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The Adventures of Jurassic Pet 2: The Lost Secret Review***--

Cert PG | 84 mins | 2023

3 star silly but fun children’s adventure film.

The Adventures of Jurassic Pet 2: The Lost Secret is a 2023 family adventure writtenn by Gérard Miller (Invitation to a Murder) and Chris Hoyt, who makes his directorial debut here alongside Ryan Bellgardt (The Adventures of Jurassic Pet).

It is the sequel to the 2019 film The Adventures of Jurassic Pet and will be available in the UK on Digital Platforms from 8th May 2023 courtesy of 101 Films.

“We’re not sure why, or how, but the morning after every full moon in this spot a doorway opens up for one day.”

Wendy (Sophie Proctor – Ghoster) and her grandmother Tadrina (Carolyn Josephine Wright) are the guardians of a secret, a portal to another time or place where dinosaurs still roam the Earth. They visit this magical place every month after the full moon, but this month it is going to be more difficult.

Her father Mason (Ryan Francis – What the Nanny Saw, Black Bag) has arranged for an orphan, Curtis (Myles Currin-Moore – The Unbreakable Boy) to come and live with the family for a while. Wendy warns him that they will be missing for a few hours but Curtis follows them and learns their secret.

They all meet with a dinosaur family who have an adorable baby named Junior, but they are all in for a surprise the next morning when they awaken to discover that Junior has followed them home. Now they have to keep him safe (and hidden) for a month until the portal reopens. In the meantime, a nefarious plot is unfolding in which Wendy, Curtis and Junior become embroiled. Can they save the day?

“I am the guardian of that doorway and Junior is trapped here until the next full moon.”

This is a very entertaining film which is sure to delight youngsters. The characters are relatable, the dinosaurs are adorable and the special effects are not too bad at all.

There’s lots of adventure and mild peril (flying rocket of death anyone?) as well as the most irritating group of bad guys you will ever see. It’s not earth shattering storywise but it carries plenty of wholesome messages mixed in with plenty of humour.

The performances are as to be expected fro a film of this kind and anything involving dinosaurs (especially talking ones) is always going to be a hit with kids. Fun for the while family and worth a watch.

“I still believe in the impossible. I remember when you did too.”

The Adventures of Jurassic Pet 2: The Lost Secret is available now on UK Digital Platforms.

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DirectorRyan Bellgardt, Chris Hoyt
GenreAdventure, family
StarringSophie Proctor, Myles Currin-Moore, Carolyn Josephine Wright, Ryan Francis
Category: Digital, film, Review