Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 5 review: A well-written narrative that connects all the dots

‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 5’ is a new adventure animated series which follows the Nublar Six as they do their best to prevent Kenji’s father to control the dinosaurs. Netflix is currently streaming the series.

Story

The CEO of Mantah Corp. is Daniel Kon, the father of Kenji. Kenji is given the opportunity to take part in his life. The Mantah Corp island is where the Nublar Six—Darius, Kenji, Brooklyn, Yaz, Ben, and Sammy arrive.

Kon is attempting to mind-control the dinosaurs in order to subdue them. Kon locks up the campers and takes Kenji to Isla Nublar, which is when Kenji starts to comprehend his father’s dubious behaviour.

The campers disrupt Kon’s business meeting by short-circuiting the mind-control chips while he perfects dinosaur mind control.

Kon alters the island’s weather in an effort to discourage the group from visiting. The island’s power core is on the verge of overflowing.  The gang, however, takes advantage of this by staging a bogus core overload.

Kon is compelled to depart because of this circumstance. Kenji is asked to go with him, but he rejects. They are seeking to leave the island. In the meantime, Roxie, Dave, and Brandon, Darius’s older brother, arrive on the island.

Performances

The main character, Darius, is superbly voiced by Paul-Mikel Williams. Kenji, a character from the series, is voiced by Ryan Potter. Although the character is slightly obnoxious, Potter does a good job of capturing the mood.

Ben may be recognised by Sean Giambrone’s distinguishing voice. Both Jenna Ortega and Raini Rodriguez, who play Brooklyn and Sammy, respectively, are ex-Disney Channel professionals who perfectly fit the voice of their respective characters.

Positives

‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 5’ truly carries on the heritage of the “Jurassic Park” movie in animation. It is a well-written series. The writers added diversity to their characters; as a result, we see both Hispanic and Afro-American characters in the series.

The voice actors that have performed in the series exhibit the same diversity. The connection between the characters and the dinosaurs is beautifully written.

One of the series’ finest elements is the action scenes. The action sequences from Dominion and episodes 11 and 12 in the fifth season are perhaps among the strongest parts of the whole franchise. The conclusion to the ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ is really satisfying.

The animation from Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 5 to season 1 clearly demonstrates how far this series has improved graphically. In episode 5, the lighting and colours unexpectedly improved for two moments, going from decent to spectacular.

The series is a joy in terms of audio; the screams of the dinosaurs and the terrifying roar of the T-Rex are both there, along with all the other well-known sound effects.

Negatives

The second half of the season seems rushed to get through the ongoing plots and loose ends from the first half of the season in order to conclude.

The result is a hurried conclusion where character arcs are pushed to completion. Even when it is unnecessary, the series presents animal brutality needlessly.

Verdict

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 5 is a well-written series and every ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise admirer should watch it. Additionally, the series will appeal to adults as well as children.

Rating 3.5/5


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