Is Jurassic World Dominion safe for kids? In the final conclusion to the 6 Jurassic Park movies franchise, read the Jurassic World Dominion Movie Review | Safe for Kids?, an honest parents guide to the all new 2022 Jurassic World 3 film by Universal Pictures. #JurassicWorldDominion May contain commissioned links.
Jurassic World Dominion Movie Review | Safe for Kids?
The end of an era calls for a group hug. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by the iconic threesome cast of the Jurassic Park franchise in one epic family reunion on the big screen this summer. But after a pandemic and a release delay, has the audience impatiently outgrown the love for dinosaurs?
Is Jurassic World Dominion safe for kids? In this Jurassic World Dominion Review | Safe for Kids? Parents Guide, I’m talking visuals, the story, a full PG-13 rating parents guide breakdown for violence/suspense, language and adult themes, and sharing whether this final Jurassic World film is the summer flick for families to see this summer. A no spoiler parent review – is Jurassic World Dominion kid friendly? What child age is recommended to watch Jurassic World Dominion?
Is Jurassic World Dominion the Jurassic Park finale fans have been waiting for? Or will we be finally glad the franchise is extinct?
We’ve come a long way from puppets and one animatronic dinosaur. Visually, Jurassic World movies have made dinosaurs come back to life. Breathing new CGI and animation technology into these magnificent creatures, it’s awe-inspiring to imagine dinosaurs roaming among modern day society. It never gets old to see new dinosaurs on the big screen, with crisp details down to the scales and feathers that has every dinosaur fan as giddy as a child. And Jurassic World Dominion does not disappoint the dinosaur aficionado in all of us.
Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy“) and Bryce Dallas Howard (“Pete’s Dragon“) team up with Oscar®-winner Laura Dern (“Marriage Story,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi“), Jeff Goldblum (“Thor: Ragnarok“) and Sam Neill (“The Hunt for Red October“) for the long awaited 6th film finale to the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movie series. Joined by newcomers DeWanda Wise (“Captain Marvel“), Emmy nominee Mamoudou Athie (“ Archive 81“), and Dichen Lachman (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.“), the story picks up 4 years after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Unfortunately, that’s where the interesting plot for this movie ends. Per the usual Jurassic World theme, the storyline gets muddled and redundant somewhere between “hey, let’s find a way to get the Jurassic Park and the Jurassic World casts together!” and throwing in random dinosaur suspense scenes for fun. Jeff Goldblum was easily the best character with the best lines, and that’s not saying much.
Feeling forced and unimaginative, the characters seem to go through the usual Jurassic motions – making this final sequel full of action, thrills and suspense, but overall predictable. Add a few cameos from previous Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movies, some fandom nods, a couple of new dinosaurs (but seriously could have used a ton more instead of the “creature tangent” the story went), and a little bit of self-deprecating humor – and you have a tired and forced period punctuation mark at the end of the Jurassic period.
That PG-13 Rating
Is Jurassic World Dominion ok for kids? Does Jurassic World 3 rate on the same PG-13 level as Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? It’s no secret that I am highly skeptical of all MPAA ratings (um hello, PG-13 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker not disclosing any language and The Jungle Cruise not disclosing suspense?? And yes, I see you, PG-13 rated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness). With film ratings unpredictable these days, even PG ratings oscillating between Turning Red intense to Christopher Robin calm, having fully disclosed parent guidelines can help determine if a movie is family friendly – and safe for the whole family to watch together.
Why is Jurassic World Dominion rated PG-13? In this Jurassic World Dominion Movie Review| Safe for Kids, Jurassic World 3 has a PG-13 age rating for “intense sequences of action, some violence, and language.” Is Jurassic World Dominion safe for kids? Or should parents be worried about taking their kids to see the end of a Jurassic World era?
