching that they let the most free, it was really a stupid choice as now they’ll wreak havoc. So having all of this after the whole indoraptor fiasco makes it very un memorable as you forget that it was even on screen. It’s a shame too. The first half of the film was terrific, with the people saving the dinosaurs as the volcano explodes behind them, and a very emotional dinosaur death scene that really get s to you. It makes you think the rest of the film will be the same, but that’s not the case. The second half is more or less a setup to the third film, rather than being it’s own original film. So yeah, I’m pretty disappointed in the film, but the first half atleast keeps me from giving the film a lower score. Expand
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shibborethJul 6, 2018
This movie has one of the worst plots and some of the worst writing of any movie I've ever seen. Full disclosure, I slept on and off throughout the middle portion of it, perhaps for 10 or 20 minutes total, so it might actually be worse thanThis movie has one of the worst plots and some of the worst writing of any movie I've ever seen. Full disclosure, I slept on and off throughout the middle portion of it, perhaps for 10 or 20 minutes total, so it might actually be worse than I'm aware of. Every single character managed to do or say something breathtakingly stupid and the entire plot repeatedly depends on these acts of inexplicable idiocy, making it perhaps the finest example possible of an "idiot plot". I found myself repeatedly thinking, "why the heck would they ever do that?" or "why on earth would that ever happen?" or "why would anyone ever possibly think that?", and the answer was always supplied shortly thereafter by the story going in some stupid direction that it couldn't have gone in without the initial stupid thing happening. It's a shame I didn't get more sleep, but the loud noises kept waking me up. Expand
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ggoldingJun 29, 2018
Short story. It's not as entertaining as Jurassic World and a lot of the ideas that the film tries fall flat. If you're looking for a film that you can watch mindless that's just dumb fun, then I'd suggest it, but I'd avoid going to see it inShort story. It's not as entertaining as Jurassic World and a lot of the ideas that the film tries fall flat. If you're looking for a film that you can watch mindless that's just dumb fun, then I'd suggest it, but I'd avoid going to see it in theaters.

The cinematography had a lot of going for it at multiple points during this film. Though through the overuse of some of the most effective techniques they end up creating a film that slowly becomes less and less visually astounding until I was happy to leave the theater at the end. It starts out at a solid 8/10 in the cinematography/animation area but slowly lowers to about a 4/10. That said, the animation for most of the larger dinosaurs is done with the proper weight.

The music is pretty standard. Though when you compare modern-day composers to John Williams' score on the original film then you're going to find a fairly mediocre performance.

The writing is probably the worst part of the film. I can't go too far into it without spoiling the film. But the film is so predictable that the 5-year-old sitting behind me felt proud of himself because he knew what was going to happen next. The villains are either corrupt mercenaries or corrupt businessmen and the writers didn't really seem to want to pay too much attention to them as characters, instead opting to create an expendable character whose sole purpose is to be hated by both the film viewers and the characters in the film. There's also a lot of forced emotion in a few scenes that would only really affect a young child or an overly emotional teenager. It's basically baby's first action film, but at the same time, the film is much too violent for any child under the age of 11. At that point, they've already consumed better fiction through Netflix with shows like Voltron: Legendary Defenders or, heck, the first Jurassic World film.
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LaSh4wn328Jun 22, 2018
Gruesomely bad followup to Jurassic World, full of gaping plot holes, contrived and ridiculous character behavior, and implausible occurrences even within the story's own logic.

It has the same problem as Lost World back in the day, that
Gruesomely bad followup to Jurassic World, full of gaping plot holes, contrived and ridiculous character behavior, and implausible occurrences even within the story's own logic.

It has the same problem as Lost World back in the day, that much of the fun of Jurassic Park was always getting a VIP tour of a sprawling corporate theme park, and then watching it get destroyed. Removing the park from the equation drains away a ton of the entertainment value.

It's also dumb that this movie expects us to care deeply about the plight of the poor dinosaurs, since they have no lines, no real personalities, and spend a lot of the movie trying to eat the good guys. It's also VERY dumb that they just rehashed the old "we're gonna make mutant super-dinosaurs and use them as weapons" thing even though it was the worst part of the last movie. It just underlines that Jurassic Park/World can work well as a standalone movie, but there really isn't enough meat on the bone to justify a franchise.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are pretty decent leads, but the premise of the movie is just too contrived and stupid for them to redeem it. Watch later on Netflix, if at all.
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RyanVanGJun 22, 2018
Fallen Kingdom was TERRIBLE. One major character has 3 life-changing experiences in the spanse of about a couple of minutes. It takes no time to let the audience process anything that happens. It’s just immediately on to the next scene.

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Fallen Kingdom was TERRIBLE. One major character has 3 life-changing experiences in the spanse of about a couple of minutes. It takes no time to let the audience process anything that happens. It’s just immediately on to the next scene.

OH YEAH! Did you see the trailer and get excited about the T-Rex vs Lion or the Megalodon eating the surfers? Those shots were in an OUTRO MONTAGE. What you saw in the trailer is what you get! There’s nothing more to those scenes. This was one long 2 hour advertisement for JW3, and it SUCKED.
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tropicAcesJun 22, 2018
I loved JURASSIC WORLD but this was a major letdown. The direction is fine but script is awful, full of cringe attempt at humor and plot conviences. Just a waste of talent.
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D3M0N07Jun 22, 2018
Worst Jurassic movie i ever saw. . .action was good but story **** and suckz, they destroy humanity for the Dinosaur?? are u kidding me!!! this is just a 1 point but so many point that make this movie worst. . .enough, no more talking aboutWorst Jurassic movie i ever saw. . .action was good but story **** and suckz, they destroy humanity for the Dinosaur?? are u kidding me!!! this is just a 1 point but so many point that make this movie worst. . .enough, no more talking about this ****. . . Expand
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Rebecca31Jun 22, 2018
Who knew there would be a Jurassic Park/World movie that would sink lower than The Lost World. Jurassic Park or World or whatever we’re supposed to be calling it now is a franchise that has long since run out of ideas, overstayed its welcomeWho knew there would be a Jurassic Park/World movie that would sink lower than The Lost World. Jurassic Park or World or whatever we’re supposed to be calling it now is a franchise that has long since run out of ideas, overstayed its welcome and needs to stop. Follows the formula of the original Jurassic Park trilogy where the second movie sees the need to move the dinosaurs off the Island and to a much more populated area. Jurassic World was pretty much the first movie remade but with the new feature of the Indominus Rex. A genetically modified dinosaur that was better than all the other dinosaurs, the ultimate predator etc. This ridiculous addition showed that they had run out of ideas but most of us didn’t care. It was packed full of nostalgia, and was enjoyable in the moment. Unfortunately it made so much darn money they just had to make a follow-up, but not just a follow up, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is just the second movie in a possible new trilogy. So whether you like it or not we’re getting even more dinosaurs, ooh goody I can’t wait to see what scary dinosaur they manage to cook up in that lab, again.

