Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Why you should watch the dinosaur blockbuster starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard

As the Jurassic World sequel is available to buy on the BT TV Store, we reveal the best bits about the film.

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Three years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to Isla Nublar to rescue the dinosaurs as the island's dormant volcano roars back to life.

Here, we reveal the best bits about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom...

3 reasons to watch...

1. It’s the second film of the Jurassic World trilogy. The first Jurassic World film was released three years ago, and sets viewers up for Fallen Kingdom. Without giving too much away, the events in this film - including the post-credits scene - set viewers up for the final film in the trilogy. The untitled sequel, known as Jurassic World 3, is scheduled for release on June 11, 2021, with both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprising their roles.

2. It’s exec produced by Steven Spielberg. The Oscar-winning filmmaker - who directed the first two Jurassic Park films - lends his producing skills to the movie, which is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, A Monster Calls) and written by Derek Connolly (Kong: Skull Island) and Colin Trevorrow.

3. It’s one of 2018’s biggest blockbusters. It’s the third highest grossing film of 2018 so far, grossing over $1 billion worldwide, beating Incredibles 2 and Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther are in first and second place respectively.

[Read more: Stars hit the red carpet for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom premiere]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trivia

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

1. As well as filming on location in Hawaii, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was shot in the UK - namely at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire and Langley Business Centre in Slough. While he was filming in the UK, Chris Pratt lived in Richmond, London, and - amongst other activities in his spare time - visited the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park and caught a movie at his local Odeon cinema.

2. Speaking of Chris Pratt, the actor suspects he swam through urine while filming a stunt scene underwater. He told Entertainment Weekly: “My eyes got so bloodshot-red. They were weeping for three days because there’s so much chlorine, because you know you have like 45 crew guys in the water. I’m like, ‘Um, no one is taking a bathroom break yet so I’m definitely swimming in everyone’s p***, right? Just to be clear, that’s your urine in my eyeballs? Got it.’”

3. The film was released exactly 25 years after the original Jurassic Park film, which won more than 25 awards including three Oscars, and was the highest-grossing film of all time until Titanic overtook it in 1997.

The cast

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, ex-US Navy, now animal behaviourist. He raised raptor, Blue, from birth, and opposes genetically modifying dinosaurs.

Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, former Head of Operations of Jurassic World, now dinosaur rights activist and founder of the Dinosaur Protection Group.

B. D. Wong as Dr Henry Wu, former head geneticist for Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, now obsessed with genetically engineering dinosaurs.

Jeff Goldblum as Dr Ian Malcolm, mathematician and expert in chaos theory.

Justice Smith as Franklin Webb, and Daniella Pineda as Dr Zia Rodriguez, who work for the Dinosaur Protection Group.

Rafe Spall as Eli Mills, profit-driven rescuer of dinosaurs. Ambitious, ruthless, and driven - he cares not for the welfare of the dinos.

[Read more: 14 things you never knew about Jurassic Park]

Watch this if you like…

Jurassic World, Jurassic Park films, Independence Day, Avengers, King Kong, Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, The Impossible.

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Jurassic World is available to buy on the BT TV Store, as is the original Jurassic Park trilogy.

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