A few critics called "Fallen Kingdom" an improvement on "Jurassic World," but as of now the overall scores are close to or just below "Jurassic World."
Leading film critic Tom Holland has also offered his take. Why not? Just because he's Spider-Man doesn't mean he's not also a cinephile. Really, we're all film critics by now. Holland may be biased -- because "Jurassic World 2" stars his "Avengers: Infinity War" buddy Chris Pratt -- but we all bring our biases into the theater.
Anyway, Tom Holland is British, and the Brits are getting this movie before us -- on June 6 vs. the U.S. on June 22. So that's why he mentions the 6th of June here:
6th of June is gonna be a big one. I had the pleasure of seeing this with the fam and it's insanely awesome. Takes Jurassic Park action to a new level and @filmbayona brings such a cool new twist to the franchise. @prattprattpratt is awesome as always. Congrats dude #jurassicworldfallenkingdom
Nice to hear Peter Parker feeling so good for a change! (Sorry.)
The "Fallen Kingdom" numbers will change quickly as more reviews are posted, but as of Tuesday evening, Rotten Tomatoes had 26 reviews up -- 17 fresh and 9 rotten, for a 65 percent score. "Jurassic World," which came out in 2015, eventually gathered 311 reviews and settled at a 71 percent rating, with an Audience Score of 78 percent.
So far, the "Fallen Kingdom" Metascore is 52, from 14 critics, putting it at "mixed or average." Those numbers will also change as more reviews pore in but, for comparison's sake, "Solo: A Star Wars Story" has a Metascore of 62, "Deadpool 2" has a score of 66, and "Avengers: Infinity War" has a score of 68.
(IMDb currently has "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at an impressive 8.1, from 1,123 early user reviews.)
Here are tweet snippets from just a few of the reviews out there:
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) June 5, 2018
#JurassicWorldFallenKingdom is a liberal pulp message movie that's pretending to be more than a ride. It's better than the last one, but it's still just okay. My @Variety review: https://t.co/uex8WKly5D
— Owen Gleiberman (@OwenGleiberman) June 5, 2018
#JurassicWorldFallenKingdom has more action & dinos than its predecessor, beginning w/ an absolutely exhilarating first half that's better than the entirety of JURASSIC WORLD. The second half is more intense and ambitious and sets up a massive stage for part three pic.twitter.com/QnsdZvldMC
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) June 5, 2018
#JurassicWorldFallenKingdom is fun, it's full of adventure and it's scary af - in the best way possible.
Also, make no mistake, the dinosaurs are the star of this movie
Full review coming soon on @screenrant! pic.twitter.com/3EDpfBXed3
— Molly Freeman (@mollyrockit) June 5, 2018
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" opens in the U.S. on June 22. "Jurassic World 3" is already scheduled for June 11, 2021.
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