Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)
Title: Jurassic World: Dominion
Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi |
Runtime: 147 min
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill
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 in a New Era.
TEDIOUS AND USELESS FROM START TO FINISH
Maybe you like the first Jurassic Park from 1993, directed by Steven Spielberg. Maybe you didn’t. This film Jurassic World: Dominion tries to in a desperate revive the suspense and tonality that Spielberg successively brought to life with his charm, adventurous spirit and talent as a director. Colin Trevorrow, director of this film, has even mentioned that he tries to get back to basics. In that sense, it’s not showcased here. Whatever the writers and director had in mind, it must have looked better on paper than what they worked with on-screen. It’s a very long-drawn first act where the start takes far too long, the story is halting in the first thirty minutes. Bear in mind that this disastrous film is over two and a half hours.
It tries to introduce new characters, regular characters and legacy characters from the original trilogy, and everything becomes like a plotter like Pollock-painting. It’s a headache and everything is all over the place. It moves but never starts. Once when they arrive, finally, things start to have happened. But it’s inconsistent, far-fetched, boring useless scenes. The visual effects are probably the only thing that’s good and where a director has put effort on. Sadly, even if the legacy trio returns to help the Jurassic World duo, it doesn’t feel natural.
It’s a ploy thing where the emotional is only on the surface. The dialogue becomes fatigued and after a while, the whole group becomes this boring testimony of not doing their job correctly. The villain is a flat, unenergetic antagonist that doesn’t become a shock. Why this person would do the things that he does, is not explained in lighter bright. Don’t’ worry, nobody is going to die. No one is in peril. It’s like riding a rollercoaster for children, there’s up and down but no one is hurt. It’s boring, tedious and snooze that didn’t need to be produced. The suspense that once was a part of this franchise is long-gone and there are no consequences for it.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard who suppose the main leaders in this ending chapter of the first three new films about Jurassic World are hiding behind their paychecks and there’s no true emotional attachment in their performances. You can think a lot about dinos and the world it brings. This proves also with that this film series from the 90s has run its course. A travesty of Spielberg’s masterpiece. Time to move on.