15 jun 2022

Jurassic World: Dominion, 3 reasons to go see the new opus of the saga

Thirty years ago, the first Jurassic Park (1993) had audiences on the edge of their seats. Since then, dinosaurs have largely paid off through both the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World sagas. Four years after the second opus Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), the third part of the saga Jurassic World: Dominion is finally out now. Although the film left us wanting more, the comeback of the first film’s cast, the arrival of giant grasshoppers and the colossal dinosaur battles are still worth watching.

After Steven Spielberg and Joe Johnston’s legendary trilogy Jurassic Park and Colin Trevorrow’s first two Jurassic World, dinosaurs take their power back on screen. The third part of Jurassic World was released on June 8th and unveils the story that follows Fallen Kingdom. In the wake of the destruction of the volcanic island Isla Nublar where dinosaurs used to live, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) are back. Since then, life on earth has dramatically changed. The citizens struggle to coexist with the dinosaurs, the rooftops are inhabited by pterodactyls, while the waters are filled with megalodons and various other aquatic creatures.

1.  The comeback of the actors from the first Jurassic Park and the new characters


Thirty years ago, the very first Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg enthralled audiences, led by the performances of Laura Dern, Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum as they resurrected the long-lost world of dinosaurs. The three world-famous actors have once again put on their researcher outfits, much to the greatest delight of their fans. Along with the main characters of this new trilogy are Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. In this new episode, the protagonists have to find a peaceful balance between humans and dinosaurs, the largest living beings the earth has ever known. The characters help each other no matter what in order to provide for both humans and dinosaurs, without ever trying to eradicate the latter. However, they could not make it without the help of new characters Kayla Watts, played by DeWanda Wise, and Ramsay Cole, embodied by Mamoudou Athie. Together, they succeed in maintaining some kind of cohabitation, while protecting the herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs from the evil beings seeking to harm them.

2. The arrival of giant grasshoppers


Along with a new episode comes a new plot. In Jurassic World: Dominion, we witness the arrival of giant grasshoppers designed by the BioSyn laboratory, which specializes in genetics. These grasshoppers do not get along with humans and their wheat plantations. They decimate everything in their wake, especially the fields belonging to independent farmers in order to cause their downfall. Faced with the damage they cause and overwhelmed by them, their creator, Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong), realizes that these grasshoppers will eventually come to destroy all food resources, and thus humanity itself, if he doesn’t stop them. So, he decides to join the protagonists’ crew to help them prevent the disaster he himself has caused.

3. The climax: the battles between the dinosaurs


Lovers of Cretaceous will be well-served. With its T-Rex, atrociraptors, giganotosaurus, triceratops, diplodocus, pyroraptors, quetzalcoatlus, therizinosaurus, this new episode presents a large panel of dinosaurs compared to the previous ones. The show is gigantic. Although the special effects give the impression of being moderately mastered, Jurassic World: Dominion casts a wide net of breathtaking shots in which dinosaurs take the power and shine in all their glory. The dinosaur battle scenes save the film and its shaky plot. For the biggest fans, this third part offers amazing sceneries of these prehistoric giants, in addition to the great duel we have all been waiting for between the female T-Rex and the oversized giganotosaurus. To find out who won the battle, go to your closest movie theater now.


Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) by Colin Trevorrow out now.