Jurassic World: Dominion: Directed by Colin Trevorrow. With Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill. Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live–and hunt–alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and 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 in a new Era.
I’m sure no one was shocked that a decision was made to make yet another Jurassic Park / World movie, and I’m sure no one is shocked at all that it’s an entertaining film with some pretty weird narrative choices and dumb plot points that make little to no sense, and that nearly the entire thing is just as contrived as possible. I did enjoy myself, yes, but you really have to turn off your brain and enthusiastically accept that the dumbest / corniest thing that you think will happen is going to actually happen.
I will say that there was one scene that I thoroughly enjoyed, which is when our heroes are getting onto an airplane in a fun and interesting way, there’s a visual reference to the Millennium Falcon, which felt appropriate considering that Bryce Dallas Howard was also in the same scene and how influential she’s been in the Star Wars franchise for the last few years. That one shot, coupled with how they dealt with their problems that were following them was exceptionally satisfying. That’s the one scene though that I really thought was great, the rest of the film wasn’t anything that I’d say “golly that was worth the $40 I just spent”, but luckily I have the AMC A-List thing, so my cost was greatly reduced to something like $10 for the film.
$10 would have been just right for this movie. I look forward to the next sequel or trilogy or whatever it is they decide to do next, this movie ended on a positive note, but there’s still clearly huge problems with having dinosaurs just roaming around our world.
Maybe the next one will feature dinosaurs….. in space?