In order to wrap up the sequel trilogy he started, Trevorrow returns for Dominion after leaving the reins to J. A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) for Fallen Kingdom. Dominion, thankfully, essentially brings the Jurassic World tale back to shape, but still having to deal with the abrupt left turn – dinosaurs entering the modern world — that caused controversy after Fallen Kingdom destroyed Isla Nublar. The new movie does not go back on that decision. Fans who were expecting for a Fallen Kingdom retcon or a more conventional Park trip may be disappointed by the decision to lean into it instead.
The two forced catalysts that unite the Jurassic World and Jurassic Park casts don't take away from the enjoyment of seeing a number of amusing pairings and set pieces that pay homage to what came before (such as a scene where Claire and Ellie are tasked with resetting a power grid), all the while fueling drama or action set pieces in the current film. Some important elements are glossed over in the film, such as how the 30-plus dinosaurs who left the Lockwood estate were able to multiply dramatically and spread around the world in under four years.
With regard to Maisie's history and significance, the filmmaker does satisfactorily resolve several lingering and shoddy-written Fallen Kingdom storyline issues. This should make the previous Bayona entry seem more at home in the series for some fans because it ultimately supplied the necessary framework to make Dominion's most absurd concepts work, albeit awkwardly. Pratt and Howard, who play Owen and Claire, respectively, are on par with their previous roles; however, Howard has more room to manoeuvre her adoptive mother role to Maisie, as does isabella Sermon, who skillfully converts one of Fallen Kingdom's stranger twists into an emotional performance and rewarding arc that reframes some of the franchise's previous statements about genetic experimentation.