Holly on Hollywood
“Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom”
by Holly McClure
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” takes place three years after Jurassic World left the newly opened theme park abandoned. When the volcano on the island is predicted to erupt, an effort to relocate the dinosaurs brings Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) in on the secret mission, to rescue the remaining dinosaurs so they can be taken to a special preserve. She’s told to bring Owen (Chris Pratt) along to track Blue, his beloved velociraptor. But what begins as a dinosaur rescue, quickly turns into a life-or-death situation for all as the volcano erupts and destroys everything in it’s path. Jeff Goldblum makes a cameo appearance as Dr. Ian Malcolm.
The PG-13 is definitely for mature older kids to adults because of intense action, scenes of dinosaurs chasing humans (including a very scary genetically modified dinosaur tracking a young girl to her bedroom), some violence with scary dinos eating people (one man’s arm is bitten off with a brief shot of the bloody arm in the dinos mouth), mixed with a little horror, suspense, and perilous situations – may be too much for younger children. There’s minimal language and only one kiss. There are two great sidekicks who help save the day. Justice Smith is hilarious as the IT tech who is constantly in fear and screams like a girl. And Daniella Pineda is a brave and sassy dino veterinarian who helps with the rescue. The story has themes of bravery, teamwork, compassion for the dinosaurs and risking lives to save others. Fallen Kingdom displays the marvel of the miracle of man’s creation but also shows the dangers, as a warning about trying to play God with genetical engineering. Let’s be honest – the reason you come to a movie like this is because you know it’s going to be about dinosaurs chasing and eating people, so no one should be surprised that it’s going to show lots of scenes of both the chase and the conquest. This is the perfect popcorn movie! I thoroughly enjoyed the jump-worthy suspense and appreciated the bond created between the audience and the dinosaurs. It had a couple of plot twists I wasn’t expecting and kept me on the edge of my seat to the very last scene (be sure and stay for the final credit)! If you enjoyed Jurassic World you’ll be even more entertained by this thrilling sequel.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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