Review - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Updated: Jul 4, 2018
By Gith Yankee
Spoiler: A kid will duck in a cabinet. A dinosaur will run into that cabinet.
Jurassic Park is one of the more successful franchises in the movie industry, spawning a small industry similar to Star Wars, Star Trek or Marvel Comics. Similar to these franchises, the Jurassic movies offer action sequences peppered with globalist messaging and conditioning.
It's amazing Jurassic World is as successful as it is. The entire franchise revolves around malfunctioning doors (will it open in time?) and narrow escapes. American audiences have been eating up this Charlie Chaplin slapstick routine for one hundred years now and I suppose the producers see no need to change the formula now. One can do this all day: The lights will go dark. When they come back on will a toothy dinosaur be there? There is a cage with a vicious creature inside. Will it escape? There is an evil White big game hunter, torturing a captured animal. Will he get his just desserts? Will he be a Jew named Ted Levine or Ron Perlman? These small questions are so predictable, these movies function as filmed checklists. There are however some ideas of note.
First, the dinosaurs are clearly a metaphor for the global south. This is not being hidden. Instead of dinosaurs, think MS-13, twerking, AIDS and Ebola. The lurking evil of the jungle is nigh, and the main characters, played by chunky Bryce Howard and Chris Pratt, have to choose between letting all the dinosaurs die or opening the fence and letting them into the civilized world. Animal activist Howard actually overcomes her pathological altruism and decides to let the dinosaurs perish in a cloud of poison gas for the greater good of humanity.
Unfortunately, little orphan Anne Frank hits the big red button and makes the "nice" choice of letting the dinosaurs free. Maisie Shapiro lets the Americans know that she empathizes more with the violent jungle marauders than the volk outside and Hari Seldon, I mean Jeff Goldblum, ends the film by telling us that we must accept these equatorial horrors long thought extinct, tamed or mastered as just part of our lives. This is the new order, like it or not.
There are some good moments in the movie and it's fine family fare if you're okay with your kids being brainwashed or if you just want some mind numbing action. The sequence on the island, an extended thirty minute chase scene, is well presented and exciting. The two leads are White AND get to have an onscreen kiss which is quite remarkable. Finally, the adults do make the responsible decision to end the dinosaur experiment and I think anyone watching this movie can see that as the correct choice.
4 out of 10 rating for globalist messaging and cringe-worthy tokens, but slightly redeemed by White leads and solid action.