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'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom': Monsters in the House

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"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (Out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD) manages to find a way to reboot Steven Spielberg's classic dinosaur franchise by getting the beasts off the island and letting them take over a mansion.

Ironically, Universal has managed to make a movie that's closer to the original spirit of its original '30s and '40s monster movie than any of the dubious Dracula, Wolfman or Mummy movies they've tried to make in the last few years.

There's a plot to rescue the dinosaurs abandoned at the end of "Jurassic World" before volcanos destroy the island. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) believe they're helping move the creatures to a new sanctuary island but Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) is working with Dr. Wu (B.D. Wong) to develop a new breed they call the indoraptor and they need the velociraptor Blue from the last movie to raise their new creation.

They're holding a dinosaur auction in the Lockwood Mansion to raise money for their scheme and things go terribly wrong. This time Spanish director J.A. Bayona ("A Monster Calls") directs a screenplay co-written by "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow (who had previously departed to direct Episode IX of "Star Wars," but that didn't work out for him.) Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) returns from the original movies and he sets up the plot of "Jurassic World III," sure to follow in a couple of years.

Universal is making a big deal out of the AR experience included with the purchase a physical home version of the movie. Check out the commerical below.

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