Jurassic World Dominion caps off the trilogy in a lackluster way.
The final film of the Jurassic World trilogy finally hits theaters on June 10th, 2022, after its pandemic delay. Jurassic World Dominion is another 2022 released film that utilizes legacy characters joining the company of Top Gun: Maverick and SCREAM. Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum return for this final chapter alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas-Howard.
Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar’s demise. Dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future. It will 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.
Jurassic World Dominion could have easily been the best installment out of the trilogy. Somehow director Colin Trevorrow delivered one of the worst movies in this multi-billion dollar franchise. I lowered the bar walking into this film, but that did not help. I found myself bored and had no vested interest in some of the characters put in front of us.
Additionally, the primary plot had zero focus on dinosaurs. When we did get scenes with scary dinosaurs, there was minimal suspense and tense moments. Instead, I expected more dino violence and kills. There were maybe three impressive dinosaur action scenes in the 2 hours and 30-minute film. The CGI was not remarkable, and I hoped for a more practical effect to be used, making 1993’s Jurassic Park so great. The dinosaurs should have been more polished with the extra time due to the delay. This film also follows too many characters that magically stumble upon each other towards the final act. It seemed forced, and their interactions were cheesy and written for fan service. Finally, I hope it was due to the theater I was watching it in, but the sound was horrendous, and the treble cranked so high that it gave me a headache. If this was design, then they should have higher a better sound engineer.
I give Jurassic World Dominion, 3 out of 5 stars. It is tied with Fallen Kingdom for the worst installment out of the trilogy. On the other hand, it makes the Jurassic Park Trilogy a masterpiece. If you want a quality Jurassic World media to consume, check out Camp Cretaceous on Netflix.