Review in Brief: Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)

DOMINION is in the awkward position of being both a little too complicated for kids and a little too stupid for adults. You get your dinosaur action (involving both old and new prehistoric beasties) in spades and the original trio back (and wearing exactly the same outfits for some reason), but Colin Trevorrow’s storytelling misses the mark. A few years after dinosaurs escaped into the human world, Owen (Chris Pratt), Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and their adopted genetically-engineered daughter Maisie (Isabella Sermon) team up with the most famous survivors of Jurassic tourism, Drs Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to fight dino-smugglers, sinister bioengineering corporations and an impending man-made ecological disaster. There are things for loyal fans of the franchise to like here and Goldblum steals the show whether he was following the script or not, but this is a first-base legacyquel with too little that’s new or particularly memorable. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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