Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: JB Review
We're at the 5th film of the Jurassic Park series (or the second film of a supposed new trilogy), and it now takes a new direction which, more or less in a way is entertaining, I guess? After Jurassic World was left in ruins since the last film, its island of Isla Nublar is reaching an eruption which could cause another dinosaur extinction. Now you'd think this could restore the laws of nature, but what do they do instead? launch a rescue campaign with the help of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Next thing they know however, they find a conspiracy that involves the dinos being turned into weapons by businessmen for their own gain. With all that, it's as Pratt says at one point in the film, "What could go wrong?".
Now when I saw the first Jurassic World, I thought it was a nice surprise because it formed into something new while staying true to elements from the original, but for this one, what they're trying to do is a blend of genres, and it somehow felt uneven. First, it becomes an adventure where they escape the island from disaster, then it turns into horror, which leads to characters making one poor decision to another. (Though to be fair, the movies have always followed the tropes of a horror movie.) One theme you'd notice in this however, is how it makes you feel sympathy for the dinos, they're who really stand out more than the humans do such as Blue, and the combination of CGI and animatronics I thought was well done.
If this does lead to a third entry, I just hope they can find something that doesn't feel seen and done before, since overall I've enjoyed Jurassic Park and its sequels. (Except the third, we might wanna forget about that one.) B-