Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Main Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, B.D. Wong, Jeff Goldblum
Director: J. A. Bayona
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ is a science-fiction adventure movie and the latest edition to the Jurassic Park franchise. The film was released on 21st May 2018 and is a sequel to the film ‘Jurassic World’. The story continues from where it left off last time as we get to see how 3 years after the events of the previous film, the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar becomes abandoned. After the United States Senate refuses to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from the park, Jurassic World’s former operations manager, Claire Dearing, along with Owen Grady decide to reinstate the remaining dinosaurs to another island which will be free of all human interferences. Much to their surprise, they encounter new breeds of dinosaurs that had never been seen before. It turns out, a band of mercenaries have been cloning dinosaurs and are planning to capture and sell them to international smugglers. Claire and Owen must now work together to stop this act and save the world from the threat that lies ahead if the mercenaries succeed.
25 years after its first release, the Jurassic Park franchise is back with its fifth instalment to wow the audience with its traditional action, adventure, and mild humour. What are the main differences between then and now? Well, apart from the obvious improvements made in the visuals and graphics department, it’s clear to see how the franchise has tuned down on the bloodshed and gore that used to define Jurassic Park but regardless, the dinosaurs look better than ever! Director Bayona along with the animators have managed to do an incredible job adjusting the cameras with each of its characters and making the details stand out compared to its previous films. Moving on to the plot, Fallen Kingdom’s action scenes are some of the most iconic ones that we’ve seen throughout the Jurassic Park franchise. The intensity of the fights is simply jaw-dropping which keeps the viewers at the edge of their seats.
Despite the efforts made by Bayona and his animation team, viewers have still shown much concern regarding the overall plot of the film and how the story contradicts itself in many ways as it progresses. It’s clear that in a science-fiction film, one can expect certain elements and stunts that go beyond the laws of reality but ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ has quite a number of questionable scenes relating to the overall plot and the script. For instance, Claire questions a congress woman asking, “Would you really want your children to grow up without dinosaurs?”. Now the point here is, according to Jurassic World logic, these Dinosaurs are basically clones that were made recently from the remains of the original beings, hence, Claire herself grew up in a world without dinosaurs ironically. Even if the dinosaurs did get killed because of the volcanic eruption, wouldn’t it be possible to just recreate them once again like they did it with the current ones?
The film has been massively criticized for its lack of consistency and because of its flawed script. Critics have argued that the Jurassic Park franchise has betrayed its audience by failing to provide them with a new creative storyline and quality entertainment. Rather than giving answers to the countless mysteries that already exist in the storyline, this edition has only managed to create more loopholes in the overall series.
Despite the level of mediocrity present in the script, one can still admit that the actors have done a fantastic job in providing qualitative action scenes to the viewers. One positive aspect of the film is that it has created the hype for the next chapter that is to be released in 2021. The film, overall, is family-friendly, entertaining and is one of the new movies which should be seen in the cinema.