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Film Review: Jurassic World: Dominion

The latest in the Jurassic franchise has everything fans have come to love

For the third and final time, director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow brings dinosaurs to the screen with the final instalment of the second trilogy of the Jurassic series, Jurassic World: Dominion.

It is four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed, and many dinosaurs live in suburbia, at times wreaking havoc and of course, causing death. In a bid to save humanity, the old and new Jurassic personnel must work together for it is not only that humans are prey, but there is also the imminent threat of starvation by crop-eating locusts!

The film, as the final part of the second trilogy, serves long-time fans of both trilogies. Firstly, there is the old cast, with their history from the original film in 1993 as part of the former crew of Jurassic Park, woven into the plot. Featuring Sam Neill as Dr Alan Grant, Laura Dern as Dr Ellie Sattler, Jeff Goldblum as Dr Ian Malcolm, and BD Wong as Dr Henry Wu.

Although the new generation, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing) have met Malcolm and Wu before, it is the first time they meet Grant and Sattler, although they are aware of their history at Jurassic Park. It should be noted the relationship between the generations and the relationships of the lead characters can only be understood if you have seen previous films.

This entwining of the two generations in addition to some of the recognisable scenes being recreated, such as the open jaws through the car window and the tempting of the apex predator with the flame torch, are sentimental and add to the enjoyment. Definite fan service to relish in.

Naturally the visual effects and animatronics continue to improve, and this final film has some new additions. Although the plot is a little weak with limited character development, the occasional spots of humorous dialogue keep your attention, as well as the constant state of threat. There is no down time in this film from the very beginning.

Jurassic World: Dominion is worth seeing on the big screen as it gives you a chance to really enjoy the action, the visuals, and soak up the atmosphere of anticipation.

Predictable, in a pleasant and sentimental way 4 stars

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