Now available on Blu-ray is Colin Trevorrow’s final (hopefully) chapter in the Jurassic Park/World saga, Dominion. With the globe jumping and numerous car chases Jurassic World: Dominion feels more like Fast & Furious with dinosaurs rather than a Jurassic Park film. There is an abundance of fan service and easter egg moments that feel incredibly forced. That doesn’t mean the final installment isn’t at least entertaining at times.
Set four years after Fallen Kingdom, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) are now living off the grid in a remote cabin with 14-year-old Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon). She was the young girl from the last film that turned out to be an exact replication of her scientist mother. Dinosaurs are now living among humans, but not peacefully. Biosyn Genetics founder Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott) has created a dinosaur preserve and is thought to be doing good work, but when he hires people to kidnap Maisie and a baby raptor that shares some genetic secrets with her, some of his more sinister plans come to light. One of them revolves around genetically modified locusts that are harming the food supply at a rapid rate.
The rest of the film see’s Owen and Claire on a mission to rescue Maisie, which takes them around the world. We also have the original Jurassic Park trio, Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), trying to find proof of Dodgson’s evil doing. It becomes only a matter of time before all of our heroes meet for the first time. Obviously, the visual effects work here is stunning and I am so glad the original prologue was re-inserted into the film. Yes, it did make for a great trailer, but its’ too beautiful not to have in the final film.
Jurassic World: Dominion is not a great film and it does run on for way too long. Yet, it is definitely not the worst film in the series, as I do prefer it over Fallen Kingdom and The Lost World. If you are a fan however and own the rest of the films, you may want to complete your collection with this release.
- Battle at Big Rock – A Jurassic World Short Film
- A New Breed of VFX
- Dinosaurs Among Us: Inside Jurassic World Dominion – An in-depth 45+ minute look at the making of the film
By: Marc Ferman