Synopsis: Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) sees an ecological problem arise. requiring drastic action. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). There’s also the return of some memorable characters from the franchise, who must help . . .
There’s a further exploration of the story arc from the last movie, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). We see Maisie (Isabella Sermon) in danger, as the secrets to the science that led to her creation exists solely within her. That forms the central part of the plot, which helps give things a shape. There’s a very different feel to things, then the first of the new movies in the franchise, which we reviewed, too. What we do have is plenty of excitement, and also a decent posing of moral questions, which gave the film credibility.
It was always going to be interesting to see how the writers merged the two sets of characters. However, they managed it really well. It’s great to see the return of Sam Neill and Laura Dern, as Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler. And of course, awesome to see Jeff Goldblum back on screen, too, as Ian Malcolm. Things could have seemed forced, but fortunately, that wasn’t the case at all, here.
Whilst neither Chris Pratt nor Bryce Dallas Howard give oscar-worthy performances, both do a solid job in their lead roles. Jurassic World: Dominion doesn’t require great depth of acting. That said, the emotional journey of the character of Maisie is done with great skill by Isabella Sermon. Reprising Iconic roles can be tough, but Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum all showed their class.
Dewanda Wise brings freshness and energy to things, in her role as Kayla Watts. Although he only plays a small part, Mamoudou Athie does pretty well too. Campbell Scott was alright as the Villain but didn’t shine. Elva Trill gave a good performance, too.
CGI & Effects
Undoubtedly the strongest element of Jurassic World: Dominion is the dinosaurs themselves. Ultimately, that’s why people go to these movies. But CGI itself doesn’t guarantee excitement. Fortunately, there are some wonderful examples of great choreography, which makes sure the chase scenes are absolutely breathtaking. Chris Pratt had a particularly memorable scene, as he was chased by raptors on a motorbike. It was truly incredible to see how realistic the huge creatures were. The CGI looked stunning compared to the original.
A solid offering, and the story brought a sense of closure to things, too. What helped is that the characters had all had an arc of their own. This kept things interesting and allowed viewers to invest in the outcome, fully. Also, the ecological implications of “playing God” were explored too, and in an engaging manner, as mentioned. Of course, there were all of the tropes of a Hollywood blockbuster, but that’s exactly what people want to see. You can only measure any movie as the genre it is. Jurassic World: Dominion roared very loudly
Jurassic World: Dominion is in cinemas now
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