It’s not necessarily terrible either, particularly if you’re looking for a Spider-Man-esque clash of universes. It’s great to see Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum back in the franchise, especially if you grew up with Jurassic Park.
But this doesn’t mean that the movie is logical. It’s not. We are here to help you understand the movie, not just its ending.
Consider this your final SPOILER ALERT.
Why are dinosaurs now living in the real world?
If you watched the last Jurassic World movie, titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, you’ll be aware that Jurassic World: Dominion exists in a neo-Jurassic Age, where humans and dinosaurs must co-exist.
This happened because Maisie Lockwood released several previously captured dinosaurs into nature. These dinosaurs are now widespread and have huge implications for Earth’s ecosystems.
Who is Maisie Lockwood?
Maise Lockwood is the cloned granddaughter of Benjamin Lockwood, one of the co-founders of the original Jurassic Park. It’s actually a little more complicated than that. She’s actually a clone of Benjamin Lockwood’s daughter, Charlotte Lockwood. She was actually Benjamin Lockwood’s grand-daughter.
At Jurassic World Dominion’s beginning, she is adopted by Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (played by Bryce Dallas Howard). They live in hide together and lead a quiet life before Maisie is abducted by Biosyn Lackeys.
Why is Maisie Lockwood important?
Maisie Lockwood is kidnapped by Biosyn because — as a clone made by her mother, renowned geneticist Charlotte Lockwood — her DNA is valuable and the key to helping solve problems created by Biosyn itself.
Who are Biosyn?
Biosyn is a genetics company that plays a huge role in the Jurassic World Dominion movie. They are the main villains in the movie. Their CEO, Dr. Lewis Dodgson, is the main villain here.
What does Biosyn do?
In Jurassic World Dominion, Biosyn claim to be using dinosaur genetics to cure human diseases. They have created a large sanctuary for dinosaurs in the wilderness to accomplish this.
But — in a major plot point — Biosyn has also created a gigantic, prehistoric horde of locusts that eats almost every crop except crops grown using Biosyn seed. This is done to increase demand for Biosyn products capable of solving the problem.
This hook is the main point of the movie. Biosyn’s greed created an out-of-control locust in the environment, threatening the entire ecosystem. Global famine is almost certain unless they are stopped.
An interesting fact is that Biosyn was actually mentioned in the original Jurassic Park book. Did you remember Dennis Nedry’s dirty deal to transfer dinosaur DNA to another company. You’ve probably guessed it: Biosyn. it — Biosyn.
Why are Jurassic Park cast members in Jurassic World Dominion?
The key link here is Dr. Ian Malcolm, played by Jeff Goldblum. He’s taken up a cushie position at Biosyn and has discovered Biosyn’s evil plan to destroy crops with genetically modified locusts. Now he is working from the inside out to expose the company. He seeks out the assistance of Drs. He enlists the help of Drs. Ellie Sattler, and Alan Grant. To do this, they have traveled to Biosyn headquarters in the dinosaur sanctuary to investigate.
What happens in the end?
The plot of Jurassic World Dominion is needlessly complex but essentially boils down to two key components.
The Jurassic Park people — Ellie Sattler, and Alan Grant — are there in order to destroy Biosyn.
Maisie Lockwood will be saved by Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, the Jurassic World people.
Let’s start with the Jurassic Park folks. Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler finally found DNA evidence that Biosyn had been manipulating the genetics of prehistoric locusts. They have enough information to track Biosyn down through Sattler’s connections at the New York Times.
While on their escape, they find Maisie Lockwood.
While the Jurassic World crew are fighting through the wilderness with the pilot who brought them there, Kayla Wise, DeWanda WIse plays Kayla Watts. The trio were separated by a huge Pterosaur attack that caused a plane to crash. However, they reunited just in time to save Claire Dearing.
The big moment everyone has been waiting for is finally here: Ellie Sattler, Alan Grant and Claire Dearing meet up. This is Jurassic World Dominion’s closest to a No Way Home moment, and it’s actually pretty cool. This is the most memorable scene in the film.
In an attempt to cover his tracks, evil Biosyn bossman Dr. Lewis Dodgson tries to kill all the experimental locusts in Biosyn’s headquarters by setting them all on fire. Unfortunately, they all escape while inflames. The knock-on effect sets off a chain reaction that causes the entire dinosaur reserve to catch fire, and then everything goes berserk.
