Like with The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Fallen Kingdom takes the dinosaurs out the park, although happening much faster here with actually very little of the movie taking place in the destroyed theme park, which is a key element to making this movie far different from Jurassic World.
Fallen Kingdom is not as exciting as Jurassic world, in fact it was one of those dark sequels. Not super dark, but it’s definitely not the fun thrill ride the first Jurassic World was sporting. There was too many real life human issues going on. The whole movie is basically about was man kind right to bring the dinosaurs back and sometimes man kind’s attempts to advance itself have lead to disasters because All we know how to do is exploit stuff. A marriage of messages that was in all the other films in the franchise, but did not feel so knife in the gut as this one.
Though I loved Jeff Goldblum’s cameo as Dr. Malcolm, cause it was cool seeing him there, I admit it was preachy, and set that grim tone.
I feel like Chris Pratt did not get to shine the way he’s good at. Did not use his humorous personality as mush in this film, same with Bryce Dallas Howard. They still have what they have in the first film, but unusual for a sequel it seems more tone down than boosted up.
Overall, as cliche as it is to say Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is not as good as Jurassic World
It looks like the franchise is going the way of the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise, in that case I am looking forward to seeing the next movie.