Jurassic World Dominion, the epic conclusion of the Jurassic Era?
The final installment of the Jurassic series is finally here, Jurassic World Dominion. The end of the dinosaur era is advertised as the ‘epic’ and final installment, but it seems to fall short of that title. The follow-up to the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, left us with humans and dinosaurs having to co-exist, but we seem to be going through that plot once again.
Jurassic World Dominion sets place a few years after the destruction of Isla Nubar (an island for the dinosaurs), with returning cast Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) who now lives somewhere remote in hiding with his girlfriend Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and their adopted daughter Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon) who is the teenage clone of Jurassic Park co-founder Benjamin Lockwood’s daughter. The whole plot revolves around a villainous firm called Biosyn and the CEO Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott) trying to grab Maisie’s DNA to use to develop dino-clone tech to create dinosaurs as weapons.
On the other side, we see returning characters Ellie Sadler (Laura Dern) and Alan Grant (Sam Neill) who are launching an investigation that leads them to the corrupt corporation Biosyn, which is also trying to control the world’s food chain by genetically modifying locusts which morph into dino-influenced locusts. We find Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) who helps Ellie and Alan get to the headquarters, but they are going to have to go through some Dinosaurs first. Of course, all the dinosaurs are hidden out here at Biosyn, and we do get to see some cool giant dinosaurs roam around the island. The issue is there wasn’t enough action, or plot that was any different than the previous franchise.
The film does have some good comedic relief to make up for the long 2 and half hours, but I wish they did more with the plot. It all seemed very basic, and nothing we haven’t seen before. The final installment seems to be doing pretty well with the audiences and hardcore Jurassic fans. There are some good throwback moments from the original film, and the returning cast definitely made the film better. If you’re looking to watch the film for Dinosaurs, you’re better off watching the original installment.
Check out the trailer for Jurassic World Dominion below
Universal Pictures releases Jurassic World Dominion in theatres on June 10, 2022