Yesterday evening Rob and I went to the press presentation of the new movie film Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom. I have seen all the parts that preceded this in the course of the years, so of course I wanted to see this film. Dinosaurs speak to the imagination, so also with me. Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom is already the fifth part, so you may wonder if the subject has not been pushed out by now.
The first part 'Jurassic Park' dates back to 1993 and was sensational at the time. Dinosaurs suddenly came back to life. The film became - rightly - a huge hit. It is not surprising that there was a lot of development on this theme. After the first big success followed: 'The Lost World' Jurassic Park '(1997),' Jurassic Park III (2001) and Jurassic World (2015). And since today Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom has been added.
Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom
In every movie you see it go wrong again and people are unable to keep dinosaurs in the safe way. You would think that there is now no more breeding ground for another film. Yet there is now a part five, entitled 'Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom'. So I was very curious if the film could hold the tension again and hold you (at least) 128 minutes ...
What do we think of Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom
And the movie can be fascinated. From the first minute you sit in the story, get acquainted with familiar and lesser-known faces and watch the two-hour film breathlessly. What a spectacle, what a tension, what beautiful images. Do not expect a layered story (or interesting dialogues) because that is not there. Everything runs - as usual - for money and power. But such a wafer-thin story does not matter at all in this case. The exciting pursuits (in different ways), the spectacular images, the built up tension and the (even though you know it will happen, still) shock effects, keep your focus completely fixed. Let me not forget to tell you that the music is great too! Exciting and theatrical. A wonderful combination that increases the tension of the film even further.
In addition to excitement and sensation, there is occasionally room for light-hearted humor in the film. For example, the scene with the Pachycephalosaurus, better known as 'Dikkop dino', is hilarious. But the film has absolutely more funny moments.
Larger does not succeed, more intelligently
You understand that the film can not search for 'even bigger'. More impressive than the T-Rex becomes more difficult and bigger than a Mosasaur (a gigantic ensign) has not existed. You can however - by bringing in artificially - make the animals more intelligent. Then a reptile - the size of a T-Rex with the intelligence of a Raptor - becomes a more than deadly combination. Add a fire-breathing volcano and a new location and you can imagine the sensation from this film. Absolute homage to Bayona (director) who has made a fascinating film of it, with credible characters and brand new perspectives, so that even though it is now the fifth part, you will not have any déjà-vu moments.
After the necessary amount of people have been eaten (without too many blood spatters, so that it is not distasteful to the young viewers), the film - like its predecessors - naturally has another happy end. The end, however, offers many possibilities for a part 6 ... (to be expected in 2021).
Perhaps a small point of criticism. The film is in 3D and absolutely lends itself to sensational 3D effects. Images that you see, for example, the dripping mucus of a T-Rex right in front of your eyes, so that it seems that you are about to disappear in that enormous mouth. But unfortunately, there are no such images. With the technology of today this is absolutely possible and yet I see this only occasionally applied in cinema films. Really too bad and in this case a missed opportunity.
Synopsis Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom
In the 3D action spectacle Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, favorite characters return and new types of dinosaurs are introduced that are even more frightening than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! Three years ago, the theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by erupted dinosaurs. Isla Nublar has now become an uninhabited island where the remaining dinosaurs in the jungle are left to their fate. When the dormant volcano on the island becomes active again, the dinosaurs threaten to die out again. Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) is doing everything possible to prevent this. She manages to persuade Owen (Chris Pratt) to go back to Isla Nublar with her and a team of specialists to try and save the dinosaurs. Owen is determined to find the missing raptor Blue, which he trained from a very early age.
When they arrive on the island, the volcano that erupts is not their biggest problem. In this new part of one of the most popular and successful film series ever, Jeff Goldblum and BD Wong will again be seen as Ian Malcolm and Dr. Henry Wu. The cast further consists of James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones and Rafe Spall. The control is in the hands of J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), and the script was written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, the director and co-scriptwriter of Jurassic World. Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow act as executive producers on behalf of Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. Production is in the hands of Frank Marshall, Pat Crowley and Belén Atienza.
The cast of Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom consists of: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, BD Wong, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones.
Kijkwijzer Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom
Because of the shock effects and tension, the film is suitable for children from 12 years. The film can be seen in the cinema from 7 June. Absolutely recommended!