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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

2018  129 MN


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J. A. Bayona
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Three years after Jurassic World was destroyed, Isla Nublar now sits abandoned. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

 Release Date

June 6, 2018

 Runtime

2h9m (129 min)

 Budget

$ 170,000,000

 Revenue

$ 1,310,466,296


 Top Billed Cast

 Chris Pratt
 Owen Grady
 Bryce Dallas Howard
 Claire Dearing
 Rafe Spall
 Eli Mills
 Justice Smith
 Franklin Webb
 Daniella Pineda
 Zia Rodriguez
 James Cromwell
 Sir Benjamin Lockwood


 Written by

Derek Connolly Writer
Colin Trevorrow Writer
Michael Crichton Characters

 Tagline

The park is gone.

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 Cast

Chris Pratt
  Owen Grady
Bryce Dallas Howard
  Claire Dearing
Rafe Spall
  Eli Mills
Justice Smith
  Franklin Webb
Daniella Pineda
  Zia Rodriguez
James Cromwell
  Sir Benjamin Lockwood
Toby Jones
  Mr. Eversoll
Ted Levine
  Ken Wheatley
Jeff Goldblum
  Dr. Ian Malcolm
BD Wong
  Dr. Henry Wu
Geraldine Chaplin
  Iris
Isabella Sermon
  Maisie Lockwood
Robert Emms
  Tech Merc
Peter Jason
  Senator Sherwood
Kevin Layne
  Sub Pilot
John Schwab
  Tech Operator
Sam Redford
  Helicopter Pilot
Charlie Rawes
  Lead Mercenary
Patrick Crowley
  Prop Plane Pilot
Alex Dower
  Russian Mob Guy
Honey Holmes
  Russian Girlfriend
Neil Bishop
  Russian Bidder
Philippa Thomas
  BBC News Anchor
Ronan Summers
  Brutish Mercenary
Cory Peterson
  Committee Chairman
Jeremy Gilbert
  Hero Tracker
Victor Gardener
  Crewman
Daryl Kwan
  Another Bidder
Eric Kofi Abrefa
  Helicopter Merc
Ben Peel
  Helicopter Merc
Mark Griffin
  Helicopter Merc
Paul Sockett
  Bearded Merc
Gil Kolirin
  Mill's Man
Bryan Phillips
  Surfer
Mitchell L. Johnson
  Jungle Merc
Michael Papajohn
  InGen Contractor (uncredited)
Daniel Stisen
  Russian Bodyguard (uncredited)

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Derek Connolly
  Writer
Colin Trevorrow
  Writer
J. A. Bayona
  Director
Phil Tippett
  Visual Effects
Michael Crichton
  Characters
Michael Giacchino
  Original Music Composer
Sammy Sheldon
  Costume Design
Thomas Hayslip
  Producer
Steven Spielberg
  Executive Producer
Andy Nicholson
  Production Design
Colin Trevorrow
  Executive Producer
Belén Atienza
  Producer
Frank Marshall
  Producer
Thomas Tull
  Executive Producer
Patrick Crowley
  Producer
Bernat Vilaplana
  Editor
Óscar Faura
  Director of Photography
Mahealani Diego
  Hairstylist
Laura Miller
  Assistant Art Director
Graeme Purdy
  Property Master
William Self
  Lighting Technician
Tom Curtis
  Set Dresser
Richard T. Hoover
  Dolly Grip
Jimi Ryan
  Key Grip
Edward J. Cox
  Rigging Gaffer
Richard Ruhe
  Set Dresser
Martin Ware
  Casting Associate
Erin Mast
  Script Supervisor
Renate Nicolaisen
  Art Direction
Anna Bregman
  Assistant Art Director
Jeremy Braben
  Aerial Director of Photography
Richard Roles
  Camera Operator
Jonathan Prime
  Still Photographer
Karen Woods
  Casting Associate
Thomas Goodwin
  Assistant Art Director
Lee Walters
  Gaffer
Stephen Bacquet
  Lighting Technician
Maceo Bishop
  Steadicam Operator
Jason Knox-Johnston
  Supervising Art Director
Robert A. Blackburn
  Construction Coordinator
Stella Vaccaro
  Set Designer
Jo Beckett
  Script Supervisor
Anthony Caron-Delion
  Art Direction
Tabitha Quitman
  Art Department Coordinator
Alex Mott
  Key Grip
Holly Dorff
  ADR Voice Casting
Andrew Max Cahn
  Supervising Art Director
Sarah Grispo
  Hair Supervisor
Pete Cavaciuti
  Steadicam Operator
Christopher Atherton
  Armorer
Rebecca Sheridan
  Script Supervisor
Katherine McCormack
  Unit Publicist
Luke Dunn Gielmuda
  Foley
Al Nelson
  Sound Designer
Peter Hawkins
  Animatronics Designer
Nora Wixom
  Creature Technical Director
Andre Metello
  Creature Technical Director
James D. Fleming
  VFX Supervisor
Kathryn Horton
  Visual Effects Producer
Tom Davis
  First Assistant Editor
Oliver Cubbage
  VFX Supervisor
Lane Howard
  Visual Effects Coordinator
Sam Paul Toms
  Visual Effects Editor
Dave Morley
  Visual Effects Supervisor
Erika K. Aresta
  Set Costumer
Rachael Tate
  ADR Editor
Benjamin A. Burtt
  Sound Effects Editor
James Spencer
  Dialogue Editor
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Scott Guitteau
  Sound Effects Editor
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  3D Generalist
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  Animatronics Designer
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Alex Wang
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Hannah Johnson
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David Vickery
  Visual Effects Supervisor
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  Sound Designer
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  Special Effects Coordinator
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  Animation Director
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  Animation Director
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  Visual Effects Coordinator
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  3D Generalist
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  Costume Supervisor
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  Sound Recordist
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  VFX Editor
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  Assistant Editor
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Two movies into one and no lessons learned
By DJ on June 8, 2018
 4

