To celebrate 25 years since the 1993 classic Jurassic Park, Universal Pictures produced Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) marking four sequels since the original.
Fallen Kingdom explored Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) teamed up with Zia (Daniella Pineda) and Franklin (Justice Smith) going back to Isla Nublar, the site of Jurassic World, a failed theme park shut down three years ago because of a disaster that threatened the planet, and attempt to save the dinosaurs from an active volcano and take them to a sanctuary island when the U.S. government refuses to give the dinos the same protection they do with other endangered species. During this, they try their hardest to get Blu, a velociraptor Owen has raised himself. They soon figure out what they really want with the dinos, but I’ll save that for the movie.
Though the start of the second trilogy with Jurassic World in 2015 was a little rough, Fallen Kingdom definitely added more of what Jurassic World lacked. One thing Jurassic World lacked was location. The cast spent most of their time in the Jurassic World theme park, while in Fallen Kingdom they went to several locations. Another thing is the storyline. Jurassic Park’s storyline was played out in an interesting way, while Jurassic World simply reused the same simple plot, but making it less interesting. However, in Fallen Kingdom’s storyline was one not reusing any other plots used. The other thing is comedy. I’m not going to lie and say Jurassic World completely lacked comedy, but Fallen Kingdom definitely was more of a crowd-pleaser in the comedy field.
Before the movie started, I wondered if Fallen Kingdom will have a sequel. There is a ton of signs in the movie pointing towards another sequel, and after research, I learned Jurassic World III (working title) is scheduled to release in June 2021 (release date may change).
I was happy to see Owen and Claire back, and I hope the new names in Fallen Kingdom will return in Jurassic World III. Kid actor Isabella Sermon played a young girl Maisie Lockwood, granddaughter of Dr. Benjamin Lockwood, who partnered with John Hammond to recreate dinosaurs. This is one of the characters I would like to see return in Fallen Kingdom’s upcoming sequel.
In conclusion, while Fallen Kingdom is better then Jurassic World, the original Jurassic Park still surpasses it, but not by far.