Do you ever feel nostalgic about the first film in the Jurassic Park franchise? Released in 1993, it made waves across the globe and led to multiple sequels comprising two trilogies. Each film had its unique plot, and each trilogy had a different cast of lead characters. Enter Jurassic World: Dominion.
Having several blockbusters under its belt, its sixth and the latest installment, Jurassic World: Dominion, was much awaited by fans worldwide. Was it another run-of-the-mill sequel or a niche of its own? The bar has been high from the start, so did it live up to the expectations? Let’s find out.
Jurassic World: Dominion – The Good
If you’re a dinosaur fan and want to see them on a large screen, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll see various types of dinosaurs in the film, like Dilophosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Triceratops, Stygimoloch, Tyrannosaurus, and Velociraptors, among many others. However, that’s not what the main story is about.
The main drama starts when the Biosys company releases a hybrid of locusts in the farms, created using dinosaur DNA. You see a science experiment gone wrong, the CEO Dodgson’s greed for money despite the threat to the global food chain, and the kidnapping of Maisie (the human clone) and Blue’s baby to unlock their genetic secrets.
The adventure follows when the good guys, Owen and Claire, go on a rescue mission to Malta, where they meet the film’s new character Kayla. From the underground dinosaur market to the streets of Malta, all the way to the Biosys headquarters in Italy, where they meet the heroes from the previous trilogy, the scenes are full of adrenaline-pumping action.
While the flame-holding tunnel scene will give you an Indiana Jonesy feeling, the bike-chasing street adventure in Malta will transport you to the James Bond world for a short while. Yet, none of that compares to Claire holding her breath underwater, especially if you’re claustrophobic.
One of the things we loved was the wonderful relationship between Blue and Owen and also between Maisie and Beta.
Jurassic World: Dominion – The Bad
A lot was going on at one time in the film, and much of it was predictable unless we expected a dark twist. Some scenes like Alan and Ellie trying to rekindle their romance and Maisie, Owen, and Claire’s relationship were boring to watch.
Somehow, it felt like dinosaurs weren’t the main focus. They were certainly there in huge numbers but looked rather benign compared to humans. Also, we would have loved to see more of Blue.
If you’ve watched all the Jurassic Park films, you might be slightly disappointed with this one. Despite the ancient beasts from the Cretaceous living among humans, powerful enough to cause massive carnage, they haven’t managed to do so yet. Yet, a new hybrid of locusts is threatening the human race, and everybody’s jumping out of their skins!
The Final Verdict
With many jaw-dropping prequels in its wake, Jurassic World: Dominion had big shoes to fill. Although it’s not the best of the franchise, if dinosaur action and CGI graphics thrill you, this film will surely entertain.
We believe there’s room for a sequel, as the dinosaurs still reside in the Biosys sanctuary, and who knows how that pans out? As of now, there’s no such announcement.
Overall, this film is a good watch for killing time and will certainly bring back the Jurassic Park nostalgia of the 90s with the return of characters Ian, Alan, and Ellie.
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