At the box office, Colin Trevorrow, who will return as director for the third series later, targets Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to be as successful as its predecessor. Which managed to reap revenues of up to USD 1.6 billion.
After being released in 2015, Jurassic World was a huge success. It became the second highest-grossing film that year. Under Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although, in terms of quality, the first film was, in fact, not very good.
This time, it is unknown how the response from the critics. Because Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will only be released in America on June 22, 2018. However, even so, from the results of the limited screening which was held in Madrid, Spain, on May 21, the audience was quite well received. The film, which was released in Spain under the title Jurassic World: El Reino Caido, is considered cooler than the first film. Especially, in the visualization and music. Which, they say, is amazing. Which, in essence, will make the audience literate throughout the film.
Meanwhile, the moviemania in is quite lucky. Because you can enjoy Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom two weeks early. Maybe, to welcome the moment of Eid. However, there are also those who say, it is a special strategy from Universal Pictures to face the 2018 World Cup.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will start in Russia on June 14. Of course, it has the potential to divide the concentration of moviemania who are also football fans. Therefore, Universal Pictures took the policy to release Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom two weeks early. Especially, in countries where there are a lot of football fans. Indonesia is not the only one. In total, there are 43 countries in Asia and Europe that get this priority.
However, even so, despite all the strategies launched by Universal Studios, we’ll just have to wait: Will, in the end, the action of JA Bayona’s dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom can be as great as the first film? Because, whose name is repeating success, usually, it is more difficult than when building it.
At first, many Star Wars fans were skeptical when Disney and Lucasfilm announced they would be making a Star Wars spinoff film about Han Solo. Moreover, Alden Ehrenreich, who was chosen as the main actor, is considered to be still green and inexperienced to play the legendary character.
So far, the figure of Han Solo is already attached to Harrison Ford. Who played him from the first Star Wars (1977) to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Therefore, naturally, the fans doubted Alden Ehrenreich’s ability to match Ford’s charisma.
In addition to the selection of the main actors who were not warmly welcomed, the production process for the Han Solo spin-off film also stalled due to a change of director. Therefore, it is not surprising that when it was about to be released, the business magazine Forbes had predicted that this film would record the lowest income of all the films in the Star Wars franchise.