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Jurassic World Dominion

2022, Action/Adventure, 2h 27m

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Jurassic World Dominion might be a bit of an improvement over its immediate predecessors in some respects, but this franchise has lumbered a long way down from its classic start. Read critic reviews

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It's probably time to let this franchise rest, but between some entertaining action and the fun of seeing members of the original cast reunited, Jurassic World Dominion is a decent enough sequel. Read audience reviews

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This summer, experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar®-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominion, a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live--and hunt--alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures.

Rating: PG-13 (Language|Intense Sequences of Action|Some Violence)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Mystery & thriller

Original Language: English

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Producer: Frank Marshall , Patrick Crowley

Writer: Emily Carmichael , Colin Trevorrow

Release Date (Theaters): Jun 10, 2022  wide

Release Date (Streaming): Sep 2, 2022

Box Office (Gross USA): $376.0M

Runtime: 2h 27m

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Perfect World Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos

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Cast & Crew

Chris Pratt

Bryce Dallas Howard

Claire Dearing

Ellie Sattler

Jeff Goldblum

Ian Malcolm

DeWanda Wise

Kayla Watts

Mamoudou Athie

Ramsay Cole

Dr. Henry Wu

Barry Sembène

Isabella Sermon

Maisie Lockwood, Young Charlotte Lockwood

Campbell Scott

Lewis Dodgson

Dichen Lachman

Soyona Santos

Justice Smith

Franklin Webb

Rainn Delacourt

Daniella Pineda

Dr. Zia Rodriguez

Colin Trevorrow

Emily Carmichael

Screenwriter

Frank Marshall

Patrick Crowley

Steven Spielberg

Executive Producer

Alexandra Derbyshire

John Schwartzman

Cinematographer

Mark Sanger

Film Editor

Michael Giacchino

Original Music

Kevin Jenkins

Production Design

Ben Collins

Art Director

Carol Lavallee

Set Decoration

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Jurassic World: Dominion has received, by far, the worst reviews and reception of the six-film franchise that has taught us the valuable life lesson that dinosaurs will eat people. Director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) is back though he remained a screenwriter for the entire World trilogy along with Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed). It's also bringing the band back together by including Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum as their beloved original trilogy characters (there's also B.D. Wong, again, if that does anything for ya). I've delayed seeing the movie because of my own sense of caution and resignation. Is it as bad as feared? It's years after dinosaurs have become reintegrated into the human world. Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) are living out West together with the clone girl from 2018's Fallen Kingdom. He's lassoing wild dinos and she's breaking them out of illegal testing sites. The BioSyn CEO (modeled after Apple's Tim Cook, here played by Campbell Scott) has big plans for… world domination? It's actually unclear besides general profit. The evil businessman hires kidnappers to abscond with the little clone girl, the baby dinosaur to Blue, America's favorite family-friendly raptor, and for good measure, he's also unleashing swarms of killer locusts. Owen and Claire are hopping the world to find their missing family (Owen promises the raptor he will return her baby) and uncover yet another evil scheme from an evil rich person. There is a lot going on with Jurassic World: Dominion and yet so little is happening, at least from an intellectual standpoint. This feels like three different movies inartly slammed together and it is overstuffed with subplots all competing for screen time, so every few minutes feels like a possible off-ramp for another episode of what the opening concept portends. The concept of a world where humans are forced to co-exist with dinosaurs is a genuinely exciting starting point, and it's a Jurassic movie I would want to see, and I do… for a montage to open and close the movie. It's a shame that the most interesting part of this movie, the global acclimation of creatures of an older millennium rejoining our ecosystem, is kept as literal background. I suppose by the end nature just took care of itself. Instead, the majority of the movie is split between two less engaging stories: giant locusts and a rich guy's private dino enclosure. Yes, dear reader, you read that correctly. After five movies of dinosaurs in parks, where we begin with dinosaurs in the real world, it's back to spending time in another glorified dino park, and would you believe that something goes wrong at this park too? Why even bother setting up an exciting premise if it's abandoned so completely? The movie we do get is a lesson in diminished returns and accepting disappointment. This feels more like a giant locust movie for half, about a villainous corporation weaponizing genetically modified plagues to kill their competitors' stock. It's certainly something that seems plausible for a massive corporation, but what is this doing in my Jurassic World movie? Why did we need another blankly evil CEO, this time the guy who appeared in one scene in Jurassic Park, as if that mattered? Why do we need more extraneous characters taking away oxygen from the legacy characters returning especially when they seem too similar to the already established characters? Why should I care about three dinosaurs fighting at the end like I'm personally invested in any of these creatures? My sadness manifested watching this franchise descend into even more farcical dumb blockbuster nonsense. The best part of this movie might actually be its most ridiculous. There's a mid-movie set piece where our heroes infiltrate an underground dinosaur fighting ring in Malta. That's cool, and we're introduced into new secondary villains we can enjoy get their just desserts once the dinosaurs inevitably get set loose. The lead trafficking lady says the raptors have been trained to kill anything that she shines a laser pointer on, which was also introduced in the last film. She targets Claire and then it becomes a foot chase between Claire and a determined raptor. It's a silly excuse for a chase but it has an extra sense of urgency. It's also completely ridiculous and ridiculously fun. Claire transforms immediately into Jason Bourne and is leaping from rooftop to rooftop and crashing through windows. Owen is riding a motorcycle through the narrow streets while being chased himself. It's all action movie pablum and it works for what it is in the moment. Treverrow's action set pieces have some moments that pop, especially Claire cautiously slipping into a pond to escape a supposedly blind dinosaur. There are even dinosaurs with feathers now. Alas, the movie can only work as dumb fun for so long before it just becomes infinitely more of the latter. There are so many moments on repeat here that Dominion feels like it's stitched together like another genetically modified dinosaur clumsily patched with parts of the franchise's past. Oh, and you better believe we're going three movies in a row with a new genetically-modified super monster to better sell toys (at least this one isn't stated as being part raptor). The appeal of this movie, besides the concept abandoned above that I mentioned, is the old characters coming back together, even though Goldblum and Neill each headlined a Jurassic sequel. This action is also a tacit condemnation of the investment in the new trilogy's main characters. I doubt anyone is going to say, "Wait, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing are back for another movie? Count me in." I bet most people didn't even remember either of their names. But if we're bringing back important characters of franchise past, let's give them something important to do. They get into danger and scrapes but it's also always with a wink and a nod that is grating. Goldblum gets to wave his arms around to distract like he did in Jurassic Park. Dern gets to cuddle a triceratops like she did in Jurassic Park. Even Neill features in a dangerous teetering automobile like he did in Jurassic Park. The contrivances to get them all in the movie were already there, but then you give them little to do other than go through the motions of their past (I will always demand more Goldblum time). There are certain dinosaurs reappearing to hit that nostalgia button. It's the poison-spewing dinos, the ones that blinded and killed Nedry (Wayne Knight), and they're back, except they can also have their mouth grabbed shut in the most unintentionally hilarious moment. Why even bring back an evil CEO barely mentioned in 1993? Do we need that strained connection for a role recast because the original actor is in jail for assaulting a minor? It's an excellent example of losing track of the appeal of nostalgia by metric volume. As far as I'm concerned, that little clone girl, a.k.a. Maisie (Isabella Sermon), is responsible for all the pain and suffering in the world because of deadly dinosaurs. At the end of Fallen Kingdom, this little kid single-handedly rescues the dinosaurs from extinction because, as she said, "They're alive, like me." I guess her reasoning is they weren't supposed to exist, but they do, so we should value life. The problem with that occurs when that creature also happens to be a predator. I would have loved Dominion to explain why Maisie is living in an isolated cabin is because she's the world's most wanted person, as mobs of victims blame her for their loved ones dying at the hands, feet, and claws of dinosaur mayhem. The world is in chaos because of this little kid's rash decision. This cloned girl storyline was the worst part of Fallen Kingdom and now she gets to be the worst part of Dominion as well. Her entire presence is once again as a plot device. I guess she served a purpose as her realization over her identity lead to her decision to save the poor dinosaurs, but here she's a literal savior cure with legs. Apparently, the reason why the big bad corporation kidnaps her, along with baby Blue, is because her DNA is the key to eradicating genetic disorders. Fortunately, you only need some blood or saliva for a DNA sample and kidnapping seems like overkill. You could have just asked her nicely for a sample, fellas. Why would this gesture work on other dinosaurs? However, the dumbest aspect of this requires some sticky spoilers discussion, so you have been warned. Maisie was the grandchild of Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), a retcon character to elbow in another rich co-founder of Jurassic Park that we just never heard about until the fifth movie. Except she was really his daughter but as a clone. Well now we get even more retconning because Maisie's mom, herself, gave birth to her… self. The adult Maisie impregnated herself with her own clone (because this was the easiest way to have a child?) but she's also genetically modified her DNA to exclude a terminal disorder killing the adult Maisie. If adult Maisie wanted to save others from having her genetic disorder, why not publicize this valuable information? Why not tell her colleagues? Why leave her clone as the lone evidence? This new info makes me kind of hate the adult Maisie. She brought her clone into the world and made her a target. This seems cruel and unnecessary. It also doesn't make sense for a person supposedly valuing life or the larger scientific community or even her own child. I'll say it: she's a bad mom. The wild swings and retcons reminded me of what happened with the newer Star Wars trilogy. In 2015, both The Force Awakens and Jurassic World are released to massive success and kickoff reboots of their respective franchises. Both of the movies purposely leaned onto nostalgia for their originals, even repeating similar plot beats and reminders to trigger positive association. Then both directors, J.J. Abrams and Treverrow, left the franchise and the second movies, 2017's The Last Jedi and Fallen Kingdom, took big swings, tried to be something different from the mold, and were met with divisive responses from the larger fanbase. I appreciate both of these movies attempting to do something different with something so entrenched in formula. Then for the concluding movie, both franchises had the original director return to essentially retcon the retcons, to bring the movies back to what was familiar and ultimately dull. It's even more interesting when you take into account that Treverrow left the Jurassic series to spend a year of his life developing Episode 9 before being fired and hastily replaced with Abrams. I remember the meta-commentary in Jurassic World about modern audiences becoming jaded and complacent to scientific wonders mirroring movie audiences becoming blasé to what used to marvel us in the realm of special effects extravaganzas. As it leaned into its considerable nostalgia, it was doing so in a thinly veiled satirical criticism of, "Is this what you want?" Now all the meta-commentary and irony have been stripped clean and it's simply a big, dumb, lumbering beast awaiting its own creative extinction as it meets an end. The franchise is still a colossal moneymaker and Dominion has a chance of topping one billion in box-office, so there will be more adventures cannibalizing the past for inevitably diminished returns, and then we'll get the special reappearances of, like, Jake Johnson's character or Guy at Computer #4 to the celebration of few if any. None of the Jurassic movies have ever come close to capturing that certain magic from the first movie but they have all been, in some way, serviceably entertaining even at their worst. Dominion is the worst of the franchise and feels devoid of passion and awe and curiosity. To paraphrase a clever man, the studio execs were too busy thinking about whether they could and less busy worrying about whether they should. I guess you could shut off your brain and possibly enjoy it but that's admitting defeat. Jurassic World: Dominion makes dinosaurs dull and that's a disservice of imagination. Nate's Grade: D+

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Not the strongest of the Jurassic sequels, in fact arguably one of the poorest next to Lost World. However, if you're like me and just can't get enough of humans being chased by dinosaurs, you'll still have a lot of fun with Dominion. The big attraction of dinosaurs on the mainland is fun, but unfortunately it's not as well utilized as it really could be. Instead what we get is a rather odd story involving giant locusts and cropping. We still get lots of dino action though, just not the mainland dino action quite like we were promised. But when the dinosaur action goes down, it's just as glorious as ever. What is up to expectation is the presence of our original film trio of Ellie, Alan, and Ian with returning cast members who have not lost a single step in the years between. They feel exactly like these characters before. Not just like these characters before, but like these characters but now aged, older, sometimes wiser, and maybe a little more jaded by their experiences from the earlier films. They naturally fit into the movie and sync up well with the new cast. It never feels like a gimmick because of course these people would know each other, they work in the same fields. Jurassic World Dominion is far from a perfect movie, but it is a great deal of fun. I wish we had more playfulness with the dinosaurs on the mainland and less of the locust plot, but the dinosaur stuff we get is still a great joy to behold, and the returning cast members alone are worth the price of admission.

