Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom presents more than an ominous title. The new film in the Jurassic series intends to present a brutal world of violent dinosaur mayhem. Early preview reactions now weigh in on the impending new film in the series. Despite the darker tone, the film received solid praise. Sometimes, a “brutal” film delivers what audiences truly want.
No, the film doesn’t veer into excessively violent horror territory. The themes of the film, however, do appear to be more mature than what fans expect in a Jurassic Park/Jurassic World film. In the film, the human characters seek to save the dinosaurs from a raging volcano as well as villains interested in capturing the dinosaurs. They don’t want to capture the dinosaurs to save them. Their goal involves selling the dinosaurs to the highest bidder.
The film features quite the twist on previous entries in the Jurassic series. In the previous films, the dinosaurs stake out a position as antagonists. They are malicious predators. They threaten humans. This makes the notion that humans try to save the dinosaurs an intriguing concept. Why would humans attempt to save such dangerous creatures?
Well, it isn’t fair to blame the dinosaurs for being what they are. Grizzly bears and Great White sharks represent two of the most dangerous predators in existence. The animals aren’t evil. The creatures simply act in accordance with their natural place in the environment. That’s not to suggest humans shouldn’t defend themselves against these creatures. Predators may want to eat humans, and humans want to fight back. Survival of the fittest rules apply. The same is true when humans battle dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Survival instincts kick in. Humans battle for survival against the wild and dangerous predators.
The dinosaurs do deserve some sympathy though. Displaced out of time, the creatures lack a true home outside the confines of the park. When threatened, human nature leads some to try and protect them from harm.
Taking the Jurassic film series into such interesting territory certainly freshens up the franchise. One problem with the sequels to the original film was the “rehash nature” of the films. They films didn’t seem to add anything new or progress the story. Such doesn’t seem to be the case with the new entry.
Fans of the Jurassic Park series are feeling excited about the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The blockbuster is set for release in June. The new IMAX poster was recently revealed and has fans biting their nails with further anticipation.
Plot and Poster Details
The poster shows a figure dangling above the classic Tyrannosaurus Rex. It reads, “The park is gone”. The plot of this new addition to the Jurassic Park catalog is epic. Isla Nublar is in peril and so are its inhabitants. The amusement park was closed in the first movie, and dinosaurs now roam free on the island. However, a giant volcano eruption threatens their very existence. The film begins on a dangerous mission to rescue the dinosaurs from this life-threatening situation. The characters’ predicament grows darker as they begin to unearth a broad conspiracy that puts the entire planet at risk.
How is This Movie Different?
Previous Jurassic Park films were based on similar ideas, yet this one is still unique. The plot has a similar feel to it, but there’s something different about this situation. The characters are returning to the abandoned island to rescue dinosaurs, which is somewhat like the plot in Jurassic Park: Lost World. However, this park was special. Scientists bred dinosaurs for specific traits and didn’t stick to their classic genetic code. The Indomitable Rex resulted and was center-stage in the first Jurassic World film. As a result, there could be several hybrid dinosaurs unknown to the characters. One has already been mentioned. The Indoraptor is this movie’s new dinosaur. Who knows what other new species the island has to offer after running wild. Another way this plot differs is the fact that it covers such a broad scale. No Jurassic Park movie before this has outright threatened the very existence of life on Earth.
Nostalgic Character in a New Plot
Many character favorites will be returning in this sequel. The new cast includes Chris Pratt, Bryce-Dallas Howard, and Jeff Goldblum. Jeff Goldblum played Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park: Lost World. Lost World was released during the 1990s, so his return was big news to fans. The release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom brings back classic favorites, yet still manages to offer a fresh plot. See it for yourself! It starts showing in theatres across the country on June 22.
Jurassic World had what you could call a ‘pretty good’ couple of days at the Box Office in its opening weekend. The fourth film in the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise made movie history as it racked up over $204 million dollars over the weekend, more than doubling expectations and breaking records in the process. The film is destined to become a huge box office hit and we will inevitably see a host of sequels being written by Hollywood writers over the span of the next couple of months. But PRNewswire reports that the bigger question to ask is this: Does the movie work Sam Tabar asks?
Perhaps in the hands of any other leading actor and actress the film would not function that well. But Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard bring an earnest level of fun to their role that you just don’t see in these summer blockbusters, at least not since Pratt’s turn as Star Lord in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. The entire cast had fun making this film and their charisma leaks through in every sequence. Let’s talk about a few great moments without spoiling anything.
Chris Pratt is probably going to turn into one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, if he isn’t already. His ability to charm the room in an unthreatening way makes him the ultimate leading man. There is a scene where he and Bryce have a verbal war of words regarding their past date that, in other hands, could have been mean spirited. But here it was fun.
And that’s what ‘Jurassic World’ is, just fun.