Dinosaurs and original cast members are back- and OH MY! If you have little fans of these big movies, you’ll want to read this before buying tickets. Is Jurassic World 3 too scary for kids? What is the age rating for Jurassic World Dominion? This Parents Guide will help you decide if your kids can handle the latest! ps- check out the scary quotes from Jurassic World Dominion here. And plan your bathroom breaks for Jurassic World 3 here.
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About Jurassic World Dominion
From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed.
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.
Watch the Jurassic World 3 trailer here.
What Is The Age Rating For Jurassic World Dominion? Parents Guide and Review
Our family has grown up with a big love of dinosaurs, so watching the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movies have been a must!
But is this one ok for kids? Is Jurassic World 3 too scary for your children?
It’s intense- we won’t lie- but big, hungry carnivores prowling the earth are going to be, no?
This parents guide for Jurassic World Dominion will help you decide if your family can handle the gore, violence, language, sex, romance, and nudity. We’ll also give the Jurassic World 3 age rating and recommendations.
Language: Jurassic World Dominion Parents Guide
When it comes to language, is Jurassic World Dominion safe for kids?
It’s got its fair share of salty words tossed in there- more than the original movie, but not as much as we expected to hear, to be honest.
Your kids will hear swear words like @ss, @sshole, sh!t, bullsh!t, d@mn, b@stard, h@ll, oh my g-d, and g-d d@mmit.
Most of the words are used during intense situations- not casual convos- so in reality, I’m sure we’d all cuss a little if a dino was chasing us down.
Age Rating For Jurassic World 3: Is It Safe For Kids When It Comes To Sex, Romance, and Nudity?
If sex or romance is in your family’s no-go zone for movies, we have some good news here.
There’s no sex or nudity in Jurassic World 3, and just a smidge of romance between adult characters. Affection is clearly shown, but it’s extremely chaste and communicated by looks rather than acts.
There is one line about a dog humping a man’s leg that could be seen as a sexual reference (question mark)? We figured it was best to mention it here.
Is Jurassic World Dominion Ok For Kids? Mature Topics
This movie has a lot of talk about the end of the world food supply, resulting in millions of people dying.
If your kids are extremely sensitive to “end of world” scenarios, this might be enough to hold off on this one.
A girl is kidnapped but is unharmed.
You don’t see anyone doing drugs or drinking alcohol, though beer is mentioned once.
Violence and Gore: Is Jurassic World 3 Too Scary For Kids Under 12?
Make no mistake: this is one intense and violent movie.
Dinosaurs are free-roaming the earth at this point in time, and some are hungry or confused enough to eat people along the way.
Guns, knives, tranq guns, hand-to-hand combat, and electronic stun guns are all used frequently in the movie.
There are a ton of jump scares, specifically timed to give the most impact. You know they are coming, but they still get you anyway!
There isn’t an awful lot of blood since the dinos seem to gulp everyone up, but there is some shown in the movie.
One scene that stands out has a bad guy spread on the floor as two dinosaurs are eating up his arms on each side. It’s pretty horrid to watch and could be too scary for kids watching Jurassic World 3.
If your family has seen the previous movies, we don’t think this is “more” than the others. But if your children had any issues sleeping after watching the previous Jurassic Park movies, this might be one to wait to watch at home.
From a scary perspective, our parent’s guide suggestion for Jurassic World Dominion is not kid-friendly for kids under 12.
Jurassic World Dominion Age Rating: What Ages Can Really Watch This One?
Jurassic World Dominion is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, some violence, and language.
Some violence? Welp, that’s an undersell.
We wouldn’t call Jurassic World Dominion kid-friendly, but it might be safe for kids in your house if they have been exposed to the previous movies and took them well.
What ages can watch Jurassic World 3? Can your 10-year-old watch this one?
As always, you know your family best.
We think 12 and up are likely good to go to the movie for this one based on the issues mentioned above in this Jurassic World Dominion parents guide.
Younger kids who do well with scares and dig seeing very big and very cool dinosaurs would likely be ok as well, especially if they’ve seen the other movies in the franchise (we’ll let our 10-year-old go see it).
However, this movie is LONG and that could pose a problem for even the youngest, most hardcore dino fans. It clocks in at just under 2 hours 30 minutes, which is a really long time to sit still for kiddos.
Pre-screening is always an option if you have concerns for young kids.
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Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.