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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An Entertaining but Disappointing Jurassic Park En

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    SkullFracturingNightmare
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    Having been a fan of the Jurassic Park franchise since childhood, I'm well aware that the sequels to the 1993 original are a point of contention even amongst fans. That said, I've experienced the high points and low points of those sequels and can safely say that while it's not the worst sequel in the series (that honor goes to Jurassic Park III), it is also not the best one (that being The Lost World) and even though I saw Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom in theatres 3 times I still felt disappointed in it. Unfortunately, this film is the epitome of a mixed bag. Director J.A. Bayona and cinematographer Oscar Faura went a long way to making this perhaps the most visually pleasing entry in the series and were aided greatly by terrific practical (and digital) effects work but as we all should know by now visuals aren't everything. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles and are as charismatic as ever but their characters show very little development over the previous film and if anything actually repeat their arcs in an almost beat-for-beat fashion. On top forgettable character arcs, this film makes some choices in the plot that may leave you scratching your head; without getting into spoilers there is a plot twist that occurs about 2/3 of the way into the film and while it makes sense in a thematic context it doesn't make sense in a narritive context and actually somewhat hampers the experience. Thankfully, the dinosaurs in this film are extraordinarily impressive on several levels. There's a large variety of them, they're backed by excellent visual effects, and little touches like how they interact with their environment make them feel more alive than ever—almost as though each beast has a personality of its own. Michael Giacchino returned to compose music for this film and did a stellar job in that respect, crafting what is possibly the best soundtrack in the series since that of The Lost World. Also worth noting is that this is the most tense entry since the second film, but at many points it feels like the plot is being stretched thin and these set-pieces serve as padding for a lack of narritive. This isn't to say that Fallen Kingdom doesn't advance the plot much or that it doesn't run very far with the idea of genetic power gone awry but that it does it in very short bursts. Adding on to that is that some of these more intense moments in the film evoke echoes from the first film. While these visual callbacks aren't bad in-and-of themselves many have taken a disliking for how often they occur in the runtime—I personally wasn't bothered by these references, youe mileage may vary. Capping this adventure off are two antagonists—a greedy man and a voracious dinosaur. The formers serves as a generic villain with motivations that (once again) make sense thematically but not narritively while the latter proves to be a threatening and imposing creature despite its seemingly short screentime. In all, if you're looking for Carnage and fanfare this movie will satiate your appetite but if you want a more meaty plot or more well-developed characters you may leave somewhat disappointed like I did. Positives: [+]Cinematography & general direction [+]Claustrophobic Feeling [+]Dinosaurs legitimately feel like living things Negatives: [-]Paper-Thin characters/character development [-]Questionable plot choices Overall: 6.5/10

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Jurassic World - Fallen Standards

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    TreeFallingInTheWoods
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    The film is a decent flick, though the recycled story has more holes than a dinosaur chew toy. It's a parade of illogical choices, one after another, leading to a predictable ending that tries to set up another sequel. Uugh. Why can't Hollywood focus on making a good movie FIRST, and then develop sequels later? The film sees our heroes pushing to save the animals, only to be double-crossed by the big evil company guys (sound familiar? yeah, same basic story as The Lost World). Instead of making the logical choice to bring the dinos to one of the other islands (remember, there are multiple islands for the Jurassic Parks), they instead haul them to California for their illegal operation.... An operation that in and of itself defies logic. The second half of the movie is the usual assortment of jump scares and scooby-doo-esque chase. The CG looks great and the action is entertaining enough, just don't expect any level of intellectual stimulation or character depth like the original (Jurassic Park, not Jurassic World). The characters themselves feel wooden, forgettable token set pieces - nerdy computer guy, feisty female vet, smug evil corporate dude, maximum testosterone hunter guy, ect. - and even the two main stars, Chris and Bryce, feel like they're playing this by-the-numbers without any real emotional investment. The ending, as I said, feels illogical and forced just to keep the sequel cash train moving. Probably would not recommend the film unless it's for kids who don't care about plot or character structure and just want to see cool dinosaurs. The story is subpar, the characters are meh, only the CG really a highlight. Do yourself a favor and go with the original instead. It's so much better than this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall Really like it

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    Had do to 5 star to balance the insanity of previous reviews. Movie was pretty solid, did a good job building up how horrible and sickeningly greedy people will go. Kept the over arching Jurassic Park themes and did a ton of call backs... had the same flavor and kept the set pieces confined which I liked a lot. It had a bunch of scenes though that felt like the director was trying way way too hard, almost painfully hard, to make some sort of 'iconic' moment and it just came off empty. That said still really enjoyed where the movie went over all. The steelbook, I feel like they could have done it better, for my personal taste anyway... as a professional in graphic design, it falls disappointingly short in my eyes. Both dinosaurs have streaks of colors for instance, and with the overall design of the cover, you could have acciented those with this design to stunning effect, especially the Gold in the indoraptor, and balanced that with Blue's coloring perfectly. It feels like a complete waste of the source material and a rather half hearted effort by the designer, inside is also lacking any sort of inspiration given the set pieces... photos in the movie that matter, layouts, housing, island exploding, countless options and they phoned it in... Its gone from definite buy to ... have to think about it for me.

