Jurassic World: Dominion is a fun ending to the second trilogy in the Jurassic world with a lot of nostalgia. However, it just feels pointless.
If you approach movies from a “fun to watch” perspective, Dominion is perfect for you. It has all the elements: Westworld meets Taken meets King Kong. The plot is full of holes big enough for a brontosaurus to breezily breech.
In fact, this is probably the first Jurassic movie that doesn’t focus on dinosaurs. Instead, we get a weird focus on human clones and giant bugs. Which is NOT what the franchise is known for or built on.
To be honest, this is not a story that begged to be told or a saga that demanded a finale. The franchise would have been perfectly great with just 2 “World” movies. Maybe even one. It’s another dispiriting example of how Hollywood never leaves money on the table. It’s just a shame that so much talent is wasted in the process.
Yes, I loved that they brought back the original cast. And to be honest, Laura Dern probably carried the whole movie on her own. However, the multiple plots made it muddy and not needed. Even the “meeting” between both casts felt very forced and not organic. Which is not something you want anyone to say when you’re trying to extend a franchise. Look at Spider-Man No Way Home. Even when the movie is clearly engineering to play on nostalgia, you can still get away with a plot that doesn’t feel very forced.
Should you watch it?
While Dominion tries to prey upon our nostalgia for the original Jurassic Park, it ends up being more of a dino sized mess. There’s a dopamine hit from the original trio returning, but sadly perhaps one is better off rewatching the original films.
Where can I watch it?
Jurassic World: Dominion is now playing in theater.