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|Jurassic World Dominion|
The Rise of Skywalker of Jurassic Park.
(Video) Dinosaur Jurassic world dominion: Dimetrodon, Ankylosaurus, pterodactyl, T-rex,Rodan, Sirenhead
"A forgettable monster movie that lost anything that made it special in the first place."
— Jeremy Jahns
Jurassic World: Dominion is an American science fiction action adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow, who wrote the screenplay with Emily Carmichael, based on a story by Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly. A sequel to the 2018 film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it is the sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise and the final film in the Jurassic World trilogy. The film was theatrically released on June 10, 2022, in IMAX, RealD 3D, and Dolby Cinema by Universal Pictures.
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Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, 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.
- First of all, this film has no reason to exist other than to make money, and furthermore, although its prequel was a mediocre film, it still had a decent ending to the franchise and that seemed to have no sequel bait. Sure, they wanted to create a trilogy like the previous one, but still.
- A very messy plot. What the movie COULD have been about is a post apocalyptic world where dinosaurs result in humans ending up on the edge of extinction, resulting in survivors having no choice but to take action. It doesn't even know what it wants to be: at first it seems that the film wants to criticize the presence of the dichotomy between humans and dinosaurs, but then it dives into a huge pool of silly and meaningless subplots that have no purpose other than that of filling or, at the most, of giving at least a purpose to some characters who are not at all useful for the film, so much so that it could easily be shot without them. Among the useless subplots we find:
- The same plot of our protagonists trying to recover Blue's cub.
- The character of Dr. Henry Wu and the entire prehistoric locusts subplot.
- The children trying to protect themselves from locusts in the barn.
- All the subplots and characters during the scenes set in Malta, such as Owen's friend and the elegant woman who works for the antagonist, the dinosaurs invading Malta and a short sequence of a visually poor family hiding from a raptor.
- The girl at the beginning of the film who speaks about the Biosyn.
- It is basically further proof once again that Hollywood still hasn't learned their lesson about nostalgic pandering, which suffers the same problems with The Rise of Skywalker.
- Despite being the only returning antagonist of the franchise, Lewis Dodgson ends up being underwhelming. While the Biosyn locusts are indeed a threat, Dodgson himself comes across as a bumbling, idiotic character who is unable to command respect in others, doesn’t even have the means to force others into obeying him (while Hoskins and Mills had trained men and mercenaries to pose a menace, Dodgson’s biggest threat is firing Malcolm, and when Ramsay reveals he betrayed him, Dodgson can only sheepishly stare in disbelief, realizing he was indeed betrayed), and his plans get foiled surprisingly quickly due to a combination of the main characters’ actions and his own idiocy. In fact, you could have Dodgson be a brand new character and the difference would have been minimal. It's very subtly implied in the film that through Wu, he potentially had a hand in the things both Hoskins and Mills did though (i.e. "little side projects"), which would make him not just the GSV of the film film, but the whole series too though it is nice to see what his plans are since the first film and how evil he really is.
- Some CGI shots, especially of Blue, look fairly unconvincing. This pales in comparison to the animatronics though, which suffer from moving too stiffly and obviously robotic to looking as if they're made out of rubber, with the Giganotosaurus being the only animatronic to come anywhere close to convincing. Keeping in mind that the series used to thrive on mixing the two mediums near seamlessly.
- To a lesser extent, many of the other dinosaur scenes feel rather superfluous to the story, which doesn't utilize dinosaurs as the focus, nor do they drive the plot at any point, and they appear more out of obligation. Alan, Ellie, and Maisie are randomly menaced by the cave-dwelling Dimetrodon that didn't appear before or afterwards, Owen and Claire being chased by the Atrociraptor that also only appear in that one scene before being dropped completely, and even the Giganotosaurus only appears randomly to menace the humans near the end, seemingly just because the film was required to have some new villain dinosaur and include more crowd-pleasing dinosaur action scenes.
- There is the Pyroraptor that menaces Kayla and Owen after the plane crash ultimately just seems to be added in for fanservice (of finally having a decently feathered raptor), because there's no buildup, it's completely irrelevant to the overall plot, and the Pyroraptor doesn't appear in any other scene.