Four years since the park was destroyed and now the dinosaurs are at risk of another extinction because that really expensive park was built on an Island that now has an active volcano and raises the ethical dilemma of whether these creatures should be saved at all. Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) are back on an expedition to rescue the dinosaurs. But they’re also competing with all those military guys who see the potential for using dinosaurs as weapons. This was hinted at in the first Jurassic World and is very much the tone of this film so get ready to be bored as more shots of DNA vials in briefcases and new genetically modified dinosaurs getting out of their enclosures happens again and again. We’ve seen this all before only now it just seems cheap. The attempts at humour was cringeworthy, the story so predictable if you’ve seen the trailer then you’ve seen the film. Despite the promising opening scene it all went downhill from there and just kept falling. I wasn’t expecting a masterpiece by any means but I really wanted this to be so much better. There’s no wow factor, no scene that will have you on the edge of your seat. It’s disheartening to see such a bad Jurassic World movie, please make it stop before it gets any worse. I wouldn’t recommend this to a die-hard Jurassic Park fan because it barely resembles it anymore but if you’re in desperate need of a mindless popcorn flick then lower the expectations and have fun.
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kheasJun 23, 2018
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom was a fun summer blockbuster. Was it meant to be an award winning film? No, but damn was it a fun ride. Go see it if you love dinosaurs on the big screen and can check your critical mind at the door. It wasJurassic World Fallen Kingdom was a fun summer blockbuster. Was it meant to be an award winning film? No, but damn was it a fun ride. Go see it if you love dinosaurs on the big screen and can check your critical mind at the door. It was worth every penny and I look forward to seeing it again when it comes out on home release format. for more go to https://latetothegame.blog/2018/06/23/smiling-dinosaurs-a-review-of-jurassic-world-fallen-kingdom/ Expand
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SuperduperjewJun 24, 2018
Imagine the worst Transformers movie. It's still better than this. They've torn the soul right out of the Jurassic Park franchise. It feels like a bad Michael Bay film with BAD ACTING and cliche characters and dialogue. If you like seeingImagine the worst Transformers movie. It's still better than this. They've torn the soul right out of the Jurassic Park franchise. It feels like a bad Michael Bay film with BAD ACTING and cliche characters and dialogue. If you like seeing explosions and CGI dino fights, this is for you. If you enjoyed Jurassic Park, you'll want to turn it off very quickly. Sad to see this happen to such a beloved franchise. Expand
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Creeper3455Jun 22, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. *Talks like a robot* Alright,here we are,Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. *End of robot voice*
Out of all the movies of 2018,this was one I was the least excited,not because of the franchise (I loved Jurassic Park,while the first Jurassic World was “Whatever”),but because of Universal’s horrible trackline of sequels that makes Disney’s trackline seem like something a kid really wants to see no matter what (wait a second…)
But,hearing its direction by Juan Antonio Bayona made me a tiny little bit interested (if you have seen The Impossible, you'll get it),as well as the fact that 50% of the movie was practical effects.
And coming out of it,it's a visually stunning movie filled with a great production….That ends up on one of the most laughable,angry (and lazy as hell) stories I've ever seen on screen. Maybe I'll add a Spoiler Warning here,but who knows…
The movie starts out fine,on a road where it's like “Okay,maybe the dark imagery and scenes aren't really necessary (since in a JP movie,you only need it when it's necessary) ,but let's see where this goes”,then,after the 50/57 minute mark,after Isla Nublar exploded and bursted out in flames,the story takes a HARD turn (I mean it),full of stupid choices and the one scene that will always make me think “It's going to happen. These sons of TNTs are actually Creeping doing it!”.
Before the big,boring 3rd Act/Chase Sequence thing starts, we're shown these new Dinosaur Hybrids,one being the Indoraptor,which is the Dino Villain of the movie,and these hybrids are being sent throughout the world. As the studio thinks “Oh,relax! They'll be excited for this new universe!” I was sitting there,thinking about my consumption of time with this “movie”,saying to myself in my head “Holy guacamole. Aside from maybe being harsh on Batman V Superman and TASM2,from now on,every studio will probably miss the point of 'just having fun and escaping reality for some hours’”.
What I'm trying to say is that,by the time the 3rd act goes,it's basically a trailer for the third movie (or worse,a JURASSIC UNIVERSE),that has no meaning to the story aside from “give us the next sack of money” or “more Jurassic movies! Excited?”,it gives nothing to the plot. The movie clocks at 128 minutes and sometimes it feels like a snooze-fest with all of its exposition dump (more so than Geostorm). However,the saddest/most disappointing part of this juggled mess is the production involved with it. The Visual Effects are cool to look at (especially the Animatronic Dinos),the music by Michael Giacchino was fine for the most part since the soundtrack was just “Generic Horror Music” or “Generic Jurassic Park Action Music”,and some of the cinematography was interesting (like the shot of the T-Rex biting the helicopter's ladder where a man has to climb up) and only one Sound Effect was questionable to me only… Why the hell did they low down the T-Rex’s “Roar” from the first trailer? Whenever I heard it in the first trailer in an IMAX theatre,it was great to listen to because it had that ultimate Bass Effect that would usually rumble a theater,especially an IMAX one. In the final movie,it comes out as big (sure),but mostly noisy. All in all,Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom feels like an interesting idea that is production-wise dazzling,but story and screenplay-wise,it comes up as a tragically sad mess. Here's to a 1000 other of these movies in the next decade,amirite guys?!? :-D
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thedaywalkerJun 23, 2018
The amazing visuals don't distract anyone on the very poor story and weak script.

Every character except for Owen, and maybe Claire are complete disaster, there was nothing i liked about any of them. And even so, Owen gets no development
The amazing visuals don't distract anyone on the very poor story and weak script.

Every character except for Owen, and maybe Claire are complete disaster, there was nothing i liked about any of them. And even so, Owen gets no development whatsoever, he is completely untouched from start to end of the movie. Claire gets some attention and changes, but nothing to big to make it great.

The script was all over the place, decisions from characters that didn't make sense or are stupid.

The villains are your basic, cartoonish, mustache twirling villains that are just doing it for the money. The "using dinosaurs as weapons" thing is touched once again, even though it was never a good idea from the start.

The movie turns into a horror movie, but instead of a haunted house, or a "monster" there was a dinosaur.

With all that being said, the visuals were outstanding.

But Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom falls flat on script, character development, poor villain and really didn't have a clear identity as a movie
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radraveJun 22, 2018
PC paper-thin characters with no sense of humor and a jerky "plot" where random things happen just because. Dinosaurs as pet dogs, evil rich white people, and of course the smart, precious little white girl who won't be stopped! Almost worksPC paper-thin characters with no sense of humor and a jerky "plot" where random things happen just because. Dinosaurs as pet dogs, evil rich white people, and of course the smart, precious little white girl who won't be stopped! Almost works as a parody of itself. The one star is for the dinosaur S/F, which you really don't get much of anyway with all the Spielberg smoke in the air. Go ahead and see it an try not to laugh, it's that bad. Expand
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EdenRJun 23, 2018
I hated Jurassic World (2015). It had a level of spite which made the film leave a terrible taste. But you know what -it was not boring.

