Lana's Movie Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

It’s a pretty remarkable feat that “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” which is the fifth installment of the “Jurassic Park” film series, manages to capture some of the charm, magic and nostalgia of the previous films.

That credit belongs in part to screenwriters Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow who directed the first “Jurassic World” movie as well as director J.A. Bayona who knows the importance of giving audiences a good scare or two having helmed movies such as “The Orphanage” and “A Monster Calls.”

The reason why this franchise has held up so well over the years and why “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”-- the sequel to 2015’s “Jurassic World”-- will make a killing at the box office is because while it may be a familiar story, it never gets old seeing these giant dinosaurs stomping and chomping people. And “Fallen Kingdom” serves up that kind of excitement and more. It’s downright frightening at times.

The movie picks up three years after the events of “Jurassic World.” The huge theme park located on the Isla Nublar—near Costa Rica—is a shell of itself; old and abandoned with just the remaining dinosaurs running wild and free.But trouble is brewing. The once dormant volcano under the island has erupted and is threatening the animals.

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