Jurassic World Dominion

Jurassic World Dominion ★★★½

Jurassic World Dominion begins with the world now struggling to coexist with its new inhabitants. This struggle parallels the difficulties Owen and Claire are facing with parenting a now 14-year-old Maisie, who is learning to cope with feelings of isolation and not belonging. Familiar characters from Fallen Kingdom return alongside new faces to assist Owen and Clare as they fight for what matters most to them.

A threat to humanity prompts the return of beloved characters from the Jurassic Park trilogy. Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), Dr. Allen Grant (Sam Neill), and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) join together to face the looming destruction of the world’s ecosystem. The two groups end up together as their separate quests lead them once again into harrowing danger amidst the world’s most deadly carnivores.

Jurassic World Dominion offers many jump-scare moments with plenty of high-action dino battles that fans have grown to expect. Those familiar with the Jurassic franchise will enjoy the easter eggs and storyline comparisons to past movie scenes. It was fun to see where our favorite characters have ended up, however, having several major players in this film made it impossible to give each of them the screen time they deserved. A split storyline also prevented fans from being fully invested in either of the causes. All in all, it was fun to watch and definitely worth the time, even if it had some minor distractions.

As a diehard fan of the Jurassic franchise, I give Jurassic World Dominion a B+ for movie nostalgia and dinosaur thrills. It’s definitely a must-see if you’re a fan of the previous films.

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