The Oscar Project Reviews
Did we really need another Jurassic Park/Jurassic World movie? Of course not. Are they going to keep making them throughout eternity because people love dinosaurs? Absolutely.
The big draw in this version of the story was always going to be the giant family reunion. We got a glimpse of Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, (affiliate link) but this final film in the Trevorrow trilogy brings Laura Dern back as Dr. Ellie Sattler and Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant. Throw in a bit of a redemption story for Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong) and pretty much everyone that survived Spielberg’s original 1993 (affiliate link) film is here.
Chris Pratt returns as Owen Grady, now in a full relationship with Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). This time around they are tasked with protecting Maisie (Isabella Sermon), a young clone that nefarious people want to get their hands on. She is predictably captured in the first 10 minutes of the film, but proves to be resourceful as the rest of the cast joins forces to rescue her.
As with most franchises like this, the film sticks with the formula that has proven to work over the last three decades. In that respect, there is nothing new, not even any really crazy new dinosaurs. But if you love the dinosaurs, and let’s face it, who doesn’t, this will surely scratch that itch better than anything else out there.
6 out of 10