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Bayona's direction is so stylish and confident that he's able to paper over the movie's narrative flaws and make for an engrossing experience that feels at times like a classic Jurassic movie and at others like a gothic horror movie in the Del Toro mould.
Colin Trevorrow's belated follow-up to Jurassic Park is one of the most intriguing of recent reboots, since the premise of a theme park inhabited by actual dinosaurs directly dramatises the dangers of bringing the past back to life.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom essentially requires parking one's brain in the lobby. Still, it's livelier and more playful than its immediate predecessor...Generally speaking, if adventures with CGI dinosaurs sound appealing, this delivers.
It does a pretty damn good job, and overcomes its shortcomings in relation to its villain. It doesn't live up to the magic of the first, but you get past that with the thrills and horrors and scares that a Jurassic movie gives you.
That said, the film is good. It won't change your life, or hold a candle to the first movie (Jurassic Park of course), but it definitely solidifies the franchise of Jurassic World, and we can expect many more to come in this style.
Bayona directs with such style and verve that he almost glosses over the script's patchiness and paper-thin characterizations. But it's the beautifully realized CGI beasts that convey so much more heart, charisma and likability.