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Movie Review: Jurassic Park is back with a nail-biting finish

Leisure
Stephanie Sutcliffe


GRAB your tickets right away for the exceptional Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, now in cinemas.

The GDN was invited to the premiere at VOX Cineco at City Centre Bahrain where it is being shown on the IMAX screen.

This is the perfect film to see with a floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall screen.

Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom opens with an exciting piece before barely stopping for breath for the rest of the film.

The first Jurassic Park film is even today much loved – though sequels didn’t really live up to expectations.

However, the latest addition to the franchise has turned that all around with a show-stopping and nail-biting film that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom makes you want to cover your eyes and peak through your fingers with many tense moments and that recognisable boom of dinosaur footsteps resonating through the cinema.

There is a distinct nod to the first film in a number of scenes, most notably a child in a small space trying to pull the shutter down as the raptor charges and the protagonists racing through the museum with a dinosaur in hot pursuit.

In previous films the T-Rex was always given the spotlight but Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom saw filmmakers step away from this trend and focus on the velociraptors, which is an interesting and effective choice.

Set three years later, character-wise, Owen, played by Chris Pratt, offers intermittent humour, which is a great aspect of the narrative, and Claire, his love interest played by Bryce Dallas Howard, has lost her hardened exterior and has a deeply empathetic approach to the dinosaurs that she once capitalised on.

Jeff Goldblum’s character Ian Malcolm returns in this film, which was great to see.

Although only a brief appearance, it was once again another nod to the original film.

Another great part of the storyline is the utilisation of dinosaurs’ individual traits for dramatic effect, but you’ll have to watch to see what I mean – no spoilers here!

Really not too sure how I feel about the ending, no spoilers here though ... I’m off to watch it again.

Happy viewing!

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