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    This franchise entry reached too far.

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    bluezguise
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    I must admit I enjoyed the the JP series and found the first JW one of the best of the series. Typically, I rent a movie to see if I like it, before spending the money, especially on the 4K disc. This time, my impression of the first JW had me racing to Best Buy for the sequel un-previewed. (In fact, I almost purchased the 3D version too!) Thank heavens I didn't. Well, what a disappointment. The visual detail was great and I enjoyed the special effects, but the story line was so insanely ridiculous, it made resurrecting dinosaurs seem practical. Without giving much away, the premise is that a volcano is decimating Isla Nublar, the reptiles version of a dilapidated Turks and Caicos, and our heroes, Chris Pratt and Bryce Callas Howard, decide to save the dinosaurs in the world's wackiest interpretation of the Endangered Species Act. Do-good instincts aside, there is no earthly reason to save a species that Mother Nature already decided to terminate, man unnaturally resuscitated, and that has caused little but carnage and misery. But to then transport the dinosaurs to another island so their havoc can regenerate seemed calculated with the sole objective of keeping the series going. In short, for me, the story line came across as completely manipulative and devoid of even a token of plausibility. But, if you don't care about the story, the sounds and visual impact were above average and alone could provide an entertaining evening's feast.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Brilliant, thrilling sequal to "Jurassic World"

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    If you loved "Jurassic World" and the "Jurassic Park" movies, this movie is a must-have for Dinosaur lovers who can't get enough of the "Jurassic Park" franchise. There's adventure, thrills, espionage, humor, interesting surprises, a new hybrid dinosaur among other dinosaurs., and Dr. Wu still alive and kicking! When will he get what should be coming to him?! It starts out with the abandoned park full of dinosaurs and one being a familiar dinosaur survivor that need to be rescued. The characters from the last story as well as new ones must rescue the magnificent dinosaurs from extinction-by-natural-disaster and prevent the saved dinosaurs from being exploited by greedy men. The dinosaurs are brought to a "Safe" location but not the intended place. Owen and Claire also face the moral dilemmas of saving dinosaur lives or letting them become extinct once again.

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst Jurassic movie since Park 3 gets lousy 3D

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    Zachman
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    The first Jurassic World rocked my world and the 16:9 3D treatment was not too shabby. Unfortunately, the same can't be said of Jurassic World 2 - something we should have understood when we saw that it's awful subtitle was Fallen Kingdom (Who came up with that?) This movie starts out dark and ends in the dark, like most Marvel movies. Dinosaurs running round in the basement of a mansion in northern California may sound boring - but it's actually super boring. Then one crawling round on the roof to eat our heroes. Give me a break. Finally the great revelation that the granddaughter is actually.... (never mind I won't "spoil it"). As for the "3d" the Blu-ray producers simply slapped a 3d tag on the release to make a few extra bucks but seem to have forgetten to actually include 3d on the 3d release - except for a few scenes in the best part of the movie when the volcano erupts and the dinos start running. Skip this and watch the new version of The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too much retread; performances felt phoned in...

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the first reboot of this franchise, Jurassic World, as it breathed new life into the franchise and updated it for today's viewer. Chris Pratt's performance in the first movie also was a welcome addition to the ensemble cast that have been making these movies. However, for this sequel, i dunno; it just felt like a sequel made for the sake of making another one. The performances felt phoned it, and while the story itself is unique/original and a great premise for a sequel, there was just too much retreaded territory - how many times is the T-Rex going to come in just in time to save the day? That rehashed plot line has become rote and overplayed; how about some emotional jeopardy with the T-Rex actually being out-predatored the next time..? Also, can we get some growth/depth to the characters? Can BDH's character show some emotional growth, and Pratt's as well? Anyway, it's worth an initial viewing, but don't expect anything new or the same wow factor as the first (rebooted version, not from the 90s movies) one.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Absolutely Loved this movie, but...

