Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom?is a 2018 American?science fiction?adventure film?and the sequel to?Jurassic World?(2015). Directed by?J. A. Bayona, it is the fifth installment of the?Jurassic Park?film series, as well as the second installment of a planned?Jurassic World?trilogy.?Derek Connolly?and?Jurassic World?director?Colin Trevorrow?both returned as writers, with Trevorrow and the original?Jurassic Park?director?Steven Spielberg?as executive producers.
Set on the fictional?Central American?island of?Isla Nublar, off the?Pacific?coast of?Costa Rica, it follows?Owen Grady?and?Claire Dearing?as they rescue the remaining dinosaurs before a?volcanic eruption?destroys it.?Chris Pratt,?Bryce Dallas Howard,?B. D. Wong, and?Jeff Goldblum?reprise their roles from previous films in the series, with?Rafe Spall,?Justice Smith,?Daniella Pineda,?James Cromwell,?Toby Jones,?Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, and?Geraldine Chaplin?joining the cast.
Filming took place from February to July 2017 in the?United Kingdom?and?Hawaii. Produced and distributed by?Universal Pictures,?Fallen Kingdom?premiered in?Madrid?on May 21, 2018, and was released internationally in early June 2018 and in the United States on June 22, 2018. The film has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the third?Jurassic?film to pass the billion dollar mark. It is the?third highest-grossing film of 2018?and the?12th highest-grossing film of all time. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Pratt’s performance, Bayona’s direction, the visuals, and the “surprisingly dark moments”, while others suggested the series had run its course, criticizing the screenplay and lack of innovation.?Trevorrow is returning to direct an untitled sequel set to be released on June 11, 2021.