Jurassic World: Dominion - 2002

Jurassic World: Dominion - 2002
Movie Info

Rating: PG-13


Age-appropriateness: Scary images and scenes. Includes violent sequences with weapons and dinosaurs. Some language.


Overview: Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live--and hunt--alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures in a new Era.


Themes: dinosaurs, community, animal rights, identity, adolescence, trust, freedom, environmentalism, loyalty, science, repentance

The Quick 3

Ask these quick questions to hit the major themes of the film.

1. Community. Do you get along with and trust the people around you? Why is it important to respect and love the other people that are in our lives, no matter what?

  • Humans tried to live alongside dinosaurs. Living in community with creatures that are so different and don’t always get along. Charlotte says, “If we’re going to survive, we have to trust each other. To depend on each other. To coexist.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14 encourages us to live well among others: "Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone."


2. Identity. Did you realize that God made you completely unique and there is no one else on Earth just like you? Do you ever feel like you aren't special?

  • Maisie felt like she wasn’t herself, because she was the clone of someone else. Claire encourages her by saying. “you’re the only you who ever was”. Psalm 139:14 says, "Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it."

  • Check out this article on How to Talk to Your Kids About Identity.


3. Making a Difference. What are some things in this world that aren't they way they ought to be? What can you to to positively contribute to make the world a better place?

  • Claire and her friends spent their time saving dinosaurs because they wanted to make positive change in the world.

After The Movie Discussion Guide

Follow this 5-10 minute discussion guide to drive an in-depth conversation.

1. In this film, dinosaurs lived in the world alongside humans. The question was: who would have dominion over the other? Or - in other words - who would rule and be in charge? Genesis 1:26 says, "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.'" What do you think it means for God to have given humans dominions over animals? Did you realize that humans are in charge of taking care of God's creation?


2. Humans tried to live alongside dinosaurs. Living in community with creatures that are so different and don’t always get along. Charlotte says, “If we’re going to survive, we have to trust each other. To depend on each other. To coexist.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14 encourages us to live well among others: "Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone." Do you get along with and trust the people around you? Why is it important to respect and love the other people that are in our lives, no matter what?


3. Claire and her friends spent their time saving dinosaurs because they wanted to make positive change in the world. What are some things in this world that aren't they way they ought to be? What can you to to positively contribute to make the world a better place?


4. Maisie doesn’t understand why she can’t leave her home. Owen and Claire say it’s because they don’t trust others, and that it isn’t safe for her to have freedom. Do you ever feel like your parents don't let you do things that other kids get to do? Do you think they have your best interest in mind?


5. Ellie’s team was investigating locusts that were destroying fields and crops. In what ways do you see parts of nature being destroyed or misused? How can you help protect the planet?


6. Lewis and Biosyn created the locusts in order to seize more control and power in the world. Instead of following God's commands, they wanted to create their own kingdom where they were in charge and everyone would have to listen to them. They wanted to be like gods, in a way. Matthew 6:33 encourages us to "seek first the kingdom of God". Jesus warned people not to think of themselves first, but to instead selflessly serve others as an expression of love. Why do you think pride and trying to gain more and more power is such a destructive motive? Have you ever been blinded by pride in trying to be the most important person?

Minute By Minute Guide

Use this break down of the entire movie in addition to the “After the Movie” discussion guide. Great for repeat viewings.

:09 Owen worked hard to keep the dinosaurs safe. He expressed gentleness with the dinosaurs, lovingly moving them to safe locations. Galatians 5 points out that gentleness is a fruit of the Spirit. It's an important way we show love to others. How gentle would you describe yourself? How often do you work hard to protect others?


:13 Maisie felt like she wasn’t herself, because she was the clone of someone else. Claire encourages her by saying. “you’re the only you who ever was”. Psalm 139:14 says, "Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it." Did you realize that God made you completely unique and there is no one else on Earth just like you? Do you ever feel like you aren't special?


:20 Alan explains that paleontology is significant works of science, and science is a search for the truth. Psalm 111:2 says, "How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them." The Bible encourages the studies of science, which help us learn more about God and his incredible creation. Do you enjoy studying science? In what ways does science allow us to learn more about God?


:30 Poachers sneak onto Owen and Claire's property and take both Maisie and the baby raptor. What do you think Owen and Claire are feeling in this moment? What about Masie?


:38 Dr. Ian Malcolm says, “not only do we not have dominion over nature, but we are subordinate to it”. He tried to inspire young minds to create a better future. Dr. Malcolm's words here seem to contradict Genesis 1:26, which says, "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.'" What does it mean for God to give us "dominion" over nature? Why do you think Dr. Malcolm says humans are subordinate to it?


:51 One of the criminals explains, “you cannot engineer loyalty, you need to nurture it.” Loyalty is showing trust and constant support for someone. Who - or what - are you most loyal to? Why do you think loyalty needs to be nurtured, and not engineered?


1:03 Kayla saves Owen and Claire by flying them away from the chasing dinosaurs. Owen asks, “you’re willing to risk your life for people you’ve never met?” Owen's words represent the very thing that Jesus Christ did for all mankind. By sacrificing Himself on the cross, giving up His life to take the penalty for everyone's sins, Jesus gave the option of salvation to every single person who would ever live. Even those who were born way after Jesus was on Earth. Why do you think Jesus gave up His life for you? Did you realize that - because of Jesus - you can be with God forever and ever?


1:17 With only one parachute, Owen sacrifices himself in order to save Claire. He ejects Claire from the plane with enough time to save her life. John 15:13 says, "There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." How would you describe Owen's actions and choices? What does this say about the love he has for his friends?


1:29 Ellie talks to Maisie about Maisie‘s mother, Charlotte. She said that Charlotte wanted a child more than anything and wanted to give Maisie a full life. What do you think is the purpose and the ultimate job of being a parent? How would you describe your relationship with your parents?


1:44 Ellie points out that Lewis “burns the evidence” by setting the locusts on fire. Lewis realizes he’s in trouble and tries to hide his mistakes instead of taking responsibility. Have you ever made a mistake and then tried to cover it up with lies? Why is taking responsibility right away the much better decision?


1:57 Ellie points out that if you hold onto regret, you stay in the past. She points out that what really matters is what you do in the present. What are some things that you regret doing in your life? Did you hang onto that regret too long - and did it keep you from truly living in the present?


2:11 Dr. Henry Wu fixed his mistakes by eradicating the locusts. He recognized that he messed up and worked to make things right again. When we sin - when we act in a way that misses God's best for our life - it's important that we admit it and say we are "sorry". But it doesn't stop there. We have to turn from that sin and start heading in the opposite direction. This is what the Bible calls "repentance". Acts 3:19 says, "Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away." What are some sins that you need to confess and apologize for? What would repentance from that sin look like?