In a world where dinosaurs and man coexist, the fragile balance of nature
is threatened by genetics company trying to monetize the food chain.
Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)
Directed by Colin Trevorrow
Written by Emily Carmichael and Colin Trevorrow
Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern,
Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, DeWanda Wise, Campbell Scott,
Isabella Sermon, Mamoudou Athie, BD Wong
Sequel to 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Based on characters created by Michael Crichton
After five decent movies about humanity's ignorance in the face of nature, we have arrived at the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era. Take that with a grain of salt as I'm sure Universal will be rebooting this one in a few years. As of today, however, this is the ending, and I enjoyed it. I can't for the life of me understand where all this critical hate is coming from. At their core, all six of these movies are pretty much the same, but none of them are ever going to live up to the wonder and majesty of the first movie. With that in mind, let's ease the fuck up. Does it have problems? Sure, it does. The pacing is odd sometimes, and the dinosaurs definitely take a backseat to human drama this time around. It comes down to personal preference, and I think it delivered.
It's been four years since the destruction of Isla Nublar and the introduction of dinosaurs into the wild. Humans and dinosaurs have been forced to coexist, and genetics company Biosyn has emerged at the forefront of new dinosaur-inspired technology. The company is led by Lewis Dodgson. Remember him? Bringing that plot thread from the first film full circle gave this film major points for me, and it was very exciting to see Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum together again and interacting with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. I do wish the stakes had been a bit higher at times. It's pretty clear everything's gonna work out, and a certain longtime bad guy never gets his much-deserved comeuppance.
Despite its issues, I did like Jurassic World: Dominion. I think it served as a decent finale to this franchise. It wrapped up a number of plot threads and features some freaky new dinosaurs that stand out. Sure, we don't get a lot of raptor or T-rex action, but we get this super giant T-rex lookalike and a carnivore that looks like Freddy Krueger if he was a dinosaur. I think this franchise has done worse, and this was an entertaining movie.