Where does Jurassic World Dominion land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another weekend of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a film. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Our next film to hit the Banana Meter is Jurassic World Dominion

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the film:

Alex Madden

Banana Meter Rating: 30%

How? Just how? How did we get here? This is not the movie we were promised nor the one we deserved.

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Dom Fisher

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

Jurassic World Dominion is exactly what you’d expect, and that’s the problem. The story unfolds a bit too conveniently, is incredibly predictable, and the chemistry is severely lacking. DeWanda Wise’s performance is one of the only redeeming qualities.

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Edward Douglas

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

A thoroughly satisfying finale with plenty of things to entertain both old and newer fans of the franchise.

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Maggie Lovitt

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

“There’s a world of untapped potential with dinosaurs, but Jurassic World Dominion just shook the box instead of opening it and finding new toys to play with.”

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Matt & Ashley

Banana Meter Rating: 64%

The first-half is a hot mess, but the back-half saves this movie from itself. It ain’t great, but it’s not as bad as some have made it out to be.

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Ruth Maramis

Banana Meter Rating: 30%

Gone is the sense of wonder that began 29 years ago, what’s left is doldrums & dread of seeing a once-fascinating story becomes so insipid. At nearly 2.5 hours long, it way overstays its welcome, actually it never has much reason to exist to begin with.

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Matt Neglia

Banana Meter Rating: 40%

JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION is my favorite of the three latest films in the franchise but that’s not saying much. Still mostly lifeless & devoid of any logic despite some thrilling sequences. Even the legacy characters can’t recapture the magic of the original films. DeWanda Wise outshines everyone as a total badass.

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Serena Seghedoni

Banana Meter Rating: 40%

Jurassic World Dominion features excellent CGI and a few well-crafted, emotional scenes, and it’s always a pleasure to see our beloved characters from the saga back on the big screen. But it’s also a poorly written film, with a story that doesn’t hold up and non-existent character motivation. It feels like you’re constantly fast-forwarding, and it’s definitely a missed opportunity to end the franchise on a better note.

Thomasena Farrar

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Jurassic World Dominion benefits mostly from its legacy character combination and several tried and true thrills and stunts but is bogged down by many moving parts and sub-plots. Forgivable and fun for those who want the nostalgia, but more of a tv/streaming watch for those that aren’t committed to the franchise, and still a bit of a letdown for those of us who are.

Matthieu Côté

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Even though it might be slightly lacking in thrills & execution, the new Jurassic World: Dominion packs enough Dino fun for a die-hard fan like myself, it was better than Fallen Kingdom in my book, I came out of it with a big smile on my face. There are some missed opportunities, I understand the criticisms, but the spectacle was satisfying.

Matthew Fox

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

It’s not a perfect film, nor does it reach the heights of the original. But it has good humor and some fun action sequences. Most importantly it understands what the franchise is about and wraps things up beautifully.

Hector Gonzalez

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

Jurassic World: Dominion is a step up from the previous installment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, albeit saying that isn’t much since it still has plenty of drawbacks that make you reminisce about the original 1993 classic. Thank god for Dern, Neill, and Goldblum for pouring much-needed charisma onto the screen.

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Brett Murphy

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

I really wanted to love this one, but I find it hard to say I even liked it. I don’t think its as bad as many are saying though. All we wanted to see was dinosaurs in our world. We ended up with an overlong, bloated, exposition heavy and convoluted mess. The only good aspects were the main cast and the dinosaur stuff mixed with Michael Giacchino’s masterful composing. I wanted more. I don’t hate it but I’m extremely disappointed that this is the note we had to end things on.

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Brian Eggert

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Somewhere along the way, Dominion stops feeling like a megabudget when-animals-attack movie and starts to feel cumbersome and self-important. Despite that, it remains superior to The Lost World and Fallen Kingdom.

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Brian Skutle

Banana Meter Rating: 48%

Someone missed filling in some genome sequence gaps in this screenplay, but between the underground dinosaur trade and some haunting adventure sequences “Dominion” offers some dino-mite fun along the way.

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Jerome Muscarella

Banana Meter Rating: 35%

Jurassic World: Dominion is better than Fallen Kingdom, but that doesn’t mean much with the movie is a complete mess. Unfocused, very lifeless acting (outside of Wise and Goldblum) there just isn’t enough here to enjoy.

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