Jurassic World Dominion 2022 Review
End of the series.
It's been while when first part of Jurassic Park land on 1993. Jurassic park is one of the all time greats, original story telling and ground breaking achievement in the special effects department. The CGI for 1992 is amazing, I remember watching this as a kid and couldn't believe what I was seeing wasn't real, the dinosaurs are terrifying, in a good exciting way, like being chased by a rolling tin of spam. There is not a moment wasted in this film, combining adventure, wonder, comedy and horror in a perfectly balanced piece of immersive art. The pre-production itself was thoroughly planned out so there wasn't any room for Spielberg to experiment or deviate, but he held the reigns tightly and seen the picture through to it's best.
In Jurassic World Dominion Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing have both done a good job in their given roles. Reprising their characters from the previous films each have given their all. But a welcome sight is the return of the cast members from Jurassic Park with Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler, Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm and Sam Neil as Dr. Alan Grant making a comeback to the series. Though their return for the final chapter in the Jurassic franchise was a nice touch, a special mention has to be made for each of the three who manage to recreate a similar bond they shared in the 1990 release. Apart from them, the rest of the supporting cast have done decently well in their given roles.
Jurassic World Dominion writers Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly take for granted the loyal fanbase that the Jurassic Park franchise continues to thrive on. Taking blatant inspiration from other leasing franchise players like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, James Bond, and countless others, the movie feels more like an action-thriller than a gripping sci-fi movie about dinosaurs. Moreover, the plot gets overindulgent on the nostalgia factor, which could distance new fans while OG fans will continue to show their allegiance. It's the complete opposite of what Spider-Man: No Way Home delightfully gifted to its fans, relying more on fan service rather than a justified past-meets-present narrative.
The dinosaurs still look insanely realistic, and they just add to the immersion and excitement of the film. The action in the film is exciting, the phenomenal chase scene with the T. Rex and the Jeep and the fight at the end between the Raptors and the T. Rex are two of my favorite scenes, but all of the action in the movie is exceptional. There are several such sequences, but the momentum doesn't last very long and the chaotic plot is solely to blame. Never does it actually dig deep into the "co-existence" factor as promised in the previous instalments. While the CGI dinosaurs are more artfully encaptured this time around, something to marvel at even, with T-Rex and Giganotosaurus, an even bigger carnivorous threat, the promised duel is underwhelming at best.
The cinematography was draw-droppingly awesome and the set pieces were well developed, realistic and at the service of the movie’s plot. If you’re like me and you love the Jurassic series you will enjoy this immensely, and for those who don’t try to give it the benefit of the doubt. If indeed we are saying goodbye to the Jurassic series then this is a pretty darn good send off.