The first time I was ever introduced to the Jurassic franchise was in the Spring of 2013. They had brought Jurassic Park back to the movie theaters in IMAX and my Daddy took me and my sister to see it. I had never seen Jurassic Park before then. I only knew that it was a famous movie about dinosaurs so I had no clue the ride I was in for. I walked out of that movie theater positively horrified and exhilarated at how incredible that film was. The dinosaurs looked real despite the fact that it was a 90s’ film. The music, composed by John Williams, was incredible. And my overall experience was just, in a word, fantastic.
Since watching Jurassic Park I have become a legitimate fan of the franchise. I’ve seen The Lost World: Jurassic Park which I really enjoyed and I’ve seen Jurassic World and now, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a new installment for the franchise is close to roaring into theaters and I’m legitimately excited for it. But the question is, will Jurassic World be a fantastic movie or will it be a disappointment like its predecessor was? Well, that’s what I’m here to talk about and I hope you enjoy.
One of the reasons why I did happen to enjoy Jurassic World to a certain degree was its horror factor. There is nothing greater than seeing a giant dinosaur, in IMAX, about to eat somebody. Oh, it’s delightfully frightening. And it definitely seems like Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is taking that horror aspect and notching up the dial by ten.
This film has volcanoes erupting, a dinosaur about to snack on a little girl in bed (oh my gosh, no,) and suspenseful action galore. Where Jurassic World was a summertime thriller its sequel undoubtedly feels more like a horror/action movie and that’s totally exciting. But how far will the movie take its own seriousness? Will this film be riddled with last minute save-the-days to make it feel more like a PG-13 film than a rated R disaster movie and keep our main heroes from perishing from the razor sharp teeth of a hybrid-dinosaur? Or will this movie do a Rogue One and leave viewers wondering what just happened as they walk out of that theater in tears? I’m slightly hoping for the latter. The Jurassic franchise is full of nail-biting, hair-raising moments but at the end of the day the heroes never meet grisly ends. Maybe Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom can change that narrative. (Sorry Chris Pratt. :))
Another thing that could hinder the movie’s quality are the characters. Last time Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, Claire Dearing, got on my nerves because she never rid herself of those ridiculous heels which felt super unrealistic. Good news, this time around she has normal shoes on, but will there be other characters to make this film not as good as it could be? I have a slight feeling that there might be some annoying characters in the mix of the fabulous action but I’m hoping there isn’t.
All in all, I’m excited to see the movie. There could be some hindrances to the film but overall I think it’s going to be a blast to watch, especially in IMAX. Every time I’ve seen the trailer in the movie theaters it has a brought a massive smile to my face and many goosebumps on my arms and that can only be a good sign. Will this film have some flaws? Undoubtedly. But overall I think it’s going to be one of the best blockbusters of the summer and I can’t wait.
But before we can get to Fallen Kingdom there is, of course, Solo: A Star Wars Story and I am beyond thrilled to see it. I have a huge feeling that it’s going to be AWESOME!
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magical day.