Four years have passed since the fall of Isla Nublar, and dinosaurs now roam freely across the planet. Dinosaurs are causing more and more human deaths, and the balance between co-existence and survival of the human species is faltering. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and his partner, Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), have moved to a remote mountain cabin, where they live with 13-year-old Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), daughter of Charlotte Lockwood. They manage to live in harmony with the local raptors.
Meanwhile, Dr Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) teams up with her former partner, Dr Alan Grant (Sam Neil), to investigate swarms of giant locusts that are devastating crops throughout the United States. Their research leads them to multinational company, BioSyn, whose crops aren’t affected by the locusts.
Ellie and Alan travel to the Dolomite Mountains in Italy. This is where BioSyn’s headquarters are located and where it keeps captured dinosaurs to study their DNA. Heading this corporation is the nefarious Dr Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott).
When Dodgson kidnaps Maisie and a baby velociraptor, Owen, Claire, Ellie and Alan come together to fight him. It turns out that both Maisie and the baby raptor were conceived as clones of their mothers, and Dodgson needs their DNA to further his aims.
Dinosaurs; genetic engineering; characters in peril; predatory behaviour
There’s a lot of violence in Jurassic World: Dominion, although no main characters are seriously hurt or injured. For example:
- There are many scenes of dinosaurs fighting and threatening humans. Dinosaurs eat humans and various human body parts. Dinosaurs often chase and terrify people by roaring loudly at them or appearing suddenly.
- There are several shoot-out scenes between the heroes and the villains.
- Security officers chase activists and fire rifles at them.
- Vehicles crash into dinosaurs.
- Dinosaurs are seen on fire.
- A wolf attacks a rabbit and is then eaten by a dinosaur.
- A baby raptor is lured by fox bait. Its mother falls down a mountain trying to protect it.
- Maisie is kidnapped.
- A truck carrying a load of dinosaurs gets hit and rolls down a mountainside.
- During a fight in an underground market place, a man falls into a fire pit and is set on fire.
- A flying dinosaur attacks Claire, Owen and a pilot during a flight. The plane catches on fire, and Claire ejects from her seat. The plane crashes, but Owen and the pilot survive.
- Dodgson sets fire to the laboratory containing the giant locusts. They all catch on fire and swarm around the room. They crash through the roof and fly out into the open before falling to the ground as cinders. This starts a fire in the forest and sets dinosaurs on fire.
- Maisie is trapped between the teeth of a huge dinosaur but is saved by the steel ladder she’s climbing.
- All characters attack a huge dinosaur by throwing a flaming torch into its mouth, stabbing at it with knives, and shooting at it with a rifle and a Taser gun.
There are no sexual references in Jurassic World: Dominion.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
There’s no use of substances in Jurassic World: Dominion.
Nudity and sexual activity
Jurassic World: Dominion has some nudity and sexual activity. For example, couples kiss occasionally.
There’s no product placement in Jurassic World: Dominion.
Jurassic World: Dominion has some coarse language.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Jurassic World: Dominion is an adventure-filled science fiction movie and possibly the closing chapter of the last of the Jurassic World story. Like its predecessors, this movie explores the moral dilemma of caring for animals while also protecting human beings.
The dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Dominion are very frightening. Older children who’ve seen the earlier movies might not be too bothered by this, but this makes the movie unsuitable for children under 12 years of age.
These are the main messages from Jurassic World: Dominion:
- We shouldn’t use science to exploit people or animals.
- We shouldn’t try to control wild animals.
Values in Jurassic World: Dominion that you could reinforce with your children include bravery, selflessness, teamwork, care for the environment, and good moral choices.
Jurassic World: Dominion could also give you the chance to talk with your children about questions like these:
- Why does Dr Dodgson want to manipulate the grain market for his own benefit?
- Is it right for Owen and Claire to keep Maisie hidden away?