I’m a big fan of the JP movies.. the first one was the only real masterpiece, but I usually like the big action set pieces if nothing else.
However in today’s cinimas, big crazy set pieces alone just don’t realy cut it for me..
This movies plot is just ridiculous.. it has plot holes on top of plot holes..
The movie opens with maybe the best scene in the series. It involves the mossasaur, but then goes steeply downhill after that..
So in a bit shell the plot starts, as most will know from The trailers with the idea that the dinosaurs’ island is about to explode and the US
Congress is debating whether or not to intervene. Brice Howard is now a “Dino rights” activist trying to get someone to save the dinosaurs from
Well Congress decides not to intervene, but Brice finds a private investigator willing to fund the operation to remove the dinosaurs from the island.
So she recruits Chris Pratt to go help her..
The private intrest funding the operation is an elderly man somehow connected to John Hammond from the first movie.. maybe his brother.. and his
cartoon mustache twirling villian of a son/nephew who presently runs the company.
They then introduce the kid that every JP movie has. She is the 11 year old granddaughter of the elderly man funding the Dino rescue op. Appearently
she is his deceased daughter’s , daughter.
So Brice and Pratt go to the island to rescue the Dinos...
Up to here the movies actually pretty good, but then it take a hard turn towards the corner of stupidity and plot hole lane ..
Well as anyone could and will guess the private corporation funding the expedition are the bad guys and they INSTANTLY turn on Brice and Pratt.. and
by instantly, I mean INSTANTLY.. they turn on them and try to kill them so fast it just doesn’t make ANY sense..
Then the “real” plot is revealed..
Appearently the whole “rescue” operation was really the cover for the equivalent of a cartoon endangered species auction where they are auctioning
off 11 rescued dinosaurs for roughly between 10 and 25 million apiece.. aka likely less money than the rescue mission would have cost I the first
And it gets worse.. not only is the concept of the auction ridiculous and unfeasible. They then make the whole trip to the island irrelevant, because
they then reveal that they have been cloning their own dinosaurs and the main genetisist is working for the bad guys..
So why in the F did they invole the protagonists in the plot by attempting the rescue at all if they can just clone more?!?!
If they can clone dinosaurs why are they wasting their time with an ILLEGAL two bit auction for a hundred million or so?!?!
So the movie ends up being about Pratt and co. running around trying to stop the auction.. and the auction is ridiculous..
They then have a very well orcastrate plot twist that you do not see comming and has a pretty good reveal..
Appearently the little gorl I mentioned earlier is not the granddaughter of Hammond’s associate..
She is a clone of his daughter!!
A pretty good and surprising twist that was totally wasted as it has NOTHING to do with the plot.. NOTHING at all..
In fact not only is it irrelevant to the plot.. it makes the rest of the plot even dumber..
So they are running an illegal dinosaur auction WHEN THEY HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO CLONE PEOPLE?!?!
Hell that is the one thing that trumps Dino’s when it comes to military applications.. if you can clone soldiers?!?!
Why would you need to clone dinosaurs?!!
It is just a joke.
Added in edit:
I almost forgot..
There is a pretty good , I think single take fight scene where Pratt just runs thought like 7 trained elite mercenaries without slowing down.... it is
a well coriographed scene.. the problem is that Chris Pratt’s character is a raptor trainer.. not Jason borne lol..
edit on 9-6-2018 by JoshuaCox because: (no reason given)