Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 5 Review

By Daniel Hart
Published: July 21, 2022 (Last updated: January 20, 2023)
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While it’s sad that this series is put to bed, the people behind it can be proud of what they’ve achieved.

We review the Netflix series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 5, which does not contain any significant spoilers.

If last year, someone told me that the animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous would have more respect than the tentpole blockbuster film Jurassic World Dominion, I’d have laughed. But here we are, reviewing the final ever season of an animated Jurassic series, molded into a kids and family show, knowing that audiences out there, including adults, prefer this.

I suppose when season 1 was released, I did not fully expect to be invested in the journey of Camp Cretaceous. It was built as a story of friendship and togetherness. Every single review I’ve written delves into the unity and importance of human connections. It’s not really about the dinosaurs. It’s about being trapped on an island, knowing that a community will be the only way to survive. Five seasons of this theme are paramount for kids & teenagers. They need to understand there’s more to life than the growing, invasive technology and overwhelming uses of social media. Regardless of your thoughts on Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, the key lessons brought forward and the experience of the characters are incredibly important.

The fifth season offers nothing unique or different from its predecessors. It’s one last hurrah to get the islanders to safety against the backdrop of corporate greed and violent dinosaurs. The start of season 5 sees Kenji’s father move into the mix, a man seemingly in charge of island proceedings, bringing emotional confusion to Kenji and highlighting yet another obstacle for his group of friends. From here, the islanders embark on another journey, bringing the ultimate question — will these kids ever leave the island? The final 12 episodes will bring a conclusion to that matter.

While it’s sad that this series is put to bed, the people behind the series can be proud of what they’ve achieved. With many iterations of fictional universes, it’s difficult to nail down a part of the canon and then roll with it. Take Netflix’s recent flop of Resident Evil, for instance. That will always be a stain on the franchise. Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is not even close to a stain.

So it’s a warm but welcome hurrah for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Season 5 delivers in exactly the way we expected. There are plenty of emotions, danger, and adventure mixed with togetherness, love, and friendship. We are going to miss this group of characters, and we wouldn’t grumble if a different story, with the same people behind it, was created in the future.

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