'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Review

Updated on February 25, 2019

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 science fiction adventure film and the sequel to Jurassic World (2015). Directed by J. A. Bayona, it is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, as well as the second installment of a planned Jurassic World trilogy. Derek Connolly and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow both returned as writers, with Trevorrow and the original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg as executive producers.

Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.


“These creatures were here before us. And if we're not careful... they're going to be here after. Life cannot be contained. Life breaks free. Life... finds a way. Welcome... to Jurassic World"

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was one of the few sequels that I was actually looking forward to. Almost entirely because it was planned beforehand. With all that extra time to make the film and have it successfully build off the first one, you'd think it would be better than most sequels. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was not a very good film.

I didn't think it was terrible, but I do think it is very disappointing. I really enjoyed the original Jurassic World. I accepted that film for what it was, just a fun film about dinosaurs. Unfortunately, this one really seemed to take steps back. One of the biggest problems I had with this film was the direction the director and writers took. I felt like they tried to make it a lot more darker and grounded. In my opinion it just didn't really work.

One thing I do try to avoid is comparing two different films. I think it's very unfair to compare Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom or the first Jurassic World to the original Jurassic Park. Even with that being said, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom still felt flat to me.

I didn't think it was a terrible film and there is some entertainment value to it, but ultimately Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was a big let down and a huge disappointment.


I really enjoyed Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. I thought they had great chemistry together, but I do wish they would of had a few more good scenes together. I thought Justice Smith was fine. I did think his constant screaming got a little annoying at times, but for the most part I thought he was fine as the comic relief. The bad guy was played by Race Spall and he is without a doubt one of the most cartoon villains I've seen in a while. Even with that I honestly enjoyed watching him more than the plot itself.

Everybody else was pretty standard. Isabella Sermon did fine, and I always enjoy seeing Toby Jones, but the rest of the cast was standard.


This is a relatively simple story, but it somehow gets messed up. I found this film to be extremely boring at times, which is something I thought I'd never say in a film about dinosaurs. In fact one of the biggest problems I had with the film was the lack of dinosaurs. In a film about dinosaurs they should be the centerpiece, but instead it really felt like they took a back seat and they felt like secondary characters. With the exception of the climax, the dinosaurs only feel like real threats maybe twice.

Another problem that I had with this film is that it really felt confined and very limited. With the exception of maybe 20 minutes, most of the scene take place in very confined spaces. With these extraordinary larger than life animals I just felt like they could've done so much more.

This just never really felt like a Jurassic film. The dinosaurs just didn't play a huge part in this film. The villain was generic, and he never really felt like a threat. I also didn't like the ending. I'm pretty sure it will be a major plot point for the third film, but as of right now I just don't like it.

There were some subplots but they didn't really work. There was a little twist that I actually liked, but they didn't go anywhere with it.

They got the fundamentals wrong. Even if the plot is weak seeing dinosaurs reek havoc should be entertaining enough, but we don't get any of that. There was a severe lack of tension throughout.

Ultimately the entire story was very weak, and the subplots didn't really work.


As a whole this was not a very good film. It does have it's moments, but in the end a was very disappointed.

The visuals were amazing and the dinosaurs did look good. Again I thought the acting was solid, but that's it. The story does have a few moments of hope, but never enough to build up any type of momentum. There really wasn't very much suspense, and the ending was underwhelming and ultimately fell flat for me.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was a huge disappointment. Again not terrible, but defiantly not great. I just hope the third one is decent.

3 stars for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

© 2019 Royce Proctor


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