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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: 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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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average movie with good action sequences

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    I was excited about this movie after watching Jurassic World. The movie however was short on plot and character development compared to Jurassic World. Much like how Lost World disappointed after Jurassic Park, Fallen Kingdom followed a similar formula. There was minimal character development and a loosely connected plot with scattered action sequences. The star of the movies were again the dinosaurs and special effects. The extras for this movie were plentiful though many were only several minute long segments. Overall an Average movie with excellent special effects. Hopefully the next movie will be a stronger movie as Fallen Kingdom was supposed to be the 2nd of the trilogy. The movie was entertaining if you have low expectations.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Jurassic Meh

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    SpenceJT
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    My opinion is that this franchise, much like that of the Transformers films, has run it's course. We are now at a point where the film makers are simply taking previously seen situations, characters, and action sequences, and rearranged to create 'slightly different' situations, characters, and action sequences. I skipped this one at the theaters after having seen the previous installment, and only decided to purchase this release to appease my daughter, and help support 3D Blu-ray sales. Technically, the movie looks and sounds great. The 3D provides additional depth and the multi-channel sound is active and encompassing, but with all that said ...we have all been here, and have heard and seen this all before.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Weak entry in the franchise.

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    A very disappointing entry in the series. The opening 10 minutes were a great setup but then once the primary plot kicked off boredom set in. Very lame idea behind the film with predictable situations and cookie cutter hackneyed characters. Plus they attempt to retcon the origins of the original J.P. and the Bryce Dallas Howard character is 180 degrees different from the previous entry. Even the dinos are pretty lame with some of the effects not up to snuff. KIds who are crazy for dinosaurs might like it but it may be a bit too intense for them. Not sure who the target audience was. Chris Platt came away unscathed and was entertaining but the script writers and director failed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun with flaws

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    Respawn
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    Spoilers Although this is typically a fun movie, (Hey how can you go wrong with lava flows and dinosaurs?), A few things that bugged me were: wouldn’t you just be a little bit curious who just drove the truck off the dock on to the ship? That they just get out the truck and nobody seems to pay attention to them is kind of unrealistic in light of what they just did. Also, when the clone girl released the dinosaurs. I know they had to do that in order to move the story head so they can have more movies but I don’t think a real life person, (or even a clone) other than maybe a psychopath, would want to live with the guilt of all the deaths that would result from pushing that button.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not fully formed

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    BMan
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    Let’s give credit to the amazing cgi and effects throughout the movie. Stunning imagery and the animals look awesome. The first movie built up the personalities of our hero’s but this second installment falls short of taking advantage. Without ruining plots and such. This version feels forced and convoluted. Lacks the thrill or concern of what will happen next. Each issue as it is raised quickly reaches its very predictable conclusion. The 3 stars are for the action sequences and infighting between the dinosaurs. It’s worth a viewing for the action entertainment alone but lacked the draw of the first addition.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Formulaic But Entertaining

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    Many have commented the first installment may have been the best. The storyline in this edition is understandable and has merit, but becomes really formulaic and very predictable. However, the CG's are extremely good and make watching palatable despite the storyline. Character development could have been much better and some characters were really shallow without better development. The 4k presentation was somewhat disappointing. While the tones were muted, the filmmaker could have used the HDR to the benefit of the film. Probably best handled by the standard blu-ray. Recommend a bargain basement purchase.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Predictable, but still okay entertainment

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    How many of the Jurassic Park sequels, spinoffs and retreads does the world need? Answer: No more. This is one too many. I did really think the previous film, "Jurassic World", had a reason to exist because it was a new variant, well acted with charm and humor. In fact, I thought it the best one since Spielberg's original. This new sequel though lacks its freshness and vibrancy. It's worth a look. Once. I'd rent it, but if you're determined to purchase it, you could do worse than buying it at Best Buy. (And in 3D it's somewhat better because the main reason to see this is for the experience.)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad...

