Where to begin? The critics have been rather generous, the marketing team have over-hyped it, the director must have been drunk. I'm feeling good that I missed out on seeing this in the cinema, but bad that I've snubbed JP3 all these years and omitted it from my paid-for movie library, when I paid for this? I get it, post 2000's movies are generally below par anyway, it's a running theme. Like computer games, script, acting and direction have fallen by the wayside as shiny graphics and special effects takes center stage. After all, why create quality when ramping up the zing factor and pumping it out like mass produced burgers makes so much money? I mean, look at how much this movie made at the box office! Yay, target met, wallets padded, job done. Yet on the other hand, like a quality restaurant, with a chef who's passionate about the food he serves, it's customers will return again and again for decades to come. Just like viewers of the original Jurassic Park movies, they keep watching them again and again, still purchasing copies 26 years later. Now i watched JW1 in the cinema and enjoyed it, for what it was. I understood that it was never going to live up to the standards of a Spielberg film, and not really knowing Bayona from a bar of soap, I already assumed that JW1 would be like most other modern movies; glamorous with no depth. So I enjoyed the film for what it was, and appreciated the introduction of the animal and handler dynamic. I was already wary of this movie due to it's pre-release marketing tactics. I felt apprehensive that all the best bits where spoiled and there might not be much left unseen for us to discover viewing the full feature. But this is not exactly why this movie failed so miserably to meet any positive expectation. Yes it's a factor, because those moments we all saw in the myriad of trailers released ahead of the feature, somehow failed to maintain their effect once seen in context within the film. I put this down to poor craftsmanship. The whole movie feels like a very long cut-scene in a computer game that was rushed and ultimately incomplete. I loved seeing Ian Malcolm again even if it was only a little bit, and of course, the follow up on our new favorite character Blue the Velociraptor. But we the viewer where promised so much more than this. This doesn't even hold up to Jurassic World 1. I hope Bayona gets his act together for the third installment, because he was given the perfect franchise to work with and so far he's sinking it.