Film Review: “Jurassic World Dominion” (2022)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

We can’t even imagine if we can live or co-exist with raptors, dinosaurs or with any creature in sizes much larger than us. Even to attempt to defeat them, if there’s no other choice left. Maybe we just find a way to communicate, show that we are better human beings and perhaps begin to introduce another way of living on the same planet along with us, little humans, without wiping out the population.

“Jurassic World: Dominion” takes us four years further from the event that took place in the previous film. After Isla Nublar has been destroyed, dinosaurs and raptors live with people. They hunt alongside humans across the globe. Some manage to create a subtle relationship with them, some dinosaurs see humans as food only. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) are protecting Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon) from anyone who would try to capture her and study. But when the girl is finally captured, the two are joined by unexpected allies (Laura Dern, Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum) that, in the meantime, try to save the world from an unknown disease brought by Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott), the CEO of Biosyn Genetics.

If to leave an extremely intelligent and thought-provoking narrative, “Jurassic World: “Dominion” beats its predecessors by its stunning visual effects, fearsome creatures and a few head-to-head fights by dinosaurs that will most certainly take your breath away. From start to end, every single shot is gorgeous. What is good about this film is that it does not exploit dinosaurs as some kind of scary creature that can eat humans with one bite. It rather focuses on the human aspect, what we do under certain circumstances and how we take advantage of such a terrible situation and use it against humanity.

The appearance of the old and beloved cast, Laura Dern, Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum brought light into this film, making it absolutely amazing. Jeff Goldblum, I must admit, steals every scene he is in. Does not matter how bad the situation is, Jeff Goldblum’s Dr Ian Malcolm will find a way to make you laugh. As for the concept of the film, as I said earlier, was used wisely and written for the audience in such a way that you won’t feel there are any questions left unanswered. In fact, the closing scene was so stunning, it proves once again the future of the world is in the right hands and we have nothing to worry about.

That being said, “Jurassic World: Dominion” should be proud of itself for spending every single penny to turn it into a majestic look. It’s indeed a worthwhile trip to take back to Jurassic Park one more time. Every angle of the film is admirable. As screenwriters, Emily Carmichael and Colin Trevorrow have spent more time mastering the script, which is quite obvious right from the beginning. As for direction, Colin Trevorrow has raised Jurassic World to a whole new level; after the closing credit ends, the audience will scream for more, more and more. Because based on what we were presented and with the available material, it can easily stretch its universe to as many sequels as it wants.

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