Tuesday, July 23, 2024

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” – Just the Right Amount of Terrifying

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom begins on Isla Nublar, where the Jurassic World theme park once operated. A volcano on the island is now active, and tensions are high throughout the globe as world leaders grapple with the question: Do dinosaurs deserve the same protections against extinction as other animals receive? Or should nature take its course, even if it means extinction? Mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) warns against a modern-day world amid dinosaurs, and emphasizes how genetic power unleashes implications unfathomable for humankind. Meanwhile, dinosaur advocate Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) is recruited to return to Isla Nublar to help a few select dinosaurs escape the island to ultimately escape extinction. She asks her ex, famed animal expert Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to join her. Soon after arriving on Isla Nublar, the two realize the plan to rescue the dinosaurs is not what they thought. Throughout the movie, Claire and Owen flirt with and confront danger. But just who is the enemy here? Their foes in sleek suits or the massive creatures they’re trying desperately to save?

Movie-goer Scott summed the film up as “terrifying.” It is a bit terrifying to watch dinosaurs on the loose, but by the fifth “Jurassic” movie, we should expect as much. On the other hand, it’s also really fun. That’s the thing about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it is immensely entertaining, not to mention a bit funny. It’s been 25 years since the first Jurassic Park movie. You kind of forget how scary those T-rexes and Velociraptors are, but it’s nothing a bag of popcorn and delicious on-screen eye candy can’t fix.

Movie times: click here

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Actors: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Isabella Sermon, James Cromwell, Jeff Goldblum

Running Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes

Rating:  PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril

Rebecca Sather
Rebecca Sather
A graduate of the University of Oregon's Journalism School, Rebecca lived in New York City and Seattle prior to moving back to southern California. She's worked for Condé Nast, Time Inc., and other local publications. Rebecca enjoys riding her purple beach cruiser, creating self-guided taco tours, traveling, reading and subsequently drinking wine with her book club, cooking, decorating and entertaining.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]

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