We saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom over the weekend, and we’re going to try to break it down for you.
Melissa’s Take: 3 out of 5 stars
I can’t hate this movie no matter how hard I try to! It brings me back to my childhood and the greatness of the 90s. The writers and producers do such a great job of putting a few subtle references in the Jurassic World movies that take you right back to the original 1993 Jurassic Park one. Although feeling a little disappointed when you leave, you mostly feel nostalgic.
With that said, I’m only allowing them to make one more! I think that’s the current plan with Jurassic World III in 2021, but you never know. They’re making billions of dollars, and Chris Pratt is fun to watch. I wish I had an official say! One more means they will mirror the original Jurassic Park trilogy. If they create more than three, they are just setting themselves up for failure. It would be chaos for all us Jurassic Park nerds.
With that said, I really do think there’s enough to tell one more story, and I’m sure I’ll watch it in a packed theater like I did this one.
Joey’s Take: 2.5 out of 5 stars
I’m am giving this one a 2.5 star rating, because I felt satisfied leaving the theater, but it lacked something, and I wasn’t enthralled in the story line. The movie has great subtle references to the originals, which I love, and there is plenty of dinosaur action to feed that desire. I think the thing that is dragged the rating down for me were the cheesy villains and how many there were (I think about 4). I don’t mind cheesy villains but it felt a little excessive.
If you asked me “Joey, should I go see the new Jurassic World movie?” I would say, “Yes, you should take the time to go see it, because it is well done and enjoyable to watch, but take your expectation level down one notch before getting there.”
Despite our below average ratings, we still recommend you see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, especially if you are a Jurassic Park or dinosaur fan. It’s action-packed with fun terror, coupled with some “WTF?!” moments!