Imagine a filmic task: here is a few hundred million, pick of actors and big CGI budget. Now make a film
I hated Jurassic World (2015). It had a level of spite which made the film leave a terrible taste. But you know what -it was not boring.

Imagine a filmic task: here is a few hundred million, pick of actors and big CGI budget. Now make a film about dinosaurs BUT make it boring. You would have thought that this was Sisyphean task, impossible even but then I give you Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Instead of one film, Bayonara has made four: Aliens, The Impossible, The Orphanage and Jurassic Park. Like a victim of the Alien Queen, the progeny has fed till the host is just a husk.

The acting is so average. There is no chemistry at all between Pratt and Howard and if I hadn't just seen Avengers, you would think Pratt had lost all his filmic charisma. The ensemble struggles along as best they can.

Oh yeah, by the way who builds a billion dollar tourist park on a volcano? Just saying....
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dannytran555Jun 24, 2018
The most dumbest movie this year. Whoever make this film probably think audiences are stupid and EZ to fool that why no need to invest in the plot. So many plot holes that made me cringe the whole film . Yeah let use blood blood transfusionThe most dumbest movie this year. Whoever make this film probably think audiences are stupid and EZ to fool that why no need to invest in the plot. So many plot holes that made me cringe the whole film . Yeah let use blood blood transfusion in 2 difference pieces it will work. There never a movie make me want to leave the theater entire show. Congratulation Jurassic 3 you not the worst Jurassic park any more Expand
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hardcorekiddJun 27, 2018
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 newThree 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. To be completely honest, this fill was truly disappointing. The trailers got me excited, but they also spoiled the majority of the film. The finished result is a mess of a film with a few funny, cool, & bad*ss moments and a few good performances, but it still doesn't help the rest of it's 2 hour and 10 minute run-time. Final Grade is a C-. Expand
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FantasticPotatoJun 22, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This review contains spoilers.

Fallen Kingdom, one of the worst movies of 2018. Jurassic World (2015) tied everything up and there was nothing left to answer, but since the movie made a lot of money here we are, with a sequel that nobody asked for.

The plot is ridiculous. Basically, a group of activists want to save the Dinosaurs from extinction because the island's volcano is about to erupt. The thing is, throughout the movie it is clear that these activists only really care about the dinosaurs, and they have absolutely no problem with destroying entire ecosystems and innocent people's lives in order to save the dinos. Every single one of the "heroes" should be charged with murder, genocide and crimes against the balance of nature.

The characters lack substance. Owen is the only character that attempts to try something, while the rest just sit and watch. Claire behaves like a high schooler and does absolutely nothing of impact. The black guy is in the comedy relief role, except that he's not funny at all and is a burden to the rest of the crew as they continually save him from danger. The woman with the glasses is just as cringy and irrelevant as the black guy.

Regarding the villains, I'm sick and tired of them always meeting the same demise. Apparently there's no trial, no punishment other than being eaten alive for whatever sin they committed. There's also a group of wealthy people who participate in the auction of the dinos and are portrayed as evil, but why? These people would provide shelter and protection to whatever dino they bought, why is it so bad that they pay for them? It's apparently a better idea to set them loose so that they destabilize the ecosystems, not to mention the thousands of people that will die as a result of that decision. The main characters care a lot more about the dinos than they do about human beings and the animal species that WILL be replaced by the dinos.

The director makes use of ridiculous events every time because he can't think of better ways to push the plot in a rational way. This can't be a Sci-Fi movie, it's borderline fantasy. I can't mention all of them, anyone watching the movie will be able to tell the lunacy going on. By the end of the movie, their conclusion is that humans will have to learn to coexist with the dinos...Excuse me? Those abominations will devour everything in their way, both herbivorous and carnivorous ones, they can't be allowed to roam free. Just put them back in cages or kill them. This movie is so dumb I can't really say what I'm thinking or this might not get approved.

