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Genetic Power Play

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) on IMDb

Plot Overview

An underwater mission retrieves part of a bone (“Specimen collected, sent to surface”) of bad indominus rex (“DNA sample secure.”) The U.S. Congress puts the kibosh on appropriating funds to save the dinosaurs from another ELE—from a volcano this time. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) of the Dinosaur Protection Group turns to affluent nature buff Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) to secure them a new sanctuary (“These creatures don't need our protection. They need our absence.”)

In tow with her come system analyst wonk Franklin Webb (Justice Smith), paleo-veterinarian Zia Rodriguez (Daniella Pineda), raptor wrangler Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), and a team of military types provided by Lock­wood CEO Eli Mills (Rafe Spall), as Claire steams off in the Arcadia to save the day, destination Isla Nublar.

money bagsHead mercenary Ken Wheatley (Ted Levine) and his team seize the eleven species rescued and bring them to “One big-ass garage” beneath Lock­wood's northern California estate. Auctioneer Gunnar Eversol (Toby Jones) proceeds to sell them to the highest bidder who will do God-knows-what with them (“You're gonna weaponize them.”)

Our current debate on how much to intervene in nature has resulted in a three-way plan: Divide an area in three. One third of it is to be restored to native species only. The next third allows man to intermingle other species by design. The last third is to be untouched; let nature sort her­self out. Since we don't know what kind of "nature" future generations will value, we leave them some options.

The world in this movie is likewise partitioned. The colder climes will remain free of Jurassic beasties—too cold for them. The countries that managed to purchase their own dinosaurs will integrate them into their bio­spheres by their best lights. And the remaining dinosaurs & clones will sort them­selves out as best they can, or not.


“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is apocalyptic looking at a world in decline and not enough will or resources to reclaim it. The Jurassic creatures that had been miraculously brought back through innovative science are poised to go extinct again. The last ditch effort to save some of them has been co-opted by big money interests, but their stock may turn around and bite them. Lock­wood's young "grand­daughter" Maisie (Isabella Sermon) who loves dinosaurs, and the dinos them­selves as part of nature, have an aura of innocence that indicts the bumbling adults.

We would do well to consider, (Enoch 94:6–11) “Woe to those who build unrighteous­ness by violence on a foun­dation of deceit; for they will be sud­denly over­thrown, and they will have no peace. Woe to those who build their houses with sin. All their foundations will be over­thrown, and they will fall by the sword. The gold and silver they have acquired will suddenly perish. Woe to you rich, for you have trusted in your riches, but your riches will depart from you, because you did not remember the Most High when you were rich. You have committed blasphemy and unrighteous­ness; be prepared for the day of slaughter, the day of darkness and great judgment. I declare unto you this: he who created you will destroy you from your foundation, and your Creator will rejoice at your destruction. In those days your righteous ones will be a reproach to the sinners and the godless.”

That corresponds to (James 5:1-3) “Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth­eaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.”

Production Values

This dinosaur Sci-Fi, “” (2018) was directed by J. A. Bayona. It was written by Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow using creatures developed in the novels of Michael Crichton. It stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Rafe Spall. The troop's acting for the most part was good, but they were limited by the frivolous script they were given. Daniella Pineda as Zia Rodriguez a Latina paleo­veter­in­arian put a lot of energy into her character making her fun to watch.

MPAA rated it PG–13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril. It does have a tendency to make one jump out of his skin. CGI is smooth but over­used. It's a visually busy movie with a lame plot.

Review Conclusion w/ Christian Recommendation

By now we pretty much know what to expect in the Jurassic movies. This one fit right in with my expectations, spectacular creatures not­with­standing. Don't miss the post-credits scene: a gathering of Pteranodons circling the Eiffel Tower replica in Las Vegas.

Movie Ratings

Action factor: Edge of your seat action-packed. Suitability for Children: Suitable for children 13+ years with guidance. Video Occasion: Good for a Rainy Day. Special effects: Well done special effects. Suspense: Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Overall movie rating: three stars out of five.

Works Cited

Scripture quoted from the King James Version. Pub. 1611, rev. 1769. Software, print.

Johnson, Ken, Th.D. Ancient Book of Enoch. USA, 2012. Print.