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Jurassic World Dominion Stars Finally Respond To The Harsh Reviews

The cast of "Jurassic World Dominion" is going on the offense. Dubbed the final film in the "Jurassic World" saga, "Dominion" had heavy expectations from fans. The film was engineered to wrap up the arcs of Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), as well as put a bowtie on the original "Jurassic Park" trio: Dr. Ellie Satler (Laura Dern), Dr. Ian Malcom (Jeff Goldblum), and Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill). The project was an absolute juggernaut at the post-pandemic box office, raking in $974 million (via Box Office Mojo). While the "Dominion" numbers are impressive in a struggling theatrical landscape, the threequel failed to best "Jurassic World" and its sequel, "Fallen Kingdom," each of which grossed well over $1 billion per The Numbers.

"Jurassic World" received acclaim for bringing dinosaurs back to the big screen and "Fallen Kingdom" received mixed reception for its unevenness. "Dominion," however, received generally poor reviews and currently stands as the lowest-rated film in the entire franchise on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 30% rating. In their negative review of director Colin Trevorrow's return to the franchise, Slashfilm's Chris Evangelista described the film as "less a capper to a franchise and more a series of loud, ugly scenes with absolutely no weight or life."

Now that the film is available for the masses to enjoy at home, the stars of "Jurassic World Dominion" have opened up about the harsh reactions from critics.

DeWanda Wise has some choice words Jurassic World Dominion critics

While speaking with Insider to discuss the home release of "Jurassic World Dominion," DeWanda Wise defended the film from scathing critical reviews. "From my perspective, I've always been pretty critic immune. We made a movie during a pandemic," the "She's Gotta Have It" star said. "Like, honestly, you can print this if you want: You can't tell me s***." The star continued by pointing out how Colin Trevorrow's latest film was one of the first productions to resume filming during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wise continued by saying she wants to focus on the fans who enjoyed the film, saying "I don't care" when it comes to the movie's critics.

Bryce Dallas Howard continued by pointing out how memorable Wise's character was. "Dominion" served as Wise's first foray into the "Jurassic World" den. Starring as Kayla Watts, Wise played a hotshot pilot who joins Owen and Claire on their latest adventure. "It's important to say that you are loved everywhere," Howard told her co-star. Howard isn't just engaging in pleasantries when she praises Wise. Stylist dubbed Kayla Watts as the film's standout character and praised Wise for bringing "a level of dynamism and humour that feels so essential in the mix that you forget it wasn't there before."

While "Dominion" may not have fared well with critics, it's important to note that "Jurassic World" fans mostly enjoyed the dinosaur finale. The film currently holds a 77% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.