All in all, Fallen Kingdom cannot be taken seriously and shouldn't be. It is a cashgrab movie that should be left untouched and unseen.
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veredzJul 1, 2018
I hate the new dinosaurs. I hate the whole corporate twist. I hate the dinosaurs as weapons thing, I hate everything about this thing called fallen kingdom, it still has some great moments but its boring ,id give it 3
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sufredorJul 1, 2018
A story that doesn't make any sense, it's boring, no content at all. Already didn't enjoy Jurassic world, but this took my love for Jurassic Park series to the next step: dislike.
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GinaKJun 25, 2018
The main thing “fallen” here is the franchise. As another audience reviewer on this site says, “gruesomely bad.” What was wrong? First of all, it was much too long. 128 minutes too long. Two kids in back of me talked constantly throughout theThe main thing “fallen” here is the franchise. As another audience reviewer on this site says, “gruesomely bad.” What was wrong? First of all, it was much too long. 128 minutes too long. Two kids in back of me talked constantly throughout the entire movie, and no one ever bothered to shush them. Not even once. I couldn’t hear what they were saying, but maybe it was more interesting than the movie. The plot was lame, the “acting” was awful, there were so many dinosaurs that none of them had any personality. Even the villains were boring. My advice, as a fan, is don’t bother. Wait until it’s on TV for free. Then you can sit at home and drink cheap booze while spitting popcorn at the screen. That's probably the only "fun" way to enjoy this movie. No kidding. Expand
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MadMaxFuryRoadJul 1, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was definitely a surprise for me. I went in with pretty low expectations, but the movie entertained me from start to finish. Firstly, the CGI for the dinosaurs was on point and the acting by the lead charactersJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was definitely a surprise for me. I went in with pretty low expectations, but the movie entertained me from start to finish. Firstly, the CGI for the dinosaurs was on point and the acting by the lead characters were fantastic. The storyline was pretty well crafted and the storytelling was just very interesting. I would definitely say that this was at least as good as the first Jurassic World in 2015. Expand
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EpicLadySpongeJun 22, 2018
Jurassic World was definitely a great idea to add on to the preexisting Jurassic Park franchise although it did indeed had flaws that couldn't make it outshine the first installment in the franchise. What makes Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomJurassic World was definitely a great idea to add on to the preexisting Jurassic Park franchise although it did indeed had flaws that couldn't make it outshine the first installment in the franchise. What makes Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom any different from the previously said predecessor? Well, pretty much nothing really. To be completely honest, when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom tries, it's great to see it try but it fails to live up to the expections I was expecting to see from at least Jurassic World if it couldn't outshine Jurassic Park. All I saw from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is literally a newer and weaker version of Jurassic World. It does have a lot of distinguishing differences when it comes to comparing the two films like how I like the direction where Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is going, but the writing otherwise makes me believe I was literally watching Jurassic World again. Do I recommend watching it though? I'd only recommend it for the strongest diehard fans or if you want to get a kick out of the film. If you do recommend it for the latter, please do not expect much out of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It's got enough kicks to equally match Jurassic World's. Expand
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MendicantBaisedJun 23, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is one of, if not the worst movies I have ever seen, and I only saw 13 minutes. I hated it so much I didn't even see the whole thing. The Logos appeared at 6:57 and I left at 7:10. I'm not sure if that is useful. It killed the Jurassic Park franchise in my opinion. Expand
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devo-ncJun 22, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The best since the original and a mile above the over-nostalgic, lifeless monster armageddon that was the 4th movie. They've been missing the Spielberg flair since the 2nd one, but here is something original, different, fresh, and unique that sets itself apart from the franchise, and lifts it up. A risen franchise.. The human character's and dinosaur presence is as good as it's ever been, this was something that was missing and hindered previous instalments. Much care put in the many moments that make you feel the wonder, suspense and horror. It doesn't go big, which is why I like it. The first hour is rly good, the next half gets slightly predictable but the director keeps you on your toes no matter what. Highly recommend and the most invigorating thing to see at the cinemas so far in the summer of 2018. Expand
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RenderluzJun 23, 2018
It's a passable action movie basically, a popcorn flick. Now, what I liked best is that both of the protagonist are painted more less as competent people, that is the man does not overshadows the woman and vice-versa, I found refreshing thatIt's a passable action movie basically, a popcorn flick. Now, what I liked best is that both of the protagonist are painted more less as competent people, that is the man does not overshadows the woman and vice-versa, I found refreshing that the male lead does not need to act like an idiot to make the woman lead look good, they both save each other more than once, if you are tired of gender politics give this one a go, it's fairly well balanced, and the dinosaurs look really good. Expand
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dharmaJun 30, 2018
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is the type of film that fell into a sophomore slump. It is well made and produced, has likable characters, some good set piece. Yet the story is an obvious set up for the inevitable and infinitely moreJurassic World Fallen Kingdom is the type of film that fell into a sophomore slump. It is well made and produced, has likable characters, some good set piece. Yet the story is an obvious set up for the inevitable and infinitely more interesting Jurassic World '3'. It will sell a lot of tickets, and still better than Jurassic Park 3, with some interesting 'twist' yet it could have been better. Expand
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ComandanteCobraJul 3, 2018
Good Movie, better that the first modern sequel (jurassic world 2015). I'have seen Jurassic World and I didn't like it one bit...dull , predictable and un-necessary but this one surprise me. It is full of action, fast paced, over theGood Movie, better that the first modern sequel (jurassic world 2015). I'have seen Jurassic World and I didn't like it one bit...dull , predictable and un-necessary but this one surprise me. It is full of action, fast paced, over the top...you will not find a realistic movie of course..it is most like a "fast and furios" with dinosurs: it deliver a good entertainment.
It cointains a lots of references from the first film Jurassic Park from 1993.
I'll wait for the next one for sure!
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mrushing02Jun 22, 2018
In some ways this movie is a spiritual successor to The Lost World, yet it works better. The reason for taking the dinosaurs off the island makes a lot more sense, especially in light of Jurassic World. They’re not being saved, they’re beingIn some ways this movie is a spiritual successor to The Lost World, yet it works better. The reason for taking the dinosaurs off the island makes a lot more sense, especially in light of Jurassic World. They’re not being saved, they’re being exploited, once again. Sadly this time, the entire world is being put at risk just to line the pockets of a few.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have real star power. Rafe Spall as Eli Mills is sufficiently skeevy as the villain. James Cromwell as Sir Benjamin Lockwood adds a whole new wrinkle into the story and to what is possible with genetic power and his granddaughter played by Isabella Sermon is a wonderful addition to the cast.

The effects are fantastic, even better than Jurassic World. The times when someone touches one of the dinosaurs, it looks so real. Giacchino’s music is on cue, using themes from the Williams’ scores and his work on Jurassic World perfectly. The movie does have it’s flaws, it’s a little too derivative, but honestly, it’s better that Jurassic Park III and The Lost World (all this particular reviewer needed it to be), a worthy addition to the series. It’s rated 3.75 out of 5 stars.
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visor97Jun 23, 2018
So here's the thing: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is, in pretty much every way, a superior movie to the original Jurassic World. While it carries a lot of the writing problems of its predecessor, in the realm of special effects, generalSo here's the thing: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is, in pretty much every way, a superior movie to the original Jurassic World. While it carries a lot of the writing problems of its predecessor, in the realm of special effects, general visual design (it is dark and moody like a proper Jurassic movie should be, none of the bright blues and nonthreatening greens of Jurassic World), plot, music, and overall pacing, Fallen Kingdom is far superior. Critics and audiences historically have generally been unrealistically oppositional and antagonistic to Jurassic Park movies that stray from the initial premise of "Theme Park with Dinosaurs on it", so it should come as no surprise that Fallen Kingdom has generally reviewed worse than it's predecessor despite being the superior movie. If you're somebody who appreciates the vastly underrated The Lost World: Jurassic Park, you will probably like this movie as well. This movie takes risks that Jurassic World would never have dared to take, and, as with any blockbuster, it's important to go in with an open mind and not allow early reviews to shape your opinion of the film before you see it. Expand
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skvJun 22, 2018
So long as you don't expect a highly intelligent thriller grounded in nearly-plausible science, this movie is excellent. The plot feels far more fleshed out than Jurassic World and pacing is far improved compared to The Lost World (as thisSo long as you don't expect a highly intelligent thriller grounded in nearly-plausible science, this movie is excellent. The plot feels far more fleshed out than Jurassic World and pacing is far improved compared to The Lost World (as this installment feels like a spiritual successor to that movie). I was unimpressed with Jurassic World's visuals, but was blown away at times with FK's. Also, the score is the best since Jurassic Park. Expand
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mcheroesJun 22, 2018
A surprising follow up that manages to stay true to the whole series. To simply put it; This is the best one since the original.
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Squishy05Jun 23, 2018
I liked it.. Funny, some tearful moments and even adorable dino's ! Loved the headbutting buddy
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MissDraeJun 22, 2018
I wasn't sure about this movie at first, but I wound up loving it. Big fan of all the movies.
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SWEEPtheLEG175Jul 7, 2018
Most of the movie takes place in a Mansion and the Dino's are locked up in cages. Also, when a blockbuster movie gets released outside of the US first, never a good sign.
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exorcisamJun 22, 2018
Awesome movie with full action suspense and thrills not as good as the first jurassic movie and the animatronics and CGI was top notch!!!
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timoneJun 23, 2018
Jurassic World 2, or Jurassic Park 5? Yeah, it was very odd that this got mixed reviews to say the least. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom came out on the big screen. Many people are excited to see the dinosaurs again and for me as much as IJurassic World 2, or Jurassic Park 5? Yeah, it was very odd that this got mixed reviews to say the least. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom came out on the big screen. Many people are excited to see the dinosaurs again and for me as much as I liked the first Jurassic World, I actually really enjoyed this one. Yeah, I can't believe what I've just experienced! As far as I'm concerned, I think this one is as good as each other, well for the most part. This film takes place after the events of what happened back at Jurassic World 4 years ago, Owen and Claire are on the mission and that's it. It's the same thing as The Lost World: Jurassic Park and it has two scenes of Jeff Goldblum returning as Dr. Ian Malcolm. And you know what? I really don't mind this movie sequel as all. It has all the action packed scenes and it's action packed all the way through. I can't believe many of people and the kids are ready to see this movie! Many of them are terrified and the kids are not! I actually heard one of the audience whispering "Oh my God." There are many other scenes that I really loved when I went to cinema with my Dad and one of them are gripping and grim. One is where volcano erupts and Owen and Claire and all the dinosaurs running away. The second is the fact that the people who are actually b*****ds who wanted to sell dinosaurs and sent them for auction and the disturbing out of all of them is the Indoraptor has bitten the man's arm off. Seriously, didn't kids and parents find it to be grim? To me, it is. F***ing hell! Boom! Safety! Wow! I really don't know what to do! That's pretty intense! I am such a huge fan of Jurassic Park as a franchise and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is an enjoyable sequel. Not as fantastic as the first Jurassic World, it had some dumb moments which it was a dumb movie but it works and Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard did their great performances. The baddies are absolute b*****ds and that is what I should learn from The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Yeah, I know Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has it's flaws for being the same as the second Jurassic Park film but I just can't help but feel the enjoyment out of it and the action sequences are gripping as hell and I've heard they're making a third film or should I say a sixth film of the Jurassic Park franchise and I think this is going to be a last film that is to say it's going to be the same thing as Jurassic Park 3. Fans of Jurassic Park and World will appreciate those films for it's awesomeness and technically I think they are too. I keep expecting to see Sam Neill and Laura Dern to return for if many other films are not as good as the original Jurassic Park then Jurassic Park will never be the same without Sam Neill. Expand
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MasterRileyJun 22, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for me was actually more enjoyable than 2015's Jurassic World. The new characters introduced in this movie were more interesting and likeable. The stakes were higher and the threat was larger. The actionJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for me was actually more enjoyable than 2015's Jurassic World. The new characters introduced in this movie were more interesting and likeable. The stakes were higher and the threat was larger. The action sequences were great and there was some really good comedy throughout as well. The movie also ended in a way I totally did not expect it to, and I am totally ready to see what they do with the 3rd movie. Expand
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YoumustdienowJun 22, 2018
Big fan of Jurassic Park movies. This one delivers 10 fold. Has exciting action with insane stunts. Also thought it had an Interesting story that played with formula, while staying true to the mythos. Visuals & production values are throughBig fan of Jurassic Park movies. This one delivers 10 fold. Has exciting action with insane stunts. Also thought it had an Interesting story that played with formula, while staying true to the mythos. Visuals & production values are through the roof. Not much complaints other than heros are captured multiple times instead of attacked. I mean they cost the villians a rediculous amount of trouble & money. There was no reason why they didn’t get gunned down. Heros didn’t hesitate once when attempting to kill henchmen. Expand
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garethvkJun 26, 2018
It has been three years since “Jurassic World” kicked off a new trilogy of Dinosaur films and successfully rebooted the “Jurassic Park” series which had been dormant for over fourteen years. The new film “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”It has been three years since “Jurassic World” kicked off a new trilogy of Dinosaur films and successfully rebooted the “Jurassic Park” series which had been dormant for over fourteen years. The new film “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” centers on an urgent need to save the dinosaurs from a pending volcanic eruption. This kicks off a huge debate as to the ethics about saving resurrected animals or simply letting them go extinct once again amongst government leaders.

Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) leads a group hoping to lobby support to save the animals and just when things look darkest, hope arrives with an offer from wealthy industrialist Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), arrives. Lockwood worked with Sir John Hammond to create the creatures many years ago and despite a falling out, he remains passionate about protecting the creatures and wants Claire to help save some of the creatures and relocate them to a private sanctuary. Claire is needed as she has a radio frequency which will make locating and saving certain species easier and she is tasked to take Owen (Chris Pratt), with her to retrieve Blue the Velociraptor.
The fact that Owen and Claire are on the outs is a challenge but the chance to see and save Blue gets him to join the trip and they set off with a team to accomplish their task.
Things do not go as planned as it seems that there is a nefarious plan in place unbeknownst to the ailing Lockwood where animals are being captured in an effort to sell them as organic weapons and collectibles.

Things go into high-gear when it is learned why Blue is so important to the plan and with a new and very deadly species of Dinosaur introduced, things are about to get very dangerous.

If you have seen any of the prior films you will know that there will be plenty of Dinosaur carnage and destruction on hand and that the humans must face their own creations in a battle to survive.

The film takes what to me was a glaring hole in regards to why not simply make new creatures versus the debate over a rescue and gave it a very sobering and sadly understandable answer.

The effects in the film are first-rate and the film does hold your attention and provide some very exciting moments. Some may say that after five films it is hard to recapture the sense of wonder as after all; the film is bound to eventually become creatures on the loose with humans caught in the middle.

Director J.A. Bayona keeps things moving at a brisk pace and does have a script with a few nods to prior films in the series. While some may want to detract the film as mindless entertainment, the film is better than the two sequels to the original “Jurassic Park”, and does provide enough good moments to keep fans happy. I look forward to seeing what the next film in the series offers as this is pure summer entertainment at its best.
4 stars out of 5
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BasilZeroJul 6, 2018
Really great movie. Not as good as the first Jurassic World released few years ago or the first two Jurassic Park movies but way better than Jurassic Park 3. A lot of action, variety of more carnivore dinosaurs than previous films, greatReally great movie. Not as good as the first Jurassic World released few years ago or the first two Jurassic Park movies but way better than Jurassic Park 3. A lot of action, variety of more carnivore dinosaurs than previous films, great horror elements and that sense of feel that the first movie had. A great plot twist at the end that will lead to further sequels. Expand
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temptershellJun 25, 2018
I watched the second part of Jurassic World or the fifth part of Jurassic Park, if you prefer. I was having a great time and despite many idiocys (not only in biological matters), the movie is holding up and grabbing my heart.
Not only do
I watched the second part of Jurassic World or the fifth part of Jurassic Park, if you prefer. I was having a great time and despite many idiocys (not only in biological matters), the movie is holding up and grabbing my heart.
Not only do dinosaurs look wonderful but all of the locations.
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AxeTJun 25, 2018
Comes in as expected which is big spectacle overlong formulaic tent pole action that drags like they all do now, but somehow the effects are even slightly better than the given spectacular with the story about as inventive as can beComes in as expected which is big spectacle overlong formulaic tent pole action that drags like they all do now, but somehow the effects are even slightly better than the given spectacular with the story about as inventive as can be reasonably demanded though not the all out breakout progression that's been teased then retreated upon since the first sequel in 1997. They milk as much as possible of course. Expand
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AcaciaJun 26, 2018
I really enjoyed this movie! The action starts right out of the gate and doesn’t stop. The island is getting ready to blow its top, thanks to a very angry volcano. John Hammond’s former partner has a plan to relocate all the dinos to aI really enjoyed this movie! The action starts right out of the gate and doesn’t stop. The island is getting ready to blow its top, thanks to a very angry volcano. John Hammond’s former partner has a plan to relocate all the dinos to a beautiful islamd where they can love out their lives in peace. So, they need to be rescued. As Owen says when he is asked to come along and save Blue, “What could go wrong?” Um, everything? And, of course, things start their downhill slide from there. However, the rescue is not all it’s cracked up to be, as Claire and Owen soon find out. Once the dinos leave the island, a new plan is revealed and the chaos moves to a new location. There are big teeth and big screams. Thrilling and heart stopping at times. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride! Expand
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twall3Jul 6, 2018
Not sure why this one (for me) wasn't as good as the earlier Jurassic World movie. Maybe it spent too little time in each location, feeling rushed or disjointed. If you love dinosaurs (like I do), it's worth seeing. It's just that as "Solo"Not sure why this one (for me) wasn't as good as the earlier Jurassic World movie. Maybe it spent too little time in each location, feeling rushed or disjointed. If you love dinosaurs (like I do), it's worth seeing. It's just that as "Solo" was good but not great, so is this film. If you can go in prepared for a good, but not great experience, go for it! Expand
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spiderobertJun 25, 2018
I enjoyed the movie, not a ton happened story-wise, but it was just a fun, dumb movie.
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joeyabukiJul 7, 2018
Great VFX; very well directed by J. A. Bayona, an excellent guy making horror films; good cinematography; an awesome blockbuster with action sequences & explotions 10/10... but the script is really mediocre, Colin Trevorrow should stay awayGreat VFX; very well directed by J. A. Bayona, an excellent guy making horror films; good cinematography; an awesome blockbuster with action sequences & explotions 10/10... but the script is really mediocre, Colin Trevorrow should stay away from this franchise; the same scenes from the first instalments over & over again, even from the last one; stupid characters; horrible villains; the first 10 minutes are pretty good, but after that nothing makes sense, T-Rex seems to be their friend, besides super predictible, everything here is by coincidence; Bayona does what he can with this script to save the movie but putting horror in a house wasn't a good idea either, it's great for a horror movie, but not for this "world". You have to unplug your brian if you want to enjoy this.

