Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review(Your-Movie-World)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film that is the sequel to Jurassic World(2015). Directed by J. A. Bayona, it is the fifth instalment of the Jurassic Park film series, as well as the second instalment of a planned Jurassic World trilogy. The film features Derek Connolly and Jurassic World director Colin Trevor-row both returning as writers, with Trevorrow and original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg acting as executive producers. Set on the fictional Central American island of Isla Nublar, off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, it follows Owen Grady and Claire Dearing as they rescue the remaining dinosaurs on the island before a volcanic eruption destroys it. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles from previous films in the series, with Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, and Geraldine Chaplin joining the cast.


Three years after the events of the previous film, the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar has been abandoned. A mercenary team arrives on the island to retrieve DNA from the remains of Indominus rex, which lies at the bottom of the Mosasaurus lagoon. After sending a piece of bone to the surface, the team is attacked by the Mosasaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex. As the team barely escapes, the lagoon gate is left open, causing the Mosasaurus to escape into the ocean.

On the mainland, a U.S. Senate hearing debates whether Isla Nublar's dinosaurs should be saved from an impending volcanic eruption. Dr. Ian Malcolm argues that the dinosaurs should be left to die as he believes that nature is correcting the mistake that John Hammond had made by cloning the dinosaurs several years earlier. Meanwhile, Jurassic World's former manager Claire Dearing has created the Dinosaur Protection Group to save the dinosaurs. After the Senate rejects rescue of the dinosaurs, Claire is contacted by Benjamin Lockwood, Hammond's former partner in creating dinosaur-cloning technology.(Your-Movie-World)

Claire meets Lockwood at his estate in Northern California. Lockwood and his aide, Eli Mills, are planning to move the dinosaurs to a new island sanctuary where they will live without human interference. Mills is concerned that locating Blue, the last living Velociraptor, will be difficult, so Claire recruits Owen Grady, Jurassic World's former Velociraptor trainer, to join the mission.

The rescue group arrives on Isla Nublar and meets head mercenary, Ken Wheatley. Claire and former park technician, Franklin Webb, reactivate the park's dinosaur trackers in the command bunker, while Owen, Wheatley, paleo-veterinarian, Zia Rodriguez, and the mercenaries search for Blue. Upon finding Blue, the mercenaries shoot Blue and Owen is shot with tranquilizers, while Zia is forced to keep Blue alive. After surviving a Baryonyx attack, Claire and Franklin reunite with Owen as the volcano erupts. Claire and Franklin use an abandoned Gyrosphere ride to flee, but it plummets off a cliff and into the ocean. Owen rescues them from the sinking Gyrosphere, and they sneak aboard the mercenaries' ship, where they reunite with Zia. The ship, filled with captured dinosaurs, departs for the mainland while Isla Nublar is destroyed by the volcano.

At Lockwood's estate, Maisie, Lockwood's apparent granddaughter, learns that Mills is secretly working with auctioneer Gunnar Eversol to sell the captured dinosaurs, as well as the Indoraptor, a new hybrid dinosaur created by Dr. Henry Wu using the Indominus rex and Velociraptor DNA. Wu plans to use DNA from Blue and the retrieved Indominus rex bone to create improved versions of the Indoraptor. Lockwood, informed by Maisie, confronts Mills about the auction before being murdered by Mills.

Owen and Claire are discovered and locked in a cell at the estate, while Zia and Franklin evade capture. As the auction begins, Owen and Claire escape and find Maisie, who shows them the auction as the Indoraptor is sold despite Wu's warning that it is too dangerous. Owen liberates a Stygimoloch to disrupt the auction. Wheatley attempts to retrieve one of the Indoraptor's teeth as a trophy, but the Indoraptor escapes, killing him and Eversol.(Your-Movie-World)

Mills reveals to Owen and Claire that Maisie is actually a clone of Lockwood's deceased daughter, and she is the reason John Hammond, who was against human cloning, ended his partnership with Lockwood. As the Indoraptor hunts the group throughout the mansion, they are saved by Blue, who was freed by Zia after Wu tried to take some of her DNA. Falling from a glass roof, the Indoraptor is impaled on a Triceratops skull on display, killing it.(Your-Movie-World)

The remaining unsold dinosaurs are freed from their cages because of a hydrogen cyanide leak, despite Owen's warning. Mills attempts to escape with the Indominus rex bone, but is eaten by the Tyrannosaurus and a Carnotaurus. Owen and Claire leave with Maisie while Blue and the rest of the dinosaurs escape out into the world. Meanwhile, in a new U.S. Senate hearing, Malcolm says that humans must now coexist with dinosaurs.

In a post-credits scene, a flock of Pteranodon fly around the Eiffel Tower replica in Las Vegas.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review -
tries to be more than a major Hollywood blockbuster with larger-than-life dino wars. The fourth in the series of the Jurassic Park films, released in 2015, managed to succeed at this feat. It showcased how meddling with nature can never end well and that unchecked greed certainly has its pitfalls while maintaining the exciting Hollywood standards of a mega budget film.

So when it comes to the sequel, Fallen Kingdom tries to up the dino ante several notches. In that, it’s very desperate to please everyone. Director J. A. Bayona (The Orphanage) was perhaps afraid to pick a side, so he remains on the fence.
At the get go itself, the film’s nosedives into action with dinosaur fights and excessive near-death experiences. Before the adrenaline has begun its descent, Bayona tries to tug at our heartstrings, eliciting compassion for the genetically created creatures. But before it’s successfully made the initial yank, we’re forced on another emotional journey. It doesn’t stop there. There’s a subplot that reveals itself quite late with absolutely no impact. Like the film, then, our mind is racing is opposite directions with no destination.
The sequel to Jurassic World (2015) picks up three years after the havoc that destroyed Isla Nublar, the site of the dinosaur amusement park. An active volcano could wipe out all the dinosaurs. While governing authorities have decided to let nature take its toll, millionaire Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) wants to save them. Extremely predictable circumstances unleash the dinosaurs on humans while protagonists Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), once lovers now reunited for a mission, must save the day. Their plastic chemistry, notwithstanding, the two fail to resonate with the audience on an individual level too, just like all the other characters in the film.

In trying to add a dash of horror to the the creature feature, Bayona makes a caricature out of his biggest baddest dinosaur. This hybrid called the Indoraptor while aggressive enough to relentlessly charge forth, has the acumen to gently pry open a door and even scare its prey with the rat-tat-tat of its personified claws. Its intended victim has also comically flung themselves under the covers of a bed in a bid to hide from a bloodthirsty carnivorous creature. This attempt at creating a frightening atmosphere disrupts the monster mash tone of Fallen Kingdom. But perhaps Bayona doesn’t deserve all the blame. The director’s had to work with a bare-boned screenplay that prefers to superficially traverse everything from character arcs to major plot points.(Your-Movie-World)

Fallen Kingdom is an incredibly good-looking sequel that fails to take the story forward. It’s a disappointing lead-up to the next episode that might not be required after what we’ve seen.

Written by: Shilpa Jha

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