Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Empire Australasia|July 2018

DIRECTOR J.A. Bayona CAST Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, James Cromwell

PLOT When Isla Nublar’s volcanic foundations become active again, Jurassic World’s former manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), now a dinosaur rights activist, teams back up with Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) for a rescue mission.

Ben Travis

“DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST time you saw a dinosaur?” asks Claire Dearing (Howard) in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. We do. When Steven Spielberg’s photoreal prehistoric predators hit multiplexes in 1993 they changed cinema forever. And they were terrifying. To paraphrase Dr Ian Malcolm, after the “oohs” and “ahhs” came the running and screaming. But the original Park’s perfectly-attuned moments of pure suspense (the tap-tap-tapping velociraptor claw, the water rippling in a T-Rex footprint) have never been matched — until now. Enter J.A. Bayona, director of The Orphanage, who injects his gothic horror sensibilities into the series’ DNA and conjures a new instalment steeped in tightly-wound tension. Hold onto your butts.

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