Well, hopefully this franchise will now finally conclude. It started off so well, but because people love action-packed monster movies, Hollywood hopes to milk this desire for every penny. Though I enjoyed (to various degrees) the first trilogy of Jurassic Park, I have never been a massive fan of the “reboot” trilogy that has struggled to breathe new life into the Jurassic franchise. That is not to say that I didn’t find some enjoyment within these latest movies. The effects are usually good, and these films have their exciting moments. However, terrible writing and poorly conceived ideas have pretty much derailed any actual love on my part for anything related to this series.

Going into this movie, I had hoped that the inclusion of characters from the original trilogy would bring it all home. And while I enjoyed reuniting with Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), and Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), I feel that the filmmakers’ ambitions with this movie parallel the ambitions of any character that has desired to create a dinosaur theme park. As exhausting as this film is, I pretty much don’t even want to get into this movie’s overloaded and bloated synopsis. Writer/director Collin Trevorow and his co-writers have chose to cram way too much into this summer tent pole.

They continue the story a few years where Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom left off, but have also decided to bring back the beloved characters from the original trilogy to bring things full circle. In addition, the filmmakers attempt to make things more thrilling and exciting by overloading the movie with some extraordinary action sequences to add to this rollercoaster ride. Now, I’d be remiss if I didn’t, at least acknowledge that the sequences are quite impressive and sometimes breathtaking, but nobody wants to ride a rollercoaster for way too long, and these moments do wear thin.

I can honestly envision the potential for possilbly two enjoyable, but mediocre, movies coming from the filmmakers’ ideas in Jurassic World Dominion, but it seems like nobody was there to tell this team that enough is enough. Like I said previously, I did have some fun with the movie, but was done and ready to go way before the movie finally concluded.

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