Jurassic World Dominion Gathers Mixed Reactions from Critics

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The release of Jurassic World has sparked countless arguments.

Early screenings of Jurassic World Dominion have critics’ sentiments all over the place, forming two divisions of opinions. One credits this newest film as their favorite among the Jurassic World trilogy; another thinks it’s worse than its predecessor. 

Dominion is set years following the happenings of 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at a time when dinosaurs are now attempting to live in a world with humans. 

The Jurassic trilogies stars – including Jurassic Park’s Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum; and Jurassic World’s Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard – are back for more in this third installment, with director Colin Trevorrow to helm the movie. 

Whether or not this is a hit will likely depend on how people feel after seeing the movie. But even in its current state, there’s plenty to discuss and debate.

“#jurassicworlddominion is a big, roaring fun adventure,” said Variety editor Jazz Tangcay on Twitter. “The dinosaurs are bigger and better than ever. It’s non-stop Dinosaur action. And Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill’s return hit the nostalgic spots. I just love them.” 

Erik Davis of Fandango complimented the film describing it as his “favorites film of the new Jurassic trilogy.” He added, “It’s stuffed w/thrilling dinosaur encounters & lots more Jeff Goldblum, but it’s also got a great balance of creepy & inventive scenarios w/ some choice nods to what came before.” 

On the other hand, io9’s Germain Lussier said Dominion “is bad. So bad. It’s too long, it’s wildly repetitive & the dinosaurs are window dressing for multiple uninteresting, unrelated stories.” 

Esther Zuckerman of Thrillist described it as “easily one of the stupidest movies I’ve ever seen.” Journalist Courtney Howard called it the “worst of the franchise.” Meanwhile, critic Tomris Laffly said it was “absolutely terrible.”