Lina Von Doom
If you’re a long time lover of the Jurassic Park franchise, be prepared to go on a brand new journey. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom begins in a familiar way with pieces and characters that will transport you back to the earlier films. It starts out slow (and seemingly predictable), and then takes you on twists and turns in ways you would not expect. The second half of this movie evolves with dark undertones – both in action and morals, while maintaining the constant underlying theme: is cloning and creating these dinosaurs morally okay?
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom teeters on the line of corny. There were gaps in the plot with rushed character development. The film needed more time with Franklin, a new character played by Justice Smith that is a welcomed addition but hastily introduced. Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed this film, and I can say this was pleasantly not what I was expecting. The suspense that this movie built is strikingly different to the previous films from of the franchise and kept me on the edge of my seat. Fallen Kingdom has opened the gate for a whole new set of nightmares for the youth of this current generation. While incomparable to Steven Spielberg, I do appreciate the new eye that J.A. Bayona brought. And for anyone that has been waiting for a Carnotaurus to be in a film, well it finally happened, my only wish is they got more screen time along with Franklin!
Production Design: 7/10
Overall Score: 7.4/10