Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom : Review

The volcanoes on the island of Isla Nublar have laid dormant for ages, but recently have begun to show signs of activity. At the behest of Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), Owen Grady (Chris Pratt – Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard – Gold) mount an expedition that will attempt to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from the island, saving them from this extinction-level event.

Following on some time after the events of the first Jurassic World, and moving away from the seclusion and isolation of the island, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes a rather different approach. Gone is the awe and wonder of the park, as we are very soon plunged into the disarray that is the fight between good and evil intent.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom focuses more on the people than the creatures themselves, as we follow some developing characters, each with their own agenda, dealing with a whole host of newly engineered dinosaurs, and the increased dangers and threat that accompany those, as man tries to tame an invention from a species that long ago wandered the earth.

The effects and creatures in the film are spectacular. But be warned, as many South African cinemas have neither the intent, nor the technical ability it seems, to actually screen a film properly, in 2D or 3D. The screens are just far too dark, robbing the audience of much of the experience and visual splender. It’s not just a shame, but rather pathetic customer service. Do not allow them to take your money for such an abysmal display of customer service. If you can’t see the 3D, get a refund.

Cinema issues aside, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a fun film. Yes, there are a few cheesy moments, yes it moves a bit slow at times. But it’s not some dramatic epic. It’s an adventure, an escape, and a way to unwind. Certainly a fun film for everyone.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens 8 June 2018 in South African cinemas.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/