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Jurassic World Dominion
              review by Bobby Blakey

Fans have been eagerly waiting the next chapter of the dinosaur franchise Jurassic World Dominion. The new film once again stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as well as original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum. Could this sixth entry into the franchise bring anything new and epic to the series or will it finally become extinct?

Director Colin Trevorrow returns to the franchise to direct Dominion in which he also co-wrote with Emily Carmichael. It takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.


Going into this film I will admit that I love every film in this series despite issues with them all. Here is the thing going into this film I have a very specific thing I am looking for and that is dinosaurs wreaking havoc and his film has that in spades. The story pics up years after the last with a quick update to where all the characters are and how the world has changed with the dinosaurs among us in the world. That is where this film takes the franchise in a bold, fun new direction that is ridiculous and a lot of fun.


The first film in the series obviously brought a magic to the audiences because it was like nothing we had seen and took the science and direction into as much of a realistic direction it could give the subject matter. Since then the films have gotten crazier and over the top which makes them so much fun. This one is no different in it offers up the continuation of the cloning story started in the last film and a whole new direction for the cause of chaos. Sure 

there are bad decisions and some way too convenient saves, but it still is a blast to watch thanks to the dinosaur chaos at every corner. The effects and looks of the dino’s keeps getting better and better with this outing being no different. I love that some of them finally got their actual feathers and fur as they should even if it’s not all of them.


The cast are all well used with both Pratt and Howard diving right back in. I appreciate they evolved their relationship to one that is still intact instead of forcing the back and forth issues that Hollywood likes to go with. While the idea of the reasoning to get them back together is silly it works and offers up a great return of the OG Jurassic Park cast. Their initial entry into the film is a bit clunky, but it’s so great seeing them back together I didn’t even care. Thankfully they were not just brought back for glorified cameos and instead got to get in on the action with every character getting their numerous moments to shine.


I felt like on some level this one harkened back to the original with the humor and heart while still bringing the more action heavy nature of the new series. In the end this entire series is ridiculous, but if you buy into the fun of it all and like me, just want to see the dino’s in action then this is another great entry. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to check it out again. It has a decent enough ending to cap the series should this actually be the final film as being said for not only the cast, but the world of dinosaurs as well.


In addition to the film this release offers up bonus content including numerous featurettes taking you behind bringing this latest prehistoric chapter to life as well as an extended edition of the film. Return to the park when Jurassic World: Dominion available now on digital, 4K, Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Home Entertainment.

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