First Reactions to ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Praise a Darker Sequel

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom had its premiere Spain, where director J. A. Bayona hails from. Early reactions have ranged from mildly positive to glowing.


Since these reactions were in Spain, naturally, most responses are in Spanish. I’ll start with the two English ones and offer rough translations below the rest.


“J. A. Bayona has gone to Hollywood for a while to show that he knows how to handle big projects and has returned home with the most juicy movie of his career: a fast-paced rollercoaster, without pause, with bold moments that juggle things well. Congratulations. “

Jurassic World 2 is the continuation that the saga deserves. It is not only interesting as it progresses, but what’s to come is going to be BRUTAL. Mr. Bayona, you don’t disappoint.”

“F*cking incredible! Thank you thank you thank you J. A. Bayona for this marvel! Amazing!”

Jurassic World 2 is like a blockbuster, but it disappoints me as a film from Bayona. It’s a very well-thought-out movie, but it offers few surprises. It’s the first Bayona movie that doesn’t excite me. It raises several very interesting moral/social debates.”

“I’m hallucinating. Jurassic World is a myriad of emotions and the beginning of a new era by the hand of Mr. Bayona.”

“Okay, I watched Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom. Impressive. Very different from the first one, incredible cinematography, the music has left me blown away. Very, very, very recommendable. I’ve been all over the movie with my eyes as wide as dishes. Go see it. Really.”

“I had a few difficulties with the movie but it has managed to surpass my expectations. It’s huge. Also, for me, this Jurassic World has the best sequence of start of the saga. All the applause has been few.”

While the marketing campaign has been met with a mixed reception thus far, it’s good to hear that the movie has turned out well. I’m almost a little bummed that Bayona won’t be directing the next one (without having seen it), but if he’s able to score another big Hollywood directing gig after this, it sounds like it will have been well-earned.


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters on June 22, 2018.