Three years on from the 2015 monster movie, Chris Pratt’s rugged dinosaur wrangler and Bryce Dallas Howard’s uptight executive are back in action
Three years on from the 2015 monster movie, Chris Pratt’s rugged dinosaur wrangler and Bryce Dallas Howard’s uptight executive are back in action.
The peril this time around starts when a volcano threatens the ill-fated Isla Nublar. ‘Save the dinosaurs from an island that's about to explode: what could possibly go wrong?’ asks a dubious Pratt on being asked to return to save the surviving reptiles. So Pratt and Howard, accompanied by feisty dinosaur vet Daniella Pineda and nervous-nelly tech nerd Justice Smith head off on a reckless rescue mission.
Unbeknown to them, however, the people directing the mission - notably Rafe Spall's treacherous functionary and Ted Levine's badass mercenary - have nefarious plans in store for the dinosaurs...
The ensuing adventure features plot holes a Brachiosaurus could stroll through, yet even if the story is preposterous this movie remains good escapist fun, with director JA Bayona delivering the requisite scares and thrills, piling one heart-clutching peril on top of another on the island before wrapping things up with a go-for-broke finale set in a spooky gothic mansion.
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