It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort, Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Studio: Universal Pictures
Year: 2018
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Run time: 129 mins
Rating: PG-13

Audio: Dolby Atmos mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Spec: 1 4KBD/1 BD
Region: A

As a fan of the original ‘Jurassic Park’, I loved the inclusion of Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm even if it doesn’t come from the center of the action. Toby Jones does a fair job as the evil rich eccentric man; Isabella Sermon plays Maisie Lockwood (Benjamin Lockwood’s granddaughter), because it’s not a Jurassic Park/World movie if it doesn’t include children. The supporting characters Zia (Daniella Pineda) and Franklin (Justice Smith) spend most of the film apart from the leads which I thought that it was a different but acceptable approach, since they proved themselves useful nonetheless. Rafe Spall (Eli Mills) as the main antagonist in my opinion was passable. He wasn’t too great nor plain bad, just okay. Maybe he lacked a bit of evilness.

As for the dinos, they looked great, particularly the animatronics. They always give such a genuine look sometimes overdone by CGI. The relationship between Blue and Owen reaches new heights; it falls to a deeper emotional level where we actually find ourselves rooting for her. Oh, and there’s a new dino in town, a hybrid between the Indominus Rex and a Velociraptor. This new addition, the Indoraptor, doesn’t appear fully in picture until the third act more or less. While in Jurassic World the main attraction was the Indominous Rex and appeared from the beginning, the Indoraptor is only revealed later on; and it proves to be a highly menacing creature.

Movie Content: 8/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 2160p with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. ‘Fallen Kingdom’ encompasses both dark and light atmosphere in content as it does on print. Universal did a fantastic job with bringing the sequel to life. II found colors to be strong throughout the entire presentation. Colors are strong especially with the addition of HDR. The colors green and browns do take center stage. Blacks are deep, especially in the darker looking scenes. Fleshtones have a natural look and feel to them. Details are excellent throughout holding a very strong look and feel. There is no print damage either which is fantastic.
Video Quality: 9/10

The audio mix is presented in Dolby Atmos mix. ‘Fallen Kingdom’ has a nice mix between actions and dialogue driven scenes throughout. When there is transition from dialogue to actions scenes it is a seamless transition fitting so well. This is a nice sound mix as one would expect during the action sequences. I felt several times that I was in the middle of some of the action in my living room that the sound was that good. Dialogue is centered properly through the center channel providing a nice deep clarity.
Audio Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • On Set with Chris & Bryce [HD]
  • The Kingdom Evolves [HD]
  • Return to Hawaii [HD]
  • Island Action [HD]
  • Aboard the Arcadia [HD]
  • Birth of the Indoraptor [HD]
  • Start the Bidding! [HD]
  • Death by Dino [HD]
  • Monster in a Mansion [HD]
  • Rooftop Showdown [HD]
  • Malcolm’s Return [HD]
  • VFX Evolved [HD]
  • Fallen Kingdom: The Conversation [HD]
  • A Song for the Kingdom [HD]
  • Chris Pratt’s Jurassic Journals [HD]
  • Jurassic Then and Now – Presented by Barbasol [HD]

Special Features: 9/10

The Final Word

Fallen Kingdom is really an excellent entertaining movie, as long as you watch it with an open mind. Although the screenplay is too predictable and suffer inconsistencies and irregular rhythm, I have really enjoyed how Bayona is able to generate many tensions, something I though only Spielberg was able to create with dinosaurs.
Overall Rating: 8/10