Film Review: Intelligence Extinct in Dopey ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’

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CHICAGO – Intelligence goes extinct in this supremely dopey sixth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. Not even the reunion of original stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum can counteract the law of diminishing returns and a lack of focus behind the camera… as the film turns Dino after Dino into a deadening drumbeat of dull destruction. Oscarman rating: 2.0/5.0
Rating: 2.0/5.0

The film begins with Dinosaurs now roaming the earth, perching on skyscrapers and running free on the wide open prairies. I can precisely pinpoint the moment when the film lurched over the line and let me in for just how dumb it could be, and that occurs early on when writer/director Colin Trevorrow tries to top the admittedly cool sight of lead actor Chris Pratt riding a motorcycle in a pack of Velociraptors. In the latest, Pratt is on horseback roping rogue Dinosaurs like he’s on a cattle drive. Dumb-de-Dumb-Dumb.

“Jurassic World: Dominion” opens in theaters everywhere on June 10th. Featuring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Darn, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, DeWanda Wise, BD Wong, Campbell Scott and Isabella Sermon. Screenplay by Emily Carmichael and Colin Trevorrow. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Rated “PG-13”

StarContinue reading for Spike Walter’s full review of “Jurassic World: Dominion”

Jurassic World: Dominion
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Jurassic O.G.: Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill & Laura Dern
Photo credit: Universal Pictures

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