Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ★★

Universal. Cinema

”Life. Finds. A way”

J. A. Bayonas’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is an irrelevant, lifeless, tiresome bore. It has no alibi to hide under beginning a fresh, after its highly successful predecessor stormed box-office records, but plagued with issues of repetition. Fallen Kingdom had every chance to dispel any aspects of criticism from aficionados but instead falls into regurgitated territory running a thematic parallel line to what we've already seen in the mixed received entry The Lost World, albeit modernised to 21st century standards with pro-choice and pro-life, a torturous subject for many which is unbelievably glossed over without any moral ambiguity and what could have been the beating heart of this franchise, aside from a single line of dialogue with no ambivalence. Fallen Kingdom doesn't want to do anything aside from showcases it's prowess, which is lacklustre at best. It does begin with a touch of old-fashioned gothic horror but soon falls upon deaf ears with a whisper of apocryphal sound. The film suffers from zero consequences of actions on screen and character decisions, presumably due to weak screenplay from Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, capped off with the glorified two-minute cameo from Goldblum and I'm sorry but that is sacrilege of the highest form above all else.


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