A bit more conventional than the 2015 original and it definitely loses something by not having the same flourish as Villeneuve but still a well-crafted and interesting movie nonetheless.
This was not good. There were still dinosaurs so that is good. However, the series is getting some really campy ideas and treating them with the utmost seriousness. I just can't buy what they're selling anymore. Bayona does what he can with the material but the basic premise still stands.
After watching this in theaters I wasn't super impressed. But revisiting it before the sequel I found a lot more to enjoy about it. I think I was initially put off by some of the choices made in terms of what characters we were following but upon a second viewing found it to be much more interesting.