Jurassic World: Domination [PG-13] 2h 30m Adventure/Sci-Fi

Jurassic World: Domination (Universal Pictures)

In what supposedly is the last in thirty year series of the Jurassic Park/World sequels director Colin Trevorrow pulled all past cast members for the grand finally that first stomped in theaters in1993 with Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum. Even with the all-star cast and Chris Pratt’s return this movie still struggles.

The movie is set four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar with dinos and humans learning to survive and hunt together along side each other. In order to revive the faith in the blockbuster franchise Trevorrow reunited all the blasts from the past chapters with the premise focusing on shady Biosyn, the facility in Italy housing dinosaurs for research purposes. This chapter houses also insects as the black market tries to convince around-the-world governments to protect their organization.

photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

The film goes into a second half after foot and car chases when Maisie (Isabella Sermon) is captured and taken for research. This sets off a long flight with newcomer Dewanda Wise at the yoke. The movie gets more exciting with her addition, Byrce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern backpacking the load. Bryce and Wise have great chemistry here and ran away with a lot of scenes.

With Trevorrow’s third venture into the Jurassic world I would have expected more substance. Instead it’s action with some cheesy set pieces, lack of creativity and tons of CGI overdose.

Laura Dern, Daniella Pineda and Same Neill (Universal Pictures)

Byrce’s character taking a swim in a nasty pond and drying out quickly with hair and makeup in tack didn’t help in the continuity category either but it’s Hollywood. One particular touching scene was Owen (Chris Pratt) making a promise to mama raptor and keeping it. I was very happy to have seen and screened the film thanks to Universal but now let’s dino and company become extinct again.

This sixth installment roars into theaters everywhere June 10 and expect 150 minutes of foot stomping and popcorn crunching. 2 1/2 stars (out of 5).

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