P.S.: there is a post-credit scene.
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Truth_of_PiscesJun 25, 2018
It's definitely trying something semi-new here by completely getting rid of the park and the island, but there a plenty of the same beats from the Lost World that keep it from being wholly original. It attempts to be a bite tense andIt's definitely trying something semi-new here by completely getting rid of the park and the island, but there a plenty of the same beats from the Lost World that keep it from being wholly original. It attempts to be a bite tense and frightening than the ones before it, and it works to a degree, especially considering most of the "big moments" take place in confined spaces. It's obvious from the ending- and the money this film has made already- that the franchise isn't going extinct anytime soon, and it's going to be interesting to see how they pull off the next one. Overall it's enjoyable, it has some moments that make it better than the last one, but it doesn't even begin the reach the heights of the original Jurassic Park and your appreciation for this film may depend on how well you received Jurassic World and if you enjoy this new path their taking these films going forward. Expand
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HPFANBOY1237Jul 1, 2018
Unfortunately, this is a huge disappointment. Now in saying that, it's a huge disappointment because it's an alright follow up to the amazing classic that is Jurassic Park. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is one of the better sequels in theUnfortunately, this is a huge disappointment. Now in saying that, it's a huge disappointment because it's an alright follow up to the amazing classic that is Jurassic Park. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is one of the better sequels in the Jurassic Park series, then again the only movie it beats is Jurassic Park III, which isn't saying much. All the gripes people had about Jurassic World are back again, but this time much MUCH worse! Could we please be done with the weaponizing dinosaurs and genetic engineering sub-plots?! They weren't good the first time around and now they're even worse. These movies really need to learn how to handle their characters. There's no character development. Every character is the exact same from the last movie. Also, quit turning Jurassic Park into a monster movie franchise. Not one scene in this movie wowed me either, which is extremely unusual for a Jurassic Park movie. The shock and awe are apparently gone. It also doesn't help that you saw the whole movie in the last trailer. But aside from all of these negatives, ultimately you can go to this movie and be entertained for 2 hours. It also has a pretty interesting moral dilemma and does something at the end of the film that I'm really intrigued to see where they take it. So, yeah, it's a stupid monster movie with a lot of flaws, but it's entertaining. Is it worth the ticket price, well that's up to you? B- Expand
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JPKJun 30, 2018
Great Sequel
Though It's Not As Good As Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom is An Entertaining Movie Nonetheless.
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eli_fjrJul 2, 2018
I really really liked Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. Kept waiting for it to stumble. Extremely entertaining. More horror than action/adventure.
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arbiter9999Jun 27, 2018
This movie is the second best since jurassic park.has some mistakes but does not affect the plot,also had iconic moments ,a great jurassic movie!.
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whoischarlotteJun 26, 2018
I can't help but enjoy these films, despite their fair share of problems. I just keep getting emotional over CGI dinosaurs.
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GBG_JasonJun 28, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The film opens with the US government, yet again butting their heads into something outside of their jurisdiction, deciding on the fate of the dinosaurs that are being threatened by an active volcano on the island they inhabit from the previous film. Claire Dearing, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, is on the front line of a non-profit organization petitioning to save the dinosaurs, which fails to sway the government to intervene. Lucky for Claire and the dinosaurs, Eli Mills, played by Rafe Spall, steps in as a proxy for one of the late John Hammond's previously unnamed partners of the original park, and wants to set up a nature preserve on a private island for the dinosaurs. Without permission or authority, the project has already been started, but Mills' group of hunters and mercenaries have been unsuccessful in tracking down Blue, the only remaining raptor surviving from first film. Because of this they need Claire to track down Owen Grady, played by Chris Pratt, to assist in bringing in his former "pet."

Starting off strong, it doesn’t take much time for the inevitable double cross to take place on the island, leaving Owen, Claire, and their new cohorts to face volcanic eruptions, mercenaries, and free roaming dinosaurs. This premise sounds like it would be a thrilling adventure, but the execution feels more akin to being The Lost World 2, since this is almost the exact same plot of the second film in the franchise. Sure, some scenes are amazing, but they are far and few between, often falling flat due to poor editing. A prime example of this is takes place early on, when Owen finds himself tranquilized and alone in the forest with freshly spewed lava inching towards him. Pratt's execution of this scene is flawless in creating tension, with him trying to flail about to move out of the path of danger, but soon cuts away, never showing the audience exactly how he made it out alive. It's as if someone gave up in the middle of creating this scene and just decided to let him survive because he's one of the main characters, and arguably one of the best things about the movie offering a number of hilarious one-liners and bringing his normal swagger to the performance. This makes the wide-eyed and often boring performance of Howard to be even less believable, yet again proving that she has no business being in Hollywood other than having her father's name. While the other actors offer respectable performances, none stand out in any meaningful ways.

