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REVIEW- Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom good, not great

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a successful movie, although not necessarily a good one. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are two big actors taking center stage, and are supported newer stars such as  Daniella Pineda and Justice Smith. Jeff Goldblum, star of the first two films in the Jurassic franchise, also makes an appearance as a eerie narrator foretelling the dangers of genetic engineering and humanities doom in the movie’s introduction and conclusion.

Similar to the original film in 1993, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom uses stunning visuals to captivate audiences with its incredibly life-like dinosaurs movie across the screen. Every roar reverberates through the theater, reminding the audience of their power. In my favorite scene in the movie, an escaped T-Rex stands off against a lion perched on a rock inside a zoo.  

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom brings several new changes to its universe.

*Spoilers ahead*

 A little girl named Maisie, who is the granddaughter of Lockwood (a partner of the original park’s founder, John Hammond) is revealed to be a clone. Her creation after her mother’s death is what drove Lockwood and Hammond apart.

Executive producer Steven Spielberg says that he’s excited about the direction the new films are taking, and with their unstoppable success and inevitable sequels, we’ll be sure to see if his claims hold.

I think that this movie could have been tied up in a nice and orderly fashion, but was left open to ensure sequels. There were definitely some cool moments in the movie, such as Chris Pratt leaping through the jaws of a T-Rex and running from an exploding volcano besides a herd of dinosaurs after being shot with a tranquilizer. I thought the movie was all right, in the words of my dad, it could be described as “unbelievable in good and bad ways “ If you like dinosaurs and action served with a little comedy and heart and without too many complications, this movie is for you.

 

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