This has everything you could want from a sophisticated horror – enough jump-scares to keep it entertaining, an eternal sense of discomfort and dread, shocking twists, a constant mystery and a terrifying climax – and all this from a feature-length directorial debut.
Not quite as exciting as the first, without a clearly defined antagonist or particularly terrifying monster… but we still love dinosaurs and asking the question “what if…?” More a stepping stone to a probably more exciting third film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is still an enjoyable enough film to keep us going.
This is no Empire Strikes Back or Force Awakens, nor does it have a distinct personality like Rogue One. But it’s a joy seeing younger versions of these characters for a fun adventure. Nothing sets it apart and a bit too much is crammed in, but it’s a solid adventure in a galaxy far, far away that will keep us happy until Episode IX…
Anyone who enjoyed the first film is guaranteed to enjoy the second. Everything that we liked from the former returns, this time bigger and better: more story, more characters, more action, more laughs, more heart – think Avengers was the only excellent superhero film this year? Think again.