Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Film Review - Dinosaur DNA Dice & Slice And My What Big Teeth You Have

How awe-inspiring Jurassic Park was when Steven Spielberg first opened the park. We gazed in wonder at these long dead dinosaurs, and then ran for our lives when Rexie got loose. But in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, director JA Bayona gives us a new problem. The dinosaur's island home of Isla Nublar has a dormant volcano. And it's just woken up. Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire is now working to save the dinosaurs from a second extinction. She's going to be fighting tooth and nail, and Jeff Goldblum is the Doc in Congress arguing the planet's case.

And then at the 11th hour the business partner of Richard Attenborough's John Hammond, the original Jurassic Park owner, offers them a new sanctuary. Claire visits Lockhart, played by James Cromwell, at his gothic manor and extensive estate, and everything is arranged, except they need Chris Pratt's Owen Grady to save Blue. He was last seen building a cabin in the wilderness. And only the lovely Claire can persuade him to help. She's so pretty.

With a team including Daniella Pineda's dino vet, and Justice Smith's computer nerd, they're finally off to Isla Nublar. And the man coordinating the operation for Benjamin Lockwood is Rafe Spall's Eli Mills. His men on the island are led by Ted Levine and are all locked and loaded. The dinos they are after all have teeth, and Blue is a prize specimen. Owen has to reacquaint himself, and it all goes horribly wrong, but fortunately ends in a slobbery dino lick. Just in time for the main eruption and a lava flow.

Watching those peace loving grass munching dinosaurs is a sobering moment. But there's no time for reflection in this thrilling dinosaur ride, as BD Wong's Dr Wu has been slicing and dicing again, and well let's just say there's gold in them there teeth and claws. And maybe this time there will be a new shadow in front of the Las Vegas moon. But that's another story.

Kids will love it, the cast was excellent and you'll be amazed with the CGI volcano and dinosaur action. A roaring success. If you didn't have fun you aren't trying hard enough and need more popcorn.

And maybe something to ponder for the future. Who has dino dna?

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