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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Allison - AV September 21, 2018

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Jurassic World:  Fallen Kingdom picks up three years after the abandonment of the Jurassic World theme park. Situated on Isla Nublar, the park and all of its dinosaur inhabitants are being threatened by an active volcano. Benjamin Lockwood, one of the individuals directly involved in the dinosaurs’ de-extinction, wants to save them. In order to do so, he approaches Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and asks her to reunite with Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to help capture the dinosaurs. Grady and Dearing, along with Franklin Webb (a former park technician) and Zia Rodriguez (a paleo-veterinarian), agree to go to Isla Nublar to help rescue as many dinosaurs as they can. However, what first begins as a rescue mission from the threat of a mountain turns into a rescue mission from the threat of man. By the end of the film, justice is (largely) served and the ending leaves room for a second sequel (slated to hit theaters in 2021). Overall, I enjoyed the film, but my enjoyment stemmed more from the special effects and action-packed scenes than the mediocre plot. I was also surprised that the film asked viewers to consider some very somber themes, such as the moralities of cloning/genetic engineering and whether or not one life is equal to another. However, if you enjoyed the first Jurassic World (2015), you will likely enjoy this one too.

Overall Rating: B+

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