Fourteen years had to happen for Universal to relaunch the saga ‘Jurassic Park’ with ‘Jurassic World,’ a bombing that came to become the third highest grossing film in history – currently ranked fifth -. It was sung that the fifth installment was going to take much less than the fourth and finally it is this June when ‘Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom’ arrives.
The film also counts for many with the incentive of the presence behind the cameras of JA Bayona in what is his first blockbuster. Until now I had managed to handle medium budgets in more personal titles such as ‘The Impossible’ or ‘A monster comes to see me.’ Here he demonstrates his solvency in a studio title that besides being his most enjoyed movie is also the best sequel to the franchise, although with little difference.
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Currently, there is an apparent need to be increasingly spectacular, and that is something that is also perceived in ‘Jurassic World: The fallen kingdom,’ where the action takes very little to come to the fore, leaving anything similar to the development of side characters. It is not uncommon for this to happen in such titles, but it should be noted that it is something much more pronounced than in the previous installment, so the revelations of the script never get the strength sought, although at least some add.
Taking into account this critical detail, what remains is the nature of ‘Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom’ as a mammoth spectacle that already in its effective prologue marks the main lines to follow: more dinosaurs, more destruction, and more special effects. What is left for Bayonne to try to connect emotionally in some way with the film? The idea that we feel sorry to see how dinosaurs can become extinct.
As expected, the predatory species are the ones that have a greater importance and one step further in the idea of man playing to be God in order to give something more to the viewer, but there is also some time to treat the dinosaurs as something more than killing machines, including a brief and dramatic scene that I am convinced Bayona enjoyed a lot when the magic of the computer made it come true.
Those small details help the film not become a showy show with nothing to contribute and are that arguably does not end up offering anything new. The points of contact with ‘ The Lost World ‘ (‘The Lost World’) are obvious, so they do not worry in the slightest about giving some substance to the villains, focusing on a more general idea of what the future may hold. To the dinosaurs as to humanity.
‘Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom,’ A Good Summer Pastime
That allows Bayona to play a little with the perception we have of them, with a lot of emphasis on it from the figure of Blue, the velociraptor who maintains a special relationship with Owen ( Chris Pratt ). From there the mythology of the saga is extended a bit, and an interesting scenario is proposed for the inevitable third installment. In fact, it sounds better what could happen here than what we see in ‘Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom.’
However, the film has a lot of interminable correcalles, even when the action goes to closed spaces. This last one helps that it does not become repetitive, thus causing the disconnection of the spectator, and that one attends with pleasure the overdose of destruction very well orchestrated by Bayonne, a filmmaker who technically few reproaches could put him until now and who returns here to exhibit its virtues in that facet.
Where it does click a little is in the use of the two protagonists, one of the great claims of the function. At first, it plays well with the dynamics between both, but then that touch between the hooligan and the comic Pratt is lost along the way. Perhaps it is his way of trying to enhance the drama – although curiously the best moment of the character has a clear comic element – but there he does lose out on his predecessor.
For the rest, you can see the shy attempts of Bayona to disengage from making a blockbuster to use, but do not expect anything in line with their previous work. Here he proves to be up to a challenge of enormous proportions and adopts a more relaxed posture. After all, ‘Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom’ is a film to be enjoyed at the cinema with a good bowl of popcorn and may not be memorable as such, but more than fulfilling.
In short, ‘Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom’ is a good summer pastime that improves slightly compared to the previous installment and poses a future for the saga that will at least generate some curiosity in the audience. Along the way, many dinosaurs, persecutions, and destruction. Very far from ‘Jurassic Park,’ but I understand enough to set itself up as the most enjoyable of its continuations.