Jurassic World Dominion has become the worst-reviewed film in the franchise’s history.
We’ve all been waiting for the next Jurassic World film, whether we adore dinosaurs or just want to see Jeff Goldblum reprise his iconic role as Dr. Ian Malcolm.
The film, however, was released today, and critics aren’t pleased, with one claiming that it caused ‘crushing ennui'(absolute boredom)!
I mean, the movie can’t really be that horrible, right?
At the very least, the premise sounds promising: “Dominion, from Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, takes set four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar. Dinosaurs now coexist with humans and hunt alongside them all over the globe. This delicate balance will redefine the future and determine whether humans will remain the apex predators on a world they now share with the most terrifying beasts in history.”
And it reunites the characters of the original Jurassic Park for a frantic trip down memory lane — seems like a sure-fire hit, right?
According to Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, it certainly isn’t, since the latest picture received a dismal 34 percent rating, the lowest of any of the franchise’s flicks.
Fallen Kingdom (2018) and Jurassic World (2015), Dominion’s sister films, received 47 percent and 71 percent, respectively.
Perhaps you’re wondering how Jurassic Park fits into all of this. Well, considering the initial 1993 film received a massive 91 percent on the movie review site, it’s safe to say the franchise has gone bad – or is on the verge of extinction, depending on how you look at it.
So, what are critics saying about the film?
The Atlantic’s David Simms said: “All of these narrative jigsaw puzzle pieces collide, resulting in excruciating boredom and frequent watch-watching. Dominion: Jurassic World is a horrible waste of time.”
“Watching Jurassic World: Dominion, you could find yourself feeling just a little sorry for the people who developed Jurassic World: Dominion,” New York Magazine’s Bilge Ebiri stated.
“The sole takeaway from Jurassic World Dominion is that the franchise is ready for extinction,” Susan Kamyab of This Chic Flix stated.
However, Sandra Hall of the Sydney Morning Herald praised the picture, describing it as “a fiendishly choreographed battle for existence that brilliantly suspends all your critical sensibilities, finishing the franchise on a euphoric high – if that is the end.” I don’t think so. Never say die when it comes to cinematic dinosaurs.
So, if you’re still interested in seeing the film about how life always finds a way, it’s out today, June 10th.