The plot holes don't end here, and while I know this is a fictional film and requires the suspension of disbelief, the writers seemed to have forgotten their own rules set forth in the previous films, such as the giant hamster balls that are used in the last film. If you remember, Jimmy Fallon's cameo explains that the spheres are bullet proof, and can withstand a .50 caliber bullet. Knowing that, I am still wondering who decided to let Owen shoot holes through the glass using a standard pistol and then pry the glass off with a knife.

My biggest issue with the film is the incorporation of the previously unnamed partner's granddaughter, Maisie Lockwood, played by Isabella Sermon. While she is portrayed well by the young girl, late into the film it is revealed she's not his granddaughter, but a clone of Lockwood's daughter, which is what drove a wedge between the longtime friends. With Hammond being dead for around 20 years, I find it hard to believe this is what caused an issue with them, as the young girl is barely 13. Additionally, the reveal is thrown out so casually, it's as if it was improvised during filming and is never fully fleshed out.

The original Jurassic Park holds up well even today, almost 30 years later, due to the fact that the late Stan Winston created a number of animatronic dinosaurs in addition to the CGI. This entry relies heavily on CGI which works for the most part, but I found many scenes to be overly obvious that the actors are looking at a tennis ball or other inanimate object that was placed in the shot. The biggest problem with these dinosaurs is there simply isn't that many of them, with their screen time clocking in at what feels like less than half the film’s entire runtime. And at a little over two hours, this feels much longer than it is; my wife agreed saying it felt like we spent the entire day at the theater.

While the film is watchable and fares better than a SyFy channel movie of the week, it's hardly worth your money. I would strongly recommend waiting for it to release as a rental, opposed to spending the ungodly amount of money the theaters are asking these days.
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KevinChau5Jun 22, 2018
Awesome film! Best Jurassic Park film since the original and Jurassic World! Loved Chris Pratt's performance and visual effects
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Joshinatir2200Jun 23, 2018
Fallen Kingdom proves that mindless dinosaur action is still entertaining, even though the plot and characters are nothing to boast about
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Chimes003Jun 29, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a movie meant for the theater. The high points are I the CGI and the dinosaurs themselves. There is a lot of symbolism in the movie. Much of which has to do with evolution and that we are doomed to repeat the mistakes in the past. When the viewer watches for these it aids the slower points in the script. For instance, there is a point in the script where the protagonists emerge from the water to crawl onto a sandy beach. A clear nod to evolution. There is also constant lightning storms during the scenes where the bad guys are meddling with the power of genetics. A clear Frankenstein reference. The dinosaurs are believable and fantastic to behold. There is a lot of CGI in movies nowadays, but I have not seen natural movement from these creations in years. Clearly, the budget went to the guys and gals doing research, animation and animatronics. Fun movie for the summer. A blockbuster but not an Oscar winner. Go to see this one in the theater! Expand
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All4myannsJul 1, 2018
Good movie, not the best as Jurassic park, but not as bad as the JP3. VERY predictable, and a lot of what the heck moments. That one scene (we all know if you seen it) was so sad. Must stay for the post credit scene.
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ValeliJun 23, 2018
I'll give it a 7.

The set up is a bit (completely) ridiculous and I've have preferred one entirely set on an island again (however formulaic that might be)... but whatever. If you're going to Jurassic Park 5 you probably have a decent idea
I'll give it a 7.

The set up is a bit (completely) ridiculous and I've have preferred one entirely set on an island again (however formulaic that might be)... but whatever. If you're going to Jurassic Park 5 you probably have a decent idea of what you're getting, and you'll pretty much get it. It's a fun popcorn flick with awesome CGI dinosaurs if you don't think about it too much. While the script might be questionable, I think the filming was pretty well done too.
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ROYFINKJun 25, 2018
GREAT MOVIE JUST IGNORE THE ADS MARKETING THIS AS A HORROR MOVIE WITH DINO

the movies great but its not what the ads say its not really scary there are a few intense scenes but its more of a action adventure movie the indoraptor is awesome
GREAT MOVIE JUST IGNORE THE ADS MARKETING THIS AS A HORROR MOVIE WITH DINO

the movies great but its not what the ads say its not really scary there are a few intense scenes but its more of a action adventure movie the indoraptor is awesome and i cant wait for the next movie if you liked the lost world then you'll enjoy this
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LivingTribunalJul 4, 2018
Enjoyable movie with amazing ending. However, the story gets slower when they get out of the island.
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DufreshestJul 3, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review

Cinematography: 8/10 Jurassic World flows and looks well with what is. Costume Design: 7.519/10 There are films that place heavy emphasis on attire as a part of intentional design in elaborate ways. I'm
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review

Cinematography: 8/10 Jurassic World flows and looks well with what is.

Costume Design: 7.519/10 There are films that place heavy emphasis on attire as a part of intentional design in elaborate ways. I'm becoming stricter with ratings here because attire really creates and contributes to different depths of understanding in certain films. It's not enough to dress a character like Indiana Jones or Wonder Woman then expect everyone to immediately accept them as adventurous or heroic. This adjustment will better help my developing understanding of storytelling as well.

Film Editing: 9/10 Film editing really helps a film become so much more of its intentional design as a complete project especially in a film with so many visual effects.

Make-up and Hair-styling: - /10 This area is tough to analyze when each area isn't so blatant. I'm going not applicable here. But - I will say, I feel as though each character interacting physically with the dinosaurs should be dirtier. Hey, I don't know dinosaur hygiene.

Sound Editing: 8.151/10 The sounds of the dinosaurs are on point. I want to experience the theme park for a more surrounding-wholesome experience.

Visual Effects: 9.491/10 Name another film with realistic dinosaurs living within realistic jungles about volcanic terrain.

Story: 8.959/10 The conversation of genetic manipulation is a touchy though important topic which is backbone to the Jurassic series.

Acting: 8.339/10 The acting works well with the film though the initial scientist with the remote in the beginning makes me question how the acting will be throughout the rest of the film. Talk about having the characters take turns. Not one character seems to have more over the other: there seems to be a balance of dialogue which I find interesting. I think Jurassic World does a good job of putting everyone under a spotlight whether in the depth of their role on a purposeful level or through dialogue.

Personal: Yes, I'm well aware franchises are not always looked upon with the greatest light. Still, I like dinosaurs and I've seen no other films which brings dinosaurs to life other than the Jurassic series (Please -  leave the Land Before Time series alone). There's a theme park which is the next step from the Jurassic films so people can have the Jurassic experience for their selves in real life. All the Jurassic series needs to do now is add a discount coupon to their theme park for everyone that watches their films. Seriously, I'll have more of an inclination to with a reminder. I'll always have an appreciation for the Jurassic series even with other dinosaur films within the field to appreciate.

Overall: 8.494/10

-K.D.

