Okay, the island abandoned to the dinosaurs in the last film is blowing up, so Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard join a mission to rescue the big beasts, funded by nefarious types with hidden, profit-motivated plans (not unlike this movie). They spend most of their time running from a genetically engineered, weaponized super-dinosaur (Ludicrosarus? Preposteraptor?). But the real threat in this gleefully dumb fifth JP iteration is franchise fatigue. If you go to see people being eaten by CG monsters, you’ll have a good time. But this one’s dubious achievement is that it actually makes dinosaurs boring. (128 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.