I'll admit up front I'm an easy lay when it comes to dinosaur movies. Men in suits, puppets, lizards with fins glued on - I've seen them all and the only real standard I judged any of them by as a 7-year old was "Did they have enough dinosaurs?" Having said that, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a let down. My main complaint is how it flirts and teases with being the movie everyone wants to see - dinosaurs finally off the island and escaping into the the modern world. Given these images turn up in the trailer, that's not much of a spoiler. The real spoiler is those brief scenes of a hungry mosasaur about to chow down on a surfer come in the last few minutes of the movie which ends with a brief montage of dinosaurs large and small escaping into California and Las Vegas, presumably a set up for the next movie (Jurassic World: Fallen Real Estate Value?). I can't speak for everyone, but I've been waiting for dinosaurs to get off the damn islands since the end of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. They tease it at the end of Jurassic Park 3...and then by the fourth movie, we have another park up and running...but I guess all those pterodactyls released in the last two movies wisely found a deserted roost somewhere and avoided man altogether. Good move. I'd hoped the film's subtitle of "Fallen Kingdom" was meant to be about our modern world (as "whoops, here come the dinosaurs.") and not the island that was consumed by a volcanic eruption (a dinosaur film cliche the screenwriters avoided...until now). Jeff Goldblum is briefly on hand to offer the usual dour monster-movie warnings about "messing with nature" (to a tone-deaf government committee) but it just feels like set up of what's to come, then summation of what we've seen. Like the Alien series, the Jurassic Park movies have fallen into repetition - mostly man-sized monsters chase people down dark hallways, briskly running to beat out an elevator's closing doors, all while constantly looking behind them. Naturally, an evil corporate entity is trying to exploit the beasts for profit at the less-than-delighted expense of the main cast. Much of this repetition - and the Alien comparisons - come from focusing primarily on the Velociraptors (who do the chasing) and not the bigger, more fascinating animals (who, frankly, put on a better show). Not that those big animals get to do much this time around except flee from the volcano, then spend most of the movie sedated in cages. I'm puzzled the screenwriters and producers thought this was the movie we wanted to see after Jurassic World, which wasn't shy with the hot dino-on-dino-on-human action. Long stretches of the movie are just plain dull as we wait around for something to happen with all those sleepy caged dinosaurs. ...so, applying my 7-year old self's standard for dinosaur movies...the answer is there were plenty of dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They just didn't do anything.