Film: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom

Opened: June 22, 2018

Directed by: J. A. Bayona

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, BD Wong, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chaplin, Peter Jason & Jeff Goldblum

If it feels like the franchise is getting old, that’s because it boils down to two issues: the same story is reused with minor changes to make it slightly different, but not enough to not notice, and the trailer shows the most important aspects of the film through the end.

Sir Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) enlists the help of Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to return to Isla Nublar. Lockwood’s assistant Eli (Rafe Spall) has more sinister plans for what remains of the dinosaurs.

The film isn’t necessarily bad. It has fantastic action and sets up what will hopefully be an interesting finale for the new trilogy. Unfortunately, it just seems so routine at this point that you’re cheering on the dinosaurs to get rid of the dim-witted humans.

Final say: The kingdom has definitely fallen. ★★★☆☆

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