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    I Absolutely Loved this movie! On this 4K UHD, Special Collectors Edition Steelbook, The Picture is Amazing, However, at the Premium Price, $35 this is one 4K disc set that Demands BOTH Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. In fact even the regular 4K UHD set at the Premium price of $25 it should be included. With the Steelbook, it should be extra special for all that money. Give us what we payed for and don't cheat with lesser technologies like HDR 10 and DTS X. Save those inferior formats for the regular BluRay disc, or go one better and do the right thing by including them. This is a stellar Movie, and whth it's Royal Heritage, deserves the best especially at an inflated price most consumers refuse to pay. I don't mind paying more for a product that gives you more, but come one be honest and don't rip me off with a marketing scandal! I remember a time when Optical media offered the best home Movie quality. With the disease of Digital Streaming, The discs need to give consumers the incentive to pay the premium.

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BluRay disc will not play on PS3 or PS4!

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    I purchased the BluRay disc and it didn’t work in my PS3 player. I tried another PS3 player and it also failed. The Universal logo would come on in a small format and expand to the full color logo with the globe of the earth and then fail in 13 seconds and the screen would go black. I returned the disc to Best Buy and they gave me a new BluRay disc set. It didn’t work either. I returned that disc and asked for my money back. I pointed out that several people reviewing it on B.B. were having the same experience and multiple other people on other web sights were having the same problem. I thought I would post this to save you time. If you plan to watch this on a PS3 or PS4 then forget it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Toothy

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    Now that visual effects no longer have the "gee whiz" effect that they once had, movies of this kind have to rely more and more on the story. Case in point. The story here is less about getting the dinosaurs off the now-doomed island (is this the last of the island films?) and more about genetic mutation gone wrong. Again. Starting to see a theme here, kids? Clearly the raptors are the favored dinosaur, and in this case Blue holds her own. The new heavy, a Velociraptor/Indominus Rex hybrid and yes, the first male dinosaur in the series, is quite a beast and not to be taken lightly. He is a prototype created by our good pal, mad scientist Dr Wu. Once it inevidibly gets loose, mayhem ensues. Yay. This is not the strongest of the JP films but it's certainly better than the 2nd one in the series, the only other entry where a dinosaur (briefly) makes it to the mainland. Something that will surely be the main focus in the next entry. I mean, where else can they go?

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A excellent but not fantastic sequel

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    Following up Jurassic World was going to be tough, and they mostly pulled it off. The characters reprise their roles albeit in slightly different moods/reversals from where they were last time. My major gripe with this movie is its a bit too heavy handed on the agenda pushing. Leftist/liberal propaganda is rife throughout the movie, from the global warming undertones of dinosaur extinction, to the strong social justice (lesbian?) doctor, the weak beta male assistant, the evil "white man" who calls one of the characters a "nasty woman", taking pot shots at President Trump in news reels, and the main thing...the extreme dumbing down of Bryce Dallas Howards character, she left the last movie a strong capable survivor only to in its sequel be timid and scared? Makes no sense. All that aside its still a fun action movie with some great action set pieces if not with ridiculously obvious foreshadowing at times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dinosaur dogpile, Episode 5

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    Chris
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    So, here's the thing. I enjoyed the movie. I thought it admirably kept up the established notion that humanity doesn't respect the power of its own creations, and how that always ends badly for everyone who isn't a long-extinct oversized lizard. That said...while I was watching it for the first time, I had a random thought pop into my head: "Did Steve Spielberg direct this?" ...And I didn't know! I honestly couldn't remember, but I didn't want to stop the movie to find out! Turns out, no he didn't, but the way this movie was directed, there were shots that seemed to come right out of the Spielberg playbook! And I've seen quite a few Spielberg movies in my time! I honestly hope it was an intentional homage to Spielberg, like "Super 8" was. And I really liked that one, too!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Emjoyable Movie

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    JaythePhenomenal
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    Fallen Kingdom is not Jurassic World, and metacrtic and Rotten Tomatoes confirms this. I belong in the group that enjoyed this movie. It is a well made film with its moment; however, what I like about this movie is that is break the formula. Yes the dinosaurs are still running round and eating the humans, but there is a character in this movie that moves the story forward. For people who have seen this movie, they might know who I am referring to. For people who haven't see the film, I do not want to reveal too much. Once the reveal was made, I was glad the movie went in that direction. I also enjoyed the ending because it was time the franchise broke away from the island formula. Overall, if I can sumamrize this movie, it is a set up for the next film in the franchise. As for the blu-ray, I bought the 4k company and it is one lovely looking film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing and not worth your time

