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Dominion” is “just plain bad”

Jurassic World: Dominion hits theaters this Friday, although viewers probably won’t be straining to see it.

Critics have trashed the upcoming installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, many finding it lackluster and inferior to previous films.

Dominion stars include Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, as well as actors from the 1993 film Jurassic Park including Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

Joshua Axelrod, a writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, described the new film as “obviously hokey as hell in many aspects, but Dern, Goldblum and Neill are worth the price of admission alone.”

Gizmodo entertainment reporter Germain Lussier claims The action-adventure is “so bad”.

“It’s too long, it’s wildly repetitive, and the dinosaurs adorn several uninteresting, unrelated stories,” Lussier added. “The actors do their best, but it’s all over the top and pointless. One of, if not the worst in the franchise.”

Another critic tweeted that the film “is just plain bad. The old cast (the main reason I saw this film) felt like they were sleepwalking through the film.”

“[‘Jurassic World: Dominion’] is packed with 50 storylines and paint-by-numbers situations. It doesn’t catch my eye or interest me. While there’s some great action, once it’s lost its focus, it’s never recovered.” added.

“#JurassicWorldDominion is absolutely awful. It’s like a bunch of hotheads came up with dino-centric theme park rides and put them in a movie,” said journalist Tomris Laffly written down. “Bugs are more prominent than dinosaurs. A misfire on all fronts with bankrupt ethics. Save your hard-earned [money].”

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Sam Neill, Isabella Sermon and Chris Pratt in a scene from 2022’s Jurassic World Dominion.
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Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park series was gently rebooted in 2015 with Jurassic World, followed by a sequel in 2018 titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

The revivals brought in plenty of money, with the first film grossing over $1.6 billion at the box office. Fallen Kingdom was close behind, raking in about $1.3 billion.

Dern, 55, and Neill, 74, previously spoke about their characters’ age gap romance from the ’90s film.

The Tudors star told the Sunday Times last month: “I’m 20 years older than Laura! Which at the time was a perfectly reasonable age difference for a leading man and a leading lady.”

JURASSIC PARK, from left: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, 1993. ©Universal/courtesy Everett Collection
Sam Neill and Laura Dern in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 action-adventure film Jurassic Park.
©Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection

The Marriage Story star agreed with his comments, noting, “Well it felt totally appropriate to fall in love with Sam Neill.”

The Oscar winner added, “And it’s only now, as we’re coming back in a moment of cultural awareness of patriarchy, I’m like, ‘Wow! We’re not the same age?’”

https://nypost.com/2022/06/07/critics-say-jurassic-world-dominion-is-just-plain-bad/ Dominion” is “just plain bad”

JOE HERNANDEZ

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