While I, like the majority of film lovers, absolutely love the original Jurassic Park, I've basically felt like I've given the majority of the franchise pass, rather than genuinely believing they're great films. The only other film I genuinely think is a solid entry is the first Jurassic World (which in itself isn't original at all). I've felt that the sense of awe and wonder has been missing since the original film and with the release of the "final" installment with Jurassic World Dominion, I was eager to see how they would put a bow on the franchise at least. Sadly, I have to be honest and say this is probably my least favourite of the entire franchise. Let's dive into why I think fans should still see this movie, but with incredibly lowered expectations.  Picking up about four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, dinosaurs are now free in our world and living amongst humans and other species. From here, there are multiple storylines that pick up that are not explored in the marketing for this film, so I'll keep it brief. Maisie Lockwood, the young girl from the previous film has been living with Owen and Claire in protective custody, but she is kidnapped and a rescue mission for her begins. Not only that, but the offspring of Owen's companion Blue is also with her. We then meet the original cast, who are on their own mission. Eventually, these two missions collide, but overall, I think this entire film was a missed opportunity.  I felt as though this film spent next to zero time explaining what happened in between the events of the previous film and this final installment. This isn't even me getting my hopes up, because we've already seen dinosaurs on land before, so I truly believe a portion of this film should've been dedicated to people trying to survive or figuring out how to. With that said, there are still many unique ideas presented here that I thought were clever story developments, but I also found that the film failed to deliver on them, especially since they didn't work for a Jurassic Park film. That's also one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to massive franchises. When you present cool ideas, but they don't actually work in the context of the franchise, that just feels wildly disappointing.  On a more positive note, I'm a fan of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum, so seeing them, all come together here was a lot of fun and some of their banter got some genuine laughs out of me. With that said, I actually believe newcomer DeWanda Wise as Kayla was the biggest standout here. Her witty dialogue and back and forth with Pratt throughout a lot of the film was terrific and I will gladly watch her performances in the future. It's always nice to have a new character added to a franchise that surprises you. If for nothing else, this was a great cast of characters to see together.  Now for the dinosaurs, which were severely lacking in this film. This franchise, even in its weaker installments, has never had a shortage of Dinosaur action. Yes, this film has plenty of action involving Dinosaurs, some of which are genuinely fun, but I have to admit that the core story of this film really came out of left field for me, and not in a good way. I'm not about to dive into the details, because these details aren't even explored in the marketing, but I'll say that the main storyline focuses very little on Dinosaurs. For the end of a Dinosaur franchise, this rubbed me the wrong way. I couldn't comprehend why this story element was even being explored. It was basically what made me dislike this film overall, even though I enjoyed moments of it. In the end, Jurassic World Dominion isn't going to gain any new fans for the franchise, but at least the entire cast is here, having a good time, and it shows. I was excited to see Colin Trevorrow returning to direct, after working on the first Jurassic World, but even his touch didn't work here. The score didn't stand out to me either and the climax was very forgettable, especially being the "finale" of a franchise. I wish I had more positive things to say about a franchise that I have enjoyed until this point, but I honestly don't. Jurrasic Park fans will absolutely get a kick out of certain scenes so I recommend that fans still see it, but as a movie on its own, it's just not good.

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Twenty-nine years ago, when " Jurassic Park " was released, computer-generated and digitally composited effects were still relatively new, but director Steven Spielberg's team raised them to a new level of credibility by deploying them sparingly, often in nighttime and rainy scenes, and mixing them with old-fashioned practical FX work (mainly puppets and large-scale models). The result conjured primal wonder and terror in the minds of viewers. The T-Rex attack in particular was so brilliantly constructed that it put this writer sideways in his seat, one arm raised in front of his face as if to defend against a dinosaur attack. When there was a break in the mayhem, Spielberg cut to a very quiet scene, letting everyone hear how many people in the audience had been screaming in fright, which of course led to raucous laughter and a release of tension (a showman's trick). A small girl sitting near this writer regarded his still-terror-contorted body and asked, "Mister, are you all right?"

There's nothing in "Jurassic World: Dominion" that comes close to that first "Jurassic Park" T-Rex attack, or any other scene in it. Or for that matter, any of the scenes in the Spielberg-directed sequel "The Lost World," which made the best of an inevitable cash-grab scenario by treating the film as an excuse to stage a series of dazzling large-scale action sequences, and giving Jeff Goldblum's chaos theorist Dr. Ian Malcolm the action hero job. Goldblum, who reprises his role in "Dominion" alongside fellow original cast members Sam Neill and Laura Dern , turned his "Lost World" performance into a wry-yet-cranky meta-commentary on corporate capitalism.

For that matter, there's nothing in this new film as good as the best parts of "Jurassic Park III," " Jurassic World ," and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” The latter had the most surprising pivots since the original, conjuring Spielbergian magic (think of that shot of the brachiosaur left behind on the dock) and mixing gothic horror and haunted house-movie elements into its second half. "Jurassic Park" creator Michael Crichton's original inspiration, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein , was referenced through the character of Maisie Lockwood ( Isabella Sermon ), a clone created by John Hammond's business partner to replace the daughter that he lost. 

Maisie is one of many major characters featured in "Dominion," and her tragic predicament has disturbing new details added to it. But returning franchise director/co-writer Colin Trevorrow (writer/director of "Jurassic World") and his collaborators are unable to focus on their deeper implications long enough to develop Maisie with the sophistication required for a great or even good science fiction/horror film. 

The mishandling of Maisie is but one bit of scrap in this dumpster of a sequel. The film opens with Claire Dearing ( Bryce Dallas Howard ), onetime park operations manager of Jurassic World turned head of the activist Dinosaur Protection Group, breaking into a ranch where baby plant-eaters are being kept and impulsively deciding to rescue one of them. Then she goes to a cabin in the snowy Sierra Nevada mountains, where Maisie is living with the park's former raptor-whisperer Owen Grady ( Chris Pratt ). The three form a makeshift nuclear family focused on protecting Maisie against parties who want to exploit her for genetic and financial gain. The semi-domesticated raptor Blue lives with them as well, and has asexually produced a child (mirroring Maisie's relationship to her mother's genetic material—though so haphazardly that it's as if the filmmakers barely even thought of the two creatures as being thematically linked). 

There's also a corporate spy plot (as in most of the other films) involving a thoughtless and/or sinister corporation that talks of magic-and-wonder but is mainly interested in exploiting the dinos and the technology that created them. From "The Lost World" onward, the successors to park founder John Hammond ( Richard Attenborough )—a nice old man who meant well but failed to think through the  implications of his actions—have been actively treacherous Bad Guy types. The heavy in this one is Dr. Lewis Dodgson, a character from the original film who’s been recast and promoted to CEO of BioSyn ('bio sin,' get it?). Dodgson hired another recurring "Jurassic" character, B.D. Wong's Dr. Wu (arguably the true villain of most of these films, though in an oblivious, John Hammond sort of way) to breed prehistoric locusts that are genetically coded to devour every food crop, save for engineered plants sold exclusively by the company. 

Dodgson is the mastermind behind the kidnapping of Maisie and Blue's child. Actor Campbell Scott uses inventive body language and unpredictable phrasings and pauses to invest the under-written Dodgson with a distinct personality. He turns him into a sendup of two generations of Baby Boomer and Generation X tech-bro capitalist gurus. Dodgson is a man who carries himself like a peace-loving hippie but is really a voracious yuppie who keeps black marketeers and hired killers on retainer. The warm-voiced but dead-eyed way that Dodgson conveys "caring" is especially chilling—like a zombie Steve Jobs . It's the film's second most imaginative performance after that of Goldblum, who never moves or speaks quite as you expect him to, and blurts out things that sound improvised. (Chastising colleagues who are moving too slowly for his taste, he snaps, "Why are you skulking?")

All narrative roads converge at BioSyn headquarters, where Neill and Dern's Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler have gone to ask Ian Malcolm's help in obtaining top-secret information that can end the prehistoric locust plague, and where Maisie and Blue's baby have been brought so that their genetic secrets can be mined as well. Two new characters—Han Solo-ish mercenary pilot Kayla Watts ( DeWanda Wise ) who says she doesn't want to get involved in the heroes' problems and then does, and Dodgson's disillusioned acolyte Ramsay Cole ( Mamoudou Athie )—join the intrigue, and presumably are being introduced as new-generation figureheads who can take over the franchise. Even if the entire film had focused on BioSyn headquarters, the film still might have seemed overstuffed and under-imagined. But Trevorrow turns the movie into a global travelogue, every sequence feeling narratively cut-off from the others in the manner of a substandard spy flick. (There's even a rooftop chase modeled on one in " The Bourne Supremacy ," but with a raptor.)

A long sequence in Malta, where Claire and Owen have gone to rescue Maisie from kidnappers, encapsulates the film's failures. There are a lot of promising notions in it, including a dinosaur-focused black market (like something out of a " Star Wars " or Indiana Jones film) where criminals go to buy, sell, and eat forbidden and endangered species. But it's undone by a lazy undercurrent of comic-book Orientalism and a seeming inability to even see, much less capitalize on, potentially rich material. Michael Giacchino's score pours on sinister Arabic-African "exotic" cliches, as if setting up an R-rated prison thriller in which Owen does a " Midnight Express " stint in a Turkish prison for hashish possession. 

An action scene that throws Owen and the lead kidnapper into a fighting pit where onlookers wager on dinosaur fights is as indifferently composed and poorly edited as nearly every other action scene in the film—and it becomes depressing once you think about what Spielberg, or his favorite second-unit director Joe Johnston ("Jurassic Park III"), might have done with it. It could've been a tiny masterpiece of action, slapstick, and social commentary, with the pit audience initially reacting with outrage when their regularly scheduled dino-fights are disrupted, then gleefully shifting gears by betting on the two humans who are going at each other, making fresh odds and handing off fistfuls of cash while baying for blood. Trevorrow looks at this setup and sees nothing but a hero fighting a henchman in a pit. 

There's no scene in the film that's entirely worthless. There's no question that at this point, the "Jurassic" factory knows how to design and animate prehistoric creatures and integrate them with live-action scenes of actors running, screaming, shooting, setting fires, and the like. And yet the totality feels indifferently assembled, and the stalkings and chases and dino-battles are for the most part bereft of the life-and-death tension that every other franchise entry has managed to summon. And the plotting is abysmal, relying too heavily on coincidence and flukes of timing, retro-engineering personal connections between new and pre-existing characters, and handing the heroes major victories as casually as a hotel desk clerk giving a guest a room key, instead of letting them earn them through ingenuity.  

Trevorrow even manages to recycle, not once but three times, one of the only clever gags in his "Jurassic World"—a comment on the 40-year budgetary and spectacle escalation of the summer blockbuster, in which a great white shark, the creature at the center of Spielberg's groundbreaking 1975 film " Jaws ," gets eaten by a mosasaurus the size of a skyscraper. Every time Trevorrow does something like this, it feels like an even-more-desperate attempt to remind us of how much fun we might've had during "Jurassic World," which wasn't that great of a film to start with, and that was dining out on reheated cultural leftovers even during its best moments. 

There are also scenes where characters (mainly but not always Malcolm) tie the capitalist rapaciousness of BioSyn to the film you're sitting there watching. But these don't have the wit and playfulness that powered similar material in "The Lost World." They just seem curdled with self-loathing and awareness of how hollow the whole production is. At one point Malcolm chastises himself for taking the company's money to work as their in-house philosopher/guru even though he knows they're cynical corporate exploiters, and there's a self-lacerating edge to Goldblum's voice that makes it seem as if it's the actor rather than the character who's confessing to low personal standards. And there are times where Sam Neill, like Goldblum, seems embarrassed to be onscreen, or at least confused as to what he's doing in the story—although to be fair, the script never convincingly justifies why Allan, a reluctant action hero in his other two "Jurassic" appearances, would leave the dinosaur dig site where Ellie finds him, other than that he's from the earlier movies and needed to be here for nostalgia-marketing reasons.

Worst of all, the series again fails to properly explore its most tantalizing question: how would our world change if dinosaurs were added to it? The opening section packs any halfway intriguing or funny thing that "Dominion" might have to say about this topic into a TV news montage—showing, for instance, a little girl being chased on a beach by baby dinos (an homage to "The Lost World"), a couple releasing doves at their wedding only to have one of them get snatched out of the air by a pterodactyl, and pteranodons nesting in the World Trade Center (possibly a reference to Larry Cohen's " Q: The Winged Serpent ," in which an ancient Aztec god nests in the Chrysler Building). Ninety minutes of footage like this, minus any characters or plot at all, probably would've resulted in an artistically better use of a couple hundred million dollars than "Jurassic World: Dominion," which will doubtless be a smash on the order of all the other entries in the franchise, even though it doesn't do much more than the bare minimum you'd expect for one of these films, and not all that well.

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Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, some violence and language.

