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Opinion: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is a good entertainer but not good enough.
The sequel in the Jurassic series, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is finally out in India and other 47 countries this weekend, though the Americans will have to wait till 22nd June 2018 to watch it. I had some very good time watching it, as the makers intentionally tried to recreate some of the epic frames of the cult Spielberg’s Jurassic Park which released in 1993. I am a fan of dinosaur world all thanks to Mr. Steven Spielberg and without any doubt after the first two parts of the Jurassic Park films which were directed by Spielberg, the quality of the movies began to get inferior and then many other monster films like the Godzilla etc. made it a bit boring. But in 2015, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment brought the story forward after 14 years of the third part and it made a lot of money, over $1600 Million USD to be exact proving the fact that this series is here to stay. And then they decided to finish the entire Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park 7 part novel series in 6 films. Jurassic Park Trilogy (1993-2001) and Jurassic World Trilogy (2015-2021). But for me, I seriously think they overdid the dinosaur thing in the Fallen Kingdom, I liked the film yes, but failed to love it. The director J. A. Bayona, I must say has done a terrific job. His sense of canvas is great, I love his direction. Remember the first two episodes of the epic TV series Penny Dreadful which he directed and took the show on another level all together but the problem with Fallen Kingdom is that they just overused the Dinosaurs and failed to create strong characters with whom the audiences can connect the way Spielberg did.
Anyway, the film has many good things to enjoy. Ranging from the superb performance from the ever-charming Chris Pratt (I wish he had some more comic sequences) and the very beautiful and Competent Bryce Dallas Howard to the recreation of the 1993 film scenes which feels great, two scenes of Jeff Lynn Goldblum and many references from the Jurassic Park which is icing on the cake for the franchise fans. The brilliant CGI and cinematography are another pluses of the film. Some of the frames are breathtaking and the horror and thrill effect reaches the top. I specifically liked the end of the film, the setup for the next is really amazing, eagerly looking forward and do not miss the post credit scene. I wish the movie would have been a little crisper but nevertheless, it is very enjoyable, go for it once. Fallen Kingdom is a good one time watch entertainer but not good enough to be remembered for a long time, definitely, it feels something is missing, I’ll go with 3 out of 5 stars.