“Jurassic World Dominion” (Universal)

This is a poster for the movie "Jurassic World Dominion." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

Wrap-up of the second trilogy of sci-fi films ultimately derived from novels by Michael Crichton.

As the trio of scientists (Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) at the heart of the original movie works to thwart the machinations of an evil biotech corporation (headed by Campbell Scott), the duo (Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt) central to the more recent adventures scrambles to rescue their adoptive daughter (Isabella Sermon), a genetically unique preteen kidnapped by the same conglomerate. Amid inconsequential philosophizing about the ethics of cloning and the relationship of humans to nature, the real stars of director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow’s picture, those outsized dinosaurs whose ill-advised revival from extinction continues to pester humanity, roar and rampage, to the terror of those on screen and the delight of those consuming popcorn.

Much stylized, though occasionally disturbing violence, vague references to lesbianism, a couple of profanities, about a dozen milder oaths, several crude terms, a couple of crass expressions, an obscene gesture. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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