Jurassic World: Dominion Movie Review
Get ready Jurassic fans, the latest instalment of the Jurassic World franchise has stomped into cinemas!
Despite not receiving the greatest of reviews over the years, the Jurassic Park/World franchise is one of the highest-grossing movie franchises of all time.
Despite the early reviews of the movie we wanted to experience the movie for ourselves and see if our views matched with the critics.
From the 90s nostalgia to non-stop dinosaur action, here's what we thought of the new Jurassic movie, Jurassic World: Dominion.
Jurassic World: Dominion is the sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise. Can you believe it?!
The new movie picks up after the events of the 2018 movie Fallen Kingdom with dinosaurs now roaming the Earth and forcing the human race to closely guard their position as the apex predators of the planet.
If you are planning on going to see the new movie, don't feel surprised if some of the Jurassic World: Dominion plot seems a little confusing at first, we were too. BUT we'll save you the confusion and tell you that the newest movie is approximately set four years after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Let's start off by saying that the one thing that stands out to us the most is the cast. Jurassic World: Dominion features a star studded line up made up of old and new Jurassic stars which we are absolutely obsessed with!
For the first time since the original Jurassic Park, Jurassic World: Dominion reunites fan favourites, Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum who all starred in Steven Spielberg's 1993 original. And that's not all... Chris Pratt's Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire Dearing from the Jurassic World movies Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom also star in the final instalment of the Jurassic World trilogy.
Now we thought that the iconic trio would just be making cameos in the new movie but nope, they are fully present and their characters are essential in the movie which we are so here for! It's amazing to see the original trio reuniting for one final time and we can only hope that one day in the near future we see them reunite again. Fingers crossed!
We last saw Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom where he discussed the possibility of dinosaurs returning full-scale to the world. And of course, his predictions were correct.
This time around the dinosaurs aren't confined to a theme park and are roaming free among humankind.
Ask yourself this: Would you like to live in a world where humans and dinosaurs co-exist?
The action sequences in this movie had us not wanting to scoff our faces with popcorn for a few minutes but instead use our popcorn buckets as a shield. Who knew dinosaurs could be so fast and relentless?!
Aside from all of the action, excitement, emotions and of course, dinosaurs, the nostalgia element saves the day for this movie.
For us, Jurassic World: Dominion was at its best when the old and new cast were together. For us when watching it, it was like a full circle moment. Seeing the cast we grew up with alongside the characters we have most recently connected with, there's only one word to describe this and that is ICONIC. There's just something about seeing actors coming back to play your favourite characters that hits us right in the feels.
The return of the original trio is what shines through for this movie. Although their character presence is prominent throughout the movie, their storylines felt more like side stories that didn't really contribute that much to the overall conclusion of the franchise. In our eyes, the movie really belongs to the classic Jurassic Park cast, although we absolute love Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard's characters.
As for dinosaurs, despite being a "dinosaur movie", the dinosaurs seem to take a back seat in this movie. We were hoping that Blue would play a more central part in the new movie but unfortunately she didn't receive that much screen this time around. Justice for Blue!
However, the dinosaurs in the film have never looked better (and bigger!). The movie brings in some incredible new additions to the franchise in the form of Therizinosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Moros and the not so friendly Atrociraptors.
Overall, Jurassic World: Dominion is a good film and we really enjoyed watching it BUT for a conclusion of the trilogy we felt like it could be better. It's hard not to have certain expectations as with any sequel of a big franchise - there's always going to be a hype to live up to, but for us it didn't quite feel like the end, it felt more like another sequel. In a way, it kind of left us wanting more but then at the same time it's hard to imagine what they could possibly do next.
If you love dinosaurs or are a huge fan of the Jurassic Park/World franchise then it's a no brainer that you need to go and see Jurassic World: Dominion.
Jurassic World: Dominion is out now in cinemas worldwide.