147 minutes

Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant

Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler

Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady

Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing

Mamoudou Athie as Ramsay Cole

Scott Haze as Rainn Delacourt

Dichen Lachman as Soyona Santos

Daniella Pineda as Zia Rodriguez

Isabella Sermon as Maisie Lockwood

Justice Smith as Franklin Webb

Omar Sy as Barry Sembène

DeWanda Wise as Kayla Watts

Campbell Scott as Lewis Dodgson

B.D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu

Joel Elferink as Jeffrey

Jake Johnson as Lowery Cruthers

Kristoffer Polaha as Wyatt Huntley

Elva Trill as Charlotte Lockwood

  • Colin Trevorrow

Writer (based on characters created by)

  • Michael Crichton

Writer (story by)

  • Derek Connolly
  • Emily Carmichael

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  • John Schwartzman
  • Mark Sanger
  • Michael Giacchino

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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Themes are in line with the rest of the franchise'

Owen, Claire, and the three scientists are brave,

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Several jump-worthy, potentially terrifying scenes

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Parents need to know that Jurassic World Dominion is the third film in the Jurassic World reboot trilogy and reportedly the final chapter of the entire Jurassic Park franchise. Set four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom , the story unites Owen (Chris Pratt) and…

Positive Messages

Themes are in line with the rest of the franchise's: Science and nature can't (and shouldn't) be controlled; wild, large animals shouldn't be treated as weapons to manipulate; people matter more than profits. There's an ethical line between science and cruelty. Teamwork, integrity, and bravery are important when dealing with animals -- and other people. Everyone has a choice to change and make better and more ethical/moral decisions.

Positive Role Models

Owen, Claire, and the three scientists are brave, protective, compassionate. Owen and Claire are more focused on saving their daughter; Dr. Sattler, Dr. Grant, and Dr. Malcolm are interested in saving the world. A couple of conflicted characters grow and change allegiances, but the primary villain remains a stereotypically egomaniacal/quirky tech CEO.

Diverse Representations

Diversity within supporting cast: a Black pilot presented as queer, a Black scientist, and an Asian American scientist who's had a recurring role in the franchise. More female characters in this installment. The ensemble is multigenerational.

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Violence & Scariness

Several jump-worthy, potentially terrifying scenes of sustained tension and peril. Child in peril on multiple occasions. Dozens of people die, but only a couple of characters with speaking parts perish: They're eaten (whole or in pieces), dismembered, trampled, mutilated. Most characters are injured in some way. Apex predator dinosaurs are especially frightening; other dinosaurs are taught to relentlessly track and kill anyone identified as target. Bloody fights between dinosaurs, which slash, hunt, kill one another. Weapons-based and close-combat violence between humans includes tranquilizer guns, automatic guns, hand-to-hand fighting. Frightening scene of oversized killer locusts that decimate farms and terrorize two children.

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Flirting, banter, a few full-body embraces. Two different couples kiss at least once. One character makes a joke about why a man loves his partner: "I get it; I like redheads, too."

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Parents need to know that Jurassic World Dominion is the third film in the Jurassic World reboot trilogy and reportedly the final chapter of the entire Jurassic Park franchise. Set four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom , the story unites Owen ( Chris Pratt ) and Claire ( Bryce Dallas Howard ) from the newer films with scientists Dr. Sattler ( Laura Dern ), Dr. Grant ( Sam Neill ), and Dr. Malcolm ( Jeff Goldblum ) from the original movies. Together they must fight the villainous CEO ( Campbell Scott ) of an international genetics/agricultural corporation who's lying about how the company uses dinosaur DNA. Expect plenty of jump scares, human-eating dinosaurs, and epic predator-on-predator fights, but there's a slightly lower body count in this installment than the previous ones. Language includes occasional use of "s--t," "bulls--t," "a--hole," etc., and there are a few embraces and kisses between two different couples. This cast is notably intergenerational and also features more women than others in the series have. As with all Jurassic films, this film continues to explore themes related to science, nature, ethics, teamwork, and prioritizing people over profits. Integrity and perseverance are also on display. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails .

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Fun mostly positive send-off for the franchise

Need to flush my brain, worse movie ever., what's the story.

JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION picks up four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom . Dinosaurs co-exist with humans, and the ones captured and studied belong to Biosyn Genetics, a multinational corporation that houses and studies the dinosaurs in the Dolomite Mountains. Claire ( Bryce Dallas Howard ) and Owen ( Chris Pratt ) live in a remote mountain cabin where they keep Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), now 13, safe. Meanwhile, original Jurassic Park scientist Dr. Ellie Sattler ( Laura Dern ) investigates a swarm of supersized, genetically altered locusts that attack any farm that doesn't grow Biosyn seed. Ellie convinces her former partner, Dr. Alan Grant ( Sam Neill ), to join her on a trip to Biosyn's headquarters to determine whether the corporation is responsible for the killer locusts. They go under the guise of visiting their old colleague Dr. Ian Malcolm ( Jeff Goldblum ), who's on the company's payroll. When poachers kidnap Maisie and a baby velociraptor, Owen and Claire end up tracking her to Biosyn headquarters, where CEO Lewis Dodgson ( Campbell Scott ) is keeping his more nefarious plans top secret.

Is It Any Good?

This franchise finale is saved by the original trio of actors who made the original Jurassic Park memorable. Dern, Neill, and Goldblum add much-needed heft to Jurassic World Dominion as characters who are committed to saving the world. That puts them in contrast to Owen and Claire, who are on an extremely personal mission to rescue their daughter from a profit-seeking corporation. The dinosaurs are less impressive this time around, with familiar (and, at this point, predictable) battles between apex predators and several life-or-death moments. But it is a refreshing change to see the predators stalking around a snowy mountain landscape or co-existing with humans around the world. The movie's visual effects and other technical elements are high-quality, with excellent sound design and another on-point Michael Giacchino soundtrack that incorporates John Williams' original theme.

Directed by Colin Trevorrow from a script he co-wrote with Emily Carmichael, the film reunites the original Jurassic characters with the reboot stars, but the story doesn't come together seamlessly. Some developments feel forced and implausible (even beyond the suspension of disbelief required to watch this franchise), like when two characters emerge from a crash landing without even a visible bruise. The characterization is similarly uneven, although at least the three Jurassic Park actors don't need too much support to embody the scientists many viewers will fondly remember surviving the first film. And, despite its missteps, Dominion still delivers enough tension and edge-of-your-seat dinosaur battle action to entertain and close out the franchise.

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Movie Details

  • In theaters : June 10, 2022
  • On DVD or streaming : August 16, 2022
  • Cast : Chris Pratt , Bryce Dallas Howard , Sam Neill , Laura Dern
  • Director : Colin Trevorrow
  • Inclusion Information : Female actors
  • Studio : Universal Pictures
  • Genre : Action/Adventure
  • Topics : Dinosaurs , Friendship , Science and Nature
  • Character Strengths : Integrity , Perseverance , Teamwork
  • Run time : 146 minutes
  • MPAA rating : PG-13
  • MPAA explanation : intense sequences of action, some violence and language
  • Last updated : November 4, 2023

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“Jurassic World Dominion” starts with a nod to “The Deadliest Catch”: A marine reptile snacks on king crabs in the Bering Sea before turning its jaws on a trawler and its crew. Yikes! Then a mock newscast swiftly brings us up-to-date on the global catastrophe that began to unfold almost 30 years ago in the first “Jurassic Park” movie. In case you need a refresher, how it started was with Richard Attenborough rhapsodizing about the wonders of life; how it’s going is that the big lizards are everywhere, generally bringing out the worst in people.

It would be nice if those reanimated monsters inspired better movies. The “Jurassic” brand, born in Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel , promises bone-rattling action and sublime reptilian special effects infused with pop pseudoscience and bioethical chin-scratching. The second trilogy, which started in 2015, hasn’t quite lived up to that promise. “Dominion,” directed by Colin Trevorrow, might be a little better than its two predecessors ( “Jurassic World” and “Fallen Kingdom” ), but in ways that underline the hectic incoherence of the whole enterprise.

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However: Jeff Goldblum is back, as the “chaotician” Dr. Ian Malcolm, more seductively lizardy than the dinosaurs themselves. Ian is reunited with his “Jurassic Park” frenemies Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern). Ellie has been married and divorced and made a name for herself in the field of genetic something or other. Alan is still carrying a torch for her. Yes, he’s in love with her, but what I mean to say is that he literally carries a torch, to light their way through an old amber mine deep in the Dolomites.

That rocky bit of Italy is where the fiercest, biggest ancient predators now live, in a preserve built and supervised by Lewis Dodgson, an evil tech/pharma billionaire played by Campbell Scott. He seems nice enough at first — his company, Biosyn, claims to be protecting the dinosaurs out of the goodness of its corporate heart, and also curing disease, feeding the world and so on — but nobody except a naïve scientist is likely to be fooled. There are too many tells. Lewis’s silver hair is combed flat against his scalp, and he wears collarless shirts and soft jackets in rarefied neutral tones like ecru, pewter and mother-of-walrus. His very speech patterns suggest libertarianism run amok.

As it happens, Lewis has bioengineered a plague of giant locusts, with the help of Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong), another revenant from the earlier “Jurassic Park” movies. Biosyn has also kidnapped Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), the cloned avatar of a famous scientist.

To make a very long story as short as I can: For the past few years, Maisie has been in the care of Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), who have been with the franchise since “Jurassic World” and who have less and less to do. Well, that’s not quite fair. It’s just that everybody else is more interesting, both the old-timers and the newcomers. Mamoudou Athie and DeWanda Wise are both better than they need to be in cookie-cutter parts. She’s Kayla Watts, a tough, cynical cargo pilot, and he’s Ramsay Cole, a smooth techie minion. They both end up pretty much where you expect they will. Kayla is someone you might hope to see in her own movie.

Pratt and Howard, bless them, are the designated action figures, who do a lot of the running and jumping and fast driving. There is a complicated chase through the narrow streets of a picturesque Mediterranean seaport, which is only tangentially related to dinosaurs but which might remind you, not unpleasantly, of a Jason Bourne movie. Other chases happen in mud, rain, snow and gloom of night, and also along the sleek, curving corridors of a high-tech research facility.

This is a very crowded movie — so many species of dinosaur, and I’m so bad at keeping track of them that my 8-year-old self is no longer speaking to me. They are variously menacing, ravenous, bizarre and kind of cute, but the frenzied live-action and digital special effects rarely produce moments of Spielbergian awe.

Within the world of “Dominion,” the dinosaurs are no big deal. The message seems to be that human beings need to learn to live with them, accepting the occasional pet-mauling or boat-devouring as the price of coexistence. Is this utopian or dystopian? A vision of ecological harmony or of genetically engineered apocalypse? A metaphor for Covid or just a sign of imaginative exhaustion?

Jurassic World Dominion Rated PG-13. Lizard-brain stuff. Running time: 2 hours 26 minutes. In theaters.

A.O. Scott is a co-chief film critic. He joined The Times in 2000 and has written for the Book Review and The New York Times Magazine. He is also the author of “Better Living Through Criticism.” More about A.O. Scott

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Jurassic World Dominion Review

Something old, something new, and the dino, blue..

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Jurassic World Dominion hits theaters on June 10, 2022.

Nostalgia has become such a common device that it could basically be media currency at this point, but there are some movies where it just works. Jurassic World Dominion is one such flick, combining this generation’s heroes with those of the ‘90s with a surprising amount of success. Now, Dominion is far from a perfect movie. But how low of a rating can you really give to a film that had you grinning from ear to ear from start to finish?

Let’s get the weaker points out of the way before we dive into all the reasons this movie kind of rules. Michael Giacchino’s score isn’t anything to write home about. Anything that makes your ears perk up here is going to be thanks to homages to/riffs on John Williams’ original work. There are some odd character beats — particularly with Owen and Claire — where it kinda seems like neither Chris Pratt nor Bryce Dallas Howard wanted to be on set that day. And the character of Maise (that’s Fallen Kingdom’s cloned child), while admirably performed by Isabella Sermon, mostly just plays as a lack of faith in the audience to find empathy without a human counterpart to the dinosaurs.

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While none of these are insignificant flaws, Jurassic World Dominion still manages to play with dino DNA in a way that keeps you excited and marks some notable improvements from previous entries. Most notably is the character of Claire Dearing. She’s given breakneck character changes between Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, none of which are earned in any way that’s meaningful. In Dominion, we get several moments that retroactively acknowledge the woman she was when she allowed Isla Nublar to fall and the woman she wants to be now that she sees the dinosaurs as actual living beings.

Those living beings, by and large, look pretty great too! Dominion does seem to lean heavier on VFX than past entries, and there are a couple rough-looking atrociraptors. These new raptors are meant to play as more form than function, though. Their existence in the story is solely as quick-moving foils to Owen, Claire, and Kayla (DeWanda Wise), so any distractions that may be presented by dicier-looking dinos is limited to a few seconds-long glimpses. Action-wise, everything else is thrilling raptor chases, dino-on-dino fighting, and the return of fan-favorites like Blue, Rexy, and the dilophosaurus. And don’t worry, those atrociraptors are the only dinosaurs who look a little funky!

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Jurassic World Dominion may be leaning heavily into nostalgia, but every single one of its newcomers is an impressive introduction to the franchise. Mamoudou Athie rules as new addition Ramsay Cole, and I couldn’t be more here for DeWanda Wise’s cargo pilot Kayla Watts. Each one of them is invaluable to the story, with Kayla showing up Owen’s machismo with ease and Ramsay showing — well, we actually can’t tell you that because it’s kind of a spoiler, but rest assured that he’s imperative to the storyline and is fun to boot.

