Makers of Jurassic World can’t seem to stop themselves from creating more films and cashing in on this massive intellectual property but without Spielberg’s direction. Jurassic World opened to extraordinary expectations on the box office and also ran well to the end of it’s theatrical run. The phenomenon gave the makers some confidence to come up with a new one but somewhere along the way they forgot the script. Story captures the most obvious trajectory from the events of 2015 film as the park had closed down and dinosaurs have gone out of control, which really can’t be a surprise.
Now the film has moved out of the amusement park and into the wide world where it is just one wide shot shy of seeming like a sequel to Godzilla. Dinosaurs have entered the city now and they are literally breaking into people’s homes. The classic suspenseful shot in Jurassic films are the close ups of Dino hand with the background score of heavy breathing as the hand approaches towards the person in slow motion with in a confined space. Now, ideally if a dinosaur entered somebody’s room than they won’t take too long before they convert into a graveyard so the action could have been thrilling instead of heart beat skipping.
Action in some of the scenes especially the underwater set piece is very well crafted but that’s not enough to live up to the ridiculous expectations. Directors can’t copy Spielberg in all the films and try desperately to create same kind of thrill yet again because that’s not gonna happen and won’t be fruitful even if it does. They need to set the tone of this franchise in a very different way in order to keep the element of surprise and not make everything so obvious.