Jurassic World Dominion

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Intense dino series finale focuses on human relationships.

PG-13 2022 146 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 36 reviews

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age 8+

Fun mostly positive send-off for the franchise

This is a fun and exciting finale to the JP franchise. My son is 8 but he’s seen so many documentaries with cgi dinosaurs that seeing realistic depictions on a big screen isn’t scary for him. You’ll have to make that decision for your family. They’re all (semi-) realistic and loud. In my opinion the action was appropriate for about age 8 but some of the language made me cringe for my son (I think a lot of it went over his head as the movie is so fast paced). Also it was pretty long for his attention span but he sat through the whole thing. The dinosaurs/prehistoric creatures/flying reptiles were the stars for our son and they include Quetzalcoatlus, gigonotosaurus, dimetrodon, therozinosaurus, etc. Not a lot of gratuitous violence compared with other movies in the franchise with most of the violence between dinos. Characters feel guilty about bad choices, make the right decisions to save others frequently. Women are powerful and autonomous in positive and negative roles. Queer, POC, non birth families, single parent family, and lots of mentions of making the earth healthier to sustain life for the future. One person of size is depicted in the movie much more positively than in the first movie (Nedry). Everyone else is Hollywood thin and typically abled. This felt like a fun throwback to late 80s / early 90s adventure movies before violence and gore and scares were so important. I feel good about this film and my dinosaur crazy son will probably want to go again.
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age 9+

Need to flush my brain, worse movie ever.

Wow !!! Just crazy bad! I had high hopes didn’t read any reviews, I wished I did. I want my money back. I’m a big fan of Jurassic Park. This movie should just be thrown in the can. Don’t waste your time or money. Even if you could see it for free. Bad bad bad bad.
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