And Blue’s baby, Beta? Listen. Was this baby dino created solely with the intention of selling toys? Probably. Is she an exciting and incredibly cute new addition to the Jurassic Park Dino Pantheon™? Yes. You can put her plush right next to your Baby Yoda and Baby Groot toys. Beta and the atrociraptors aren’t the only new prehistoric players, either. We see realistic versions of several of the dinosaurs (updated from what we knew about the era at the time that the original Jurassic Park was made) and a surprising new bio-threat is introduced that ends up ultimately competing with the dinosaurs for the biggest current threat to humanity’s survival as a species.

All of this takes us to what had most fans hyped for Jurassic World Dominion to begin with — the return of the big three. Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum all make their homecoming as doctors Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm, respectively, and said return is as delightful as one would expect after missing them together on-screen for nearly 30 years. More importantly, though, is the fact that their presence in the World franchise isn’t shoehorned. Writers Emily Carmichael, Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly didn’t think up some hamhocked reason for Claire and Owen to go to any of the three for help. Instead, their paths cross in a very organic matter that easily justifies everyone’s presence in the story. No one’s trading their character goals for anyone else’s, and they all play a part in saving our world while doing our best to keep the dinosaurs humanity has brought back as safe as they can.

Jurassic World Dominion doesn’t tie any bows on the fact that dinosaurs are now an ever-present challenge in our world, nor does it believe in its audiences’ intelligence enough to explore that complicated of a story. Honestly, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous does a better job with such themes with its long-form narrative. That’s a warranted frustration with the continuation of the franchise, but Dominion still has enough going on to keep it both exciting and fun for audiences. The film’s successful marriage of hardcore nostalgia and new challenges works in its favor, and I can’t wait to see what the franchise does next.

While Jurassic World Dominion is most certainly an imperfect addition to the Jurassic Park franchise — particularly with the rough presentation of some newer dinosaurs and its lack of faith in audience intelligence — it manages to introduce an impressive marriage between ever-present nostalgia and the constantly evolving challenges of having prehistoric creatures roaming free in our world. Characters new and old keep the film flying high, even if some of the Claire and Owen stuff makes the plane’s engine sputter now and again.

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The enduring, collective love for “Jurassic Park” is immensely hard to explain. Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film implanted itself into our cultural consciousness as a kind of platonic ideal of a blockbuster. And it wasn’t just the 10-year-olds having a formative experience at the movie theater. Most everyone, it seems, including those who were adults at the time and those who wouldn’t be born for another decade or more, has a story about just how much that movie means to them. It doesn’t even matter how many times you watch it, or how much better special effects get: “Jurassic Park” never tarnishes, it just remains perfectly preserved in amber.

It’s hard to fault anyone for trying to recapture that magic — a filmmaker, a studio, or an audience looking for a fun time at the movies. Even Spielberg himself had trouble. But now, somehow, we’re six movies and three decades in and about as far as one could get from the spark that made that first one so special as we supposedly bid farewell to the “Jurassic World” era with “ Jurassic World: Dominion .”

I can’t say I didn’t have some real fun with “Dominion.” There is an exceedingly well-done motorcycle chase through the streets of Taos, immense pleasure in watching Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum together again and the fun addition of a hotshot pilot played by DeWanda Wise. And there is wall-to-wall action that makes the almost two and a half hour runtime go by swiftly. But I also can’t say that I didn’t burst out laughing several times at parts that were not designed to be funny.

“Jurassic World: Dominion” is a chaotic mishmash on an epic scale and, believe it or not, the dinosaurs (who look great) are almost beside the point. After the events of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” dinosaurs are just...around. There’s even a black-market operation in Taos that is so elaborate, you’d think we were 30 years into a post-dino dystopia and not just several years after dinos escaped into the wild. But, again, “Dominion” isn’t really about the dinosaurs. It’s about locusts and tech giants.

A company called Biosin is the big bad here and it’s run by a man named Lewis Dodgson (now played by Campbell Scott) who, you might recall, was the guy looking to buy the embryos in the first film.

Dodgson has morphed from a sweaty Gordon Gekko-type on vacation into a Steve Jobs-ian visionary who is still up to no good and after profits. Dern’s Ellie Sattler suspects that they’re behind a locust epidemic that’s destroying all the food that isn’t grown with Biosin seed and decides to use it as an excuse to team up with Neill’s Alan Grant again for the first time in years. Conveniently, Biosin is also where Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm is an in-house public intellectual. And they’re also looking for the clone girl, Maisie (Isabella Sermon), from the last film. She’s been in hiding with Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) for the past few years.

There is a lot of elaborate wheel-spinning and globetrotting to get everyone to the Biosin headquarters in the Dolomites, a Bond villian complex that’s surrounded by a dino sanctuary.

It’s a lot of people too. At some points, there are eight running from dinosaurs together. Oddly, this doesn’t have the effect of upping the stakes. It’s more like watching a tour group at an experiential amusement park exhibit, which might have something to do with the lingering problem that it may not be fun to watch the dinosaurs run amok anymore, no matter how big they’ve gotten.

Colin Trevorrow is back in the director’s chair and shares a writing credit with Emily Carmichael, who adds value and wit to the proceedings, but it’s hard to say what it all adds up to. It’s fun at times and silly at others. But it doesn’t course correct enough to redeem this franchise or bring it back to Earth. “Jurassic World” started too big. There was nowhere to grow, except at the box office.

It was a Hail Mary to bring back the “Jurassic Park” originals. But their big meeting with the “Jurassic World” cast has the unintended effect of reminding how little we have come to care about the new cast. It’s not really their fault. Pratt and Howard have some good moments here too, but their characters got flattened somewhere along the way. And there is just no competition when the originals are there being charming.

At one point, Goldbum’s chaotician Ian Malcolm quips “Jurassic World? Not a fan.” He’s talking about the failed amusement park that kickstarted the new trilogy, but it’s also so on-the-nose you have to applaud everyone behind it, from the filmmakers to the studio. They’re waving goodbye with a laugh.

“Jurassic World: Dominion,” a Universal Pictures release in theaters Thursday, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for, “language, intense sequences of action, some violence.” Running time: 146 minutes. Two stars out of four.

MPAA Definition of PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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At the end of J.A. Bayona ’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom , dinosaurs and humans start living side by side. While this sadly doesn’t mean velociraptors are now Uber drivers (always give them five stars) or stegosauruses have decent jobs in IT, it does offer a mouth-watering premise for Jurassic World Dominion to explore; two species separated by 65 million years forced to rub along together with no electric fences or Bob Peck to contain the carnage. It’s an idea that Colin Trevorrow ’s franchise finale ultimately ignores, choosing to once again hem in its characters in confined studio-bound forests and dark corridors. It’s a messy, overstuffed affair but delivers dollops of dino goodness, elevated by the return of franchise holy trinity Sam Neill , Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum .

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If Spielberg ’s original is about the beauty of the slow burn, Dominion starts at full pelt, throwing in sea-bound mayhem, a dinosaur rescue and a Wild West-style cattle drive, only with parasaurolophuses. Two plot lines emerge — one a dive into the illicit dinosaur black market, the other an almost secret agent story involving genetically modified prehistoric locusts — unified by the corporation Biosyn founded by Lewis Dodgson ( Campbell Scott ) of “Dodgson! It’s Dodgson!” first film fame. You should never trust a company with ‘sin’ baked into the name.

It’s lovely to see Dern, Neill and Goldblum sharing the same frame, the dynamic of the serious scientists exasperated by the rock-star chaotician still gloriously intact.

Dotted throughout are fillips of great action scenes, from a thrilling foot chase and a motorbike pursuit in Malta, a winged serpent taking down an aircraft and a feathered dinosaur (finally) slithering under ice. The best of the bunch is a quieter, more suspenseful sequence as Claire ( Bryce Dallas Howard ) takes refuge underwater with a huge beastie stalking above. But the film is at its best when focused on its original trio. It’s lovely to see Dern, Neill and Goldblum sharing the same frame, the dynamic of the serious scientists exasperated by the rock-star chaotician still gloriously intact. Goldblum in particular adds swagger and levity to a film in danger of becoming po-faced (it’s a great touch that Malcolm slid into Ellie’s DMs in the intervening years — of course he did). It also provides a sharp contrast to the relatively colourless heroes of the later trilogy, Chris Pratt seemingly leaking charisma from film to film and Howard bereft of a character trait you can grasp onto (at least the running in high heels was a thing).

Too many characters hinder investment, an over-abundance of critters (the CG ones look better than the animatronics) dilute the power of a singular Big Bad and the speechifying is occasionally cackhanded, making you pine for the elegant exposition of Mr. DNA. Some of the callbacks are clumsily handled — an iconic Laura Dern moment is squandered early — while some deliver exactly the right frisson; the distinctive sound of dilophosauruses filling a night sky is thrilling. “It never gets old,” says Sattler about the joys of studying dinosaurs, but what’s absent here is the series’ staple of wonder and awe. If we are living in a Jurassic world where dinosaurs are presented as that workaday, now might be the time to stop.

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Watching Jurassic World: Dominion , you might find yourself starting to feel just a little sorry for the people who made Jurassic World: Dominion . At the end of the previous film ( Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — these titles start to blend together after a while), dinosaurs had finally been unleashed on the mainland and begun to exist alongside humans. That made for a promising cliffhanger, not to mention some stirring closing images, but it also effectively put the series in a bind. Now that dinosaurs are just, like, out there … what happens next? Why should we care about dinosaurs showing up somewhere since dinosaurs are effectively everywhere? How can the suspense escalate in interesting ways when these prehistoric creatures have become mere background noise?

Sadly, Jurassic World: Dominion appears to have found the answer in not making a dinosaur movie at all. The new film is, at times, a kidnapping thriller, a cloning drama, a Jason Bourne–style action flick, an Indiana Jones derivation, and a disaster movie, among others. It impatiently leaps from subgenre to subgenre with such frantic desperation that it feels like the movie is running from its own lack of imagination. Once upon a time, Steven Spielberg could spend enormous amounts of screen time patiently (and nastily) tightening the screws on a suspense set piece. Jurassic World: Dominion can’t be bothered to spend much time on anything, perhaps because if the movie ever pauses to take a breath, the audience might realize they’re being had. Because if the filmmakers aren’t all that impressed by dinosaurs, then what chance do the rest of us have?

To be fair, there are dinosaurs in Dominion , and there are enough bits of dino business to keep the kids awake, but the film itself clearly finds these creatures mostly unremarkable and uninteresting; one climactic three-way dino fight seems to last for about three minutes. Instead, the movie spends its time on … locusts? Dominion ’s central menace is a mysterious plague of giant locusts that is destroying crops and terrorizing farmers, seemingly unleashed on humanity by a powerful and mysterious biotech firm. Of course, all the Jurassic films like to dwell on the dangers of unchecked science and amoral profiteering (that’s how we got the dinosaurs in the first place), but we don’t go to these movies to see cautionary tales about deluded scientists, we go to see dinosaurs. The scientists are just an excuse to have the dinosaurs — not vice versa.

There are many other things Jurassic World: Dominion assumes. It assumes that we are genuinely interested in the relationship between raptor-trainer and dino-wrangler Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and park manager turned activist Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). It assumes that we buy Pratt as a wisecracking, can-do tough guy (as opposed to the slightly hapless and overconfident goofball he plays in the Marvel movies, where he fares better). It assumes that we are fully invested in the fate of Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), a young girl who was revealed to have been a clone near the end of Fallen Kingdom (long story) and who is now being sought by Dr. Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott), a soft-spoken but sinister, Steve Jobs–style tech guru who runs the aforementioned biotech company, called Biosyn.

The previous Jurassic World movies did generate tankerloads of money, so perhaps such assumptions were fair ones to make. Owen and Claire are, after all, the heroes of this trilogy. And yet one never really hears about them out here in the real world, the way we once heard about Han Solo and Princess Leia and Indiana Jones and the way we still hear about assorted superheroes, or James Bond and Jason Bourne. (Have you ever seen an Owen Grady lunch box? I sure haven’t.) That is likely because — and I hope you’re sitting down for this — the Jurassic World movies are not about characters; they are about dinosaurs . The original Jurassic Park trilogy (mostly) understood this; the films offered solid character work, but once the time came, the monster-movie spectacle took over.

Dominion also seems to have overestimated the nostalgia factor in bringing back the stars of the first film, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, treating their relationships like some sacred canon. So, when doctors Ellie Sattler (Dern) and Alan Grant (Neill) are reunited, we learn about her failed marriage, which means there is hope again for them as a couple. Ellie and Alan have been invited to the campuslike headquarters of Biosyn by Dr. Ian Malcolm (Goldblum), who has become some sort of in-house philosopher and skeptic for the firm. While it’s certainly nice to see Dern, Neill, and Goldblum play these people again, it’d be nicer if the script gave them well-written dialogue or placed them in interesting situations. A symptom of our current nostalgia-at-all-costs pop-cultural landscape is that all too often filmmakers think it’s enough to just bring back familiar faces. I love Sam Neill, but I’m not sure I needed to see that “raising his head in twinkly-eyed bewilderment” move of his 85 more times.

