Jurassic World

Jurassic World

Fallen Kingdom

DVD - 2018
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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 26, 2019

Jurassic World is a great film that has great reviewability. The theme park itself is stunning, brimming with life and intrigue. From the roaming dinosaurs on the planes, to the megalodon jumping up to feast on the prey suspended above. That scene especially was pretty neat, as well as when the entire island show as the ever-iconic music played in the background was great. Chris Pratt was excellent throughout the entire film, performing his role incredibly well. Bryce Dallas Howard was also excellent in this film. The two brothers were okay, though for a small portion of the film they were a bit of an afterthought, while Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) hold more of the screen time. They did get closer as brothers at the end. The owner of InGen had very little impact on the film, and though his death via helicopter crash was initially shocking, it wasn’t as impactful as the film intended it to be. The film really picked-up for me when the Adominous Rex was reeking havoc, causing chaos to ensue, such as when the terrordactyls where set loose on the island, and when the Adominous Rex killed the strike team sent out to get it. Of course there is no Jurassic Park without the T-Rex, and the battle that ensued between it and the Adominous Rex was cool. All-in-all, a very good movie that I can imagine to please fans of the original Jurassic Park movies. Score: 4 / 5. @Ay-J of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

VaughanPLDonnalee Apr 07, 2019

I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this movie because it is exactly what anyone would expect. There are lots of CGI dinosaurs. There's lots of action and lots of split second, death-defying escapes for the heroes. There are some generic baddies who are up to no good and who are trying to profit from the dinosaurs. The plot itself is convoluted and silly, but none of that really matters. It was fun and entertaining. It was good popcorn movie. I was also very pleased to see Bryce Dallas Howard was wearing sensible boots when running for her life in this movie, which was a huge improvement over those ridiculous, improbable heels that she was racing around in for the first Jurassic World movie, so hurray for that.

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jontalk
Apr 07, 2019

While most here seemed disappointed in this movie, if you're a 'dinosaur action' lover, this film will NOT disappoint you! The visual technology used continues to evolve and the pace of the film is on par with any of the others. I liked the spin used with an 'auction', and the non-stop action, though its no Oscar contender, LOL. If you like Jurassic genre movies, this one is right up your alley

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amanoletters99
Apr 04, 2019

I have to agree with most of the comments posted. This film is okay. The dialogue is so trite and predictable I was voicing the actors next line before they did. I was able to do the same with the scenes, as the storyline is a no brainer. The sets and the CGI work were very good and almost made this worth watching without skipping chapters.

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Jenlee_c
Mar 20, 2019

Lazy writing, but pretty good special effects. Not worth seeing in my opinion.

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lakeland53
Mar 03, 2019

The only really great thing about this film for me was the special effects. Loved the dinosaurs and the events on the island. I thought the writing was weak, and the characters. It seemed like they were all waiting for the other character to make the first move. I hated the way that it ended, with absolutely no reality of what might happen on earth with a mix of humans, trying to run a normal life, and dinosaurs, who wreak havoc everywhere they go. The final decision in the film was wimpy, and not well thought out. In fact, it pissed me off. The producers must want to make a sequel, so they set themselves up for it.

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Reianshitsu
Mar 02, 2019

Very disappointing. It really lacked the spirit of the original 3 and even of Jurassic World 1. The premise issue with the volcano was TOO ironic and cliche, the mansion scene was more reminiscent of A Series of Unfortunate Events or Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, the mutant's super slow claw scenes more like a B rate sci-fi horror film or something out of The Chronicles of Riddick. And the whole issue with the little girl was a completely different plot for a different movie. This was a sad, heartbreaking stain on the series that captivated me as a child. You're better off not watching it, and saving the fantastical spirit of the Jurassic Park.

I was happy to Goldblum though.

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Janice21383
Feb 12, 2019

Jurassic World II starts weakly: despite the disastrous history of human/dinosaur interactions, characters are still debating whether they should be conserved, for some reason. However, the main place where they are conserved is a volcanic island, for some reason (when describing this film, you will use "for some reason" a lot.) The volcano erupts, shenanigans ensue, but that's not enough plot for a complete film. So it has another story about dinosaurs being illegally manufactured and sold -- criminals think dinosaurs make better weapons than actual weapons, for some reason. And then, believe it or not (another phrase you will use frequently) the story turns into a creepy old mansion mystery, with a dinosaur stalking a little girl. The mansion's owner and grandfather to the little girl, who was also a friend of the late owner of Jurassic Park, has not noticed the dinosaur manufacturing and storage facility his assistant has built underneath the house. So. Will this film turn out to be the stupidest of all the Jurassic Park-related movies, or will the next one, apparently about dinosaurs running loose on the mainland, be even worse? ETA: This is NOT a film for young children, what with all the violent dinosaur deaths and murder and things.

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publicenemy46
Jan 12, 2019

ok movie nothing great about it.

