Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Reviews
Well, sadly that sequel was the lost world. A great book but terrible movie. Still, it wasnt as bad as the third instalment.
They left the franchise pretty much alone after that, thankfully.
I was very skeptical when jurassic world was announced, good cast, big budget but by all accounts not really bringing anything new.
Well, i really enjoyed it. Was obviously not as deeply affected by it as the first movie, that came out when I was 12 years old and for six weeks straight i spent my entire pocket money to go and see it in the cinema. To say i was blown away would be a considerable understatement. Still, Jurassic world was enjoyable and for the most part well put together.
So, when fallen kingdom was announced i was like... "ah nice cant wait!"
Well we have jumped the inevitable shark, and the producers have gone full lost world on this one. It was sloppy, lazy writing. Too many references to the original film, it was to the point of feeling like a rip off, or dare i say p+ss take? not inspired in any way. There are no risks being taken in these big budget films, i mean the film had its moments but a few good moments dont make a great film.
Original ideas and writing, make a great film, making something that your audience will think about and talk about make a great film. This is pastiche at best.
While some of the scenes involve a few too many lucky co-incidences, I still enjoyed this movie from start to end. Apart from the dramatic and tense scenes, there were also a number of humorous moments which worked well. The settings and special effects were particularly good.
This movie falls in the "that was disappointing" category I am afraid. It is obviously that however wrote the story was a lazy bugger that simply rehashed old bits and standard Hollywood cheap concepts and then added some frustrating preaching to it.
The two scenes, one at the beginning and one in the end, where Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) was just sitting and ranting on and on was enough by itself to drag down the movie a star or two. We get it, however wrote that crap do not like gene science. Then go and write a piece in a science journal or something. Oh wait, it would not have been excepted since there was no science in it, just ranting mixed up with poorly hidden religious beliefs. So instead you had to go and ruin a movie which was meant to simply entertain.
The we have the rest of the story. The best, or should I say the kindest, word for describing it would be "predictable". How many times are we going to do the big company captures animals for profit story? At least try to put some intelligence in the plot if you have to rehash it over and over again. It has even been done before in the same franchise for Christ sake!
I would lie if I did not say that I found, at least, some entertainment watching the movie though. But pretty much all of it came from watching the scenery and the special effects. They at least were pretty good. But then I do like big monsters stomping around wreaking havoc and eating people, especially when it is the bad guys.
There were some parts that was rather funny. I think Christ Pratt, and most of the other actors as well for that matter, did a fairly good job out of the lousy script. The idea of using a Stygimoloch to break free was quite cool and the havoc he wreaked somewhat funny. The part where Wheatley stop in the middle of all the chaos to extract a tooth as a bloody trophy was just silly though.
The end scenes was just frustrating. However wrote that ought to be shot. A few dinosaurs escape and then the conclusion is that humanity have to live side by side with dinosaurs from then one. What a load of rubbish!
Sadly, despite the genre being a favorite of mine and the special effects being pretty good, this film did not make it for me due to the unintelligent and lazy script.