Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a great addition to the series, perhaps even its best, believes Colin Covert of the Star Tribune. The high-quality animation successfully brings the dinosaurs to life, as scary as ever. The franchise's tongue-in-cheek humor is ever-present, combining very well with the constant stream of action and drama. The movie has the feeling of a cult classic with explosions of lava, packs of raptors, and Jeff Goldblum. Director J.A. Bayona channels his inner Spielberg, creating masterful shots and tense pacing that make the film a pleasure to behold, while bringing along his own energetic and fear-inducing style.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the classic example of a studio pushing too hard to monetize yet another sequel and creating a subpar product on the way, holds Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. It appears that the producers thought having a lot of dinosaurs run around and kill people would be enough for audiences. Little else is offered here. The plot and villain are over-dramatic and offer little imagination, in particular, compared to previous titles. Even Chris Pratt’s quality as an actor fails to shine as he runs around this action world with few chances to show some personality. The story is strange and comes across as overly forced.