Film: Jurassic World Dominion (2022)

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Off to the flicks this evening to catch the final in the Jurassic Park movie franchise – Jurassic World: Dominion.

Released on the 10th of June here in the UK and with a runtime of 2 hours and 25 minutes, it wasn’t just the dinos with monster proportions!

Background

Touted as the final instalment of this mega-movie franchise it brings together most of the original cast and those from the more recent movies – Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard from the newer productions are joined by Oscar-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill from the originals.

Synopsis

Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs and other previously extinct creatures now exist alongside us all over the world. This fragile balance will determine, once and for all, whether human-beings are to share this planet with history’s most fearsome creatures.

Main Cast

Laura Dern plays Dr. Ellie Sattler
Jeff Goldblum plays Dr. Ian Malcolm
Sam Neill plays Dr. Alan Grant
DeWanda Wise plays Kayla Watts
Mamoudou Athie plays Ramsay Cole
BD Wong plays Dr. Henry Wu
Omar Sy plays Barry Sembène

Full cast list HERE

Any good?

I don’t think any film, sequel or otherwise, will replace the sound of my jaw-dropping when I first saw those CGI dinosaurs back in 1993 in the original Jurassic Park outing. Since then, CGI has moved up a few notches and this time around, they looked even more realistic. It wasn’t a film that relied on a complex plot to hold this audience’s attention, so like me, best to just go for the SFX! Having said that, I didn’t think it dominated the story, where the screenplay all felt well-balanced with great cinematography, superb action scenes and with the tension turned up to 11!!! Credible acting all around with the cast ticking all the boxes for equality and diversity too! And, like most American movies these days, a sugary-sweet happy ending with no sign of a possible follow-up movie!

Scariest moment? For us, not the big beasts – it was the locusts! 😟. Give this one a miss then, if you’re somewhat squeamish about these smaller critters. Horrible sights and horrible sounds!! 😨

All-in-all, definitely worth a watch on the big screen before it’s out for streaming or on DVD later this year. πŸ‘

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