Opinion Blog: Nostalgia Critic – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Besides all the preparation, this film has disappointed many, but that is not so surprising because this franchise did not have a leg up since 1993. Nostalgia Critic had looked at this cinematic of ideas, but it was hopeless because these ideas have already been explored. As for new ideas, they were beyond idiotic and did not pay off. This critic gives this film a dumping of dreaded disappointment, as I am partially on board with and somewhat opposed to.

The film is about our two leads: Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) are now back at Jurassic World after three years have gone by. Their mission in the park is to rescue some dinosaurs from an volcanic eruption. As the rescue effort becomes a challenge, they soon discover new types of dinosaurs that could be a danger to the whole world.

With the title of the film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the audience would expect the film to have the dinosaurs roam the earth destroying everything in their path, after their homeland has been destroyed. That is not the case. As Nostalgia Critic puts it, the film drags on with tired tropes from previous Jurassic movies such as the whimsical imagery of Parasaurolophus just roaming around in a open field. The couple that got together in the first movie are now bickering at each other, and a mysterious owner of the island was too oblivious to the mixture of DNA from many dinosaurs. In the end everything turns for the worse. When new ideas occur, they leave an underwhelming or frustrating impact on the story. As the film is about to end, it looks like the film is going to show many dinosaurs causing all sorts of destruction and bloodbath when they appear all over the world. However, that doesn’t happen. Instead the audience is left with a T-Rex just roaring at a lion. Another idea just includes a little girl that is actually a clone of a deceased granddaughter. This twist is so out of place, that it does not connect with the film’s story or message and all it amounts to is filler to the movie.

From my point of view, this film could just be a troll movie instead of a disappointment. The filmmakers tried to hype up the ideas of dinosaurs roaming the earth just to destroy. But all the film provided was a series of confusing ideas executed very poorly. The film seems laughable after a first viewing.

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