Parent's Guide: Is 'Jurassic World: Dominion' OK for your kids?

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Isabella Sermon and DeWanda Wise in a scene from "Jurassic World: Dominion."

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Isabella Sermon and DeWanda Wise in a scene from "Jurassic World: Dominion." (Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)

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BIOSYN HQ — As long as people are willing to pay to watch dinosaurs wreak havoc on the human race, movie execs will continue to make "Jurassic Park" movies.

The sixth installment of the franchise, "Jurassic World: Dominion," is now in theaters, and Dave Clyde has already given his two cents on whether this dino adventure is worth your time. I'm here for a different reason, however. This piece is to let you know what is in the movie so you can decide if it's something you want you or your kids to see.

I have to make mention of this every time: I am not going to tell you if "Dominion" is OK for you or your child. I'm simply here to give you some spoiler-free education on the film's content so you can make that choice for yourself.

With that said, it's time to hold onto your butts and find out if "Jurassic World: Dominion" is OK for your kids.


The Jurassic movies have been all about people striving to not be a bedtime snack for a hungry dino, and not about love stories. Sure, there was Ellie and Alan and now Owen and Claire, but sex or nudity has never been a focus. "Dominion" stays on that line.

Other than a couple of kisses or a high-cut dress, I can't think of anything sexual in this film. We don't even get the obligatory shirtless shot of the muscle-bound hero. If you want to talk about sex, sexual situations or jokes, this move is on par with a G-rated film. I can't say the other categories are the same.


There is some profanity in "Dominion," which is similar to the other "Jurassic World" movies. The language here is a lot of PG-13 fare, but I never heard the F-word in the nearly two-and-a-half-hour runtime.

Most of the cursing in this film is the type that is heard on non-cable or streaming TV shows, but at a higher level than in PG films. The PG-13 rating is right for the language, and it's on par with what we hear in most Marvel movies.

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We all knew this one would be high. I mean, it's dinosaurs and humans, so there is bound to be some violence. "Dominion" doesn't shy away.

A lot of people in this film are eaten, dismembered and hunted by these animals. Not much of the carnage is shown on screen, but it's happening all the time. There isn't really any blood in the film that you see, but plenty of screams and crunching noises are heard.

Maybe it's because I haven't seen the other films recently, but I felt like there was more mayhem in this one than in some of the others. It felt like dinosaurs were nonchalantly eating humans on a more regular basis. For example, a random passerby is snatched up and swallowed on more than one occasion. There is a lot of dino dinnertime in this one.


"Dominion" is much like its predecessors in that it has plenty of jump scares and white-knuckle moments. This movie will most likely be frightening for a lot of younger audiences. The violence I already mentioned can also be scary and disturbing, and one scene, in particular, may be too much for some audiences.

Without spoiling anything, there is one death where two different dinosaurs are tearing a man apart while he's still alive and a third comes to finish the job. While you don't see blood, you do see the two dinosaurs actively biting the man's arms and the third goes for his head.

This isn't a horror movie, but it would give some kids nightmares.


With the exception of a scene or two, and more random dino snacking than we're used to, I think "Jurassic World: Dominion" is a lot like the other "Jurassic World" movies. If you or your kids handled those, you should probably be OK with this latest one.

Editor's note: "Jurassic World: Dominion" is officially rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, some violence and language.

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John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. He also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome, and it just so happens, that these are the three things he writes about.


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