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    Zenorox
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    However conflicted you were left with Jurassic World, this movie makes that previous one seem like a fun and perfectly acceptable sequel in the franchise. Fallen Kingdom has a nonsensical plot, awful villains, a bland and lifeless script (complete with a hilarious and awkward removal of a swear through editing to avoid a R rating) and literally digs up the monster from the last movie to flip it and use it again because the writing room had literally no ideas or enthusiasm left for this movie. Even the score is boring and terrible. The absurd tease at the end almost makes it worth the slog to see how ludicrous the future of this franchise is shaping up to be, but it’s hard to justify watching this if you’re a fan of the original or anything resembling competent blockbusters in general.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Fun Jurassic Park Movie

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    AaronMG
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    Hey, it's Jurassic Park! It's an entertaining movie bringing back pretty much everyone (that didn't die) from the first Jurassic World of 2015. It's fun, entertaining, freaky at times and funny! Chris Pratt, what can I say. He's hilarious in this movie... sometimes corny, but most of the time you can tell he's just having fun. This movie was a fun summer flick! It was also cool to see Jeff Goldblum make an appearance! It wasn't directed by the same guy who directed the first Jurassic World (Colin Trevorrow), but instead, he moved to the writers seat and let J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage & A Monster Calls) direct. Not bad. It seems Mr. Bayona knows a few things about monsters and creepiness in his movies and you can see that in this movie. It's a fun movie to watch when friends are over and you're just ready to have some fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Special Effects; Not so great storyline

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    As we have come to expect from this franchise, the special effects are outstanding. The volcanic explosion is as impressive as any effect in any movie; maybe more so. My only qualm is that the entire story seems designed as a set-up for the next sequel in the series. I have never accepted the premise that reptiles, no matter how intelligent we're told they were (are), can be trained to obey human prompts whether by a clicker or hand gestures and voice commands. I know this works for zoo keepers but a 200 million year old carnivorous predator? Please. Then there is the last scene which I won't disclose for those who haven't seen it. This is a ludicrous attempt to set the table for the next movie in the series. If you buy this, buy it for the special effects and the acting (which is quite good) but don't expect a great storyline.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Need more 3D product!!! JW:FK good film

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    The movie preceding this was received better, but the studio put a lot of effort into marketing it as a return/reboot of the franchise (reboot as a continuation, however). This worked well as a sequel to that film, better than the original JP sequels did, IMHO. Luckily, for home viewing, JW:FK was available in 3D format, if you knew to look for it (BestBuy's circular certainly didn't mention it, and many other retailers, including online, didn't carry it). Tired of the industry hopscotching from one new format to the next. There are many of us who bought into the 3D format who now often have to hunt and peck for content, at least in the US, even if the films were shown in theaters in 3D! I'm all for 4K, but it would be great to have the 3D option added to multi-packs.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not as good as JW1

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    This is a solid piece of entertaining fiction. It's not nearly as good as the first Jurassic World was when it was launched, but it is an enjoyable ride throughout. I think it was hurt a bit by making the humans more central to the story than the actual dinosaurs were. The dinosaurs were more like background plot devices in this movie than previous movies. Gorgeous visuals in 4K/HDR, but the most beautiful scenes are on the island in the beginning, and unfortunately they quickly migrate away from there. I honestly wish they would have had more island scenes instead of dark mansion scenes as the tropical island setting was practically a character in its own right throughout the Jurassic Park/World movies. That being said, this movie sets the series up for some interesting things in the future should they continue.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it or hate it, the 4k is beautiful

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    For all the bad reviews, of all the people I talked to that saw the latest entry in the Jurassic franchise only one didn't like it. That was my son. Fallen Kingdom wastes no time jumping into the action, having the audience more concerned for the fictional CGI animals than the humans. Chris Pratt does what he does and Bryce Howard brings a solid performance. Secondary and tertiary characters are questionable, but the actors' portrayals are acceptable. Regardless of your feelings about the movie itself (including the moving scene showing the final bow of the Braciosaur that started it all), the 4k UHD is the shining star. Every detail, both visual and audio blend to envelop the viewer in the experience. The same extras are featured on the Blu-ray, so the 4k is all about the ultimate movie experience.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An average film

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    TTC817
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    Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is the latest installment in the Jurassic Park movie series, and fifth overall. In the film, our heroes must rescue dinosaurs from a volcanic eruption, but they face opposition from militaristic types, and upon their return to the mainland, face dino horrors in a whole new setting. The movie essentially rehashes plot points form older movies and has nothing original going for it. But it's still a lot of fun to watch despite this. Chris Pratt, in particular, continues to shine. Best Buy's Steelbook package looks amazing, and the quality of the 4K disc speaks for itself. the price is most certainly right, too. Despite some flaws with the film itself, recommended.

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