Kayla Watts, our pilot, finds an abandoned helicopter. Everyone climbs aboard, including Dr. Henry Wu, a Biosyn scientist who wants to be forgiven for his role in the creation of the prehistoric locust army that threatens the ecosystem. To cure the locust army, he’s used Maisie Lockwood’s DNA. I’m not sure how it works. Thanks, science!
In the midst of fire and chaos — including a three way fight between a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Giganotosaurus and another dinosaur with gigantic claws — everyone escapes to safety. The scene from the helicopter is reminiscent of the end of Jurassic Park. Great stuff.
As a quick post script: Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant get back together again, Biosyn scientist Dr. Henry Wu sends a new, differently modified locust into the wild and presumably solves the evil locust problem. All is well that ends well.
FIFA 23 includes a toggle to turn off ‘Critical Commentary’. The setting lets you silence all negative in-match comments made about your technique, so you can protect your precious ego even when you miss an open goal or commit an obvious foul. The more positive commentary won’t be affected.
Spare your feelings
The feature looks tailored toward children and new players, who don’t want to have their confidence wrecked within mere minutes of picking up the controller. But even experienced players who just so happen to be terrible at the game might benefit.
It’s not perfect, though. According to Eurogamer, the feature didn’t seem to work during a FIFA Ultimate Team Division Rivals match, with critical comments slipping through the filter. Still, who hasn’t benefited from a light grilling every now and then?
Callum is TechRadar Gaming’s News Writer. You’ll find him whipping up stories about all the latest happenings in the gaming world, as well as penning the odd feature and review. Before coming to TechRadar, he wrote freelance for various sites, including Clash, The Telegraph, and Gamesindustry.biz, and worked as a Staff Writer at Wargamer. Strategy games and RPGs are his bread and butter, but he’ll eat anything that spins a captivating narrative. He also loves tabletop games, and will happily chew your ear off about TTRPGs and board games.
We’re starting to hear more and more Google Pixel 7 leaks, with the launch of the phone just a week away, but tech fans might be getting a lot of déjà vu, with the leaks all listing near-identical specs to what we heard about the Pixel 6 a year ago.
It sounds like the new phones – a successor to the Pixel 6 Pro is also expected – could be very similar to their 2021 predecessors. And a new price leak has suggested that the phones’ costs could be the same too, as a Twitter user spotted the Pixel 7 briefly listed on Amazon (before being promptly taken down, of course).
Google pixel 7 on Amazon US. $599.99.It is still showing up in search cache but the listing gives an error if you click on it. We have the B0 number to keep track of though!#teampixel pic.twitter.com/w5Z09D28YESeptember 27, 2022
According to these listings, the Pixel 7 will cost $599 while the Pixel 7 Pro will cost $899, both of which are identical to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro starting prices. The leak doesn’t include any other region prices, but in the UK the current models cost £599 and £849, while in Australia they went for AU$999 and AU$1,299.
So it sounds like Google is planning on retaining the same prices for its new phones as it sold the old ones for, a move which doesn’t make much sense.
Analysis: same price, new world
Google’s choice to keep the same price points is a little curious when you consider that the specs leaks suggest these phones are virtually unchanged from their predecessors. You’re buying year-old tech for the same price as before.
Do bear in mind that the price of tech generally lowers over time, so you can readily pick up a cheaper Pixel 6 or 6 Pro right now, and after the launch of the new ones, the older models will very likely get even cheaper.
But there’s another key factor to consider in the price: $599 might be the same number in 2022 as it was in 2021, but with the changing global climate, like wars and flailing currencies and cost of living crises, it’s a very different amount of money.
Some people just won’t be willing to shell out the amount this year, that they may have been able to last year. But this speaks to a wider issue in consumer tech.
Google isn’t the only tech company to completely neglect the challenging global climate when pricing its gadgets: Samsung is still releasing super-pricey folding phones, and the iPhone 14 is, for some incomprehensible reason, even pricier than the iPhone 13 in some regions.
Too few brands are actually catering to the tough economic times many are facing right now, with companies increasing the price of their premium offerings to counter rising costs, instead of just designing more affordable alternatives to flagships.
These high and rising prices suggest that companies are totally out of touch with their buyers, and don’t understand the economic hardship troubling many.
We’ll have to reach a breaking point sooner or later, either with brands finally clueing into the fact that they need to release cheaper phones, or with customers voting with their wallets by sticking to second-hand or refurbished devices. But until then, you can buy the best cheap phones to show that cost is important to you.
Tom’s role in the TechRadar team is to specialize in phones and tablets, but he also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK.
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