Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom

"How many times do you have to see the evidence? How many times must the point be made? We're causing our own extinction. Too many red lines have been crossed. And our home has, in fundamental ways, been polluted by avarice and political megalomania. Genetic power has now been unleashed and of course, that's going to be catastrophic. This change was inevitable from the moment we brought the first dinosaur back from extinction. We convince ourselves that sudden change is something that happens outside the normal order of things, like a car crash, or that it's beyond our control, like a fatal illness. We don't conceive of sudden, radical, irrational change as woven into the very fabric of existence. Yet, I can assure you, it most assuredly is. And it's happening now. Humans and dinosaurs are now gonna be force to coexist. These creatures were here before us. And if we're not careful, they're gonna be here after. We're gonna have to adjust to new threat that we can't imagine. We've entered a new era. Welcome to Jurassic World." - Dr. Ian Malcolm

release year: 2018
genre: sci-fi/action
viewing setting: home Bluray 9/22/18

synopsis: The island containing Jurassic Park is going to be consumed by a volcano, so some dinosaurs are rescued and brought back to the real world, with chaotic and lethal results.

impressions: Greed plays an ever-increasing part in these sequels...there's always someone who wants to make money from the dinosaurs, as well as people willing to pay for them. Fortunately, they pretty much all get what they deserve here. I tend to submerge my rational thinking and just enjoy the spectacle of these movies: dinosaurs running amok, crushing things, and eating people. There's plenty of that here, as well as smaller-scope stories involving humans.

acting: Chris Pratt is the hero who must once again save innocent people from danger caused by greedy evil people. Bryce Dallas Howard also returns, though now she's a dinosaur conservationalist. Isabella Sermon is the token kid who gets rescued by and then helps the good guys, although there's a bit of a twist this time. Rafe Spall is the man behind the mass dinosaur rescue; James Cromwell is the dying billionaire who funds it. Justice Smith (compueter guy) and Daniella Pineda (dinosaur veterinarian) are helpful good guys.

final word: Good dinosaur spectacle, worth seeing.

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