Movies in McConomy: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

This week, McConomy Auditorium will be screening Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to the recent reboot of the Jurassic Park series. The film picks up after the events of the first Jurassic World where Isla Nublar, the initial home of the dinosaurs in the first film, is about to be destroyed in a volcanic event. Our protagonists, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), are trying to save the dinosaurs from going extinct. However, as in every Jurassic Park film, not everything goes according to plan.

This film is definitely for those looking for light entertainment. You just need to turn your brain off and watch two hours of dinosaurs and destruction. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard essentially play themselves in the film. Jeff Goldblum reprises his original character from the first three Jurassic Park movies. That’s really all you need to know. Don’t try to follow the plot, character motivations or arcs, scene structure, or other basic storytelling elements because that's just not the point. The action is decent enough to carry the film if you just ignore the story. There is really nothing else to talk about apart from that. The cinematography isn’t notable, the special effects are just there, and overall, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is an empty husk of a film. Simply put, if you go in expecting anything else, you will be sorely disappointed. But if you like dinosaur action and Chris Pratt, you'll have a great time.