“Jurassic World Dominion” is overstuffed and overwhelming.

Hold onto your butts, friends. Humans and dinosaurs must learn to co-exist in the finale of the Jurassic franchise, Jurassic World Dominion.

Good news? Life uh..found a way and this is waaaaaay better than Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Bad news? It still isn’t great.

Unfortunately, there’s WAY too much going on in Jurassic World Dominion to fully sink your teeth into the horrendously written narrative. Or honestly feels like 3 different narratives shoved into one film. We’ve got a kidnapping plot line mixed with shady dinosaur black markets, evil business moguls, and giant locusts ruining the world — and I wish I was kidding.

And what’s even more of a let down, is that it isn’t even overstuffed with exciting action. Don’t get me wrong, there are some tense dinosaur moments, however, in a film like this (ESPECIALLY the FINALE of the franchise), the creature battles are what viewers are looking forward too. They just kind of threw that into the end, and it didn’t even make sense. But hey, at least they were visually stunning.

What I did enjoy was the nostalgia factor. Seeing Laura Dern, Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum together on screen was fantastic. And I LOVED that they actually played crucial roles, rather than just legacy side pieces. And yes, Laura Dern slayed.

Speaking slay, the ladies of Jurassic World Dominion were fantastic and managed to still be kickass with such poor material. Major kudos to Bryce Dallas Howard, who has carried the entire mediocre Jurassic World trilogy on her back.

I knew Jurassic World Dominion wasn’t going to be mind blowing. However, it is just so heartbreaking to see such an impactful franchise go out like this.

Final Thoughts: A disappointing close to an exciting franchise that our lord and savior, Laura Dern, couldn’t save.

Oh. And the fact that this film title doesn’t have a colon? MADDENING

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