Jurassic World: Dominion – Movie Review

Directed by : Colin Trevorrow

Written by : Emily Carmichael, Colin Trevorrow

Starring : Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, BD Wong, DeWanda Wise, Omar Sy, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, and Daniella Pineda.

7 years after the first Jurassic World entry, Colin Trevorrow returns to send the franchise off with its latest entry; Dominion.

The Jurassic World movies have been a peculiar bunch, the 2015 reboot was an expansive reimagining of the first one with more and bigger teeth that delivered moderate success, it’s sequel Fallen Kingdom was house of horrors themed-movie with a raptor — resulting in one of the weirdest blockbusters ever made.

However, it did end on a bang that sets up an interesting world where we all have to co-exist with Dinosaurs, and the massive implications it has on our ecosystem.

While Dominion addresses this bombastic cliffhanger — it quickly shifts to a new story that brings in the original trio (something they should have done right from the get-go). This shift feels rather jarring as the brand new subplot that replaces it feels rushed and cartoony.

The returning cast is great as always — Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard gets to play on a new dynamic as they are now parenting Isabella Sermon’s Maisie. While ‘clone girl’ is still one of the franchise’s weirdest creations, they find an endearing angle for her existence in the franchise and more importantly — the plot. However, it is DeWanda Wise that steals the spotlight from everyone, oozing charisma and charm with her performance and witty banter.

As for the original trio — while the film sometimes has a hard time justifying their presence in movie. It’s undeniable that their chemistry is still one of the franchise’s best elements and it’s rather a shame that it took them almost 30 years to get the band back together.

Oddly enough, despite being marketed as the ultimate finale to the franchise. Dominion is short and focused, even its action sequences are nowhere near as bombastic as its predecessor — opting for intense car chases and white-knuckling Dino scares rather than huge set pieces.

While Jurassic World: Dominion doesn’t end the franchise with luminous fanfare. It gets the job done by being an entertaining action flick with engaging, charismatic characters sprinkled in with some fun Dino violence.

Jurassic World is Now Available in Theaters.

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