Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


Chris Pratt- Owen Grady

Bryce Dallas Howard- Claire Dearing

James Cromwell- Benjamin Lockwood

B D Wong- Dr. Wu

Rafe Spall- Eli Mills

Life Finds Another Way in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom!

Its been over 3 years since the Events in Jurassic World and InGen has paid millions in damages for those injured in the Dinosaur attacks on the island. InGen is attempting to salvage DNA from the Endomyxan Rex that was dragged into the lagoon. With the presumption that the lagoon was clear they salvage a tooth from the Rex’s skeleton and send it to the surface just before the entire underwater pod is swallowed whole by the Mosasaurus that is still patrolling the lagoon.

There is a new wrinkle on the island, an active volcano is about to erupt and threatening to again make the dinosaurs extinct. The Congress held a hearing on what action to take on rescuing the animals from the Island only to have Prof. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) remind them that the dinosaurs were here before us and if we bring them of the island there is a great chance they will be here after us! Congress decides to take no action to save the dinosaurs.

This news comes as a disappointment to Claire Dearing (Howard) who heads up a dinosaur activist group now. Claire is contacted by Benjamin Lockwood (Cromwell), John Hammonds partner and the co-founder of Jurassic Park, asking her to come meet with him about saving the dinosaurs. Claire is greeted by Lockwood’s assistant Eli Mills (Spall) and introduced to Iris (Geraldine Chaplin) the nanny that cares for Lockwood’s granddaughter. Lockwood wheels in and greets Claire explaining he wants to fund her on a rescue mission to save 11 species of Dinosaurs of the island to yet another island that was set up just to let the animals live in piece…no fences, no people.

One of the 11 species is a raptor, Blue, that is one of the smartest creatures on the planet and has eluded the InGen trackers for weeks. They can’t get with in yards of Blue, they need Claire to reactivate the security system and allow them to track the dinosaurs with the chips in them. Claire makes the difficult trip out to Owen’s (her ex-boyfriend) land where he is busy building a cabin. She explains the mission and Owen (Pratt) tells her NO, let them die……even Blue. Claire explains there is plane leaving in the morning if he changes his mind.

Claire, Zia (Daniella Pineda) a paleo-vet and systems analyst Justice Smith (Franklin Webb) board the plane and find Owen there waiting. The group lands and sees the smoking volcano and are greeted by InGen’s tracker Ken Wheatley (Ted Levine). With Justice’s help Claire turns on the tracking system and security throughout what is left of the park. Owen finds Blue and is face to face with her, about to bring her in when Wheatley’s men shoot her with tranquilizers. Owen blows up at Wheatley and is tranquilized as well. Blue attacks one of the mercenaries and gets shot just as the volcano erupts!

Claire and Justice are trapped in the security bunker and Owen is out cold as the Lava flows toward them. Wheatley takes Blue and Zia, telling her if the raptor dies he will shot her.

Claire and Justice escape the bunker just as a dinosaur was attacking and see the lava has reached them. They grab Owen and are herded to the ocean by charging dinosaurs running from the Lava. Owen, Claire and Justice make their way onto the InGen ship and make their way back to the USA. Once they return they learn that yet again InGen has double crossed them and Dr. Woo is making new breeds of dinosaurs for Eli to sell to rich arms dealers.

Claire and Owen must stop the sale, rescue Blue and help Lockwood’s granddaughter all before the Dinosaurs run rampant!

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a good movie, but it follows the same exact theme of the previous 4 films, Dinosaurs, they are in trouble, InGen double cross, people get eaten by dinosaurs. By now would someone have the idea to kill Dr. woo and stop the manufacturing of dinosaurs? Lockwood’s granddaughter has a secret as well that explains why we didn’t see him in the first film. kudos to the filmmakers for the throwback to Jurassic park and bringing back Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum).

I am Karl the Flick Fanatic telling you to “Run!” not from lava or dinosaurs, but to the theater to see the fifth installment in the Jurassic Park saga, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom.

Rated PG-13 (Violence)

Rating: 5 Raptor claws

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