Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Is A Fun Time At The Movies

It's a worthy follow-up to 2015's Jurassic World

Terri Lee-Sylvester
June 22, 2018 - 10:15 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a worthy follow-up to 2015's Jurassic World.  

In "Fallen Kingdom," Owen and Claire return to Isla Nublar on a mission to rescue the dinosaurs who are, once again, in danger of extinction.  The island's long-dormant volcano is destroying Isla Nublar, so Owen and Claire are called in to help get them off the island.  In the middle of their mission, they uncover a plot that's far from what they were enlisted to do: rescue the dinosaurs and help transport them to a sanctuary.

What I really liked about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is that the story will be familiar to fans of the Jurassic movies, but it also sets off on a new course that I found completely unexpected.  But, that's what a good movie does.  And as someone asked me recently: if you already know what's going to happen, why go see it?  Good point indeed.

Chris Pratt returns to the series as Owen.  And he brings what his fans love: his good looks and charm, of course.  But, his character is also funny, relatable and strong; someone you wouldn't mind having in your corner when you're fighting off the bad guys -- or the dinosaurs.

Claire's also a good option to have on your side.  Bryce Dallas Howard returns in the role.  And what would a Jurassic movie be without Jeff Goldblum.  He's back as well.

There's also a young actress, Isabella Sermon, who's new to the franchise.  She portrays 10-year-old Maisie, the granddaughter of Sir Benjamin Lockwood, the wealthy ex-business partner of John Hammond.  It's Lockwood's fortune that finances Claire and Owen's trip back to Isla Nublar to rescue the dinosaurs.

If you're looking for a fun time at the movies, you'll find it with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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