Film Review: “Jurassic World Dominion”

  • Starring:  Chris Pratt, Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum
  • Directed by:  Colin Trevorrow
  • Rated:  PG 13
  • Running time:  2 hrs 26 mins
  • Universal





Jurassic World Dominion (or as I like to call it, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Jurassic World) is the 3rd and supposedly final film of the Jurassic “World” Trilogy.  It’s an All-Star mash up fest of the cast of characters that have driven the storyline for the 6 films in the series.  The JP3,  Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), still digging up bones, and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) the paleobotanist, are back.  Jeff Goldblum returns as the quirky Dr. Ian Malcom. They are joined by the gang from the first two World films, Raptor trainer Owen Grady, played by Chris Pratt, Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and BD Wong as OG Dr. Henry Wu.  Isabella Sermon as Maise Lockwood, and Campbell Scott as Dr. Lewis Dodgson, CEO of Biosyn Genetics.


The story takes place 30 years after Jurassic Park introduced Dinosaurs back into existence, and as we learned from JW Fallen Kingdom, they now live among humans, mostly in city neighborhood shadows, or for the Big D’s, in wide open spaces and oceans around the World.

There’s a threat to the food chain, kidnappings, and as always, bad elements seek to profit from the science, under the guise of doing good things for humanity, that doesn’t go well, and you know the rest.


Full to the brim with exciting chase sequences, touching romantic moments, and those awesome dinosaurs, Jurassic World Dominion is a good summer fun film for the family.  (Some intense scenes maybe a bit much for littles).   Several not so hidden throwbacks are thrown in throughout…keep an eye open.


Overall, a fitting end to the franchise…..maybe ?

Blu-ray Review “Dominion: Season One”

Starring: Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Luke Allen-Gale, Anthony Head, Rosalind Halstead
Rated: TV-MA
Studio: Universal Studios
Release Date: December 23, 2014
Run Time: 382 minutes

Season: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2.5 out of 5 stars

When I heard that Syfy was making a follow-up series to the 2010 film “Legion” that starred Paul Bettany, I just thought “WHY?”, this is a film that was a small hit but wasn’t really a great movie at all. I still believe in Syfy and I thought I was give the series a chance. The film takes place 25 year the film and in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. This is a show that also gets better with each episode leading to an explosive finale. The visual effects are quite impressive as well for Syfy and the Angels are awesome! I liked the show because it is not only sexy and sharp. I am looking forward to what they got in store for season two.

Synopsis: Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after “The Extinction War,” when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, chose to side with humanity. Rising out of the ashes of this long battle are newly fortified cities which protect human survivors. At the center of the series is the city of Vega, a glistening empire that has formed from the ruins of what was once Las Vegas.

If you follow Syfy shows you know that they don’t cheap out on their casts and “Dominion” is no different. This new series stars Christopher Egan (“Resident Evil: Extinction”), Tom Wisdom (“300”), Roxanne McKee (“Game of Thrones”), Alan Dale (“Lost”), Anthony Stewart Head (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Luke Allen-Gale (“The Borgias”). I have a feeling that season two is going to be even more jam-packed.

Universal is delivering this film as a combo pack with a Blu-ray and Digital HD copy. The 1080p transfer is amazing. The sets for this show are really well done and looks amazing. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround works with the action sequences in the series. The special features do not include much. There is an alternate extended version of the finale “Beware Those Closest to You”, which is a worth checking out. Other than that there is a gag reel and some deleted scenes included.