Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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The Sonic Forces of Jurassic Park.
Genre: Action
Adventure
Directed By: J.A. Bayona
Produced By: Frank Marshall
Patrick Crowley
Belén Atienza
Written By: Derek Connolly
Colin Trevorrow
Based On: Characters by Michael Crichton
Starring: Chris Pratt
Bryce Dallas Howard
Rafe Spall
Justice Smith
Daniella Pineda
James Cromwell
Toby Jones
Ted Levine
B.D. Wong
Isabella Sermon
Geraldine Chaplin
Jeff Goldblum
Photography: Color
Cinematography: Óscar Faura
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
Release Date: June 22, 2018
Runtime: 128 minutes
Country: United States
Budget: $170 million
Box Office: $1.308 billion
Franchise: Jurassic Park
Prequel: Jurassic WorldGMW
Sequel: Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction action-adventure film directed by J.A. Bayona and a sequel to Jurassic World, serving as the fifth film in the Jurassic Park franchise. The film premiered in Madrid on May 21, 2018, and was released in the United States on June 22, 2018. A sequel titled Jurassic World: Dominion is set to be released on June 10, 2022, with Trevorrow returning to direct.

Plot

It has 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 and Claire 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.

Bad Qualities

  1. Bland and stereotypical villains with cheap and uninspired motivations:
    • Their plan is to sell off the surviving dinosaurs to bidders around the world and create an army of dinosaurs for future wars, even though dinosaurs would do no good in a war zone; the film tries to gloss over this by bringing up the use of other animals in warfare (including diseased rats) as if these were in some way comparable, but the number of situations where a large, dangerous and fairly stupid animal would be capable of making any difference on a present-day battlefield would be so small as to basically be non-existent. There is a reason no military in the world fields war-elephants or -lions.
      • The system used to control the Indoraptor also has some obvious logical issues, as it is a line-of-sight laser pointer attached to a gun; it is unclear as to why they did not just pull the trigger on the gun to shoot what they're pointing at instead of pressing the dinosaur button.
      • Their plan to use the dinosaur clones for military combat is also a blatant copy of Clone High, in which the Secret Board of Shadowy Figures intend to use Scudworth's clones of historical figures as super soldiers for military use.
    • They are also oblivious to things that are rather obvious; particularly, they fail to notice a truck jumping from a pier onto the back of their ship, then fail to notice the loud roaring of a T. rex in the hold.
    • Their plot also depends entirely on Blue still being alive, something they logically shouldn't know, as well as them being able to find her before the volcano erupts.
  2. It is never clear what is supposed to have happened to Site B from the previous films, despite using a quote from John Hammond in the end of The Lost World: Jurassic ParkGMW and so implying those films did in fact happen.
  3. The Mosasaurus' pen was moved from the middle of the island to the edge in-between films. It has apparently been in this pen the whole time, leading to questions about what exactly it is supposed to have been eating, even with its bizarre psychic ability to sense things that are going on above it; it also doesn't help that the pen, for some reason, suddenly has a giant gate whose only function is allowing it to escape into the open ocean.
  4. Despite appearing heavily in the trailers and poster, the T. rex only appears a handful of times; also, a new hybrid dinosaur, the Indoraptor, is only mentioned briefly beforehand and is only seen at the end of the film.
    • On the topic of the trailers, they pretty much spoiled the entire movie, like how Dr. Ian Malcolm's appearance in the trailers is literally all of his scenes in the film.
  5. Weak visuals, with the yellow submarine in the beginning of the film sticking out like a sore thumb.
  6. The Stygimoloch can break through a brick wall and send people literally flying three meters into the air, despite many of the other large dinosaurs being normally unable to break through iron bars.
  7. There are issues with every single character in the film:
    • Franklin Webb is a cowardly IT-esque character whose only purpose to the trip is to... open a door, and Zia Rodriguez is a "strong and independent" paleo-veterinarian. Neither of these characters have any personality and they barely serve any real purpose in the story; in fact, these two specific characters disappear halfway through and only come back to save Blue.
    • Maisie Lockwood is a rather annoying character; she is also a clone of her "mother," which is bizarre and unnecessary, only being used to create a ending which makes very little sense.
    • Blue is inconsistent with her portrayal in the previous film; in the previous film she was portrayed as a vicious and unpredictable animal who will gladly bite the hand that feeds her, yet here she is the nicest raptor ever who has always liked Owen.
  8. The story is unoriginal, it begins in a similar fashion to The Lost World: Jurassic Park with the obvious villains bringing the protagonists to the island and then betraying them for their own personal gain.
  9. Owen and Claire's relationship is pointlessly reset to how it was at the start of the previous film just so they can fall in love again.
  10. Laughable dialogue, particularly "Raptors are the second-most intelligent life."
  11. Several characters from the previous film do not seem to even exist anymore, including Hoskins as well as Zack and Grey (Claire's nephews) and even the Dimorphodons.
  12. The film tries to create a conflict between whether to save the dinosaurs or to let them die, constantly referring to the incidents in the previous films as evidence for both but the film does a poor job at its moral message by choosing one side over the other and having unlikable characters push this message.
  13. The ending. To put it briefly, the dinosaurs are about to all die in their cages from a leak of some form of poisonous gas; the main characters are given a choice to either save the dinosaurs or to let them die once and for all, and it comes down to Claire Dearing, who decides to let them die as they have been known to be dangerous and deadly around other people, as seen in the previous installments. However, Maisie decides to release them because... she is "one of them" (a clone).
    • Maisie has had a traumatic experience with the dinosaurs tearing people apart and the Indoraptor, in particular, chasing her around her house; a small girl her age (twelve) normally would not be in the right set of mind or mood.
    • Allowing the dinosaurs to live rather than die ruins a potentially emotional ending that would've made genuine changes to the series.
    • By freeing the dinosaurs, this means the carnivores are also free. The ending shows a T. rex at a zoo, a place usually filled with innocent families; the freed dinosaurs would also cause destruction and potentially slaughter innocent people, and yet this is played out as a "happy ending."
    • Due to the aforementioned fact that the dinosaurs would be poorly-suited to fighting humans, any escaped dinosaurs would be either rounded back up, shot by private citizens, or killed by National Guardsmen within days; so releasing them, at best, ensured they'd be captured again and at worst just got them all killed in a slightly different way.
    • Most of the younger dinosaurs would be the result of natural reproduction, as noted in Jurassic Park, rather than all of them still being clones, so her claim of fellowship with them is dubious to say the least.
  14. The film doesn't focus on Isla Nublar that much, as it focuses more on the Lockwood Mansion for the second and third act.
    • It also forgets about the Mosasaurus until the end of the movie.
  15. The Indoraptor's role in the film is wasted, it could have been teased for the next movie as a villain.
  16. Several plot holes and inconsistencies to the point where YouTube channel How It Should Have Ended had enough content for a full video:
    • It was established Blue could smell for around a mile, so there is no way Owen's gang would have logically been able to sneak up on him.
    • It also doesn't matter if Owen was active with the dinosaurs, the volcanic ash would have burnt his skin and killed him in real life; now, one might argue that this is a fictional universe, but humans and volcanoes here are clearly meant to be based off of the ones in real life.
    • There is no reason Eli Mills and Wheatley could not have just killed Owen and Claire or even fed them to the Indoraptor (other than being total smug snakes), since, as far as everyone else is aware, Owen and Claire were killed on the island.
    • The Indoraptor is not even needed to hit the target, since the hunters are already pointing a gun at the target with their dino lasers. It is also very unlikely the dinosaurs would already be obedient to the commands; in other words, the entire plot of the movie is completely pointless.
    • The Indoraptor, which has the genetics of a Velociraptor, can also smell for a mile, so Claire, Owen and Maisie logically would not have been able to sneak past the Indoraptor without being detected.
    • When the Indoraptor was trying to sneak up on Maisie when she was in bed, Owen could have used the laser pointer on the creature and tricked it into eating itself alive.
    • Finally, the ending has an older Ian Malcolm announcing Jurassic World, even though this would've been shut down within days, since humans have firearms and would either capture or kill the dinosaurs within days.
    • For some reason, they don't just use a radar or a tracker to ensure the Mosasaurus is in its tank so they can remove it from there or at least distract it before getting DNA from the remains of the Indominus rex.
  17. It shoehorns loads of iconic references from Jurassic Park in this film, which feels very invasive.

Good Qualities

  1. The Brachiosaurus' death scene is one of the most emotional and heart-tugging scenes in the entire franchise.
  2. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard still give amazing performances.
  3. Great soundtrack, particularly the original themes composed by John Williams.
  4. The scenes with the baby raptor squad are not only adorable, but they also remember Delta, Charley, and Echo, the other raptors who died in the previous film.
  5. The Indoraptor was a decent successor over the Indominus rex, despite having poor execution.
  6. Good direction of J. A. Bayona.
  7. The tone is much darker, which is a welcome change of pace, and leads to some legit scary scenes.
  8. Like the previous films, the visual effects are still good.
  9. Its interesting to return of Ian Malcolm, following his absence in Jurassic Park III and Jurassic World.
  10. The original characters, Owen and Claire are still decent protagonists.

Trivia

  • Believe it or not, the Indoraptor has more screen-time than the Indominus rex in the previous film.

Reception

Critical response

Despite being a box office success, it received mixed reviews, who praised Pratt and Howard's performances, Bayona's direction, the visuals, and the darker tone, while others suggested the series had run its course, criticizing its screenplay and narrative. It currently holds a 48% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 364 reviews, with an audience score of 51% and an average rating of 5.5/10 and a critic consensus that reads "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom adds another set piece-packed entry to the blockbuster franchise, although genuinely thrilling moments are in increasingly short supply.". On Metacritic, the film has a score of 51/100 based on 59 critic reviews and it got a 6.2/10 on IMDb.

Fans criticized the film's stupidity and some of the dinosaur designs such as the Baryonyx for looking very different from the official website art and having croc-like features.

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Pinky Malinky

26 months ago
Score 4
Here we go with "ThIs MoViE sHoUlD nOt Be HeRe BeCaUsE iT hAs HiGh RaTiNgS"' bullcrap again. There was even a user that did this to my page.
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Pinky Malinky

26 months ago
Score 2
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PeterPhantom

26 months ago
Score -6
Okay, first of all, this movie has an average critic score of 5.5/10 in Rotten Tomatoes, and that is kinda a low score, but according to the first rule of this wiki states "Movies can have a page here if their average critic score on RottenTomatoes is 4.5/10 or lower." So the movie being here breaks that rule.
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Pinky Malinky

25 months ago
Score 2
And of course people are not going to listen,
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Mr. Tenno

22 months ago
Score -1
Not breaking a rule.
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GamingSAUCE27

19 months ago
Score 1
The Curse of La Llorona has a 4.6 rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but still, it is on this wiki
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Declan Kearns

26 months ago
Score 3
I would rather watch Jurassic Park 3 or 2
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GameBiy397

3 months ago
Score 1
The Lost world is pretty good tho
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Deon2006

26 months ago
Score 2
I actually really like this movie, but IRYO.
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Eijitheawesome alternate account

25 months ago
Score -2
I think this is the worst movie in the series, behind The Lost World. The only good part was the Brachiosaurus' death scene. Everything else was meh.
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Lorireviewer972

21 months ago
Score -7
This movie can rot in hell.
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Se

20 months ago
Score 1
Too harsh.
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Se

20 months ago
Score 0
That line is technically fitting for Spike Lee’s movies since they are racist.
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Se

20 months ago
Score 0
Please don’t rage to the point of vandalizing this page.
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Can you add the category: "Dinosaur films"?
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Se

18 months ago
Score 1
Ask Matthew, he protected the page.
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Hookuai

17 months ago
Score 1
I want to ask Matthew to put the same one from Jurassic Park on RQ #1
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 1
At least it's FINALLY considered average.
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Hiatt Grey

13 months ago
Score 4
I think Jurassic Park III should be the one on here, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is awesome.
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ItMeansNothing

13 months ago
Score -1
It's his opinions, bub.
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Immarooned2.0

5 months ago
Score -1
It's so rare to find actual fans of the movie.
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Hiatt Grey

5 months ago
Score 0
Well, the Jurassic World movies aren't like the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Yet.
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Roblistic

8 months ago
Score -1
I actually left the theaters midway through the movie.
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Declan Kearns

4 months ago
Score 0
I would rather watch the Carnosaur trilogy produced by Roger Corman. The Carnosaur films are better than this.
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LancedSoul

4 months ago
Score 0
Christopher Nolan need to make dinosaurs film as Syncopy.
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The Adaptation Expert

4 months ago
Score 1

Honestly as a fan I don't think this movie deserves to be here despite its flaws. Feel free to bash me if you like. If there is a movie that deserves to be here more than JP5, it would be this abomination:

Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)
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No bias

one month ago
Score 0
maybe the reason why thanos snap is because he just want peter to not forgot his raptor but end up failed
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The7Guy

4 days ago
Score 0
I got bored in the theater watching this
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JillianeCobre

4 days ago
Score -1
And also I hate that Awful Movies Wiki includes one of my favorite films like Jurassic Park: The Fallen Kingdom, Spongebob Squarepants 3, and more it should be in The Greatest Movies Wiki.
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Mr. Dready

4 days ago
Score 0
Can't you respect other peoples opinions, just because you like them that doesn't mean everyone else likes them as well.

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