Back in 1990, we saw the release of the path-breaking film Jurassic Park. A film that introduced cinema-going audiences to the view of dinosaurs on the big screen. Wrapped in fear and terror, they could motivate, which caused a great stir. Since then, four more films have been released in the series, the last of which was Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Years later, we see the release of the sixth and final film in the Jurassic franchise, along with Jurassic World Dominion. But will the new film captivate the audience as it did before, or will it be just another cash-strapped effort like many other franchise films we analyze?
Jurassic World Dominion occurs four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar. Dinosaurs now live and hunt with humans all over the world. This delicate balance will shape the future and forever determine whether humans will continue to be the highest predators on the planet. They now associate with the most terrifying creatures in history. In the midst of this mix, a new company, Biosyn, has taken over the process of identifying genetics that could help mankind. But like its forefathers, the company run by the money-making business tycoon is looking for profit at the expense of humanity. From the abduction of the genetically advanced Maisie Lockwood to the development of predatory dinosaurs for nefarious purposes, Biosyn explores almost everything. Things unfold when Owen Grady and Claire Dearing go on an adventure to save Messi.
Jurassic World: Dominion is repeated with nothing new
From the beginning, the viewer is taken to the Jurassic age, with visions of the long-lost but forgotten creatures that now roam the earth. In a delicate balance between animals and humans, the latter has established a black market where anything related to dinosaurs is available for a price. These secret deals lead to constant quarrels between living beings and those seeking profit. Like previous Jurassic films, it follows a similar line that reads, ‘Life will not be involved; Life finds a way. In this regard, Jurassic World: Dominion is repeated with nothing new in the case of the original story. However, the way director Colin Trevorrow handles this visual spectacle makes a difference. Despite repeating an old story, Jurassic World: Dominion has some interesting scenes. In fact, some scenes will surely mesmerize the audience, reminding them to watch the first film of the series.
However, all this is not just a treat for the senses. Jurassic World Dominion has its drawbacks. Apart from repetition, the film is highly predictable with twists that are seen long before their arrival. Though Trevorrow has thrown in a few clap-worthy moments and some good jump scares, the overall appeal has dwindled due to the predicament. Another part that can be a let-down is the visuals that come out as incomplete renders. A certain sequence reviving some creatures of the past; Feeling like it was shot in the 90s, the jerky motion for a monorail track approach seems out of place in a film like this. Thankfully though, these moments are limited.
Jurassic World Dominion Review
Talking about the movie, Jurassic World Dominion begins on a fast-paced note; but over time, the on-screen action slows down. Making things worse is the post-interval segment that deals with setting up a little drama. While spectators are seated in their seats with excellent visuals and live performances. There are moments when one feels the need to increase speed.
For performances, Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing both do well in their roles. Everyone has given their all by repeating their characters from previous films. But a welcome sight is Dr. Laura Dern from Jurassic Park. As Ellie Sattler, Dr. Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm, and Dr. Sam Neil. The cast is back in the form of Alan Grant. While their return to the last chapter of the Jurassic franchise was a good feeling. A special mention should be made of each of the three who managed to recreate the same bond that was shared in the 1990 release. Other than that, the rest of the supporting cast has done a great job in their roles.
The VFX and CGI teams have done a fantastic job
One thing that stands out when looking at Jurassic World: Dominion is the realization of how far filmmaking has come. From the breathtaking views and performances of Jurassic Park to the smooth and serene scenery in the Dominion, the passage of time is obvious. While the VFX and CGI teams have done a fantastic job of rebuilding long-lost species, there are times when someone else wanted to. Supporting visuals is a background score that sets the pace for on-screen events. The sound plays an integral part in the film, creating the moon when needed, and performing ghostly tunes elsewhere.
Overall, with the throwback references and scenes from the last five films, the visuals, and of course the audio tracks that bring back memories of the past, Jurassic World: Dominion is definitely worth a look. For those who have seen and liked the previous films, don’t forget to check out this concluding chapter. At the box office, Jurassic World: Dominion can be a daunting task. Discussions about the film are limited due to little or no publicity in India.
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