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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: Movie Review

Hannah Goodwyn


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"...A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction..." - , NIV

Moviegoers have seen it before. Man creates a beast it cannot control. Be it curiosity or greed, creators of our kind usually end up with much more than they bargained. That storyline is age-old, but the go-to monster movie took a big turn when audiences were first invited to Jurassic Park back in 1993. Ever since, and especially lately, this sci-fi/action franchise has been gobbling up ticket sales.

Universal Pictures' sequel to its 2015 blockbuster, Jurassic World, takes fans into a Fallen Kingdom, one overtaken by man-resurrected, man-mauling dinosaurs.

Co-stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles. Pratt's character, raptor trainer Owen Grady, reluctantly returns to Isla Nublar with former park operations manager Claire Dearing (Howard), on a mission to save some of the dinosaurs trapped on the island before its ready-to-blow volcano explodes. What they discover sets off a chain of events that has worldwide consequences.

Caution is advised. Rated PG-13 for "intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril", Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is not appropriate for children. Scary-looking predator dinosaurs kill at random, people are eaten, and a limb is ripped off at close range. Foul language is also used intermittently.

Original trilogy star Jeff Goldblum bookends the movie offering some cautionary statements as he testifies at a government hearing. He says let the beasts die. So, why not? Well, everyone seeking to preserve these genetically-motified creations has his/her own motive. If you can stomach the PG-13 content and the movie's prediticability, it is interesting to see where each choice leads.

In the end, we reap what we sow.

Side note: If you haven't seen the video of Chris Pratt at the MTV Movie Awards, check it out:  'God Is Real, Believe That': Chris Pratt Calls Teens to God with 9 EPIC Rules for Life at MTV Awards

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Hannah Goodwyn served as a Senior Producer for, managing and writing for the award-winning website. After her undergraduate studies at Christopher Newport University, Hannah went on to study Journalism at the graduate level. In 2005, she graduated summa cum laude with her Master's from Regent University and was honored with an Outstanding Student Award. From there, Hannah began work as a content producer for For ten years, she acted as the managing producer for the website's Family and Entertainment sections. A movie buff, Hannah felt right at home working as's