- Despite it setting up Rexy's origins and her ancestor's rivalry with Giganotosaurus, the Prologue isn't actually in the film. Many were disappointed, as they felt it was actually better than the final film itself, in addition to providing more context for Rexy and the Giganotosaurus's relationship by establishing them as natural rivals.
- A major criticism of the film is that while there are more dinosaurs featured in this film, they're all competing for limited screentime, leaving many to feel underrepresented despite being heavily marketed in trailers and posters.
- The Pyroraptor only shows up for one scene in the frozen dam and then never appears again in any capacity. It isn't even named within the movie itself.
- Similarly, although it does get namedropped, the main scene for the Quetzalcoatlus lasts less than half a minute, and outside of this and the prologue is left to a couple of few second scenes within montages. In particular its real life terrestrial stalking behavior, which has been seen as Nightmare Fuel by dinosaur nerds for years, is not depicted at all.
- The Giganotosaurus can be this for some. Despite its role as the apex predator of the Biosyn’s Dolomites dinosaur sanctuary, it does very little other than chase the main characters briefly and then having a rather short final battle against Rexy and the Therizinosaurus. Compared with previous antagonistic theropods (the Nublar raptors, the Spinosaurus and the Indominus felt like a constant threat through their movies, and the Indoraptor offers a rather chilling climatic battle), the Giga overall feels lacking. In fact, unlike the others, it doesn’t even kill anything (human or animal), except for a locust on fire.
- Rexy’s role is surprisingly short despite her and her species being one of the most iconic animals of the franchise (and popular culture in general). Her arc of competing against the Giganotosaurus for the title of apex predator of the Dolomites only amounts to two scenes, those being one where the Giga bullies her into dropping a deer carcass she was picking and a rather short final battle, and that’s all she does for the entire movie. It feels like she was included because she’s so emblematic that they just couldn’t not include her in the climax of the saga despite her scarce role.
- Those expecting the Mosasaurus to play a role in the movie are in for a big disappointment, as the huge marine reptile only appears in two brief shots at the beginning (where she appears snatching some spider crabs from fishermen) and the end (where she appears swimming alongside two humpback whales), having even less screentime than in Fallen Kingdom.
- Blue's role is very reduced here, unlike the previous installments, where Blue had major roles. Here she is demoted to extra, after Beta is kidnapped, Blue disappears from the plot, she does not return until the end of Dominion, when she meets Beta again. Blue does not play a major role in this movie and she does not meet Alan Grant and the Atrociraptors at any time.
- The Atrociraptors were built up in advertising as the Psycho Rangers to the Raptor Squad from Jurassic World, and were even given individual names in promotional material. Their role in the movie, however, basically amounts to an extended chase scene. Once Owen and Claire escape from them, they disappear from the story. They don't even encounter Blue or Beta, despite clearly being promoted as Blue's Evil Counterpart (to the point that one of them is even named Red) and their names are not mentioned.
- For all the hype its return to the franchise got, the Dilophosaurus barely does anything other than scaring Claire. It does, however, have a much more important scene at the end where it kills Dodgson, evoking his associate Nedry’s demise in the first film.
- While it is great for the original characters (i.e. Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Ian Malcolm, Lewis Dodgson, and Henry Wu) to return from the previous films, they only to serve as the film's subplot. Even with them, some of the original characters still remain absent like Lex and Tim Murphy.
- Plotholes such as:
- The Dimetrodon lived during the Permian period which didn't have mosquitoes, yet still appears in this movie.
- Maisie is going around town like normal, even though there are authority figures after her, and no one around questions it.
- Overlong runtime with 146 minutes, compared to their movies at around two hours (with the exception being Jurassic Park III which ran for 92 minutes), which results in the pacing being so slow. As the result, it makes the movie boring and dull.
- All of the dinosaurs are still inaccurate and act like movie monsters. With Giganotosaurus and Therizinosaurus being notable examples, and the Pyroraptor swimming and the Quetzaclcoatlus depicting feathers.
- Prehistoric Planet which premiered on Apple TV a month prior had way better depiction of dinosaurs then in this film!
