This film brings back the one component missing since the original: it's scary. In fact, the last hour practically becomes a horror film. It's well shot, edited and (for the first time in the franchise) the child actors aren't annoying. Despite getting a bad reception, this film tried something new and it, mostly, worked. The final shot sets the franchise off in a bold new direction.
The awe and spectacle of Spielberg's original couldn't be further away as Bayona goes full on Monster Movie. I admit there are neat concepts lurking amongst the screenplay - specifically around genetics - but they are vastly under explored. Instead we get a loud, abrasive, bombastic cliché of a film that demonstrates some nice lighting effects on maybe three(?) occasions but that's about all to report.
Trevorrow said, "We made sure that every death was earned. Everybody deserves their death in this movie, a lesson learned. In 2018 everyone earns it. Horrible people." Wow, what a quote. So excessive, dinosaurs on an island raining lava running from bad military guys with guns. Bad guys in suits who bully precocious clone children. Dumb. "They're alive, like I am." Okay clone of mad scientist's dead daughter, okay.
The first third offers enough action for the entire movie. What seems as a bad sign at first, soon ends as the most creative and visually most striking Jurassic sequel so far. And by the end, one will even care for this creatures that were so successfully presented as predators in the original. Final scene of dinosaurs symbolically taking over the role from none-extinct animals, is iconography at its best.
Bayona was a great choice to direct this sequel, given his horror background and great visual style. JW:FK is therefore better directed than the drab overhyped disaster movie snooze fest that was JW. There are some great set pieces and more scary “one on one” encounters which give it more personality. This keeps the film enjoyable despite the nonsensical and jarring script. Standard blockbuster fare then.
This film has all the flaws of "Jurassic World" and none of the elements that made that entry ultimately enjoyable. First off, the characters have become even more bland and/or unlikable, especially the cartoon-ish villains. There's no awe or significant tension; in fact, it's often dull and just repeats beats and ideas from previous installments. It's dumb, weak entertainment, which isn't what these films should be.
With some little help i could have written a better script than the one used for this ridiculous sequel. The story was really fucking dumb. Huge disappointment when it comes to J.A. Bayona! How the fuck he chose to work with that piece of shit script!? I can't understand ! Shitty sequel... And now i think i was too kind with "the first one".