Film and Plot Synopsis
Experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar®-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominion, a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures. Jurassic World Dominion, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, propels the more than $5 billion franchise into daring, uncharted territory, featuring never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action, and astonishing new visual effects. (Courtesy of Universal Pictures)
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‘Jurassic World Dominion (2022)’ Movie Summary
Back in the United States, Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), Dr. Zia Rodriguez (Daniella Pineda), and Franklin Webb (Justice Smith) work together to locate and shut down illegal dinosaur breeding sites. Claire lives with Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and their adoptive daughter Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon) in a remote cabin in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Claire and Owen keep themselves and Maisie off the grid because Maisie is the late Benjamin Lockwood’s biogenetic granddaughter. Claire and Owen fear that someone may want to exploit Maisie’s unique genetic makeup.
One day, Owen’s former velociraptor Blue arrives at the cabin. To everyone’s surprise, Blue has asexually reproduced a small dinosaur. Maisie names the baby Beta. Maisie has grown tired of hiding in the woods with Claire and Owen and seeks to explore the world. One day, she and Beta are captured by mercenaries who take them to parts unknown.
At the same time, swarms of giant locusts suddenly appear and begin destroying crops around the world, threatening the food supply for everyone. The now divorced paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) notices that the crops grown with Biosyn seeds are left untouched by the locusts. Ellie becomes suspicious of the secretive company and suspects that they maybe behind the sudden explosion of locusts. She takes a captured locust to her former boyfriend, paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), to have him examine it. He determines that the locust was genetically engineered from locusts from the Cretaceous Period and modern-day migratory locusts. Ellie and Alan decide to do further investigation into Biosyn.
It’s always darkest just before eternal nothingness. Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum)
Meanwhile, Claire and Owen contact Franklin who now works for the CIA’s dangerous species division to see if he has information on who may have abducted Maisie and Beta and where they may have gone. Franklin provides them with some information that leads them to Malta. Once in Malta, Claire and Owen infiltrate a black-market dinosaur auction being run by a dinosaur smuggler named Soyona Santos (Dichen Lachman). Owen and Claire also encounter their former colleague from Jurassic World, Barry Sembène, who is now leading a French Intelligence raid on the smugglers. When Santos realizes that there is trouble, she unleashes a variety of the carnivorous dinosaurs against the invaders. During the chaos, Claire and Owen learn that Maisie and Beta were transported to the Biosyn facilities in the Dolomites. They each escape their dinosaur pursuers and engage the services of cargo pilot Kayla Watts (DeWanda Wise) to fly them to Italy.
Meanwhile, Ellie and Alan arrange to visit the Biosyn facility in the Dolomites. Once there, they reunite with their old friend Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) who now works for Biosyn. Ellie reveals to Alan that Ian enlisted her help to expose the CEO of Biosyn, Dr. Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott), whom Ian believes is involved in illegal activities. Dodgson was the man who secretly hired Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) to smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the original Jurassic Park thirty years prior.
In reality, Dodgson is exploiting the dinosaurs and has coerced former InGen geneticist Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong) into modifying the locust to let Biosyn corner the world’s food supply. Wu is against the plan and warns Dodgson that it will cause an ecological disaster. Wu also meets the kidnapped Maisie. Wu explains to Maisie that he knew her mother, Dr. Charlotte Lockwood (Elva Trill). Wu explains the Dr. Lockwood died of a horrible genetic disease, but that Dr. Lockwood used her own DNA, without the genetic code for the disease, to create Maisie. Wu theorizes that Maisie and Beta’s asexual conception and unique DNA codes maybe the secret to creating a pathogen to stop the locusts.
At the same time in the airspace above the Biosyn facility, Kayla’s plane is attacked by a flying dinosaur which forces Claire to be ejected while Owen and Kayla safely crash the plane. After fighting various dinosaurs in the enclosure around the Biosyn facility, Kayla, Owen, and Claire reunite. Nearby, Ian and another Biosyn spy Ramsey Cole (Mamoudou Athie) advise Ellie and Alan on where to find the DNA samples for the locusts. Ellie and Alan sneak into the lab area and discover Maisie. Dodgson becomes aware of the security breach and attempts to incinerate the locusts to destroy the evidence of his wrongdoing. Some of the flaming locusts escape through an air vent and start a fire in the forest around the Biosyn facility.
The fire and the confusion cause some of the dinosaurs to enter the facility. Dodgson attempts to get away with some of the dinosaur embryos via a hyperloop. However, the loss of power causes the hyperloop to stop and three Dilophosaurus enter the transport and kill Dodgson. Alan, Ellie, and Maisie escape the lab area and try to flee into the forest. They meet up with Ian, and stumble across Owen, Claire, and Kayla. The seven heroes are attacked by a new dinosaur, a Giganotosaurus, which drives them back into the Biosyn facility. Once there, they work together to find an escape from the facility. Owen, Alan, and Maisie team up to find and capture Beta so that Owen can reunite the dinosaur with its “mother” Blue. Wu encounters them and explains that he may have discovered a way to stop the locusts. All eight of the survivors work to get on a helicopter piloted by Kayla. Part of the group becomes trapped in the middle of battle between the Giganotosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The T-Rex eventually wins the fight, and the eight survivors escape the facility during the confusion.
In the aftermath, Ellie, Alan, Ian, and Ramsey testify at a Congressional hearing against Biosyn. Ellie and Alan begin a new romantic relationship. Owen, Claire, and Maisie return home to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and reunite Beta with Blue. Wu releases a host locust that carries a pathogen that eradicates the large locust swarms. Finally, the United Nations declares the Biosyn facility in the Dolomites an international dinosaur sanctuary so that life may find a way again.