- Overall, it ended the Jurassic World trilogy and the storyline from the original Jurassic Park trilogy on a sour note, with the worst part being that Frank Marshall teased future films. Considering the film's reception, it's unknown if the Jurassic Park franchise will continue from this.'
- The final battle between the Rexy, Giga, and Theri was illogical and pointless.
- The Theri got introduced as a super territorial, aggressive animal, but it only fights the Giga, yet this could be because it was confirmed blind.
- Rexy getting back up was way too goofy, and it could've allowed for an emotional scene where it dies from it's injuries.
- The Giga gets portrayed as a villain that needs to die, but both in the Prologue and the final fight it was super chilled and only defending itself, meaning Rexy was the aggressor all along.
- The entire Rex "arc" was beyond laughable and pointless.
- The Giga's death is needlessly brutal.
- The final fight pretty much was a copy-paste version of Jurassic World's final fight,but replacing Blue with Theri and Indominus with Giga.
- Michael Giacchino's score is still amazing and so is the theme music by John Williams. And it doesn't have overuse of choir unlike Fallen Kingdom.
- Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler are finally back after the absence in the long time. Likewise, Buck and Doe also even make their return from The Lost World: Jurassic Park as they are seen with Rexy after her climatic battle with Giganotosaurus.
- As to be expected from the franchise, the effects look absolutely astounding.
- The 4K release of the Prologue especially shows off beautifully rendered herds of dozens of dinosaurs, with the skin textures and especially feathers looking extremely lifelike.
- The acting is pretty good, thanks to the cast reprising the roles, including Chris Pratt and, of course, Sam Neill.
- Decent cinematography.
- Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Ian Malcolm have great chemistry with each other, just like 1993.
- Fine direction by Colin Trevorrow.
- The movie was given a director's cut/extended version, which fixed some of the problems with the theatrical cut, such as:
- It explains why Dodgson created the locusts.
- It shows what happened to the two kids that were attacked in the barn.
- There's extra chemistry between Maisie and Dr. Grant.
- The prologue was added.
- Rexy has a flashback to 65 million years ago where the Giganotosaurus first beat her, and it pushed her to keep fighting.
- This movie fixed a few problems from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, such as it revealing Maisie wasn't actually created by her grandfather but her mother instead who is Henry Wu's old friend and scientist who uses the cloning technology to create a duplicate of herself, thus giving birth to Maisie without a mate just like Blue.
- The logo reference where Rexy puts her head through a circle cut out in the circular waterfall prior to the climatic battle was amazing.
Jurassic World Dominion got mixed-to-negative reactions. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 30% of 369 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 4.8/10. The website's consensus reads, "Jurassic World Dominion might be a bit of an improvement over its immediate predecessors in some respects, but this franchise has lumbered a long way down from its classic start.", while the audiences consensus reads, "It's probably time to let this franchise rest, but between some entertaining action and the fun of seeing members of the original cast reunited, Jurassic World Dominion is a decent enough sequel." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 38 out of 100, based on 59 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". It is the lowest-rated film of the series on both websites. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported filmgoers gave it a 73% overall positive score, with 57% saying they would definitely recommend it. The movie has 2.5/5 score on Letterboxd.
- Unlike its two predecessors and like the first three installments, Legendary Pictures is not involved in its production, as Universal cut ties with the company in 2019 after the expiration of their four-year deal.
The fact that Maisie's DNA holds the key to manipulating the genome and eliminating genetic disease meant that acquiring her became a priority for BioSyn.
Who is Maisie Lockwood? Maise Lockwood is the cloned granddaughter of Benjamin Lockwood, one of the co-founders of the original Jurassic Park. Actually, it's a bit more complex than that. She's actually a clone of Benjamin Lockwood's daughter, Charlotte Lockwood.
Jurassic World Dominion has been touted as the upcoming movie to “conclude the Jurassic era.” While this doesn't mean the series is dead, there's a certain level of finality that is included in the ending to director/co-writer Colin Trevorrow and co-writer Emily Carmichael's big blockbuster.
Background. Maisie was born around 10 years before the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 2008. She is the biological daughter of Charlotte Lockwood. She was created by and born to Charlotte Lockwood.