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dinodanJun 22, 2018
This was a decent movie. Not the best in the series, but also not the worst (JP3 looking at you). Be warned, if you are coming in and expecting to see a movie similar to Jurassic World you will be disappointed. You can tell from the startThis was a decent movie. Not the best in the series, but also not the worst (JP3 looking at you). Be warned, if you are coming in and expecting to see a movie similar to Jurassic World you will be disappointed. You can tell from the start that there is a new director in charge. JA Bayona is a fantastic director and he put his spin on the series. His style though is more of an intense movie than the lighthearted style of Colin Trevorrow. I think that this works pretty nicely. I feel the tone of this movie reflects the tone of the books better than any of the other movies, but that style is not going to be what people expect/want. Overall, the movie is good, it has its questionable moments, but I enjoyed it. Expand
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NarowneckJun 22, 2018
Movie was great. vary suspenseful lots of fun action and effects. Was filled with nods and themes from Michael Crichton's books.
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JCLANDEROS117Jun 23, 2018
In this issue is lost the idea primary of the previous films putting as main actors and turning the franchise into a film of action and comedy with continuous comments from Pratt, instead of JURASSIC WORD assimilates more guardians of theIn this issue is lost the idea primary of the previous films putting as main actors and turning the franchise into a film of action and comedy with continuous comments from Pratt, instead of JURASSIC WORD assimilates more guardians of the Galaxy but with dinosaurs, as the soundtrack for me parese lost the touch that makes you remember that movie is to hear, is a DeMille entertaining and good but could be better if they did not want to make it resemble other action films... Expand
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YeticusJun 28, 2018
Extremely ambitious with the genre changing through the different acts in a good way (in my eyes)
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njlakeJul 5, 2018
These movies are supposed to be fun, or, at the very least, entertaining. But this is a mess and suffers from a lot of the problems the previous sequels did which was "we need to find a way to get people back on the island!" I can shut myThese movies are supposed to be fun, or, at the very least, entertaining. But this is a mess and suffers from a lot of the problems the previous sequels did which was "we need to find a way to get people back on the island!" I can shut my brain off and live with watching a popcorn flick that is generally absurd, but there usually has to be some fun or thrills involved. This had none. Everything was totally predictable from and completely telegraphed from start to finish and even with that, how they pulled it off was lazy at best.

The other thing it suffers from is the entire movie is a snowball effect onto itself. Every time something goes wrong, something else that's equally dramatic or more-so goes wrong. And this continues through the entirety of the film. There's no chance to breathe and start to react to what happened. You're just continuing to be flooded with disasters and unfortunate events even up to and through the end which is another issue... this movie has no real ending, rather, it's a lead up to yet another sequel (which, I'll be honest, I'm more excited about that than I was at any point for this).

Another issue is the characters... you're normally supposed to have strong feelings for or against a character, but in this film, they are so surface level and boring that you don't feel anything for them. They have very little motivation, and even what little motivation they do have is so contrived and forced that it makes you care even less. It's entirely exposition (go here to do this, then find this thing and then do that, then go here so we can do this, all the while having someone overly explain everything that's going on).

Is it my least favorite Jurassic movie? No. That still belongs the JP3. But this is not far off. If you haven't seen this, I wouldn't bother going to the theater for it. I wouldn't even waste a Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu subscription on it because, trust me, your time is more valuable than watching this. Unless you literally have two-and-a-half hours to sit and veg out... no, even then I'd say to find something else to watch.
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SunykameyJul 2, 2018
Bad/unoriginal plot, stupid setup for a sequel, weak dialogues and disrespectful to dinosaurs. The movie looked good though.
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NerdyJackJun 29, 2018
A mediocre movie even for the fans. 'Nough said.
Ok, it seems that I have to type at least 75 characters. The only reason I rate it 7 is that I am a fan of the Jurassic park series, or it could easily be a 5 or 6. Too much reference to the
A mediocre movie even for the fans. 'Nough said.
Ok, it seems that I have to type at least 75 characters. The only reason I rate it 7 is that I am a fan of the Jurassic park series, or it could easily be a 5 or 6. Too much reference to the old movies, and the stories is repetitive and nothing new. The first one is a great reboot. This, meh..
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eagleeyevikingJul 6, 2018
More concerned with setting up "Jurassic World 3" than creating a wholesome film, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" is an inferior sequel despite several suspenseful and thrilling moments.
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JNOTRJun 28, 2018
I think the first half of the movie is very good with big explosions, a lot of action and a plot that is very engaging, I think the movie should have followed that course, but when the characters leave the island the film loses a lot, theI think the first half of the movie is very good with big explosions, a lot of action and a plot that is very engaging, I think the movie should have followed that course, but when the characters leave the island the film loses a lot, the plot loses its interest, the villain is totally predictable, there is almost no action, repeats a lot to Jurassic World and The Lost World, at times it is very foolish and predictable and worst of all, it is boring, this is one of the very few times that I almost fell asleep in a movie theater. I think this movie just has to see the first 55 minutes and thats it. Expand
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bfoore90Jun 29, 2018
Fallen Kingdom is a nice follow up to Jurassic World, it takes the franchise in new directions but pales in comparison to Jurassic Park or even The Lost World. Chris Pratt and James Cromwell easily play the most likable characters here, someFallen Kingdom is a nice follow up to Jurassic World, it takes the franchise in new directions but pales in comparison to Jurassic Park or even The Lost World. Chris Pratt and James Cromwell easily play the most likable characters here, some of the side characters are pointless and the bad guys are almost too cartoonish to be taken seriously. Expand
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Davrosdaleks1Jul 14, 2018
This movie does have some big noticeable flaws but is still entertaining. I'd rank this as the second-to-the-last film in the franchise rankings.

The main problem is the villains. Their motivations and actions seem to exist to further the
This movie does have some big noticeable flaws but is still entertaining. I'd rank this as the second-to-the-last film in the franchise rankings.

The main problem is the villains. Their motivations and actions seem to exist to further the plot rather than come off natural. This especially feels odd considering how straight murdery and cartoonishly evil they are. In the previous films, the antagonists were usually more nuanced, amoral and sometimes acting within legality. None of them were out to murder the protagonists. The severe switch in tone leaves the distinct taste of disconnect. The main antagonist is especially muddled in his or her execution. (The villain's identity is easy to predict, but since it is a reveal in the movie, I'll respect it and keep mum on details.) A lot of his dialogue is just exposition, including one reveal that comes off at the oddest moment in the film. Plus, the villain appeared to have access to other streams of revenue; he/shedidn't seem to need to take the risks of managing dangerous dinosaurs for profit.

There are also a few other plot issues: Hammond having a business partner and fellow misguided visionary no one's ever mentioned before, one character just abruptly disappears from the film in the third act, and the supporting protagonists are separated from the leads for way too long.

Still, there is a lot to enjoy. Pratt and Howard are both charming with some great lines. I thought the child actress did a pretty good job. I liked the nerdy guy who mentions the logical point throughout that they'll probably die. Even the villain does have one good scene with Howard and Pratt where he/she makes one sound argument.

The film looks and sounds pretty good. Director J.A. Bayona has a knack with visuals and there are some nice shots in this. The mansion that takes up a good portion of this film, which is part gothic residential quarters, dinosaur museum, and underground lab, is a really impressive setting. The music really sets a tone, including a dramatic spooky choral piece for the most dangerous dinosaur.
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