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Gingergenius
Dec 28, 2018

Ok, all I kept thinking while watching this was, are these guys under contract? Is that why they're in this movie? Honestly, so not worth it.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 22, 2018

Jurassic World is a movie set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park. The film revolves around two teenage brothers, Zack and Gray Mitchell, who visit the theme park. Other important characters are Claire Dearing, (the operations manager and Zach’s and Gray’s aunt, played by Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen Grady (velociraptor expert, played by Chris Pratt). All seems to be going fine until the latest attraction at the park, the Indominus Rex, escapes into the island’s interior. The dinosaur is extremely dangerous and it goes on a killing spree, forcing others to flee. The movie then showcases more characters, the effects of the deadly dinosaurs, and the corruption within the theme park. These create engaging scenes that drive the plot forward in spite of the theme being similar to that of the previous films. Moreover, these aspects of the movie are complemented by visually appealing action sequences, as well as well as some witty dialogues. The CGI is also very realistic. All in all, I would give the film 4 stars. @Riveting_Reviews of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a sequel to Jurassic World. Years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, experts Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar in an attempt to save as many of the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. Soon, the two encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while at the same time unraveling a conspiracy that could threaten the entire planet. If you enjoyed the first Jurassic World Movie, I would highly recommend watching the second. This movie is just as thrilling and entertaining as the first. I do believe that it is important to watch the first movie to understand what happens in the second, even though the stories are different. They did an amazing job with this movie while looking at both sides of the genetically modified species argument. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom would also make a great family movie. I will say that I think this movie is darker than the first Jurassic World and has some intense scenes. If I had to rate this movie, I would rate it five out of five stars. @Sapphirereads of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

This is one of the movies I think is worthy of the wait, after watching that, it proves my thoughts. The dinosaurs are raised in a pen by humans since both sides share the same fundamental interests, the Jurassic world has completely improved its primitive sense of cruel, and become modern and exquisite upgraded version of a universal wildlife park, with perfectly integrates the entertaining and interactive nature. The world in Jurassic Park is peaceful until the appearance of a new species of sadistic dragon. It is of the highest intelligence - brutal and bloody ever, and it mixes a variety of genes. Several dinosaurs all gang together to fight against the sadistic dragon, and finally they have success, human are rescued. It is a good movie not only for its visual effects but also it's innovative, it tells me union is the most important thing when we encounter struggles. @Olivia of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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ferm_dawg
Dec 13, 2018

Absolutely schlock. Just a terrible movie. I stopped watching halfway through. Horrible.

VaughanPLAlexK Dec 03, 2018

This gets a 4 star rating because...Dinosaurs! The dinos were really well done - super cool! As for the movie itself, I preferred the first one. While it was slightly less than what I expected, the ending does suggest the possibility of a third installment - which, if it goes in the direction you hope it does, looks much more promising.

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singidunum_25
Dec 01, 2018

Entertaining and decently done.

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reginator_22
Nov 25, 2018

I thought this was an ok sequel, worth a watch at least.

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21221018293347
Nov 18, 2018

Another exciting adventure.

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Quetzlzacatenango
Nov 18, 2018

Essentially the plot of Lost World, Fallen Kingdom races to get the dinosaurs onto the screen and doesn't bother with much of anything else, like establishing the new characters. The worst part is how much you have to suspend belief during the middle climax it makes it difficult to keep watching. Although it gets slightly better, it's almost a relief when it's over except that it is left open for the next hack job in a couple years.

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HOUSTON SOLIMKA
Nov 18, 2018

why get it from library you have to wait for it or you can buy it on amazon /Walmart/best buy amazon $20.48 get get tomorrow

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Nov 17, 2018

Not excellent, but entertaining. If you liked the previous movies in the series and were able to suspend belief with the "science" involved, you'll probably like this.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 08, 2018

An OK watch for fans of this franchise. CGI was good. Not much in the area of intellectual fulfillment. Good for an evening watch with the family.

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gurujr
Nov 04, 2018

It's a franchise. If you did or didn't like it don't worry another one is coming out in 2 or 3 years. After so many sequels the dinosaurs are becoming less terrifying.

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Candona
Nov 03, 2018

Kind of okay. Recycled plot elements and characters so it's easy to guess what's going to happen, particularly when you've seen it 3 times before in the other movies. A big plot hole ending, but I won't discuss. Technically well done and what sci-fi/fantasy movie these days doesn't have a large amount of CGI? The specials say they did use a lot of "real" dinosaurs to give the actors something to act against for greater verisimilitude, and CGI is getting so good these days that it is sometimes hard to tell which is being used when.

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tj_is_cool
Nov 03, 2018

Watchable but not as good as last movie. Like the dinosaur, this movie series should be extinct.

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pink_horse_867
Oct 30, 2018

Despise all the bad comments, I thought this movie was actually really good! If you like the Jurassic World/Park series, you should watch this :)

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miyoch
Oct 25, 2018

It is a total disappointment. The last one is way better.


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