Open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur. Again. The series of dinosaur movies that began with the 1993 hit movie Jurassic Park is still stomping around, re-energized by 2015’s Jurassic World. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the fifth film in the series. It picks up three years after the new dinosaur theme park ended in tourist-chomping disaster on Isla Nublar, the island that was also home to the original park. A sequel was a natural after Jurassic World became the first movie ever to gross over $500 million worldwide. The film eventually became the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time, and the biggest earner in the Jurassic franchise. These dinos are far from extinct. The first Jurassic World film asked viewers to suspend their disbelief in many ways. Viewers have to accept that a new theme park could be allowed to operate even after the original park concept ended in the dinosaurs eating the staff. That Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady could have established a fatherly link with Blue, one of the raptors he helped raise, as if he were training a German Shepherd. That Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, park-operations manager Claire Dearing, would run for her life from dinosaurs yet never take off her painfully high heels. And that because there were two smart-for-their-age kids related to a park staffer in the first film, there should be two new ones in this movie. Or viewers could just ignore all that and wait for the excellent realistic dinosaurs… [Read full story]
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