In 2003, I had a gift certificate for something that used to be called a music store. At the time, those kinds of stores were actually not extinct. But that's not the point of my story.
I did not know what album to buy and then I saw the latest record from Radiohead, titled Hail to the Thief. I asked my friend if this was some good music and he mentioned that Radiohead was definitely a great band. So I bought this record and I actually ended up loving it dearly.
In it, there is a song that I really love, called Where I End and You Begin. Here are the lyrics:

There's a gap in between
There's a gap where we meet
Where I end and you begin
And I'm sorry for us
The dinosaurs roam the earth
The sky turns green
Where I end and you begin
I am up in the clouds
I am up in the clouds
And I can't and I can't come down
I can watch but not take part
Where I end and where you start
Where you, you left me alone
You left me alone
X will now mark the place
Like the parting of the waves
Like a house falling into the sea
Into the sea
I will eat you all alive
I will eat you all alive
I will eat you all alive
I will eat you all alive
There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies
I will…


One of the moments I loved the most was "The dinosaurs roam the earth". Added to the great and nostalgic like music, this directly throws me back to the Jurassic era. Sometimes, I imagine that dinosaurs were walking in front of my window, ages ago. This is deeply anchored with the reality of time. And in a way, thinking about it is time travel.
Dinosaurs are the ultimate and most magical depiction of time. What else would you care about on Earth, before mankind? Bacterias? Fishes? There is nothing more magical than dinosaurs. And this is the reason why I fell literally in love with the original Jurassic Park film and why I would watch every single of its sequel. Because of the magical aspect of it all. I won't say that it clouds my judgement - I still can judge the artistic overall aspect - but there is definitely a magical element. An element that drawn me into waiting for the sequel of Jurassic World, even though the film was clearly not great and was rated 4/10 by yours truly. But I waited and marked down the date in my calendar.
One Friday afternoon, even though I was sure that the film would be released two weeks later, I was randomly checking what films were playing and then I saw that the film was playing... today. Forty-five minutes later, I was sitting in the movie theater!

FILM A: Jurassic World 2: The Volcano
First, the film quickly shows the main protagonists drawn back to the Isla Nublar island and helping an organization to save a dozen of dinosaurs. While the story is of course exaggerated, in a sense that no one would want to go back to the island after the dramatic events of the previous film, it is believable and more than this, extremely entertaining.
The idea of the volcano works damn well. I am a big fan of volcanos, which is also having a magical dimension similar to the dinosaurs. This is a truly brilliant idea which makes for outstanding images, even though computer generated. Once again, we are in the same Kaaawa valley from all Jurassic Park movies and virtually every single LOST episode. But this time, all goes much faster, in just minutes, we go from seeing many dinosaurs, having Owen facing lava, countless situations of people being either eaten or almost eaten by dinosaurs, to a completely epic scene where the dinosaurs are running from the erupting volcano. What a scene! We then literally jump into the ocean, in a similar and very frightening scene. Dinosaurs are jumping as well. Well, our movie ticket was definitely worth every penny.
Visually, the movie is simply outstanding. There is a shot of a dinosaur at the end of a dark tunnel, slowly moving forward. The lava is also sublime.
It all ends on the protagonists leaving the island, on an extremely moving shot of a friendly dinosaur (a Diplodocus? a Brachiosaurus?) disappearing in a shot that is more moving than anything happening to any real characters during the entire film's run (128 minutes).

