Parent’s Guide: Is ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Right for Your Kids?

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Isabella Sermon and DeWanda Wise in a scene from “Jurassic World: Dominion.” (Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)

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BIOSYN HQ – As long as people are willing to pay to watch dinosaurs wreak havoc on the human race, movie makers will continue to do so”jurassic park“movies.

The sixth installment in the franchise, “Jurassic World: Dominion,” is in theaters now, and Dave Clyde has already given his thoughts on whether this dino adventure is worth your time. I’m here for a different reason, though. This piece is about letting you know what’s in the movie so you can decide if it’s something you or your kids want to see.

I have to mention it every time: I’m not going to tell you if “Dominationis OK for you or your child. I’m simply here to give you a spoiler-free education on the movie’s content so you can make that choice for yourself.

That said, it’s time to hang on your ass and find out if “Jurassic World: Dominion” is right for your kids.

Sex

Jurassic movies are about people trying hard not to be a bedtime snack for a hungry dino, not about love stories. Sure, there was Ellie and Alan and now Owen and Claire, but sex or nudity was never the focus. “Dominion” stays on this line.

Other than a few kisses or a high-cut dress, I don’t see anything sexual in this movie. We don’t even get the obligatory shirtless shot of the muscular hero. If you want to talk about sex, sexual situations, or jokes, this move is on par with a G-rated movie. I can’t say the other categories are the same.

Language

There is profanity in “Dominion”, which is similar to the other “jurassic world“. The language here is a lot of PG-13 fare, but I never heard the F-word in the nearly two-and-a-half-hour runtime.

Most of the swearing in this movie is of the type heard on non-cable or streaming TV shows, but on a higher level than in PG movies. The PG-13 rating fits the language and is what we hear in most Marvel movies.

Violence

We all knew this one would be high. I mean, it’s dinosaurs and humans, so there’s bound to be violence. “Dominion” does not suck.

Many people in this film are eaten, dismembered and hunted by these animals. Little carnage is shown on screen, but it happens all the time. There isn’t much blood in the film you see, but lots of screaming and cracking sounds.

Maybe it’s because I haven’t seen the other movies recently, but I felt like there was more chaos in this one than in some of the others. It was as if the dinosaurs casually ate humans on a more regular basis. For example, a random passerby is repeatedly grabbed and swallowed. There are a lot of dino dinner in this one.

Scary/disturbing

“Dominion” is much like its predecessors in that it has a lot of jump scares and white-knuckle moments. This movie will most likely be scary for a lot of young audiences. The violence I mentioned earlier can also be frightening and disturbing, and one scene, in particular, may be too much for some audiences.

Without spoiling anything, there’s a death where two different dinosaurs tear apart a man while he’s still alive and a third comes to finish the job. Although you don’t see any blood, you see the two dinosaurs actively biting the man’s arms and the third taking his head.

It’s not a horror movie, but it would give some kids nightmares.

Conclusion

Except for a scene or two, and more random dinosaur snacks than we’re used to, I think “Jurassic World: Dominion” is a lot like other “Jurassic World” movies. If you or your kids have handled them, you should probably be okay with this one.

Editor’s note: “Jurassic World: Dominion” is officially rated PG-13 for intense action sequences, some violence and language.

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John grew up around movies and annoys his friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. He also has a passion for sports and pretty much all things awesome, and those just happen to be the three things he writes about.

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