Is Jurassic World Dominion too scary for kids? How intense and frightening does Jurassic World 3 get? Here’s the full parents guide and PG-13 age rating breakdown of the new Jurassic Park franchise movie for kids. Parents who have allowed their kids to watch the original 2015 Jurassic World and 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film release – be warned. Here’s what parents need to know before watching Jurassic World: Dominion movie with your children:
Adult Themes. Very mild. There are a couple of light kissing scenes. And there’s one verbal reference to a dog “humping a leg,” one reference to the surroundings be “trippy,” and a verbal offer for a beer. No drug or alcohol content seen. Characters stay fully clothed (though suggestive sexy wardrobes can be assumed for some of the women).
Language. Remember when we would gasp when there was a random swear word punchline in Jurassic Park (just me in 1993? Seriously?)? Keeping up with the potty mouths of today, Jurassic World Dominion does not skimp on the bad language. Deep breath, it’s extensive.
Swear words range from multiple uses of “sh!t,” “d@mn,” “suck,” to one time uses of “bullsh!t,” “dead @ss,” “@sshole,” “b@stard,” “G-d d@mmit,” “h-e-double-hockey-sticks,” and one middle finger visual. Add over 10 “oh my g-d” references, and you have rounded out a very swear words heavy dialogue. Though if I was being chased and killed by dinosaurs, I’d probably be uttering some of these obscenities as well.
Violence/Suspense. Weapon usage include guns, knives, shock/stun guns, and tranquilizers. Then we have the killing and eating of prey animals (think present day), and dinosaurs attacking other dinosaurs with visual cuts/scrapes, blood injuries.
As per Jurassic Park standards, what would a Jurassic World sequel be without it’s dinosaurs species attacking humans visuals? While mild in the blood department (mostly cuts and scrapes), there are multiple killings of humans by dinosaurs (think eaten, dismembered, bit into), one disturbing scene of one human’s arms in dinosaur mouths (while alive), sounds of bones crunching, other prehistoric animal attacks, dinosaurs hit by vehicles, and other assorted dinosaur cruelty visuals (that may be traumatizing for young kids). And let’s not forget lots of jump scares for added suspense.
Jurassic World Dominion Age Rating for Kids?
Is Jurassic World Dominion kid friendly? At a runtime of 2 hours 27 minutes, I’m not going to lie. This felt like a long movie for a sequel. With long pauses between action-packed dinosaur sequences, dialogue heavy scenes and an unnecessary story tangent (you’ll understand when you watch), there seems to be less focus on cool dinosaurs – and more focus on just getting the “gang” together for nostalgia. Assuming that your kids can hang in there for the dinosaur scenes, the film is still lengthy for young kids.
What age is recommended to watch Jurassic World Dominion? While heavy on the modern day language (couldn’t we go back to the 90’s cleaner Jurassic Park language vibe?), the overall action/adventure sci-fi suspense thriller feel of Jurassic World Dominion fits right in with the other 5 dinosaur movies. If your child is a hardcore Jurassic Park fan, this movie will definitely be a must-see for them this summer.
Considering the full PG-13 rating breakdown above, this parent movie reviewer would not recommend Jurassic World Dominion to kids younger than the age of 10-12 years old. I still highly recommend parents prescreening Jurassic World Dominion film for the suspenseful dinosaur thriller scenes and violence for your kids.
Something about this Jurassic World movie “bugs” me…I just can’t put a finger on it.
While certainly having the makings of a “dino-riffic” summer flick for Jurassic fans, Jurassic World Dominion is not the final trilogy (squared?) ending that I was hoping for. Overall, I think hardcore Jurassic Park fans will be disappointed, not with the dinosaurs, but the lack of passion and heart behind the making of this film. Our childhood nostalgia for dinosaurs & 90s movies mask a forced reunion and unimaginative story – but to what end? Not for the standing ovation for years of dinosaur creativity, technology, and possibility.
Placing a tired period punctuation mark at the end of the Jurassic period, I won’t be sad to see this trilogy go extinct. Not bad, but not the finale we wanted. Insert a sarcastic “ta-da.”
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It’s the end of an era. Jurassic World Dominion stomps into theaters on Friday, June 10, 2022. Will your family be watching the final Jurassic World 3 movie?
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