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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom also known as “Jurassic Park 5,” “Jurassic World: El reino caído,” “Jurashikku warudo/hono no okoku,” “Jurassic World - Il regno distrutto,” “Jurassic World: Bukott birodalom,” “Jurassic World: Das gefallene Königreich,” “Jurassic World: Kaatunut valtakunta,” “Jurassic World: Langenud kuningriik,” “Jurassic World: Reino Ameaçado,” “Jurassic World: Upadłe królestwo,” “Jurassic World: Yikilmis Krallik,” “Jurassic World: Το βασίλειο έπεσε,” “Juros periodo parkas: Kritusi karalyste,” “Jurski svijet: Pad kraljevstva,” “Jurský svet: Zánik ríše,” “Jurský svět: Zánik říše,” “Mundo Jurássico: Reino Caído,” «Джурасик свят: Рухналото кралство», «Мир Юрского периода 2», «Свiт Юрського перiоду 2»

MPAA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPAA) for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril.

Check back later for review coming from contributor Blake Wilson

not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
• Adult • Young Adults • Teens
Genre:
Sci-Fi Action Horror
Length:
2 hr. 8 min.
Year of Release:
2018
USA Release:
June 22, 2018 (wide—4,400+ theaters)
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Dinosaurs

DINOSAUR ORIGIN—Where did the dinosaurs come from? Answer

Are dinosaurs mentioned in the BIBLE? Answer

WHY did God create dinosaurs? Answer

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LIVING WITH DINOSAURS—What would it have been like to live with dinosaurs? Answer

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NOAH’S ARK—Did Noah take dinosaurs on the Ark? Answer

DINOSAURS AFTER THE FLOOD—Following the Flood, what happened to dinosaurs? Answer

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Featuring: Chris PrattOwen Grady
Bryce Dallas HowardClaire Dearing
Jeff GoldblumIan Malcolm
Ted Levine … Ken Wheatley
James CromwellBenjamin Lockwood
Toby JonesGunnar Eversol
BD Wong … Dr. Henry Wu
Rafe Spall … Eli Mills
Justice Smith … Franklin
Robert Emms … Jack
Daniella Pineda … Zia Rodriguez
Geraldine ChaplinIris
Peter Jason … Congressman Sherwood
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Director: J.A. Bayona—“The Orphanage” (2007), “The Impossible” (2012), “A Monster Calls” (2016)
Producer: Amblin Entertainment
Apaches Entertainment [Spain]
Legendary Entertainment
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Distributor: Universal Pictures

“The park is gone”

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “When Isla Nublar’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.”

The Great Dinosaur Mystery On-lineVisit our Dinosaur Web site where you’ll discover a mountain of knowledge and amazing discoveries. How do dinosaurs fit into the Bible? You’ll find the answer to this and many more of your questions. Play games, browse and learn. Includes many helps for teachers and parents.

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Comments from young people
Positive— I’d give this movie either a “positive” or a very light “neutral” rating when it comes to a moral essence with this film; there is practically no sex or nudity and almost no vulgar language of profanity—save for a few misuses of the Lord’s name. In other words, I’d say this movie is very mild for a PG-13 film. However, the violence is at a level which can be expected from a Jurassic Park movie.

Now, as a film in general, I was expecting a bit more. I wouldn’t say I disliked it, more like was slightly let down by the plot’s outcome and choppy pace stumped by weak jokes and a slightly annoying character whose presence felt unnecessary. Some scenes felt like thrown-in bloopers while others felt like bits which would have best belonged in the bonus features section of the Blu-ray disk. A great chunk of the movie felt uninteresting to me, and felt like just a gangster film but with dinos as the smuggling item.

However, though some things bored me, a lot captivated me. The effects and dino props/CGI was impressive, and the character acting was very good. For the majority of the movie, I was thrilled and well entertained—not as much as I was during the former Jurassic World, but I felt like the admission was justly filled in.

So, if I had to throw out a straight-forward answer as to what I thought of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” I’d say that I really did enjoy this film. Like I said, there are some things which I was unimpressed with, but, all in all, it’s a good film to bring the family to. It’s a fairly safe movie to go and view with leisure.

(SPOILERS concerning something that I found pretty attention-drawing): The part where it is revealed that the little girl is a human clone created in a lab was stretching it, even for a science fiction film. Also, I view this as a subject that is rather questionable when it comes to God’s laws of nature.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Chris, age 16

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Secular Movie Critics
…a combination of blockbuster and genre action sequences loosely tied together with technobabble and character work. Those looking for the Jurassic World franchise to take on the self-serious tone of other mainstream Michael Crichton adaptations—here’s looking at you, HBO’s Westworld—will find little of value in Fallen Kingdom’s half-baked narrative. But those who just want to watch dinosaurs eat people in creative ways? They’re destined to get their money’s worth. [3/5]
Matthew Monagle, Austin Chronicle
…Howard, thankfully, gets more to do than the last go round (and in combat boots, no less!), Pratt busts out his Indiana Jones cocktail of can-do heroism and deadpan jokiness, and Bayona and his screenwriters…test the laws of incredulity with varying degrees of success. At least, until the final half hour when forehead-slapping absurdity finally win out. Up until then, “Fallen Kingdom” is exactly the kind of escapist summer behemoth you want it to be. …
Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
…This isn’t just a film you need to “turn off your brain” to enjoy; nothing less than surgically removing your brain from your body would do the trick. …
Matt Singer, ScreenCrush
…Even the heavenly chorus that’s working overtime on the soundtrack can’t drown out the lack of chemistry between Howard and Pratt. And the movie too often defaults to people running around screaming—which is, to be fair, the backbone of this franchise, but it gets awfully old here. …
Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times
…The fear factor is back. This is a Jurassic sequel that plays it both adrenaline-pumpingly huge and thrillingly small. A summer ride that will drive kids out of their minds, and maybe even give the parents nightmares. …
Ben Travis, Empire
…The movie plays like a strenuous imitation of Steven Spielberg instead of the real deal. …
David Edelstein, Vulture, New York Magazine
…The film may deliver the spectacle of dinosaurs body-slamming other dinosaurs with their mouths, but that’s about all that connects “Fallen Kingdom” to the wonder and fright of the original film. As a horror movie, it’s diverting enough when it’s not continuously shooting itself in the foot with ideas it can’t explain and doesn’t care to. …
Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, Consequence of Sound
…There are some reasonably entertaining scenes and set pieces, but the whole concept feels tired and contrived, and crucially the dinosaurs themselves are starting to look samey, without inspiring much of the awe or terror they used to…
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (Uk)
…I found it “Transformers” boring, a summer movie that however much it earns, fails to justify its existence. …
Roger Moore, Movie Nation
…Like an amusement ride on its last legs, there is no wonder in this world anymore; just the repetition of cheap, worn-out jolts. The park is gone, and with it, so is any semblance of humanity. …
Jordan Raup, The Film Stage
…much of this fifth iteration is absurd, both intentionally and un. Yet it’s also funny, intriguingly dark and visually sumptuous. …
Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
…You can go see “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” or you can save yourself the time and money by chugging a six-pack of Red Bull and running through the dinosaur exhibits at the Harvard Museum of Natural History until you can’t breathe. As experiences go, they’re equally adrenalizing and equally ephemeral. …
Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
…I like the new “Jurassic World” movie better than the 2015 edition. Bayona’s direction is considerably more stylish and actively mobile than Colin Trevorrow’s was. …Is the movie a great time? Well… “Fallen Kingdom” leans awfully hard on the animal-abuse pathos. …
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune