The Jurassic Park franchise is back with its fifth installment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, this time being directed by Spanish director J.A. Bayona.
The fifth installment of the Jurassic series, dating back to 1993, welcomed its newest film "Jurassic World:Fallen Kingdom" to mixed reviews from moviegoers.
Bayona is known for darker films such as A Monster Calls and The Orphanage. His touch shows when it comes to the film.
The story picks up months after the events of the previous film. Debate has sparked up whether to save the remaining dinosaurs in Isla Nublar or let them die from an impending volcanic eruption.
Claire Dearing creates a protection group to try to save the dinosaurs and recruits Owen Grady to help this plan happen. They travel to the island and shenanigans happen.
The cast of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom includes returning Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm, B.D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, Daniella Pineda as Zia Rodriguez, Justice Smith as Franklin Webb and Rafe Spall as Mills.
The film was released on June 22. The running time of this film is 2 hours and 8 minutes, and as of June 30, the film has grossed just over $800 million and opened up the weekend with $148 million dollars; the second highest opening for Universal.
As the film is still being played on the big screen, this blockbuster movie will give viewers what a quintessential blockbuster film should, nothing more or nothing less.
You’re not there to watch the film for the story or character development; you are there to enjoy the explosions, CGI and dinosaurs nevertheless.
In closing, this movie is hit and miss in terms of a film in regard to plot, and character development. If you are a fan of typical blockbuster films, or the Jurassic Park franchise in general, then you will enjoy this action-packed film.
I give this film a three out of five-star rating, I would not watch it on the big screen, but would watch it on a lazy Sunday on Netflix or Redbox rental.