FILM B: Jurassic World 3: The Castle
After that, a totally new movie actually starts and is a drastic change! To summarize, we move from an adventure film to a horror film taking place in a secluded castle. I would never ever have thought about writing such storyline. On its own, it is definitely original and interesting. We get to see dinosaurs running around in corridors, jumping on rooftops and more. It feels really as if Alfred Hitchcock was directing a sequel of Jurassic Park in the fifties. As a moviegoer, I can definitely appreciate some aspects of it all.

NO LESSONS LEARNED
But, once again, yet again, as expected, there are no lessons learned from the previous film. In a way, why trying to learn any lessons? The lesson is that the previous film made 1.6 billion at the worldwide box-office. If there would be a lesson, it should be "do exactly the same" and generate the same revenue if lucky.
But nevertheless, I think the first goal of any film is to be good, simple as that. And only after to try to make even. And Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is not what I can confidently say a good movie. We go through the same boring moments of the cliché bad guys. There is not a single ounce of gray. We have the heroes on one side, and the super villains on the other.
Once again, the protagonists love opening doors to the dinosaurs. So much that this is actually the ending of the film, when the heroes are actually deciding the fate of humanity on a single button, deciding to release a dozen dinosaurs into the wild. This is so bad that I cannot even come to understand how this could have happened. This is a clear moment when the screenwriters dictate the actions to his/her characters and not the opposite. We are not talking about letting some ponies and unicorns into the wild. We are talking about deadly and ferocious creatures. As an audience, we can believe many things, such as the protagonists going back onto the island. But we cannot believe that they would release all the dinosaurs in America. Even if that makes a perfect idea for a sequel. There should have been a better way to come up to the same end result.
Once again, we go through the same boring storyline of bad guys wanting to use dinosaurs in war. Just read my review of the original Jurassic World if you want to know what my feelings are on this one. I still think the same and was hoping that the producers would have learned their lessons. But as mentioned, there are no lessons learned.
And most important, the characters are legos. They are not made of flesh. We go to the same stupid clichés than we are used to. Chris Pratt's Owen and the little girl are the only interesting characters. All the rest is noise. Bryce Dallas Howard is of course a beautiful woman but that ends it here. She is more flat as a b flat note on a piano.
And I don't even comment the two young characters, who are coming straight from a stupid z-series like NCIS. I cannot stand young hackers, I just physically cannot stand these stupid characters.

THE LOST WORLD
Not only this, but the movie is extremely similar to The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the first sequel to the original Jurassic Park movie. In this film, the characters are not as interesting as the original cast, the story is going over the top and there are actually two films into one. One movie on the island and then we take a boat to mainland, where the dinosaurs are killing around the port. It is very ironic that time passes but that the lessons stay the same.

SEQUEL
And of course, the movie is asking for a sequel. And this makes perfect sense. I cannot wait to see the next film. And you read it right. While I think that the movie itself is not great, I really had much fun watching it.

SUMMARY
An intense film with some great moments but that ultimately fails, mostly because of using the same bad elements from the previous film. I give it 4 out of 10. Average.


Good entertainment
By Carry9 on June 9, 2018
 5

In the first half of the movie there was a lot of action (not that there wasn't any at all in the second half!), so that you could think "what will come after that".
Then the second half was a lot slower and with another story completely.
It was like watching 2 movies put into one.

I found it very entertaining.


Average
By Gruic on June 19, 2018
 4

Fifth film from the franchise, Fallen Kingdom is both the sequel and the remake of Jurassic Park 2, the Lost World. Pushing the mimicry to divide the film into 2 segments, this movie manages to produce, unsurprisingly, a mixed result, just like his model. Even though the source of Crichton's novels isn't dry yet, few elements are taken from the first book this time, except for some notions here and there, as the end intelligently recalling the last chapters of the first book, but without subtlety.

The film has the good taste, however, to involve classic characters only if they have a true reason to be in it. They serve history. Like in the first Jurassic World. B.D. Wong resumes his role, a bit less relevant but still interesting, and Jeff Goldblum only intervenes to serve the storytelling.

