Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – is it worth the watch?

When the first Jurassic World brought this massive franchise back to life in 2015, a lot of people were excited. And although I heard a lot of mixed feelings going around about this year’s latest addition, I just had to go and see for myself if it does any justice to the Steven Spielberg name.

Exactly three years after the downfall of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) head back to the island of Isla Nublar for yet another life-threatening attempt to save the last of the remaining dinosaurs. This time around they have the help of two young scientists, Zia Rodrigues (Daniella Pineda) and Franklin Webb (Justice Smith).

So let’s talk about the plot. Once again the lives of the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar are threatened, this time by a force of nature rather than a larger-than-life jurassic monster. Of course a rescue mission is in order, but not without an expected bad-guy conspiracy threatening the lives of everyone on earth. And what do you know, yet another genetically modified dinosaur makes an appearance near the end of the movie. This all seems rather familiar doesn’t it? Although it’s been part of the franchise since the beginning, I have to admit I was disappointed to see this pattern showing up once again.

Aside from this, they definitely succeeded in creating a thrilling amount of nail biting moments. This movie is full of action-packed missions and near-death experiences which successfully draws you into this fictional world.  A few scenes even had me riding an emotional roller coaster. How can you not get attached to the jurassic beauties you loved since the 1993 Steven Spielberg Blockbuster was released?

Most people watch a movie for the plot, the actors, or even the reputation it has connected to it. But I couldn’t help paying attention to a few technical details. The graphics were absolutely mind-blowing. I sat there in awe of the details that were put into the creation of the dinosaurs and their surrounds. On the other hand, I have to say I was more than a little disappointed in the soundtrack. Instead of brilliantly accompanying each scene, the over-thought music distracted you from some of the most important parts of the movie.

Overall I would say the movie doesn’t fail to entertain you from beginning to end. If dinosaurs don’t appeal to you, I can assure that watching Chris Pratt fighting alongside them for 2 hours is definitely worthwhile.

The film is currently showing at all major cinemas countrywide.

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