The second film of the Jurassic World series opened in the United States on June 22, 2018. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return as their characters from Jurassic World. Jeff Goldbloom makes a brief appearance at the beginning and end of the movie as his character has been called to testify before a Senate committee.
Now, as far as the story line goes, it pretty much follows the rules of exploiting animals for profit, but the animals in this case are dinosaurs. If you can ignore this cliche, then the acting was passable. The fact that Ms. Howard’s character changes from a business woman to a director of a prehistoric PETA within a three year time period is a bit unbelievable. The prelude to the movie takes place under sea and fails to really connect to the rest of the action. Some actors who put in a good performance were 1) James Cromwell as Benjamin Lockwood who is financing the dinosaurs move to a safer island, 2)Rafe Spall as Eli Mills the unscrupulous attorney, and 3) Isabella Sermon as Maisie Lockwood is Benjamin’s granddaughter.
As far as how the film affected me, I must say that it was a decent effort. If actors were playing the dinosaurs then I would give a couple of them awards. Blue, the raptor that Owen (Chris Pratt) tamed was sympathetic and the knob-headed dinosaur (I don’t know its scientific name) was good as a comedic device. If they were all just CGI, then ignore what I just said :-).
As of this moment, I am a bit ambivalent about whether I would buy this when it becomes available on DVD. The fact that there was no intention to move the dinosaurs to their own island, free of tourists gave a bit of a choppy feel to the story line. On the other hand, there was one scene where I did jump out of my seat even though I should have expected it. I give it 3.75 stars out of 5.