“Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom,” directed by J. A. Bayon and written badly by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, takes place three years after the events of the previous film. The Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar has been abandoned. A mercenary team arrives on the island to retrieve DNA from the remains of Indominus Rex which lies beneath the bottom of the Mosasaurus Lagoon. After sending a piece of bone to the surface, the team is attacked by the Mosasaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the team barely escapes, the lagoon gate is left open allowing the Mosasaurus to escape into the ocean.
Meanwhile, back in the States, a hearing is going on to decide whether the dinosaurs should be saved from an impending volcanic eruption. It’s here we find Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who wants the big guys to die. He believes nature is correcting the mistake that the late John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) made by cloning the creatures in the first place.
Next, we meet Jurassic World’s former operations manager, Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), who want to save the dinosaurs. This brings Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), who trained the raptor, into the picture. He agrees to go back to the island with Claire before the erupting volcano takes them all. Also, how could he possibly resist a pretty redhead?
Of course, once back on Isla Nublar, they encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet. Sound exciting? Trust me–it’s not.
Okay, so that’s the essence of the ridiculously predictable plot. Except for the part where the good guys turn out to be the bad guys who want to sell the dinosaurs on the black market for mucho bucks. As weapons. Seriously??? Now, where have we seen that before? Yes, the CGI is cool, but the plotline that goes with it is so hackneyed, personally, I’d wait ’til the film comes out on Netflix.
“Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom” opens in theaters Friday, June 22, 2018