Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom Blu-ray: They’re Coming

Chris Pratt is back. The dinosaurs are back. But the world around them is changing. Some of that may have to do with a new director – J.A. Bayona – who has a background in horror (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls). Previous director Colin Trevorrow did help write the script (and will return for the next film), as Pratt’s character is joined again by Bryce Dallas Howard’s, as well as Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm. For whatever reason, the fifth installment in the world Michael Crichton created is darker – and it’s coming for the mainland!

While Owen Grady (Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Howard) remain “pro-dinosaur” in the film, they are again confronted by others who want to mistreat, weaponize, or wipe out the dinosaurs. If you’ve seen the previous films, you know that there have always been at least two camps in these films, those who want to kill and control, and those who want to work to live alongside the dinosaurs. Unfortunately, at times, the second in the?Jurassic Park?reboot/modernization sometimes feels like it is cobbled together from?Jurassic Park: The Lost World?and?Jurassic Park III.?Is it exciting and visually stunning? Absolutely. But sometimes, the wow factor is dampened by having seen elements of this before.?

Jurassic Park/World?movies always seem to bring the audience to a place where human greed and avarice are confronted by human love and compassion, in an arena where the stakes are colossal. This film is no different in asking us to consider what lengths we would go to courageously, or motivated by our egos. Sure, we probably won’t ever go eyeball-to-eyeball with a T. Rex, but we still have to wrestle with our own motivations, and our awareness of how our actions can lead to the suffering (or wellbeing) of others.

The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Blu-ray combo pack includes Chris Pratt’s Jurassic Journals, plus thoughts from Pratt and Howard, as well as featurettes on “The Kingdom Evolves,” “Rooftop Showdown,” “Monster in a Mansion,” “Start the Bidding,” “Death by Dino,” and “Malcolm’s Return.”

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