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    JA Bayona is one of my favorite directors. HIs attention to emotion and ability to move an audience is second to none. So, I was intrigued when he was given one of the biggest franchises to work with. Sometimes, great independent directors can elevate huge properties and make them better (Taika Waititi, Thor 3). But mostly, the director is swallowed up by the machine of a tentpole movie. Unfortunately, I did not see a lot of Bayona in this movie. That said, it was still entertaining despite the humorously inaccurate science of lava proximity safety.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Probably not the best JPark/World

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    I bought this title mainly because I'm exploring my new 3D capability and this was an option. I've seen the first in the series and it was novel. This one just seems to be extending the theme and clearly leading to the next sequel without offering a lot itself. Way too many suspensions of disbelief even for this kind of movie. The 3D side was ok, but while not over the top, was also a bit blah. We had to stop the movie for other reasons and when it was time to come back and finish it, we were not overly motivated to even bother.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Lumbering Dinosaur...

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    Fallen Kingdom fails to bring anything fresh to this series that has been going strong now for 25 years. The characters, aside from Chris Pratt’s who always brings a goofy charm to any material he’s doing, seem pulled from the Big Book of Movie Cliches. There’s the sassy environmentalist, the tech geek, the evil game hunter, and so on. The visuals save this film from being unwatchable. The dinos look better than ever here. I’ll recommend but only for the FX, and even then only grudgingly so.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good steelbook presentation

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    The movie itself is ok; I think there comes a point in time when there definitely is franchise fatigue or overkill with a lot of these tentpoles in Hollywood. The Jurassic World movie follows a similar path like the first trilogy did and if you're keeping tabs this movie will lead into another movie since the dinos escape they did just like in The Lost World. The dinosaurs are cool but I think with these movies they are just trying to one up the awesomeness of the dinosaurs and its getting a little tired now.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great visuals, sound design, forgettable plot

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    Bishop
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    This is the second movie of the revamped series of Jurassic Park movies. In my personal opinion the first movie was a whole lot better. This movie definitely packs on the visuals, and the sound effects are great for anyone who wants to test out their surround sound system, but otherwise the movie is quite forgettable. Ive only watched it once since purchasing and probably will not watch it again myself unless I have company over that is interested in viewing this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

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    I am a fan of the Jurassic park series along with 3D and could not wait to get this movie. To me the movie was very slow for the first half of the movie. The 3D was average as well . However once the story got going and the dinosaurs were introduced everything got much better and more interesting. They added a twist and a little different story type. There were more different types of dinosaurs than in previous movies and the computer graphics were great

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, but not the best Jurassic Park

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    While it wasn't perfect, I was pleasantly surprised by 2015's Jurassic World. Unfortunately, Fallen Kingdom delights with the same dino scares all Jurassic' movies are known for, but it's wearing thin at this point. There's a few nice concepts explored in this film, though perhaps not quite enough to elevate it to true "must-have" status. Still, if you enjoyed the other movies in the series, you owe it to yourself to check it out at some point.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average Film

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    I love the dinosaur movies but found this one pretty weak on story telling. The visuals were so amazing and even though I really enjoyed the performances, the screenplay was so weak. The actors were just left to fend for themselves......thank goodness the great chemistry between the leads was still there. Still, for the price I paid for a steel box edition, it was worth the splurge.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A fallen kingdom indeed

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    MovieGuy83
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    Lets be honest, we are here to watch some Dinosaurs destroying stuff. Visually, great movie. Sound and sound effects are crisp and the raptor calls send chills down your spine. Unfortunately for some of the human cast is where it falls flat. I love the JP series but now its just recycling itself with HARD SJW undertones. Im giving three stars for the visuals, the sound, and of course the Dino- Action.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great CGI, ridiculous story!

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    I bought this one because I have all the previous JP-JW films and wanted a complete set. The dino CGI's are worth the cost of admisssion, but the storyline is absolutely ridiculous and highly predictable. I won't do any spoilers here, but I saw all the plot "twists" coming a mile away. As for the dino escapees' creating a new reality: a couple A-10's would make short work of them in a few hours!

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Least favorite of the Jurassic Series

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    Zartan
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    I have been a fan of the Jurassic Park/World Movies since the Original. Fallen Kingdom was my least favorite installment because they had poor new character development, and the plot felt very rushed. Too much attention revolved around the greed of Humans, and not enough on the Dinosaurs. Hoping they return to the stories with more depth and the awe associated with Dinosaurs and adventure.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend