Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Ohhh the irony.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, 5.9/10. As if bringing dinosaurs back from extinction wasn’t enough, mankind’s mind still prioritises two things at the expense of everything else: money and power. When the island’s volcano begins to erupt, Owen (played by Chris Pratt) and Claire (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) are on a desperate mission to rescue as many of the species as the can. Or at least that’s the mission the think they’ve signed up for. Eli Mills (played by Rafe Spall) has an alternative motive: to genetically modify the dinosaurs into weaponised mercenaries and auction them off to the highest bidder. Whilst reading this, you’re more than likely thinking, “I’m sure I’ve watched this before” and with that statement, you wouldn’t be too wrong. The film repeats previous narratives and plot twists which is brilliant if you enjoyed the previous films. I personally felt a little cheated by it. It would appear that this is the final nail in the coffin for the Jurassic franchise. They have failed to develop on the brilliance that was the original film. Fallen Kingdom is overwhelmingly average and could easily mask itself as something more than it is but as soon as the cinematic magic wears off, you are left feeling let down. Of course, the irony of it all is that the crux of this movie is the consequence of bringing something back from the past and the inevitable end result of failure. This seems to be effectively what they have done with this franchise – tried to bring something brilliant back but have failed to do it in a successful way. If I was you, I’d save your time and put the original on for some nostalgia.

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