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JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM opens to middling reviews



Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom lands in UK cinemas today and with it the first reviews have finally been published.

As of writing the film holds a score of 69% on aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. The previous film in the franchise ended with a score of 71%.

The critics consensus reads:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom adds another set piece-packed entry to the blockbuster franchise, although genuinely thrilling moments are in increasingly short supply.

Here is what some of the top reviewers had to say about the latest outing:

The Times (UK)

Its a…pleasing surprise, that a relatively low-profile Spanish director, JA Bayona…has brought this branded corpse back from the dead with a furiously entertaining jab of creative adrenaline. [4/5]

Daily Telegraph (UK)

Exactly why would anyone visit a dinosaur-infested island for a fifth time, when all four previous excursions had ended in limb-gobbling pandemonium? [2/5]

Total Film

After a first half that suggests franchise fatigue is setting in, Fallen Kingdom zooms in for some scarily good set-pieces. [3/5]

Blood Disgusting

Fallen Kingdom clears the extraordinarily low bar of being better made than its predecessor, but screenwriter and executive producer Colin Trevorrow crafts a follow-up to his own capital-b bad film with a story that’s even broader and dumber. [2/5]


Fallen Kingdom is a gorgeous, mostly enjoyable blockbuster that looked great in IMAX. That it doesn’t cash all the checks it tries to write is why it’s merely a good movie instead of a great one.

Sci-Fi Now

It’s not a perfect film, and it misses some opportunities, but it’s a big improvement on Jurassic World, and is the best film in the franchise since The Lost World. [4/5]

Whilst it seems an overall mixed bag there are a lot of positives. Many of the reviews praise the franchise for not sticking to action on the island. Of course we’ll let you decide for yourselves and will post our review as soon as we find time to get to the cinema!

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.  Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt and Howard are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly.  Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the team of filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits UK cinemas on June 6 and June 22 in the US.

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