(This review may contain spoilers).
Having watched the previous movie in this franchise, I was quite eager to watch this one as well – and I did definitely enjoy it.
My favourite scenes in this movie revolved around Blue, who I was happy to see had a lot of focus in this movie. One of the best things was being able to see her as a younger raptor and how she differed to the others in her pack.
One of the most interesting aspects of this movie was the debate going on about whether it was right to save the dinosaurs or not. While Ian’s character didn’t appear too much, it was still good to see the nod to the original movies.
I could definitely see why Claire wanted to save the dinosaurs and how Owen allowed himself to be talked into trying to save Blue. I did think that the movie headed into more predictable territory as the volcano erupted.
While there was a lot of action and tension in this movie, there were a couple of scenes that were absolutely gut-wrenching to watch. This movie definitely managed to tug on my heartstrings.
I really liked Maisie’s character. It was nice to see a child who still acted like a child, despite being resourceful and getting into dangerous situations. I was somewhat disappointed with the main villain of the piece, as I would have liked a more redemptive arc.
I really liked the visual aspects of the movie, especially when it came to the dinosaurs. At one point, I could imagine how they would feel if I was able to reach out and touch them.
I thought this movie was a good sequel and it was nice to see some of the returning characters, as well as to get to know new ones. This is a movie I’d enjoy seeing again – and I’d love to see more in the franchise.