Anyway, there are foot chases and motorcycle chases, and a plane crash, and a big fire (there’s often a big fire). It’s frantic yet lifeless, chaotic yet pro forma. A thorough lack of care emanates from the screen. At one point, a standoff involving two somewhat major characters is, as far as I can tell, completely abandoned halfway through; these people are never mentioned again. The film cuts so rapidly and so haphazardly among its various plot strands that the filmmakers appear to have lost their own threads.

At times, one can see what director Colin Trevorrow and his collaborators were attempting. Trying to be all things to all people, and to find their way in a universe where dinosaurs roam (and rampage) freely, they decided to mix dinosaurs into these familiar subgenres instead of finding a new story to tell. But the solution reveals the depths of the problem. Because the awe we’re supposed to feel upon seeing these dinosaurs — the entire reason for the movies’ existence — winds up taking a back seat to a cacophony of half-hearted plot points and story lines and twists and throwaway bits. During one chase, a dinosaur does the famous stunt from The Bourne Ultimatum in which Jason Bourne jumped from the window of one building into the window of another. In that earlier picture, the moment took our breath away, because we could see that it was a real stunt, done by real people, and it was something we recognized as being nearly impossible to accomplish. In Dominion , it’s an offhand, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it gag, but it’s symptomatic of the movie’s broader issues. Because when the “stunt” is being performed by a CGI dinosaur … well, let’s just say a certain “wow” factor is removed. Which is a bizarre thing to say, because these movies are supposed to be nothing but wow factors. The only wow factor in Jurassic World: Dominion is the awesome depth of its failure.

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  • June 10, 2022
  • Chris Pratt as Owen Grady; Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing; Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler; Sam Neill as Alan Grant; Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm; DeWanda Wise as Kayla Watts; Mamoudou Athie as Ramsay Cole; Isabella Sermon as Maisie Lockwood; Campbell Scott as Lewis Dodgson; BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu; Omar Sy as Barry Sembène; Justice Smith as Franklin Webb

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  • Colin Trevorrow

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It’s been four years since dinosaurs escaped the volcanic eruption on Isla Nublar. Since then, they’ve spread throughout the globe. That’s not quite enough time for the world to grow used to the new wildlife disrupting society, but things are moving along as well as could be expected. A roaming T-rex harasses campers. Megalodons capsize boats. And pterodactyls make their massive nests atop city skyscrapers.

To prevent black market dinosaur trading and further genetic mishaps, the world’s governments decide that the genetic company Biosyn will have the exclusive rights to capture dinosaurs and place them in a preserve next to the company’s headquarters.

The company is run by one Lewis Dodgson. If that name rings a bell, it’s because he briefly appeared in the original Jurassic Park . Dodgson was the guy who commissioned Dennis Nedry to steal the dinosaur embryos for Biosyn to use. And having finally obtained what he wanted, it isn’t long before things start to go south—for the whole world.

Because as it turns out, Ellie Sattler has been investigating a massive swarm of giant locusts which have been devastating the world’s food supply—except for the crops grown from Biosyn’s seeds. And after a phone call from Biosyn’s very own Ian Macolm convincing Ellie to come look into the company’s sketchy dealings, Ellie recruits her old friend Alan Grant to join her. Soon the two make their way to the Biosyn compound.

Meanwhile, after four years of living in hiding, Maisie, the cloned daughter of Charlotte Lockwood, is kidnapped away from Owen and Claire’s protection. The two desperately give chase, and it isn’t long before our protagonists—from both trilogies—find themselves, once again, running for their lives.

Positive Elements

As a clone, Maisie struggles with feeling as if she was simply an experiment and not her own person. Owen and Claire aren’t her biological parents. But they continuously affirm to Maisie that she is her own person, not a replica of someone else. They also protect and care for her as their daughter, going all the way across the globe to rescue her when she is kidnapped.

And it’s not just our main protagonists who are good people. Despite Biosyn’s nefarious intentions, many of the people who work for the company aren’t quite on board. A couple of employees work to actively expose the company’s corruption, and others want to fix the problems that Biosyn has created.

Many characters actively risk their lives to help others.

Spiritual Elements

A man refers to the 10 plagues of Egypt from the book of Exodus. In a speech, Ian says that humanity “not only lacks dominion over nature,” but is actually subordinate to it, putting him directly at odds with God’s mandate in Genesis 1:26. A character makes a reference to the myth of Prometheus.

Sexual Content

Owen and Claire kiss, and Alan and Ellie kiss. A passing comment may refer to same-sex attraction. Ian comments that a dog once tried to have sex with his leg.

Violent Content

Anyone paying for a ticket to a Jurassic Park/World movie expects dinosaurs to wreak havoc. And indeed, their presence across the globe leads to many gruesome deaths, both on- and offscreen.

A T-rex eats a man off of a motor vehicle. A dilophosaurus spits its venom on someone’s face before eating that person. Modified dinosaurs kill many others. Other dinosaurs harass people. One man is brutally killed by two dinosaurs pulling at each of his arms and a third one coming to bite his head—the latter of which happens offscreen.

The dinosaurs battle one another as well as hunting modern-day animals. A velociraptor attacks a wolf as the wolf hunts a rabbit, and it nibbles on a dead fox corpse. A pterodactyl eats a dove released at a wedding ceremony. A therizinosaurus uses its massive claws to brutally kill a deer. Dinosaurs cause other mishaps around the world as well, such as capsizing a fishing vessel, ramming cars off cliffs and being general nuisances.

Characters kill giant locusts in a variety of ways as the enlarged insects bite at them. A dinosaur gets hit by a car. Another dinosaur causes an airplane to crash. Maisie is kidnapped.

People shoot and swing knives at our protagonists, though no one is hit by them. Claire Tases a woman. A man catches fire.

Crude or Profane Language

There are at least seven uses of the s-word. “D–n” is used five times. We hear one use of “h—” and two instances of “a–.” “B–tard” is used once. God’s name is misused more than 15 times, and one of those is paired with “g-dd–n.” One character exposes both of her middle fingers at another. A character is called a “loser.”

Drug and Alcohol Content

Alan asks if someone would like a beer.

Other Negative Elements

There is one dinosaur jump scare. People mention evolution once. Claire and friends break into an illegal dinosaur facility.

We’ve got Dodgson here. But this time, everyone cares.

That’s because nearly 30 years after his failed attempt commissioning Dennis Nedry to steal John Hammond’s dinosaur embryos in the first film, Lewis Dodgson finally has what he wants: total control.

After the explosive end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom left dinosaurs escaping Isla Nublar and traveling to the mainland, world governments agreed to let Lewis’ company, Biosyn, have exclusive rights to capture the disruptive creatures and move them into a company nature preserve in Italy. Though Lewis explains that they will use the dinosaur DNA to create cures for diseases, it isn’t long before our protagonists realize that the company’s alleged mission isn’t quite what it seems.

And believe me, when it comes to protagonists, director Colin Trevorrow has spared no expense. Jurassic World: Dominion not only includes its usual protagonists, Owen and Claire. It also ropes in the original Jurassic Park heroes: Alan, Ellie and Ian. And while the mashup of the stars certainly leads to many laughs and callbacks to the older franchise, it also makes the film feel a bit disjointed and muddled. As the plot moves forward, viewers will likely find themselves far more invested in one group than the other, leaving the latter group feeling a bit more like an opening act before the band you really came to see.

The charisma between Alan, Ellie and Ian continues to feel authentic and highly enjoyable, even as the characters engage in action scenes that remind us that this movie was made in the 21 st century. In fact, those in it for little more than the dinosaur carnage will giggle with glee at the sheer amount of dino destruction unleashed in this flick. What the movie somewhat lacks in story, it more than makes up for in action scenes and a loud Michael Giacchino movie score, both of which take up much of the film’s runtime.

But by this point, you likely already expected that. It’s part of the Jurassic franchise—and it wouldn’t be a Jurassic movie without things going utterly wrong resulting in needing to escape a series of increasingly dangerous dinosaurs. I know the formula, you know the formula: Life finds a way , yadda, yadda, yadda.

But perhaps the simplicity of running from dinosaurs is what makes the franchise so popular: viewers can rest easy knowing the biggest content issue is going to be the sharp chompers of a hungry carnivore. But just as each installment brings bigger and badder beasts, the franchise also brings a larger number of profanities for the audience to sift through—including many s-words and misuses of God’s name.

With that in mind, it’ll be up to parents to determine whether or not they’d like to endorse this park.

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“This isn’t about us.” The words arrive late — much too late — into “Jurassic World Dominion,” an underimagined, overlong goodbye to this phase, at least, of a blockbuster franchise that’s overdue for extinction. The speaker is making an obvious point (it’s about the dinosaurs, stupid), but also, in context, a pretty disingenuous one.

Once upon a Michael Crichton-loving epoch — exactly 29 summers ago, when Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” conquered the box office — these giant prehistoric reptiles effortlessly stirred our collective awe, terror and wonderment. But those days now feel as distant as the Late Cretaceous epoch, and this sixth series installment, ostensibly another Mother Nature cautionary tale, feels awfully human-centric and human-driven. For better and for worse, it is about us.

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What this means, practically speaking, is that you’ll spend much of the movie’s 147-minute running time watching seven or eight co-protagonists running around another mad scientist’s dinosaur farm, where bioethical boundaries are once again crossed and security measures are once again doomed to fail.

Chris Pratt is back as that genial raptor whisperer Owen Grady, as is Bryce Dallas Howard as his dino rights-defending better half, Claire. The more exciting news, if you can call it news, is that Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum are reunited for the first time since 1993’s “Jurassic Park” — a fan-service coup that almost compensates for the dim reality of how little they’ve been given to do.

From a narrative standpoint, the most important figure here is Owen and Claire’s adopted daughter, Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), the 13-year-old product of a human cloning experiment whose precious genetic code may hold the key to human survival. And survival is key, now that the dinosaurs have broken past their various man-made barriers and migrated all over the planet.

After the relentless claustrophobia of the previous film, 2018’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” there’s a certain relief in seeing these creatures free to roam the planet they once ruled; witness the majestic sight of a friendly, wrinkly apatosaurus experiencing what appears to be its first taste of snow.

That striking image aside, it’s a grave new world indeed. Fishing boats are capsized by creatures from the deep. Winged pteranodons attack from above without warning, and it’s a pter-rible sight indeed.

A deep-pocketed biotech firm called Biosyn has stepped up to provide the dinosaurs with a high-tech mountain sanctuary, and just in case you thought that might be a good thing, the company is run by an eccentric megalomaniac (a perfectly hissable Campbell Scott) whose name, Lewis Dodgson, will jog every “Jurassic Park” fan’s memory. And if all that weren’t enough, a plague of genetically modified giant locusts has descended on farms and fields, threatening to wipe out most of the world’s food supply.

Two men talk as a third man looks on in the movie "Jurassic World Dominion."

Maybe it’s my entomophobia talking, but in a movie about dinosaurs, it’s funny that it takes a swarm of oversize insects to induce even the mildest case of the shivers. Still, for a while, “Jurassic World Dominion” holds your attention, and it does so less insultingly than 2015’s franchise reboot “Jurassic World,” a vapid, hugely profitable foray into blockbuster filmmaking for its director, Colin Trevorrow.

After contributing to the script for 2018’s mildly superior “Fallen Kingdom,” Trevorrow is back at the helm for “Dominion” and clearly determined to engineer his own nostalgia-tickling clone of a grandly old-fashioned Spielberg entertainment.

That’s a tall order, but Trevorrow and his co-writer, Emily Carmichael, do an initially serviceable job of keeping the story’s many unwieldy parts in diverting motion. Much of the first half plays like a globe-trotting espionage thriller, as Owen and Claire get swept up in a kidnapping, a raptor-napping, car chases through the streets of Malta and a brief glimpse inside the ever-growing dinosaur black market, which is sadly not called “Dinos ‘R’ Us.”

The genre template is obvious, but for a “Jurassic” arc, it’s almost novel. It also generates the movie’s one remotely thrilling sequence, involving Owen, a couple of friendly-as-they-sound Atrociraptors and a rusty beater of a plane piloted by the whip-smart Kayla Watts (a very welcome DeWanda Wise).

Meanwhile, the movie busies itself getting the original “Jurassic Park” gang back together, staging a tentative romance between scientists Dr. Ellie Sattler (Dern) and Dr. Alan Grant (Neill) under the least romantic possible circumstances (genetically modified giant locusts!), and then shipping them off to Biosyn’s remote facilities for some undercover snooping.

There’s fleeting pleasure in these scenes, especially once John Williams’ original theme kicks in and that merry theoretician of chaos, Dr. Ian Malcolm (Goldblum), shows up, wisecracks at the ready. But this is also where tedium sets in, long before the finish, as all the good guys — which is most of the cast, including Mamoudou Athie as a conflicted Biosyn employee — wind up on a long and repetitive collision course, in which scene after scene plays out with zero wit, tension or surprise.

