Being billed as the “conclusion to the Jurassic era” and closing out the Jurassic Park/World storyline, Jurassic World: Dominion has some fun moments and the very welcome return of the OG Jurassic Park trio of Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum but is overall kind of a bloated finale that is neither truly terrible nor particularly great.
The dinosaurs of the Jurassic Park/World franchise are pretty awesome but they would arguably be even more awesome if they were loaded up with lasers and missiles, which was the premise of the late 80s cartoon and toy line Dino-Riders. You can watch the first episode of the animated series here in the latest Everything Action Theater.
Four years after dinosaurs were unleashed onto the world at large in Fallen Kingdom, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, along with the OG trio of Ian Malcolm, Alan Grant and Ellie Satler, are trying to track down and contain the creatures around the globe in the “epic conclusion of the Jurassic saga”, Jurassic World Dominion.
Created by action movie legend Steven E. De Souza and based on the comic Xenozoic Tales by Mark Schultz, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs aired for one season starting in 1993 and followed the adventures of Hannah Dundee and Jack Tenrec in a post-apocalyptic world full of classic cars and revived prehistoric monsters.
Released the same year as Jurassic Park, the legendary Roger Corman produced Carnosaur, also based on a novel about genetically engineered dinosaurs, which had a much smaller budget but a significantly weirder plot as dinosaur test subjects escape a lab and go on a rampage in the surrounding desert and nearby town.