Jurassic World Dominion

Jurassic World Dominion
Original title:Jurassic World Dominion
Director:Colin Trevorrow
Running time:146 minutes
Release date:10 june 2022
Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar. Dinosaurs are now part of the daily life of the entire human race. A fragile balance that will challenge the dominance of the human species now that it must share its space with the most ferocious creatures that history has ever known.

Mulder's Review

The cinematographic saga Jurassic Park has never ceased to make us dream with the six films that make up its universe. Whether it is the first trilogy (Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Jurassic Park III (2001)) or the second one (Jurassic World (2015), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) and Jurassic World Dominion (2022)), each of the films will have left its mark on our memories with spectacular special effects but also with the presence of ambitious directors such as Steven Spielberg, Joe Johnston, Colin Trevorrow and J. A. Bayona who knew how to make the best use of them but also by a perfect casting whether it is the actors of the original trilogy Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum or those of the second Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Omar Sy. Certainly the open ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) let us think of an extension of the Jurassic Park universe in two theme parks that turned out to be real disasters because they were in the wrong hands or because of the lack of understanding of the fact that to play with nature was to put oneself in an uncontrollable situation. 

Between Jurassic Park and Jurassic World Dominion twenty years have passed and the special effects have made giant steps to make the existence of dinosaurs really credible on the big screen. Often imitated but never equaled, the Jurassic Park / Jurassic World universe has allowed the spectators to discover great adventure films and to make us dream the time of a film to a world in which science will have succeeded in bringing back to life dinosaurs of all sizes including T Rex, one of the most dangerous predators that the earth has known. This new opus allows the director Colin Trevorrow to take the reins of this second trilogy and to finish it in the best way by relying on a scenario with multiple twists that he co-wrote with Emily Carmichael. 

This new chapter also allows us to see the French actor Omar Sy in an important second role as Barry Sembène. It is impossible not to have in this film a tribute to westerns with its lonely and protective hero but also to science fiction and adventure films. The director Colin Trevorrow certainly does not reach the ingenious and precursory level of Steven Spielberg but masters his subject amply to propose a great family entertainment.

Jurassic World Dominion takes place four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar. Dinosaurs are now living alongside humans all over the world. This delicate balance will shape the future and determine, once and for all, whether humans should remain the apex predators of a planet they now share with the most fearsome creatures in history. In this context a powerful scientist, Dr. Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott): CEO of Biosyn Genetics, a rival company to InGen, is desperate to get his hands on Blue's Velociraptor baby but also on Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), the clone of Benjamin Lockwood's daughter whom he raised as his granddaughter and who has become the adopted daughter of Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). After Maisie and the blue baby are kidnapped, Owen and Claire have no choice but to go on an adventure to find her and travel the world for what will be their biggest fight yet.

Of course this new film is not the most original of this cinematographic saga so appreciated by the public but it succeeds in surprising us and in keeping us in suspense by the great care taken as well to propose us effective action scenes with in particular a motorcycle chase against dinosaurs in Malta but also by spectacular special effects which made all the fame of this cult saga. The first Jurassic Park was a real revolution in terms of digital special effects and managed to make the impossible realistic. Of course, the scenario of the first movie seemed to be totally erased by the fact that the dinosaurs were so realistic on the screen and by the will to bet on the derivative products offered to the public (toys, clothes and other products). However, the following movies really improved the situation and proposed a story that succeeded in keeping us on the edge of our seats without any false note.

This new part will not revolutionize the movie industry but it will succeed in offering us a fast-paced adventure in which we will meet new dinosaurs, in which we will see several specimens fighting, in which we will also find with pleasure all the actors of the first saga and this one. Certainly this movie is one of the most important blockbusters of this summer and we can't wait to see it again in Imax format to appreciate even more the presence of dinosaurs on a huge screen. We will never say enough that a blockbuster must be discovered in a good cinema before being seen again on your television and your personal comfort.

Jurassic World Dominion
Directed by Colin Trevorrow
Screenplay by Emily Carmichael, Colin Trevorrow
Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow
Based on Characters by Michael Crichton
Produced by Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley
Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, BD Wong, Omar Sy
Cinematography : John Schwartzman
Edited by Mark Sanger
Music by Michael Giacchino
Production companies : Amblin Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures, 
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates : May 23, 2022 (Mexico City), June8, 2022 (France), June 10, 2022 (United States)
Running time : 146 minutes

Seen on June 3, 2021 at Pathe Beaugrenelle, Dolby Atmos Room

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