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OK, that’s not entirely true. It is surprising, or at least dispiriting, to see an actor as nimble as Omar Sy ( “Lupin” ) wasted in a few forgettable action scenes. Sadder still is the reduction of a once-proud antagonist, Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong), to a series of self-flagellating “Oh, God. Sorry I unleashed a plague of genetically modified giant locusts” monologues.

For all that, and despite Dodgson’s unambiguous villainy, “Jurassic World Dominion” plays at times like a feature-length biotech promo, anchored by the sight of young Maisie contemplating her own miracle-baby origins and a lot of earnest encomiums about the power of genetic engineering to save us all.

It’s about us, in other words, notwithstanding the movie’s imbecilic “Circle of Life”-style hymn to the wonders of interspecies coexistence. And because it’s about us — well, us and the genetically modified giant locusts — the dinosaurs themselves fade even further into insignificance.

It’s astonishing how little tension or even momentary menace Trevorrow is able to mine from individual action sequences, how tame even T. rex now seems in its late-franchise dotage. The mix of practical and computer-generated effects used to bring these behemoths to life has evolved by leaps and bounds, but their ability to stir and scare us — much less provoke even a moment’s thought — is a thing of the ancient past.

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Jurassic World Dominion review – time to drop the dead dino

A dead-eyed Chris Pratt presides over this convoluted mess of Bond-style villains and toothless action that even the original cast can’t save from extinction

H ere is the kind of sequelised franchise-clone movie to make you feel as if you’re lining up at the cinema like one of Nurse Ratched’s patients, while a dead-eyed attendant pops IP-content capsules out of an enormous blister pack. Genre and formula films can be great, but this flavourless slice of digitainment – the third in the Jurassic World series and the sixth in the Jurassic franchise overall – is overwhelmingly mediocre and pointless, contrived and lifelessly convoluted to the point of gibberish.

The first in the World series , back in 2015, admittedly put a little zap back in, but now this exercise in dead-dino flogging is dire. And the very worst thing of all is Chris Pratt. It’s painful to remember how funny he used to be in TV’s Parks and Recreation, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy. Now he’s the boring action lead, forever doing smoulderingly hunky looks directed past the camera. You’ve heard of Blue Steel. This is Brown Steel. Or Beige Steel.

The previous film, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom , left us with the idea that humans will just have to coexist with dinosaurs out there in the wild, dangerous but manageable, like bears or spiders. This new movie begins a few years after the destruction of the “Isla Nublar” compound for dinosaurs. Nowadays, beefy velociraptor handler Owen (Pratt) lives a remote, almost hermit existence as a kind of dino-cowboy, with his wife, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), and their adopted daughter Maisie (Isabella Sermon), the cloned child of Sir Benjamin Lockwood’s daughter. Sir Benjamin, played by James Cromwell, is the supposed former business partner of Jurassic Park OG John Hammond, once played by Richard Attenborough. Maisie has still got her posh English accent.

So much for the Jurassic World lineup. Meanwhile, “legacy characters” from the Park series (1993-2001) have to be crowbarred into the action, too. Dr Alan Grant, genially played by Sam Neill, is to cross paths once again with Dr Ellie Sattler, played by Laura Dern. All these people are to be drawn into the orbit of a new, arbitrarily created corporate baddie, a firm called BioSyn, which is covertly developing dino-clone tech to create dinosaurs as weapons and a new super-locust which will destroy crops planted by independent farmers who refuse to buy BioSyn seed. It is run in a massive Bond-villain city-state retreat in the Italian Dolomites by creepy plutocrat Lewis Dodgson, played by Campbell Scott. He whimsically employs Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) as a kind of contrarian in-house lecturer/motivator for his staff and also the clone genius Dr Henry Wu (BD Wong). But Malcolm and Wu are no sellouts, and will themselves finally join the righteous resistance to all this.

There are some flickers of fun, largely from the geezer generation: Dern and Neill have a nice chemistry and Goldblum is dependably droll. But Pratt and Howard look as if they have just been introduced at some LA party and have nothing in common. Their closeups, while they do their unconvincing acting expressions at each other, seem to create a green-screen aura of phoniness all around their heads. There are some action set-pieces, created for their own sake and with no convincing relationship with the supposed non-plot; these include a chase between a car and a dinosaur, which reminded me of Charlie Kaufman’s car-versus-horse idea from Adaptation.

This could have been fun, but there is something so arbitrary and CGI-bound and jeopardy-free about it, as the film joylessly chops in bits of Alien, The Swarm, Bourne and 007. And the essential thrill of the first Jurassic Park movie, from Michael Crichton’s novel, is completely gone: that vital sense of something hubristic and transgressive and wrong in reviving dinosaurs in the first place. It’s time for everyone involved to do some original thinking.

This article was amended on 13 June 2022 to give the character of Dr Ellie Sattler her honorific as a doctor of palaeobotany.

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There’s irony at work here. Back when it this long-running franchise began in 1993 with Jurassic Park , it was all about the dinosaurs. The first movie to go all-in using CGI technology, the Steven Spielberg-directed blockbuster caused everyone to “ooh” and “ahh.” Fast-forward 29 years. The sixth (and possibly final) film in the Jurassic Park/World cycle has better CGI than any of its predecessors, yet the biggest drawing card isn’t a T-Rex, a diplodocus, or a velociraptor. It’s the original trio of human adventurers: Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, and Ian Malcolm. With Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum reprising their roles, that’s where the energy for Jurassic World: Dominion has emerged. Once again, a major motion picture has exploited the undeniable power of nostalgia. And it’s a good thing the movie has that going for it, because there’s precious little else to get excited about.

One obvious problem with Jurassic Park: Dominion is that director/co-writer Colin Trevorrow doesn’t trust his premise. Either as an allegory or a straightforward narrative conceit, the concept of humans sharing the planet with dinosaurs (much as they share it with other apex predators like bears, lions, tigers, sharks, etc.) could make for a fascinating story on its own. It doesn’t need to be tarted up with mustache-twirling human villains and inane subplots involving cloning and a plague of giant locusts. All of this clutter results in a scattershot storyline that fails more often than it works with the former typically happening only because of expert special effects or chemistry among the Jurassic Park trio. With its bloated nearly-2.5 hour running time, Jurassic World: Dominion needs a lot more than that to keep it from wearing out its welcome around the halfway point.

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Meanwhile, we are re-introduced to Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) after a two-plus decade absence, when she is called upon to investigate an agricultural disaster caused by an infestation of cat-sized locusts. Wanting support, Ellie calls pays a visit to her old friend, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill). Her proposal – that they go undercover to root out the cause of the genetic mutation – is sufficiently compelling that he leaves his dig to accompany her like a lovesick puppy. Their investigation takes them to BioSyn, the once-rival to InGen, and they receive an invitation to visit the super-secret facility courtesy of BioSyn’s star employee, Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum). Upon arrival, they are fawned over by BioSyn’s CEO, Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott, who, with the advance of age, is beginning to resemble his father, George C.) – the man whose actions set into motion the disaster at the original Jurassic Park (in 1993, he was played by a different actor).

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It's unfortunate that the filmmakers didn’t uncover a story worthy of the technical aspects because the dinosaurs look better in Jurassic World: Dominion than they have ever previously looked, and that’s saying something. This is top-flight CGI and there’s never a hint that the resurrected creatures are sharing the screen with human beings. There are some wonderful throw-away shots, like one with a group of triceratops migrating alongside a herd of elephants, that hint at what this movie could have been if financial pressures hadn’t forced Trevorrow to include too many silly action sequences (like the aforementioned Malta chase) and a dumber-than-dumb plot involving genetically engineering insects.

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Jurassic World , released in 2015, represented the right way to revisit a series that had grown stale after only three episodes. The sequel, Fallen Kingdom, made a compelling case that its predecessor should have been a one-and-done affair. Dominion argues that not even the return of three beloved characters can rescue a franchise that has fallen and can’t get up.

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Should Mark the Extinction of the Popular Dinosaur Franchise

Even combining the casts of ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Jurassic World’ is not enough to save this prehistoric franchise from going extinct.

Bryce Dallas Howard in Universal Pictures' ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’

Bryce Dallas Howard in Universal Pictures' ‘Jurassic World Dominion.’

Opening in theaters on June 10th is the third chapter of the ‘ Jurassic World ’ trilogy and the sixth movie overall in the ‘ Jurassic Park ’ franchise entitled ‘ Jurassic World Dominion .’ Directed by ‘Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow , the new film brings returning cast members Chris Prat t, Bryce Dallas Howard , Isabella Sermon , Justice Smith , and Omar Sy back along with ‘Jurassic Park’ actors Jeff Goldblum , Sam Neill , Laura Dern , and BD Wong .

‘Dominion’ takes place four years after the events of ‘ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ’ and the destruction of Isla Nublar. Dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world. The result is an absolutely incoherent movie lacking any fun or excitement, that completely waists the talents of the returning legacy franchise actors.

The movie begins by showing us the destruction and chaos that living among dinosaurs has caused since the events of the last film. Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Howard) are living in seclusion, raising the cloned Maisie Lockwood (Sermon) as their own daughter, as well as keeping an eye on Blue and her new baby Velociraptor. However, Dr. Lewis Dodgson ( Campbell Scott ) of Biosyn Genetics, has hired a team of mercenaries to hunt down and retrieve Maisie and Blue’s baby. After they are taken, Owen and Claire go on a mission to save the missing children.

Meanwhile, giant locust is destroying the food chain, which will eventually result in the extinction of mankind if something is not done about it. Dr. Ellie Sattler (Dern) discovers the locust’s destruction and realizes that it is somehow connected to Biosyn. She visits her old friend and partner, Dr. Alan Grant (Neill) seeking his help to expose Biosyn. He agrees, and the two head to the company’s secret headquarters but they will need help from the inside to gain access.

Enter Dr. Ian Malcolm (Goldblum), who is a guest lecturer working for Dodgson at his facility, but secretly working with Sattler to expose Biosyn for creating the giant locust. As the two groups converge on Biosyn, they will soon meet for the first time and have to work together to take down Dodgson and save Maisie and Blue’s baby.

Chris Pratt in Universal Pictures' ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’

Chris Pratt in Universal Pictures' ‘Jurassic World Dominion.’

While I did enjoy the first two Steven Spielberg directed movies in the franchise, ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘ The Lost World: Jurassic Park ,’ I’ve never been a huge fan of the series. ‘ Jurassic Park III ’ did very little to continue the magic of the original two, and I thought the franchise would go extinct after that. Just about fourteen-years later the series returned with ‘Jurassic World,’ which was sort of a fresh start with a new cast but became derivative of the original by about halfway through.

Then came ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,’ which I thought “jumped the shark” with its introduction of human cloning to the franchise. I was hoping that ‘Dominion’ would ignore that plotline and redeem itself in this “so-called” conclusion to the franchise, but unfortunately it doubled down on it and delivered an even worse movie than the last one. Completely gone is the magic and wonder that we felt the first time we saw dinosaurs in ‘Jurassic Park,’ now replaced with CGI monsters that terrify the human characters but can actually leave the audience nauseated and even bored at times.

I really thought that if they were going to continue the cloning plotline, that they’d find a way to clone Dr. Ian Malcom, so we could have double Goldblum this time around, which would have actually been kind of genius. But alas that did not happen, in fact, Jeff Goldblum’s role is rather small. Not as small as his cameo in ‘Fallen Kingdom,’ but he is relegated back to a supporting character, as he was in the original, and not the lead that he was in ‘Lost World.’ I would have preferred the actor had a larger role, but I understand that the filmmakers wanted to focus on Owen and Claire, and Alan and Ellie’s relationships instead. That being said, Goldblum’s talents were once again wasted in this film.

The same can be said for Laure Dern and Sam Neill, who deserved a better film to mark their return to these characters. Dern has the largest role of the two and does her best to make the most of it but is ultimately crippled by the screenplay’s lack of originality. There are some nice character driven moments between Dern and Neill, and it is sweet seeing the couple from the first film reunite all these years later. But again, like Goldblum (who gives an uninspired nod to his shirtless scene from the original), Dern and Neill are mostly used for fan-service and unfortunately, have their talents wasted too.

Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon) and Kayla Watts (DeWanda Wise) in 'Jurassic World Dominion.''

(L to R) Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon) and Kayla Watts (DeWanda Wise) in 'Jurassic World Dominion,' co-written and directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Among the new characters, DeWanda Wise gives a strong performance as Kayla Watts, a helicopter pilot who helps Owen and Claire. The actress creates a compelling character that unfortunately would be best served in a different movie. Campbell Scott plays Dr. Lewis Dodgson, who was seen briefly in the first film but was played by a different performer. Scott, who is a veteran actor, is absolutely ridiculous as the movie’s big bad, and plays the role like a terrible Bond villain. Also awful is Scott Haze (‘ Venom ’) as probably the world’s dumbest assassin who also happens to be wearing the worst wig I’ve ever seen!