In The Lost World, some aspects of the character of Roland Tembo, worn by the talented Pete Postlethwaite (rest in peace) were quite debatable. Today, at a time where we want to slap some rich white guys who pose alongside corpses of elephants or rhinoceros, reinterpreting these kind of characters with the 2018 ethic was the right thing to do. Becoming the archetype of the bastard, Ken Wheatley, chuckle interpreted by Levine, will meets its destiny, dying in a similar way that Ed Regis in the original novel, but for a different reason.
Taking some ideas from the aborted Jurassic Park 4 and the existence of free dinosaurs at the end of the first novel, Jurassic World 2 tries a few tricks but remains very clumsy.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is clearly not a bad movie, but... can we say it's a good movie instead ? I don't think so. The truth is definitely somewhere in between.


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I felt embarrassed to be watching this. It's an embarrassing fever dream. I abandoned it halfway through its runtime.


Wuchak

More dinosaurs, Opie’s hot daughter, Dracula’s castle and Indiana Jones

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018) revolves around Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) leading a team back to Isla Nublar to save several species of dinosaurs after an active volcano threatens all life there. The plan is to relocate the dinosaurs to a new island sanctuary, but that’s not the way it works out.

My title blurb pretty much says it all for this fifth film in the franchise. I mention Indiana Jones because the movie has a “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) vibe more so than the other movies. The reference to Dracula’s castle is due to the fact that the entire second half takes place at a cool, gothic chateau in Northern California and there’s a scene with a genetically-enhanced raptor acting like Dracula.

Curvy Bryce is just stunning throughout and easily blows away any other woman in the series. Meanwhile Pratt seriously upped his game as leading action hero (I wasn’t overly impressed with him in the previous film, although I didn’t dislike him either). At the end of the day I’d have to rank this installment as my favorite, followed by the original 1993 movie and 2015’s “Jurassic World.”

The film runs 2 hours, 8 minutes and was shot in Hawaii and England/Scotland.

GRADE: A-/B+


Per Gunnar Jonsson

As a kid dinosaurs was one of my great interests. Thus I was so thrilled by the first Jurassic Park movie, which I thought then, and still think today, is a great movie. Sadly the following movies have been a mixed bag to say the least.

This movie falls in the “that was disappointing” category I am afraid. It is obviously that however wrote the story was a lazy bugger that simply rehashed old bits and standard Hollywood cheap concepts and then added some frustrating preaching to it.

The two scenes, one at the beginning and one in the end, where Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) was just sitting and ranting on and on was enough by itself to drag down the movie a star or two. We get it, however wrote that crap do not like gene science. Then go and write a piece in a science journal or something. Oh wait, it would not have been excepted since there was no science in it, just ranting mixed up with poorly hidden religious beliefs. So instead you had to go and ruin a movie which was meant to simply entertain.

The we have the rest of the story. The best, or should I say the kindest, word for describing it would be “predictable”. How many times are we going to do the big company captures animals for profit story? At least try to put some intelligence in the plot if you have to rehash it over and over again. It has even been done before in the same franchise for Christ sake!

I would lie if I did not say that I found, at least, some entertainment watching the movie though. But pretty much all of it came from watching the scenery and the special effects. They at least were pretty good. But then I do like big monsters stomping around wreaking havoc and eating people, especially when it is the bad guys.

There were some parts that was rather funny. I think Christ Pratt, and most of the other actors as well for that matter, did a fairly good job out of the lousy script. The idea of using a Stygimoloch to break free was quite cool and the havoc he wreaked somewhat funny. The part where Wheatley stop in the middle of all the chaos to extract a tooth as a bloody trophy was just silly though.

The end scenes was just frustrating. However wrote that ought to be shot. A few dinosaurs escape and then the conclusion is that humanity have to live side by side with dinosaurs from then one. What a load of rubbish!

Sadly, despite the genre being a favorite of mine and the special effects being pretty good, this film did not make it for me due to the unintelligent and lazy script.


Gimly

A strong, **strong** opening that it never recovers* from.

(*"never recovers from" here meaning "never stops dissapointing afterwards".)

_Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._


John Chard

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It was 1993 when Jurassic Park was unleashed upon the film loving public, spawning a blockbuster franchise and pop culture thunders in the process. Sadly we now find ourselves suffering cover versions of what was once a great and thought provoking premise with high octane thrills into the bargain.

I guess once they started personalising the Velociraptors, making one of them a friend of man, it was the beginning of the end. But we accepted it - sort of - jumping into 2015's Jurassic World with carefree abandon. More dino carnage we wanted, a bright cast fronted by the ever likable Chris Pratt and Bryce Howard drew us in, but it was merely ok, a franchise entry that was just a quick fix but nothing more. But of course box office talks and the franchise lumbers on to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom...

