Jurassic World: Dominion gets mixed reviews from fans and critics

Jurassic World: Dominion opened to mixed reviews among fans and critics.

Jurassic World: Dominion opens to mixed reviews among fans and critics.
Jurassic World: Dominion opens to mixed reviews among fans and critics.  © CINDY ORD / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

Nearly 30 years, Steven Speilberg introduced the world to the possibility of dinosaurs roaming the earth again.

Now, the final movie in the new Jurassic Park trilogy has arrived.

But a good chunk of fans and critics are asking whether the franchise has run its course, or if Dominion is a fitting conclusion to the latest series.

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The 2022 sci-fi flick takes place four years after the events of Fallen Kingdom, with dinosaurs now living alongside humans around the world.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles from the first two Jurassic World flicks while the main cast from the original trilogy – Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern – return for one last round against the man-made predators.

Yet despite this stellar cast, Dominion seems like it's failing to live up to the hype.

Has the Jurassic Park franchise run its course?

Main stars Bryce Dallas Howard (l) and Chris Pratt (l) reprise attend the Los Angeles premiere for Jurassic World: Dominion.
Main stars Bryce Dallas Howard (l) and Chris Pratt (l) reprise attend the Los Angeles premiere for Jurassic World: Dominion.  © KEVIN WINTER / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

Per Deadline, Dominion has so far racked up $18 million in box office sales for its opening weekend and is expected to do well in domestic sales.

However, due to word of mouth, some fans may sit this one out.

While there's a lot that can be done with this age-old tale, perhaps the film series has run its course.

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Every Jurassic Park film has been a battle for survival between humans and dinosaurs, there's always a character risking it all by essentially "playing God," as Goldblum's Dr. Ian Malcolm so aptly puts it.

It does seem a bit redundant to keep flogging a point made so well in the 1993 film special, but then again, it's precisely that link that brings many people out to the cinema.

One fan wrote on Twitter: "I really enjoyed #JurassicWorldDominion. A roarsome conclusion to the franchise that filled my nostalgic heart. There's one quote I want to say so bad, but it's too much of a spoiler."

Another, however, illustrated the split among the public, writing: "Disappointed is an understatement."

There's more where that came from, and movie critics have been even more down on Dominion, with Rotten Tomatoes currently showing a mediocre 33% score.

Jurassic World: Dominion is now in theaters everywhere.

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