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Jurassic World Dominion

There’s been five films (five!) in this franchise already and it still starts with a YouTube video for exposition, and they’re still trying to answer the question of whether humans and dinosaurs can co-exist. The answer is fucking no! 

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a more confused film. Part of it is nostalgia-bait “let’s get the band back together”, part of it is an espionage thriller, and part of it is a family drama. What makes absolutely no sense though, is that as far as I can tell none of this was set up in any of the previous five (five!) films that have come before it. What makes even less sense, is that they’ve managed to create a paradox where they’re doing all of this completely new stuff without adding anything at all. Wasn’t this always planned as a trilogy? If so, why are they chasing their tails to put anything together?

I also can’t work out whether it’s a compliment to the original film or an insult to this one that we’re now 28 years removed from Jurassic Park and the dinosaurs actually look worse. Probably a bit of both in all fairness, but that doesn’t excuse a production of this size and budget for having such wafty CGI. But whatever, if these big franchise films are gonna make money either way, why bother to make a good one right?

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