Plot returns to Isla Nublar which along with all the dinosaur inhabitants is about to be vanished from the planet by the mother of all volcanoes. Cue mankind jostling over whether to save a species that was once extinct whilst others have nefarious motives for financial gain.

Off we go then, stock characters that are over familiar are performed by different actors but go through motions we have witnessed before, whilst the writing strains for a sort of human empathy factor that never hits the mark. There is nothing remotely fresh (well Howard has at least changed her footwear to something more credible) or exciting on offer here, it's a tired cash cow that's in dire need of extinction itself.

Naturally another instalment will come along, and naturally it will make money, with myself and the other millions of Jurassic zombies filing in to view what we hope will be a return to the heady days back in 1993. But it's most likely a forlorn hope, so maybe, just maybe, it should be enough now, enough? 5/10


Sheldon Nylander

Brain hurt. Me no likey. Err...umm...ahem.

This is a movie that really stretches it as far as believability, logic, or even physics.

First, just a quick note: The trailer makes it seem like the movie spends its time on an island about to blow up. Less than half the movie is that. So, if you're looking for a long drawn out volcanic eruption, look elsewhere.

The heroes are annoying and dumb caricatures, from the techie who's afraid of everything to the wisecracking animal wrangler (in fairness, this is Chris Pratt's character from the previous film, but still). The villains are short-sighted, moustache-twirling dolts who never seem to remember to watch behind them, especially in dangerous scenarios. And why was Jeff Goldblum even in this movie? He serves no purpose to the story. None at all. He's there for them to say, "See! We have someone from the older movies, so it ties together." That's literally all he's there to do for his two minutes of screen time.

It's the same plot as every other Jurassic Park/World film. Let's create/genetically engineer dinosaurs. What could possibly go wrong? Even the supposed "plot twist" could be figured out from the very beginning of the film. Basic physics don't even apply, such as the impossible truck jump at one point. I swear I could feel my brain leaking out of my ears while watching this.

This film honestly makes me somewhat relieved that Colin Trevorrow got removed from Star Wars Episode IX. Unfortunately, the way this movie ends basically guarantees that there's going to be another one. Although it begs the question about what happened to Jurassic Park III since it ends in a similar way. Is that film even supposed to be canon anymore?

Just don't bother. Even if you love the dinosaur special effects of previous films, there's really not much here that you didn't see before, and some of it is actually pretty bad and unbelievable for a film from 2018. Just don't bother.


Tejas Nair

I spent half the time scoffing at the plot Jurassic World 2 was throwing at me, which diluted the fun I was having by looking at the superb CGI, moderate man-dinosaur action, and an overall fine cast performance. It still is a lot worse than Jurassic World (2015), which had a story almost as good as the original, the legendary Jurassic Park (1993) which almost seems impossible to mimic or better today. TN.


Manuel São Bento

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Jurassic World: FallenKingdom still holds the same massive narrative issues.

If not for J. A. Bayona's incredible direction, this would be at the bottom of my ranking. No impressive visuals can overcome the nonsensical plot, annoying side characters, and that awful auction storyline.

Rating: D+


Peter McGinn

Well, this is the fourth Jurassic Park movie I have watched over the past month and it feels like my reviews are very similar, something I try to avoid obviously.

So let me get a few similarities out of the way. Once again a child is placed at risk, though these precocious kids always seem adept at outrunning dinosaurs even while under a blind panic, so hats off to them. There are of course bad guys on the dinosaur menu, up to at least three in this Jurassic entry. And as usual a couple of times our heroes are saved from certain death by one predator Dino attacking another at the last second. What are the odds?

But it looks like we are finally moving away from the small island off the coast of Costa Rica, as the island seems to have been destroyed by a volcano eruption that oddly reminded me of the lava damage in Lord of the Rings. Poor dinosaurs. First there was the comet millions of years ago, and now the volcano nearly made the score Universe 2, Dinosaurs 0. But don’t fear, a handful got away and who knows how much DNA?

I am not too impressed by the whole building a super dinosaur thing. Aren’t we reaching a critical mass where they might as well end this franchise and switch to having the monsters be old fashioned alien invaders?

Oh, and Jeff Goldblum is back, though perhaps it was a dry, humorless clone of the original character who was a highlight of previous Jurassic movies, but who sounded like a didactic college professor this time.

But hey, we have seen much worse sequels often, haven’t we? On some surface level, this entry in the franchise was entertaining as always. That seems built into the series’s DNA as well as often accompanying Spielberg’s name in the credits. And it must be frustrating to try and fail to match the magic of the very first film.


Andre Gonzales

A lot of action in this one. The movie kind of dragged along. Boring at times.



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