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June 10, 2022

At the Movies: Chaos reigns in ‘Jurassic World: Dominion'

AP Film Writer

“Jurassic World: Dominion” is a chaotic mishmash on an epic scale and, believe it or not, the dinosaurs (who look great) are almost beside the point.

The enduring, collective love for “Jurassic Park” is immensely hard to explain. Steven Spielberg's 1993 film implanted itself into our cultural consciousness as a kind of platonic ideal of a blockbuster. And it wasn't just the 10-year-olds having a formative experience at the movie theater. Most everyone, it seems, including those who were adults at the time and those who wouldn't be born for another decade or more, has a story about just how much that movie means to them. It doesn't even matter how many times you watch it, or how much better special effects get: “Jurassic Park” never tarnishes, it just remains perfectly preserved in amber.

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