Five Reasons You’ll Love It - June 6, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Five Reasons You’ll Love It

Any doubts about the potential of a reboot of Jurassic Park were quickly stomped on in 2015 when Jurassic World wound up taking almost $1.7 billion at the box office. It was unsurprising then that a sequel was swiftly ordered, a sequel named Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which arrives in cinemas today (June 6th).

 Both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return to star in the sequel with Rafe Spall, Toby Jones and James Cromwell among the new actors joining the cast.

 The new film sees Pratt's Navy veteran Owen Grady returning to the island of Isla Nublar following the demise of the dinosaur theme park sited there, lured back by Howard's Claire Dearing - the former park manager and founder of the newly-established Dinosaur Protection Group. The plan is to help save the prehistoric creatures from dying out once again as a huge volcano begins to erupt...

Director Juan Antonio Bayona, who is best known for his work on The Impossible, takes over from Colin Trevorrow, who opted not to direct the sequel, but has written the script with regular collaborator Derek Connolly.

The movie arrives in cinemas today and will be released on DVD later this year, but we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons you’ll love this monster sequel…

 

The action set pieces are incredible…

If you’ve seen the film’s trailers, you’ll have enjoyed a sneak peek of the carnage on Isla Nublar after the volcano explodes, rampaging dinosaurs doing battle with lava missiles, all while Grady and Dearing try to stay alive. The full thing is even more gripping and an incredible spectacle.

 

The story takes a spectacular twist…

Inevitably there have been plenty of comparisons of this film to original Jurassic Park sequel The Lost World with a rescue crew heading back to the island to rescue dinosaurs. However, that is very much half the story and things get very dark and very, very different quite quickly. You’ll just have to see it to find out though…

 

The new additions to the cast are all on top form…

Rafe Spall and Toby Jones are both loveable rogues, while younger new cast members Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda all excel too. There’s also a brief, but typically charismatic turn from Jeff Goldblum.

 

It’s really, really good fun…

If you’re after a big, stomping action adventure, then it delivers superbly, and...

 

Things are set up nicely for the next instalment…

We already know that Colin Trevorrow is locked in to take charge of Jurassic World 3 and what a finale it’s set to be. You won’t get any spoilers here, but we will say that there’s still plenty to sort out in the next movie.

 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is in cinemas now and will be released on DVD later this year. The movie will be available to pre-order here in hmv’s online store.

You can check out all the previous instalments of the series here in hmv's online store. 

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