Jurassic World Dominion – Review

Every movie fan has that moment that transforms them from a casual viewer into a full-blown fanatic. “Jurassic Park” was one of those movies that revolutionized movies for me.

The movie made such a strong impact on me as a kid, I got obsessed with the Jurassic Park franchise and merchandise, from stationaries to t-shirts, it was a popular aesthetic for us kids in the 90s!

Jurassic Park has let’s say bonded with my DNA, where it has been the benchmark for any movies for me as a kid, so every time a Jurassic Movie came up, I would jump to be the first to watch! You can’t even imagine the excitement I had of the much-anticipated trilogy from the Jurassic World Franchise, The Jurassic World Dominion.

What had me jumping in joy was to know the Jurassic Park legends were coming back to grace the screen together! Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler, Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm & Sam Neill as Alan Grant! this meant a big deal to me, it was like bringing back my childhood, you see Nostalgia is a strong feeling, and let’s say Jurassic World Dominion is what I needed!

Now let’s get straight to the movie, shall we!

(Spoilers Ahead)

The Jurassic World: Dominion is the sixth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. 

Series in Order:

  1. Jurassic Park (1993), 
  2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), 
  3. Jurassic Park III (2001), 
  4. Jurassic World (2015)
  5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018),
  6. Jurassic World: Dominion (2022).

Directed by Colin Trevorrow, This final installment sees the Legacy Jurassic Park trio unite with the Jurassic World, the movie has the biggest cast in the entire franchise, which is no surprise considering it’s going to be set all over the world!

Following the events of Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom, dinosaurs are now loose around the globe. Humanity, as well as nature, is struggling to adapt to this shock to the ecosystem, but not everyone is focused on the dinosaurs. The film finds Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) investigating some extreme crop destruction, perpetrated by an extinct type of locust.

The search directs her towards an evil genetics corporation, no not InGen this time, but their rival Biosyn โ€“ lead by none other than Dr. Lewis Dodgson. Dr. Sattler decides to round up her old JP crew, starting with Dr. Grant (Sam Neill) and lucky for them โ€“ Dr. Ian Malcom (Jeff Goldblum) is already working for Biosyn at their icy mountain genetic research facility.

Meanwhile, the Jurassic World family of former Raptor trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) are living the deep woods cabin life to hide their adoptive daughter Maisie (Isabella Sermon) from all the evil genetic corporations since sheโ€™s, the first human clone, and also responsible for releasing the dinosaurs to the mainland. The plan doesnโ€™t go so well, because sheโ€™s taken and all roads (and characters) lead to a showdown of prehistoric proportions at the Biosyn facility.

The movie should be admired for taking a risk in breaking the franchise formula and exploring new ways to execute dino mayhem. The chemistry of Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler warms the screen like a cozy blanket, it was heartwarming to see them on screen they still look so good! What makes it even better is Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm joining the gang! From funny dialogues by Ian to the silence not admitting so in love Ellie and Alan just make a big melting pot of 90s delight!

While the storyline could’ve been more polished, the focus of the movie was more on the stars, action, and the dinosaurs, many new ones, the most the series has ever had! the movie has terrifying and deadly dinosaurs, ones that run, ones that fly, ones that swim! Though from the trailer it was assumed it was all about Blue, the story focuses on her baby and the 12-year-old clone Maisie. 

The movie is a guaranteed thrill-ride action scene after another, with brilliant cinematography, sound design, and editing. What I loved most about the Jurassic World Dominion was the use of animatronics! compared to the previous Jurassic World series, which gave it the 90s JP aesthetic the franchise is known for!

The most important lesson we take from the Jurassic World Dominion is that as terrifying and deadly as dinosaurs can be, the scariest ones are the humans, from the corporate CEO who will stop at nothing to dominate the world. The other is a very, angry little 12-year-old girl.

This movie is designed to be enjoyed in the most epic setting, so please make sure to watch this on the big screen for the best viewing experience!

Though there may be many mixed reviews of this movie, please watch the movie before making any judgments, just enjoy the movie, the dinosaurs, the action, and most importantly the legendary trio of Jurassic Park!

PG – 13 (Violence, Intense Action, Swarms of scary Locusts)

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