This weekend, the Jurassic World franchise (potentially?) comes to an end with the release of Jurassic World: Dominion. We’re long past the days of Jurassic Park, but this series has proven incredibly lucrative over the years, speaking to the cinematic potential of dinosaurs. At the same time, ever since the first installment, all of the sequels have been met with, at best, a mixed response. Now, with reactions from critics mixing with audiences for Jurassic World: Dominion here, we know that that’s once again the case. So, it made perfect sense to make that this weekend’s Awards Radar Community question. If you saw the film, what did you think?
For those who read my review (here) or listened to the latest podcast episode (here), you know that I have complicated thoughts about this movie. Here is some of what I said in the aforementioned review:
Now, we have Jurassic World: Dominion, which has promised to be something entirely new, while bringing back all of your old friends. Does it actually? Well, yes and no. There are some big swings here, though a handful of them are fairly big misfires. Jurassic World: Dominion throws everything at the summer movie wall, hoping enough sticks to make you have a good time. Plenty doesn’t work here, but just enough does to warrant a very mild recommendation.
Jurassic World: Dominion ends this particular Jurassic storyline in a manner that doesn’t even begin to answer questions, but engages your lizard brain that wants to see dinosaur chaos. The more it gives you prehistoric monsters, the better. When it tries to build out its new story, as opposed to wrapping up the one it has been developing, things get rough. Then again, by now you know that you’re not here for the franchise’s tight narrative.
Now, it’s time for you to chime in. What did you think of Jurassic World: Dominion? Where does it stand among the other installments in the series? Whatever your reaction is, we’re keen to know it, so don’t be shy…
If/when you see Jurassic World: Dominion, be sure to share your thoughts!