A Movie Review By Anthony Ritter

Jurassic World: Dominion follows the events of the 2018 film, in which dinosaurs were released into the world. For those that don’t know, Dominion means sovereignty or control. This seems fitting since, in the movie, mankind is having to learn to coexist with dinosaurs in their everyday lives.

This movie is full of dinosaurs new to the big screen, as well as bringing back some old favorites. We even get to see the Jurassic World cast interact with the original 1993 Jurassic Park cast.

What follows is The Good, The Bad, and The Spoilers of Jurassic World: Dominion.

The Good

This final Jurassic World film goes all-in on nostalgia. Tributes to the original films are sprinkled throughout the entire movie from a rusty shaving cream can, to jokes about the voltage of Jurassic Park’s electric fences. Bringing back the original characters Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, and Ian Malcolm allowed the film to more easily reference the events of the original Jurassic Park. I do not like when films “force” original characters into new reboot films, but Jurassic World: Dominion was able to make their return a natural part of the story.

Dinosaurs are something everyone knows they are going to see at a Jurassic Park/World movie. What this movie does that none of the others have done in the past is take these dinosaurs and place them into everyday situations. We get to see how the world would adapt to having dinosaurs as “just another animal” that we see while out and about. I liked that with these new species roaming about there would be new underground markets for poaching, and there would be people who would want to keep these dinosaurs as exotic pets despite the dangers.

The Bad

If you saw the first Jurassic World, the main issue that occurred was due to the genetic modification of dinosaurs. In the second movie, a major problem was dinosaurs being collected for genetic modification. In this conclusion to the Jurassic World story, the main problem is…..you guessed it, genetic modification (of locusts). Yes, there are other aspects to the story of all 3 movies, but to focus so heavily on genetic modification felt predictable and boring.

I would have preferred a bigger focus on how people were going to manage living with the dinosaurs. In fact, in the film, the CIA has a special division focused on tracking and monitoring incidents related to dinosaurs and people interactions. While the movie mentions that an organization handles these situations, we don’t get to see much of it. I think this would have been a better focal point for the story. Recruiting Chris Pratt and Blue to track and take down big bad dinosaurs in human habitats would have been fun to watch.

My Overall Opinion

Part of its predictability is that Jurassic World: Dominion gives the audience everything to be expected. There is plenty of action to keep everyone entertained and distracted from the rather dull story. If you love the original Jurassic Park films, then this conclusion to the franchise is a must-see.


On his blog “GoodBadSpoilers.com, Anthony Ritter critiques and writes a review on selected movies.  Once you see a movie that Ritter has reviewed, visit his blog and share your point of view.


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