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JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 128 minutes, featurettes, DVD, Target bonus disc, digital copy, book
VIDEO: 2.39:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition
AUDIO 9Blu-ray): English DTS-X Master Audio, English 2.0 DVS, French 5.1 DTS-HD, Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD
AUDIO (DVD): English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 DD, Spanish 5.1 DD
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

STUDIO: Universal Pictures/ Legendary Pictures/ Amblin Entertainment
Theatrical RELEASE DATE: 6-22-2018
Blu-ray/ 4K UHD/ DVD RELEASE DATE: 9-18-2018
Three years after the events of JURASSIC WORLD, Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) convinces Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to go back to Isla Nublar (which is experiencing increased volcanic activity) in a mission to rescue some of the dinosaurs that were left on the island when Jurassic World was closed (after the US Senate votes not to rescue the dinosaurs and save them from extinction). Not everything is on the up because one of the people backing the rescue operation has his own plans which include auctioning off the dinosaurs to various rich people and companies. They also want Blue, the Velociraptor that Owen trained years ago, for their own DNA experiments to create the next generation of military trained dinosaurs.

If you liked the first JURASSIC WORLD, you will enjoy the sequel- JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM. The real question is how they can wrap the new trilogy up with the third film. I do think it would be helped if Jeff Goldblum is in it more than the two scenes he got as Ian Malcolm in this sequel. The plot does mirror the structure of THE LOST WORLD with how the movie is divided between Isla Nublar and California. I do wish they spent more time on the island of Ilsa Nublar as the volcanic eruption threatens to destroy it (because I feel the part leading up to the rescue operation and the operation itself is where the sequel soars). The movie is OK after they get off the island and get back to the mainland (but it is all a set up for what is to come in the third movie). I also hope the third movie doesn't strike out and the third JURASSIC WORLD is meh like JURASSIC PARK 3.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Blu-ray disc extras:
ON SET WITH CHRIS & BRYCE
THE KINGDOM EVOLVES- how the franchise has evolved form JURASSIC PARK to JURASSIC PARK: FALLEN KINGDOM
RETURN TO HAWAII- behind-the-scenes of filming in Hawaii
ISLAND ACTION- behind-the-scenes of filming the action in Hawaii
ABOARD THE ARCADIA- a behind-the-scenes look at using animatronic dinosaurs to make a couple of scenes look more real
BIRTH OF THE INDORAPTOR- a discussion about the new dinosaur
START THE BIDDING!- a behind-the-scenes look at the dinosaur bidding sequence
DEATH BY DINO- a focus on the death by dinosaur scenes
MONSTER IN A MANSION- J.A. Bayona talks about the third act of the movie and how he describes it as a monster movie
ROOFTOP SHOWDOWN- a behind-the-scenes look at the climatic showdown between two dinosaurs and Owen Grady as J.A. Bayona took inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock movies
VFX EVOLVED- a look at how the special effects is a combo of animatronics and digital VFX
MALCOLM'S RETURN- all about the two scenes that Jeff Goldblum filmed as he reprises his character from the first two JURASSIC PARK movies

FALLEN KINGDOM: A CONVERSATION- a ten minute conversation between Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, and director J.A. Bayona about the latest JURASSIC WORLD and the first JURASSIC PARK
CHRIS PRATT'S JURASSIC JOURNALS features various short interviews with various members of the crew, the director, and Bryce Dallas Howard interviewing Chris Pratt
JURASSIC THEN AND NOW: PRESENTED BY BARBASOL- a brief history of the JURASSIC WORLD series from then to now

There is also the movie in standard definition on DVD and a code to download/ stream a digital copy of the movie.

Exclusive to Target stores is a Bonus DVD with 30 minutes of featurettes not included on the blu-ray:
HOLLYWOOD ROYALY- interviews with Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter who has a role in JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM and actor James Cromwell
FALLEN KINGDOM: THE VILLIANS: a focus on the human villains of the movie
TO LIVE AND DIE IN A JURASSIC WORLD- all about how the bad guys die at the hands of the dinosaurs and how the death is bigger depending on how bad the character is
ZIA & WHEATLEY- a behind-the-scenes conversation with the actors who play these two characters and how they got along off camera
THE FALLEN KINGDOM RISES: PRODUCTION DESIGN- a look at the production design of the mansion set including bringing in real dinosaur bones
SECRET REVEALED: MAISE- a short discussion of the character of Maise and this featurette features a big spoiler if you haven't seen the movie
GIACCHINO/ BAYONA- a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the score with composer Michael Giacchino and director J.A. Bayona

FINAL ANALYSIS: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM doesn't offer many surprises as it follows a formula set by the other movies and the blu-ray (and bonus DVD) provides plenty of behind-the-scenes info. It is a shame that director decided not to include any deleted scenes because he thought they weren't anything great.

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