Jurassic World Dominion review: Chris Pratt’s movie ‘bites more than it can chew’ with a silly conclusion
Jurassic World Dominion
Actors Dominating the Jurassic World: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill
Jurassic World Dominion director: Colin Trevorrow
Jurassic World Dominion Stars: 2.5 / 5
“Can humans and dinosaurs coexist?” That’s the only question Jurassic World Dominion bank, for one last pass to milk the nostalgic treasure bestowed upon it in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic Jurassic Park. With Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return as raptor trainer Owen Grady and former Jurassic World park manager Claire Dearing, the third installment brings back the franchise’s beloved OG trio – Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler, Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant and Jeff Goldblum like Dr. Ian Malcolm. But will the movie deliver a dinosaur-level ending? Let’s find out together!
With two parallel storylines clashing at Biosyn Genetics, a corporate dinosaur facility with evil intentions of an impending ecological disaster, Jurassic World Dominion takes place four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Now, dinosaurs live among humans, in which little Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), a cloned human, is kidnapped by Biosyn Genetics CEO Dr. Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott) because she is “valuable intellectual property”. Her adoptive parents Owen and Claire embark on a global adventure battling deadly dinosaurs and cunning humanity to save Maisie, who is curious about her family’s mysterious origins and history. her hidden. On the other hand, giant, aggressive locusts become a formidable threat as they wipe out crop fields, heading towards global famine.
The locust plague, with its ties to Biosyn, causes a reunion between like-minded lovers Ellie and Alan, along with Ian, who has insider access to the evil corporation. As you’d expect, the past and present eventually collide to untangle the mess caused by Biosyn while the dinosaurs become leaner, looking better than ever. In Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg masterfully interweaves the dire threat of dinosaurs with emotional characters. However, in Jurassic World Dominion, Colin Trevorrow fails to take advantage. The dinosaurs, who deserve to be the ideal tourist attraction, play a second time for a plot packed with suspense, but at the expense of souls.
When it comes to Jurassic World Dominion performances, the OG trio are the ones who put some much needed life into a chaotic plot, especially Jeff Goldblum, who delivers his dry humorous remarks. and continue to be the cameraman. Even Laura and Sam carry their adorable chemistry intact, but the combination of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, alongside their close-ups, feels distorted throughout. . The duo tries seriously to make you root for Owen and Claire, but the character development is near nihilistic. At no point do they become the heroes of what is supposed to be their story! Similarly, Isabella Sermon falls victim to a lackluster motif while Campbell Scott’s dodgy Steve Jobs villain is amusing. So BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu while Dichen Lachman as dinosaur smuggler Soyona Santos is caricature. Surprisingly, it’s the franchise’s newcoms Kayla Watts as DeWanda Wise, a Han Solo rescue pilot, and Ramsay Cole as Mamoudou Athie, Biosyn’s Head of Communications, who spark curiosity. with their interesting characters.
With a cash cow in hand, Jurassic World Dominion writers Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly belittled the loyal fan base that the Jurassic Park franchise continues to grow. Inspired by other rental franchise players like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, James Bond and countless others, the film feels more like an action thriller than a sci-fi thriller. about dinosaurs. Furthermore, the plot focuses too much on the nostalgia element, which may alienate new fans while OG fans will continue to show their allegiance. It’s the exact opposite of what the delightful Spider-Man: No Way Home has to offer to fans, relying more on fan service than a logical encounter past story. However, don’t be surprised if Jurassic World Dominion turns out to be a blockbuster!
With due credit, when it comes to the action sequences in Jurassic World Dominion, it’s the bombastic Malta adventure that really is the edge of your seat as Owen and Claire race to the finish line on motorbikes. and pickup trucks while fighting scary dinosaurs and terrible humans. It is here when you truly witness the ill effects of a possible co-existence between humans and dinosaurs, with the latter being paraded around the whims and illusions of the former in the form of a ruthless black market is set up. There are some such scenes, but the momentum doesn’t last long and the chaotic plot is just the cause. It never really digs into the element of “compassion and suffering” as promised in previous sections. While the CGI dinosaurs were more artfully captured around this time, it’s surprising that even with T-Rex and Giganotosaurus, an even bigger carnivorous threat, the duel promises to be very interesting.
In the end, Jurassic World Dominion equates to a non-traditional ‘extinction’ conclusion for a legendary franchise. “Life finds a way.” Unfortunately, Jurassic World Dominion doesn’t!