As for Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, I love them both as performers and they both do their best with the limiting material. Their likability as actors carries them through a lot of the film’s plot holes and most ridiculous moments and you are rooting for them throughout, not just to survive as characters, but you are also hoping that as actors they might be able to save the movie. Ultimately, they can’t, but it’s through no fault of their own.

Pratt’s at his best in the action scenes, but also in the quieter moments with Claire, Maisie, Blue and “Baby Blue,” who is super cute! While Howard had a more pivotal role than in the previous movies and is featured front and center in one of the film’s most compelling sequences.

In the end, the ‘Jurassic’ franchise was bound to go extinct eventually, and ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ seems like the asteroid that will kill this beloved series of films. With an incoherent script by Emily Carmichael and Colin Trevorrow, and uninspired directing from Trevorrow as well, not even the likability of Pratt and Howard, or teaming them with legacy actors Dern, Neill and Goldblum was enough to save this prehistoric mess!

Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Kayla Watts (DeWanda Wise) in 'Jurassic World Dominion.'

(L to R) Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Kayla Watts (DeWanda Wise) in 'Jurassic World Dominion,' co-written and directed by Colin Trevorrow.

‘Jurassic World Dominion' receives 1.5 out of 5 stars.

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Review: Please, God, Let This Franchise Go Extinct

Hold on to your butts, the Jurassic series is back and worse than ever.

In one of the most famous scenes from 1993’s Jurassic Park , Jeff Goldblum ’s Dr. Ian Malcolm says that the scientists who brought dinosaurs back to life for an amusement park “were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.” The same could easily be said of the Jurassic franchise as a whole, and while the series has constantly talked about how viewers want bigger and more intriguing monsters to reel in audiences, Jurassic has fallen into these same traps over the past thirty years: going bigger, wilder, without ever capturing what made the original so great. Not even Steven Spielberg —the director of the original film—could bring back this magic with his 1997 sequel, The Lost World , and even with rebooting, bringing back old favorites, and creating insane new dinosaurs, Jurassic has failed time and time again at realizing what made the original an unassailable summer blockbuster. The Jurassic series never bothered to stop and think if they should keep going.

But, to quote Dr. Ian Malcolm again, life finds a way, and the Jurassic World trilogy of films has kept this franchise moving forward like a dino-filled freight train, whether we want it or not. Supposedly wrapping up the “Jurassic era” of this series is Jurassic World Dominion , the sixth installment in the Jurassic franchise, which only highlights that the wonder these movies once had has long faded out. These films have never come close to the majesty of Jurassic Park , but Dominion is without question the worst movie to come out of this franchise, and further proof that it’s time for this Jurassic world to finally go extinct.

Dominion is set four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom , where Isla Nublar has been destroyed and, thanks to the heroes of Fallen Kingdom , dinosaurs now roam amongst the humans. Naturally, this has caused plenty of problems, since stegosauruses are clomping around on interstates, and velociraptors are now traipsing around the woods. One would think from the end of Fallen Kingdom and the beginning of Dominion that this latest film might further explore this new world where humans and dinosaurs live together—an interesting idea that this series has only given slight hints at in previous films.

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But nope! Instead, Dominion spends most of its time in nondescript woods and generic laboratories once more. If it’s broke, why bother to fix it? Dominion attempts to pay homage to fans of the original trilogy and the new World trilogy and effectively fails at both. One story follows Dr. Ellie Sattler ( Laura Dern ) and Dr. Alan Grant ( Sam Neill ) as they infiltrate the pharmaceutical company Biosyn, with the help of Dr. Ian Malcolm. Biosyn has been genetically engineering locusts that have been decimating non-Biosyn crops, which is threatening the world’s food supply. Instead of pitting this iconic trio amongst dinosaurs once more, Dominion mostly faces them off against giant locusts, which is about as compelling as it sounds.

Dominion ’s other story centers around Owen Grady ( Chris Pratt ) and Claire Dearing ( Bryce Dallas Howard ), who are attempting to find their kidnapped, kind-of-adopted clone daughter Maisie ( Isabella Sermon ). At the very least, this story at least slightly explores what this new world looks like, complete with a dinosaur black market, and a combination of dinosaurs in real-world situations that boasts one of the film’s best action scenes. Through this story, we also get one of Dominion ’s best additions in DeWanda Wise ’s Kayla Watts, who brings a much-needed burst of energy to this mostly mundane affair.

Yet both of these stories fundamentally miss what people once loved about this series. With Sattler, Grant, and Malcolm, these three are mostly relegated to referencing the original in as many ways as possible (including these characters wearing the same clothes thirty years later, and embracing the memes that have arisen from Jurassic Park ). Meanwhile, Owen and Claire’s globetrotting adventures, even when it works, intrinsically feels like it’s part of an entirely different movie. Colin Trevorrow ’s direction doesn’t help much either, as these two stories are stitched together haphazardly, and with action that is frequently nonsensical. Even minor choices, like how a character gets from one situation to another in order to tie all these characters into one giant climax, lacks any coherency.

The screenplay by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael (with a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly ) seems to be struggling to make itself exciting, while there’s so much untapped potential surrounding these characters at all times. Not only is there quite literally a world now full of dinosaurs that is mostly ignored, but there are also genuinely fascinating ideas that are hinted at and completely disregarded. For example, Dominion hints that Biosyn and its CEO Dr. Lewis Dodgson ( Campbell Scott , who is having fun as an overly villainous tech boss) have a tie to the events of Jurassic Park —a parallel story that has existed for all these years that we’re only now seeing—but relegates this to little more than yet another minor joke for fans of the original.

But like all the other Jurassic Park sequels, Dominion ’s greatest curse is that it’s dull, however, this one takes the boredom to a whole new level. Dominion is by far the longest film in this series, and every minute is felt in this tedious adventure that doesn’t seem to have any idea what it’s doing. Almost every joke falls flat, every action scene lacks stakes, and again, that mixture of awe and danger that once made this series so enthralling is completely absent here. Instead, Dominion is a shell of a franchise at its best, desperate to coast on the love of the original without managing the tonal requirements.

Dominion isn’t just the worst film in this frequently disappointing franchise, it’s also one of the worst major blockbusters in recent memory. By uniting the stars of these two trilogies, Dominion shows that it doesn’t know what to do with the previous generation of this series (except where they should end up and little else), and that the current generation was never that interesting to begin with. Dominion wants audiences to remember what they loved about the first film, yet without harnessing any of the joy or spectacle that made this series such a standout when it launched in 1993. Instead, Jurassic World Dominion is an exhausting slog, a legacyquel that doesn’t seem to recognize where the power of that legacy comes from, and overarching idiocy that permeates every scene in the film. To quote Dr. Malcolm one final time, “That is one big pile of shit.”

Jurassic World Dominion comes to theaters on June 10.

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All 8 dinosaurs the t-rex has fought in the jurassic park movies (& who won).

The Tyrannosaurus rex has fought a variety of opponents in the Jurassic Park series, from harmless herbivores to terrifying predators.

  • T-Rex is renowned but has mixed records in dino fights, taking as many losses as wins in Jurassic Park.
  • Giganotosaurus outshined T-Rex in size in Jurassic World: Dominion, overpowering it in a brutal clash.
  • Indominus rex was an engineered T-Rex clone in Jurassic World, finally defeated by T-Rex with Blue's help.

The Tyrannosaurus rex is by far the most famous dinosaur of the Jurassic Park franchise, and as such, has gone up against numerous prehistoric opponents. Appering as one of the original dinosaurs in the first Jurassic Park , the T-Rex is feared and respected as the most perfect killing machine ever drafted by evolution, dominating the food chain of the Late Cretaceous ecosystem. That being said, the T-Rex has a mixed combat record when it comes to dinosaur-on-dinosaur fighting in the Jurassic Park series.

The Tyrannosaurus rex is something of a protagonist in the Jurassic Park movies . While it does indeed eat people, wreak havoc, and terrify helpless parkgoers like many of the animals the franchise shows off, it's also often painted as a hero, fending off the antagonist-coded dinosaurs, eating human antagonists or happening to inadvertently save the stars of a given film just in time. That doesn't mean the 18-feet-tall, 7-ton bipedal reptile is invincible, however, as the T-Rex has relied on outside help or taken significant losses before.

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8 the giganotosaurus, jurassic world: dominion (2022).

Surprising as it may be to hear, T-Rex wasn't actually the biggest of its weight class in real life or the Jurassic Park franchise. Enter Giganotosaurus, the largest of the allosaurids similar in stature to Tyrannosaurus rex. Living up to its name, meaning "giant Southern lizard", Giganotosaurus specimens could way in at a staggering 9 tons, earning the title of the largest land-carnivore to ever walk the Earth. In Jurassic World: Dominion , the Giganotosaurus used its size to its advantage, with a favorable match-up spread against the T-Rex.

The first time the Giganotosaurus appeared, it was in a rare prehistoric flashback that served as a prologue to the film, in which it overwhelmed the T-Rex during a clash for resources. Over 60 million years later, the two got a rematch in the modern day, ending in the T-Rex conceding territory to the Giganotosaurus before nearly being killed by it. Luckily for the T-Rex, an assist from a nearby Therizinosaurus saved the day, giving the beloved individual, Rexy, an additional weapon to use against its chronic bully.

7 The Indominus Rex

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The Indominus rex was purpose-built to serve as a weapon, having no biological basis on a pre-existing extinct creature.

The Indominus rex was unlike anything In-Gen had ever created before . Unlike most species within the facilities, the Indominus rex was purpose-built to serve as a weapon, having no biological basis on a pre-existing extinct creature. A Frankenstein clone of other dinosaur's DNA, including the Tyrannosaurus rex as a base, the Indominus rex had many unique capabilities, including higher-level thinking and camouflage.

The same Tyrannosaurus that later fought the Giganotosaurus, Rexy, was used as a weapon against the Indominus rex, who was lured into a battle with the intimidating predator. The two fought brutally, and the Indominus rex seemed to have gained the upper hand before some surprise assists once again saved Rexy from a tight spot. After a distraction from the Velociraptor Blue, the T-Rex was able to force the Indominus rex into the jaws of one of Jurassic Park 's most famous non-dinosaur animals , the mighty Mosasaurus, which snapped up the I-Rex as a tasty morsel.

6 The Gallimimus

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Far from the most intimidating dinosaurs, the Gallimimus may not be the most recognizable dinosaur name , but their herds were nevertheless a staple of the original Jurassic Park. These mid-sized animals were a little larger than the average human, with long legs and necks ending in a small, toothless head. Foraging for small animals and insects, the Gallimimus was far from the most fearsome dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period, though it was blindingly fast, able to comfortably maintain a gallop at speeds of 30 miles an hour.

Unsurprisingly, the minimally-armed Gallimimus was little more than lunch for the Tyrannosaurus rex when they encountered one another in Jurassic Park . Though the stampeding herd of frightened dinosaurs was dangerous for Grant, Tim, and Lex, the T-Rex saw only an opportunity for a quick bite to eat, snatching up one of the members of the group that was lagging behind as a meal with little resistance. The T-Rex's gore-soaked consumption of the unlucky Gallimimus was a powerful enough sight to stun Tim, having to be physically pulled away from the scene.

5 The Spinosaurus

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Few dinosaurs have a more infamous reputation in the original Jurassic Park trilogy than the insidious Spinosaurus. A hulking creature similar in size to the Tyrannosaurus rex , the Spinosaurus had a slightly different body plan, with a skinnier, alligator-like snout, bigger arms, and its trademark fin running along its spine. Unlike the T-Rex, which hunted herd-dwelling herbivores on foot, the Spinosaurus instead carved out a niche eating fish, dominating bodies of freshwater with its impressive size and power.

In Jurassic Park III , the Spinosaurus engaged in a brutal, drag-down duel after coming into contact following a hectic chase scene. Both animals got vicious-looking blows, but ultimately, the Spinosaurus came out on top, using its superior forearm reach to get ahold of the T-Rex's neck and snap it like a twig. The Spinosaurus' victory in Jurassic Park III sparked controversy both among die-hard fans of the franchise and genuine paleontologists, who contested the fish-hunting therapod's ability to keep up with the Tyrannosaurus rex, who battled similarly-sized creatures far more often.

4 The Parasaurolophus

Burdened with an awkward mouthful of a scientific designation with no easy nickname, Parasaurolophus might not be a household name, but it's one of the most recognizable herbivores in the entire Jurassic Park series . Another denizen of the late Cretaceous period, these two-legged animals grazed on the park's rich vegetation for sustenance, recognizable by their unique bony crest that rose out of their skulls. Paleontologists are unsure of the purpose of this protrusion, with theories ranging from being a resonator for long-distance communication, a sort of bony snorkel, or even a bludgeoning weapon.

Jurassic Park III proved as much, with the Parasaurolophus being easy pickings for a full-grown T-Rex in search of easy prey.

Whatever the case may be, the Parasaurolophus was no match for the Tyrannosaurus rex. Jurassic Park III proved as much, with the Parasaurolophus being easy pickings for a full-grown T-Rex in search of easy prey. In the film, Dr. Grant's group encounters a T-Rex already dining on the carcass of a caught-out Parasaurolophus. While it's possible the corpse was scavenged, having perished by some other cause, all signs pointed to death by T-Rex as the most likely cause of death for the hapless beast.

