Jurassic Island (2022) Review
Story: Jurassic Island starts when Ava (Cohen) learns information about her father’s latest search for her grandfather and the island he vanished on decades before.
Ava will lead a search mission with Cassie (Wingett), Michael (Freitas), Luke (Stoneman), and Tommy (Whelan) to travel to the island, where they will find themselves facing up against extinct animals, in a battle to survive.
The story here will follow a group of people who go in search of a mysterious island with extinct creatures, where they will find themselves needing to battle to survive against once extinct enemies. The core side of the story is simple enough and will give the motivation required to go on the journey, but does fall with the simple wandering around the island without getting many answers.
Jurassic Island is an action sci-fi movie that will use the love of dinosaurs to bring to life the idea, the basic running from dinosaurs, is simple enough, though the location never feels like an unexplored island. The effects are not the best either, showing us the CGI dinosaurs and gore, along with what happens to the infected people we meet.
Director: Dominic Ellis
Writer: Dominic Ellis, Tom Jolliffe (Screenplay)
Starring: Nicola Wright, Sarah T Cohen, Ray Whelan, Howard J Davey, Kate Sandison, Jamila Wingett
Plot: A group of explorers finds themselves on an unknown island surrounded by “extinct animals”.
Runtime: 1 Hour 17 Minutes
Upon settling down to watch JURASSIC ISLAND I wasn’t expecting much, after all, it’s a low-budget dinosaur flick that may have been released now to tie in with the forthcoming Hollywood blockbuster JURASSIC PARK: DOMINION (out June 2022) and well, low-budget dinosaur flicks just have a tendency to suck.
And yes, the effects work is not going to win over those that are precious about such things, and yes, the film’s continuity is lacking in places, with characters wet with rain one moment, completely dry the next, but do you know what, it works. It’s fun, fast, for the most part well-acted, boasts a terrific score and there’s a great use of the outdoor locations. Rather uniquely it’s British, and that is always a treat, and it’s one of the better lower-budget British flicks I have sat through in a long time. Enjoy it for what it is rather than what you think it should be and you’ll have a blast.