Jurassic World: Dominion leaves many in disappointment


What was supposed to be an exciting addition to the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchise quickly proved to be far from meeting expectations. Director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World: Dominion was released on June 10th, 2022 with a rating of pg-13. Fans from all over the world were excited to go on this new journey with the breathtaking dinosaurs and lovable characters. However, many left the theaters incredibly disappointed.

Jurassic World: Dominion follows Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It takes place four years after the destruction of the Isla Nublar, and dinosaurs now live alongside humans around the world. A genetics corporation called “Biosyn” wants to experiment on dinosaurs for their own purposes. This corporation wishes to track down Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), Charlotte Lockwood’s (Elva Trill) cloned daughter. Meanwhile, the movie brings back a few old favorites such as Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum). Dr. Ellie Sattler (Dern) investigates a genetically engineered swarm of giant insects resembling grasshoppers that are destroying crops, therefore destroying the food supply. Alan Grant (Neill), a paleontologist, helps her with her mission to bring down Biosyn.

Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) live in a remote cabin in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California along with their adoptive daughter, Maisie Lockwood (Sermon). The couple tries to keep the girl safe from people willing to turn her into Biosyn for money. Along with Maisie (Sermon), our beloved Velociraptor, Blue, and her baby that she produced asexually are wanted by the company as well. After Biosyn succeeds in capturing Maisie (Sermon) and Blue’s child, a simple rescue mission proves to be a lot more difficult as Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Howard) travel around the country to find not only their adoptive daughter but also fulfill the promise to return the little velociraptor to her mother.

This film deserves a 2/5 because it had a few rough points. The CGI and animation of the dinosaurs were very lifelike, which is to be expected within the Jurassic Park franchise. Dinosaur fighting scenes are always cool, and this movie was no exception. However, the plot was very strange. A lot of parts were rushed, leaving others too slow and boring. Quite a few added characters and scenes were beyond unnecessary. This movie had the potential to be amazing, but a little too much detail cramming caused the entire thing to be executed poorly. It is incredibly disappointing to end such an amazing movie series with a terrible film.