3 The Velociraptors

Painted as the closest thing to a villain of 1993's Jurassic Park , the Velociraptors have a solid argument for being the second-most iconic dinosaur of the series , following the Tyrannosaurus rex. Though the Velociraptors of Jurassic Park aren't entirely accurate , the film's interpretation being closer in size to other predators like Utahraptor than the turkey-sized reptiles, the pack-hunters are incredibly dangerous. With their razor-sharp toe claws and wicked intelligence, the Velociraptors could threaten even the mighty T-Rex in big enough numbers.

Unfortunately for the Raptors, the original T-Rex specimen of the first movie wasn't taken down so easily. After it saved the surviving humans' lives by snatching up a Velocirpator in its massive maw mid-pounce, the Tyrannosaurus rex soon found itself facing down the creature's remaining packmate. On its own, the Velociraptor was no match for the mighty king of the dinosaurs, being thrown into a T-Rex skeleton as the "When dinosaurs ruled the Earth" banner fell around their museum battleground in one of the series' most iconic scenes.

2 The Carnotaurus

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By far one of the most intimidating dinosaurs in the series, Carnotaurus was a brutal killer with a terrifying unique weapon. Mostly looking like a smaller version of a Tyrannosaurus rex, the carnivore's primary distinguishing feature was the forward-facing horns on its head, giving it the name Carnotaurus, or "meat-eating bull." Even if it was half the size of a T-Rex, the Carnotaurus was one of the most dangerous animals on Isla Nubar.

As scary as a stampede of rampaging Carnotauruses was, the creatures proved to be no match for a predator outside their weight class like T-Rex. Rexy first slays a Carnotaurus in the midst of the stampede following the eruption of Mount Sibo, accidentally saving Owen, Claire, and Franklin. Later, Rexy winds up bullying another Carnotaurus away from a meal while eating the corpse of Eli Mills, which caused the horned beast to run without even putting up a fight.

1 Pierce the Kentrosaurus

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Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous was a short-lived animated Netflix series set within the continuity of the Jurassic World timeline . The series had the unique habit of addressing individual dinosaurs by name , including a recurring mother-daughter pair of Tyrannosaurus rexes, Big Eatie and Little Eatie, and an assertive Kentrosaurus, Pierce. Kentrosaurus was a massive herbivore from the late Jurassic era, and unlike the Parasaurolophus or the Gallimimus, it was far from unarmored. Kentrosauruses sported heavy plates along its spine, similar to a Stegosaurus, as well as bony spikes on its shoulders and tail.

Forced to fight one another by drones after their normal food sources were sabotaged, Pierce and Big Eatie had a tear-down fight, with neither combatant ceding their lives easily. Although Pierce dealt some crucial blows, Big Eatie was ultimately the victor, breaking off some of the Kentrosaurus' spikes as well as landing a devastating bite on the herbivore's spine. If it weren't for the intervention of human drones, Pierce would've assuredly met his fate in the jaws of Big Eatie. This victory of an evenly-matched fight goes to show why T-Rex is one of the strongest dinosaurs in Jurassic Park .

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A fter nearly thirty years of filming, the Jurassic World film universe is believed to have come to an end with Jurassic World Dominion. The third part in the Jurassic World trilogy and the sixth in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World Dominion is assumed to be the last chapter in the narrative.

Written and directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World Dominion featured a cast of well-known actors, including Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Omar Sy, and BD Wong.

On June 10, 2022, the action-adventure finale had its theatrical debut. While all Jurassic Park films are now available for online streaming, the majority of the movies are only streamable with Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Max memberships.

Nevertheless, all of the movies can be rented or bought on Prime Video and YouTube, and the most recent movie, Jurassic World Dominion , is available for streaming on Peacock.

Jurassic World Dominion is available to stream on Peacock

On July 15, 2022, Jurassic World: Dominion became available for 48-hour On Demand rentals. Eventually, as part of a new agreement between the service and Universal Pictures, the film was made available on Peacock.

A Peacock subscription is also an option for those who want to watch the movie at home. A 12-month subscription to the Peacock Premium Plan costs $2, and an ad-free plan costs $10.

Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ both provide on-demand viewing of the much-awaited movie.

Everything to know about the plot of Jurassic World Dominion

In this film, once-extinct dinosaurs are now coexisting with humans all over the world, four years after the Lockwood Estate event and the volcanic destruction of Isla Nublar.

The former Jurassic World operations manager Claire Dearing tries to keep dinosaurs safe from unauthorized breeding operations. She has been residing in a secluded mountain cabin in the Sierra Nevada with Owen Grady to safeguard Maisie Lockwood, the cloned granddaughter of Sir Benjamin Lockwood.

When Blue, Owen's trained velociraptor, unexpectedly shows up at the cabin with a youngster, they are taken aback.

They call it Maisie but are unaware that the latter is the target of Biosyn Genetics CEO Lewis Dodgson. When Maisie, fed up with life in isolation, slips away to a nearby town, Dodgson's operatives, under the command of Rainn Delacourt, capture her and Beta. Owen and Claire head out to save them right away.

After tracking Beta and Maisie to Malta , Claire and Owen find their acquaintance Barry Sembène, a French intelligence agent, and a sizable dinosaur black market. Unintentionally released dinosaurs cause chaos as Claire and Owen upend the market.

Rexy kills Giganotosaurus, and humanity ultimately succeeds in preserving the planet and coexisting with the dinosaurs. Wu is rescued by the group; he studies Maisie and gets rid of the locust infestations.

When Owen, Claire, and Maisie go home, Beta and Blue get back together. Dinosaurs learn to coexist with humans all over the world. Later, Rexy meets the Buck and Doe from Isla Sorna in Biosyn Valley as the UN has officially designated it as a dinosaur refuge.

It is not necessary to watch the prequels of Jurassic World Dominion to follow the story. But it is recommended to watch the modern classic movie , to avoid missing out on the 90's Jurassic Park trilogy movie.

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Scarlett Johansson is taking a bite out of a new blockbuster. The actor is in talks to join Universal’s new Jurassic World movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Universal is moving quickly on the film, which has a July 2, 2025, release date. Gareth Edwards is directing the new Jurassic World , which has a script from Jurassic Park scribe David Koepp. Edwards stepped into the role after David Leitch exited following a short attachment to the project.

The new Jurassic World film is the latest in the 30-year old franchise, which began with Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park , the 1993 hit based on Michael Crichton’s novel. It spawned a Spielberg-directed sequel, The Lost World (1997) and Joe Johnston’s Jurassic Park III (2001). Universal revived the franchise with the $1.67 billion grosser Jurassic World (2015), which spawned sequels Fallen Kingdom (2018) and Dominion (2022). Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard led the most recent trilogy of films, which filmmaker Colin Trevorrow oversaw.

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EXCLUSIVE: After recently tapping David Koepp to pen the script, Universal Pictures’ new Jurassic World pic is in early talks with David Leitch to direct the next film in the billion dollar franchise. The film is set to bow on July 2, 2025.

The new movie will be a completely fresh take on a Jurassic era with Jurassic World castmembers Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard not expected to return, nor the original trilogy’s thespians Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neill.

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The talks come as Universal is very high on Leitch’s upcoming film The Fall Guy starring Oscar nominees Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, which opens May 3. Leitch will be the biggest director to join the franchise since Steven Spielberg directed the first two installments based on the Michael Crichton bestseller. Crichton worked on that first script with Koepp, who’s back. The most recent iteration, Jurassic World: Dominion , cracked the billion dollar mark in global box office, showing audience interest in dinosaurs is far from extinct. It’s a huge priority for Universal, not only as a film franchise but also for its theme parks. 

Leitch, who teamed with fellow former stuntman Chad Stahelski to launch the John Wick franchise, has shown both a sense of high octane action and a sense of humor in films Deadpool 2 and Bullet Train , seems like an ideal choice to bring the film series a fresh new look.

Leitch and his production company 87North have a strong relationship with the studio going back to him directing the Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Leitch and his partner Kelly McCormick have their first look deal with Universal.

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Camp Cretaceous stars return in exclusive Jurassic World: Chaos Theory trailer

Showrunner Scott Kreamer teases what fans can expect in an interview with EW, calling it "tonally closer to the end of the 'Harry Potter' movies than the beginning."

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Scott Kreamer, an executive producer and showrunner on Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous , wasn't technically lying when he told reporters in 2022 that his show wouldn't continue any further. "I mean, Camp Cretaceous was ending," he playfully tells EW in a new interview. He just conveniently left out the part about the sequel series taking its place.

After Netflix announced Jurassic World: Chaos Theory at a Tudum fan event in November, Entertainment Weekly can now exclusively reveal the first full trailer, which brings back a couple familiar faces.

Paul-Mikel Williams and Sean Giambrone are officially reprising their Camp Cretaceous roles of Darius and Ben for Chaos Theory , which premieres 10 episodes on Netflix May 24, EW can confirm. Set six years after the events of that first series and shortly before the 2022 film Jurassic World Dominion , the kids — dubbed "the Nublar Six" by the media — are entering adulthood and struggling to find their footing on the mainland, which is now teaming with dinosaurs as a result of what went down in 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom .

"What's great about Dominion is it tells this big story about what it looks like with dinosaurs in the world. Well, what does that look like for an everyday person?" Kreamer, who showruns Chaos Theory with Aaron Hammersley, tells EW.

The trailer opens with Williams' Darius, who Kreamer confirms is now 18 and still dedicated to protecting dinosaurs. "Darius is on his own and has withdrawn. That was for a very specific reason and I'm looking forward to people getting into that," he explains. "He hasn't been around people for a while there. He's dealing with something. Ben is the one who says, 'Yeah, we can't stay here. We gotta go.'" 

Giambrone's Ben surprises Darius at a remote cabin. "Try not to freak out. Someone is hunting us," Ben reveals as a computer screen with a "Dark Jurassic" webpage pops up. Kreamer confirms this is one of many websites from the dark web dedicated to conspiracy theories.

Ben then declares they need to warn the others. When asked if any of the other Camp Cretaceous stars, like Jenna Ortega (Brooklynn), Ryan Potter (Kenji), Kausar Mohammed (Yasmina), and Raini Rodriguez (Sammy), will also return for Chaos Theory , Kreamer plays coy: "I cannot confirm nor deny that."

As for who's hunting the Nublar Six, the showrunner says, "This is a conspiracy thriller. The kids are unraveling this mystery, and just when they think they've got it figured out, maybe there's a bigger story to be told. These two guys have to figure out what the heck's going on before it's too late."

The idea for Chaos Theory came about when Kreamer was in postproduction on the fifth and final season of Camp Cretaceous . There was enough interest in a continuation from the powers that be at Netflix and DreamWorks Animation, but he wasn't necessarily eager to jump back in. "Look, Camp Cretaceous was an amazing experience, but it's a lot," he says. "My initial response was, 'Go with God. Good luck.'" At the very least, they asked if we would help come up with ideas. It was on a Zoom call with representatives from Universal Pictures, who gave him an early rundown of Jurassic World Dominion , when an idea struck.

"I would want to tell a more sophisticated story with the older kids, tonally closer to the end of the Harry Potter movies than the beginning of the Harry Potter movies," Kreamer says. "It kept going from there, and people luckily got on board."

Since we're now on the mainland, might we see more familiar faces from the larger Jurassic World franchise pop on over for Chaos Theory ? "Owen Grady's not going to drive up and meet them at the Taco Bell," Kreamer responds, referring to Chris Pratt 's character from the latest trilogy of films. But, he adds, the world is opening up significantly for these characters "to tell the more personal story of, what is life amongst the dinosaurs in Western America?"

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David Leitch; Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

“Bullet Train” director David Leitch is in talks to direct a new “ Jurassic World ” film for Universal. The currently untitled project is slated to release on July 2, 2025. 

David Koepp , the original screenwriter of “ Jurassic Park ” and “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” will write the script for the film, which will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg through Amblin Entertainment. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley will produce and David Leitch and Kelly McCormick will also produce through 87North.  

This film will mark the beginning of a fresh storyline in the juggernaut series, which has spanned three decades. It’s not yet clear if any previous stars, including Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern or Jeff Goldblum, will return. 

Universal’s executive VP of production development Sara Scott and creative executive of production development Jacqueline Garell will oversee the project for the studio. 

Since the June 1993 release of Spielberg’s original “Jurassic Park,” the six-film franchise has earned more than $6 billion worldwide. The most recent entry in the series, 2022’s “Jurassic World Dominion,” surpassed $1 billion worldwide. 

David Leitch’s directorial credits include “John Wick,” “Atomic Blonde,” “Fast & Furious” spinoff “Hobbes & Shaw,” “Deadpool 2″ and this year’s Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling-led action comedy “The Fall Guy,” out May 3. He is represented by CAA, Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole and 42West. 

Deadline was first to report this “Jurassic World” news.  

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