Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom: Dinosaur flick gets mellowed praise from critics and one dismissed it as "steaming dino poop"
The much awaited film has critics divided in their opinion - while some think it's good, some reviews are scathing.
'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' is set to hit screens in the US this week and the critic reviews are quite mixed - but all in all, it sounds like the movie is less than promising. This is the second installment of the 'Jurassic World' franchise. The film features Derek Connolly and 'Jurassic World' director Colin Trevorrow coming back as writers, with Trevorrow and original 'Jurassic Park' director Steven Spielberg acting as executive producers. Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
The plot starts three years after the events of the previous film at the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar. It has been abandoned, and a mercenary team arrives on the island to retrieve DNA from the remains of Indominus Rex, which lie at the bottom of the Mosasaurus lagoon. After sending a piece of bone to the surface, the team is attacked by the Mosasaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex. As the team barely escapes, the lagoon gate is left open, causing the Mosasaurus to escape into the ocean.
"The film ends up being a bludgeoning political satire that queries the ethical implications and economic advantages of poaching genetically engineered animals, be it for biopharmaceutical weaponry, corporate seed money or to keep as collector’s items. There’s also an embarrassing coda about how we’re “causing our own extinction by way of avarice and political megalomania”. It shouldn’t be a bad thing that Claire, Zia and Maisie, Lockwood’s spunky granddaughter (Isabella Sermon), are signposted as the bravest characters with the most agency, yet the film’s overt girl-power politics date it." - The Guardian
Rolling Stone called it, "Welcome to Steaming Dino Poop". The review goes, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is practically guaranteed to be a surefire box-office monster. But couldn't it also be good or decent or just not so empty and soulless? Three years ago, the franchise revival Jurassic World traded on our affection for the marvels that Steven Spielberg achieved with 1993's Jurassic Park. But this sequel has the perfunctory vibe that comes from filmmakers who cynically believe the public will buy anything T. Rex-related, no matter how shoddy the goods or warmed-over the plot.
Humdrum is the last thing you expect from a dinosaurs-run-wild movie. But humdrum is what you get, however, in a cashgrab preoccupied with building the next sequel and guaranteed box-office safety If you harbor any doubts that originality is Hollywood's fallen kingdom, welcome ... to the Joyless Proof!"
"All in all, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom provides the fun and adventure moviegoers have come to expect from the Jurassic Park franchise while providing a great deal of horror and perhaps even more heart than viewers may be expecting. Further, the concepts and ideas explored in Fallen Kingdom also weave in a little more to think about in terms of the real impact de-extinct dinosaurs would have on humankind's existence on Earth. Ultimately, Fallen Kingdom is a more mature and fully realized vision than Jurassic World, offering plenty of entertainment for diehard Jurassic Park fans and casual summer moviegoers alike." - Screenrant
"There's a lot of tsk-tsking in the fifth Jurassic movie, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, about the bad guys wanting to "weaponize" the dinos, both the original flavor and the new-formula extra-crispy. As it happens, weaponizing the dinos is exactly what the filmmakers do. The fun — such as it is — comes from watching dinosaurs chomp down on overweening bad guys who have insufficient reverence for Nature. That'll teach them, at least until the sixth Jurassic movie.
Is Fallen Kingdom a good ride? It’s okay. The plot is a little more convoluted, with numerous human villains and less family-unfriendly blood — the exception being a transfusion performed on Blue, the semi-domesticated velociraptor, which is designed to warm your heart." - Vulture
"I suppose the series might grapple with all that in the inevitable sequel, which is shamelessly set up at the end of Fallen Kingdom with the help of an old fan favorite. I can't say I'm all that eager to see what becomes of our prehistoric pals next, but at least their latest adventure gives them proper consideration.
There's a scene in Fallen Kingdom that will stay with me for a little while: a lone brontosaurus, standing on a shore nearly engulfed in ash and flame, stretching its long neck up to the sky and braying out a mournful plaint. In the context of the film, it's supposed to be saying, "Come back, save me." But I don't know; I think it's possible that, having had enough, this behemoth is actually saying goodbye. Watching it grandly fade into nothing, I found myself wishing that, for once, someone would honor its wishes."- Vanity Fair.