Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)

Colin Trevorrow directs Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Laura Dern in this “concluding chapter” in the Jurassic Park reboot series.

There’s a fair few decent ideas bubbling away but they get lost in a jumble of plot threads that are reintroduced and tied off even though I’m not sure anyone really cared about them when they exited Fallen Kingdom. Audiences or creatives. There’s one good lengthy set piece in Malta that plays out more like The Bourne Ultimatum with velociraptors. A visit to an illegal dinosaur farm and a dinosaur black market feel like implicitly dark settings to enter so casually for a family flick. Everything else is a little undercooked. The returning original oldies are pleasant presences but not really utilised imaginatively. There aren’t even really enough dinosaur money shots. I doubt this is the end of the franchise but even as a paragraph break it is quite disposable. Maybe this should be the end?

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