Critics call the blockbuster the “worst” in the franchise

Critics call the blockbuster the “worst” in the franchise

Image from Universal Studio’s “Jurassic World: Dominion”


“Jurassic World: Dominion” could score No. 1 at the domestic box office this weekendbut lackluster reviews and word of mouth could block its potential.

“Inevitably, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ will make a fortune around the world, as these films always do,” Robbie Collin wrote. in his review of the film for the Daily Telegraph. “But in terms of credibility, it’s an extinction-level event.”

The third and final film in the new “Jurassic Park” film trilogy is the worst of the franchise’s six films, currently holding a 36% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes out of 175 reviews.

While the Universal The film is expected to total approximately $125 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada this weekend, with poor audience reception potentially hampering its overall earnings in the coming weeks. Not to mention that the film faces stronger competition from other films, such as disney and Marvel’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” in the coming weeks.

Directed by Colin Trevorrow, “Dominion” is set four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, the island that once housed the cloned prehistoric beasts. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing and are joined by “Jurassic Park” alums Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, who return as Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian, respectively. Malcolm.

“Even with the original cast on board, there’s surprisingly little chemistry or humor, and the film makes repeated breaks to emphasize family values,” wrote Joshua Rothkopf. in his review for Entertainment Weekly.

There’s a broad consensus among critics that “Dominion” is desperate to capture the nostalgia of “Jurassic Park” but the stunning visuals fail to make up for its missteps in storytelling and character development.

Here’s what critics thought of “Jurassic World: Dominion,” which hits domestic theaters this Friday:

Ross Bonaime, Collider

Chris Pratt stars in Universal’s “Jurassic World: Dominion.”


Clarisse Loughrey, independent

“‘Dominion’ is the final entry in a trilogy that at no point did it ever know what it was about,” Loughrey wrote in his review for Independent. “It was like watching a cook completely butcher a recipe, before maniacally pouring in spice after spice to try and fix it.”

Loughrey said there were “crumbs of ideas for better Jurassic films that no one has ever had the audacity to commit to”.

She pointed to the “Jurassic World” villain played by Vincent D’Onofrio who threatened to weaponize the velociraptors.

“Dinosaurs with guns? Cool, they should have done that,” she wrote.

Next, she noted that “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” toyed with Dr. Henry Wu’s (BD Wong) idea of ​​fusing different dinosaur genes to create new species.

“Mutant dinosaurs? Cool, they should have done that,” she wrote.

“Dominion” seems to follow the same pattern. The trailer teases that dinosaurs have been released from captivity and are now roaming among us. However, the film spends little time on this concept, instead exploring larger-than-usual locusts destroying crops and a rescue operation after the kidnapping of Maisie (Isabella Sermon), a human clone of the daughter of the one of the original founders of Jurassic Park.

“The only way to truly appreciate ‘Dominion’ is to hold on to those little sparks of imagination,” Loughrey wrote.

“There’s a car chase in the middle of Malta where a velociraptor is absolutely decked out in a metal pole,” she wrote. “Some genetic fiddlers introduce the feathered and more scientifically accurate Therizinosaurus to the pack – a nightmarish creature with ‘Babadook’ claws. DeWanda Wise, as pilot Kayla Watts, slips so easily into the role of Han Solo’s reluctant hero how frustrating introduced so late in the trilogy.”

Read Independent’s full review.

Stephanie Zacharek, Time

DeWanda Wise and Laura Dern star in Universal’s “Jurassic World: Dominion.”


Germain Lussier, Gizmodo

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