What We Can Expect From Jurassic World: Dominion

Despite mixed reception, the 2018 blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened to glowing box office returns. What is going to happen next? There was a lot of mayhem and chaos from the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I am here to discuss some potential story points that affect the next installment due out June 10th, 2022 by Colin Trevorrow who directed Jurassic World in 2015 while J. A Bayona directed the sequel released in 2018.

I like to send a sincere thanks to the crew of Jurassic World: Dominion. This film was originally due out in the summer of 2021. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Hollywood productions shut down. Jurassic World was one of the first productions to resume. There were so many safety protocols put in place. I would not be surprised if I saw a photo of the CDC showing up in droves to support this film. Anyone involved in making sure the cast and crew were safe throughout the filming process will forever have my gratitude.

Masrani Corporation Aftermath

Simon Masrani, the CEO of the Masrani Corporation played by Irrfan Khan was killed tragically in a helicopter accident by the dastardly Indominuous Rex. Ironically, he was killed by the very thing that his company was trying to create to regain public interest. I liked his character because he emulated the spark of wonder for life shown by Dr. Hammond in the original film. With the CEO now gone, how is the company responsible for financing this park going to deal with the disaster? Will the company go out of business? Who will take over the company? Will they have the best interests at heart to maintain order? I’m bummed audiences won’t get to see Irrfan Khan again, since he passed away back in April of 2020. He brought so much life in that role and I hope that the company will find a way to keep the dinosaurs at bay since many are running amok thanks to the short film Battle at Big Rock. I think it would be a fitting tribute to the acclaimed actor from India.

Battle At Big Rock

A short film that is worth watching that shows what the world is going to look like post-Fallen Kingdom. I hope the family makes an appearance.

CAMP CRETACEOUS

This surprise animated Netflix certainty wowed me in fleshing out the Jurassic World mythology. The show offers a new point of view by showing what it would have been in the events of Jurassic World that happened to various intrepid teenagers excited to enjoy day camp at Jurassic World. It is not a walk in the park. Peril follows the kids in nearly every episode. But what captivated me was the friendships forged throughout the series and how these kids learn to trust each other and be brave in the dangerous new world. As the series inches closer toward the events of Fallen Kingdom and hopefully Dominion, we see glimpses of the secrets of Isla Nublar come to light. It is riveting. I would not object to seeing these characters crossover to the big screen at some point.

LONG LIVE NOSTALGIA

The main cast of Jurassic World: Dominion.

I hope Vince Vaughn or Julianne Moore make a cameo at least. We saw them last in The Lost World: Jurassic Park as they accompanied Ian Malcolm to stop the dinosaurs from corporate possession. I also wouldn’t complain about seeing Malcolm’s daughter played by Vanessa Lee Chester..

Trevor Morgan was the best part of Jurassic Park III. He alone should win the Eagle Scout merit badge for what he went through in that film

The Big Three are returning. Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern is back. It looks like Alan Grant is a professor. I am sure he will be thrilled to know he gets to experience Jurassic Park in 3D for the foreseeable future. YAY. Dr. Ellie Sattler is married while his husband working for the Defense Department came in handy in the third film. It might come in handy now since some protocols and safety measures are in place. The newborn from the third film is probably 21 years old. I am curious to see her son or daughter has all grown up. (Jurassic Park 3 was released in 2001) Jeff Goldblum has since written a book and has been living the I-told-you-so-train for years. He might have to be the voice of reason in this film. BD Wong is always a win. There is no doubt this mad scientist is up to no good in this next installment rolling in profits.

A Dream Fulfilled, A Legacy Destroyed 

Jurassic Park 2: TRex in the City

Almost 30 years ago, audiences from all over the world experienced a cinematic treasure known as Jurassic Park. 

Michael Crichton’s bestselling novel which I hoped was a labor of love, enchanted the world once again thanks to visionary director Steven Speilberg. 

 I got the chance to watch Back To The Future, Indiana Jones, and Jurassic Park trilogies in a week in 2011. It was an amazing week. I was blown away by the score by John Williams, the story, characters, and perilous suspense. There are too many one-liners and moments to count. It is enjoyable every time. I missed out on watching the film in 3D in 2012, but thanks to my local cinema, I got the chance to relive the magic. It’s a nice feeling watching a film you haven’t seen in a while. It feels fresh and magical. 

 Though Michael Crichton passed away in 2008, I am happy he was alive long enough to see his dream fulfilled in the form of two books and two movies. What a captivating idea to bring dinosaurs back to life in the modern world millennia after their extinction. However, we see in the film how such innovation leads to disastrous results. Throughout this franchise, we got to see how John Hammond’s vision comes to life at a great cost. People have died, livelihoods ruined, and emotional scars sparked. There was little consideration for how creatures from long ago would adapt to the modern world. There was little consideration for letting these creatures live in peace in the lost world. There was no caution in avoiding the land of the dinosaurs to outsiders in the third chapter. 

I wanted to give them something that wasn’t an illusion. Something real. Something they could see, and touch. An aim not devoid of merit.

Even when Hammond’s dream finally reached its apex, greed reared its ugly head, and once again, caution was thrown to the wind. The world knows the horrors from Hammond’s imagination. The final straw was allowing people outside the United States to wield this power. Pandora’s box was open. The island where it all began is destroyed. Dinosaurs now roam free and there is no turning back. A man with a misguided dream is now a reality and humanity must now fight for its survival in this new era. 

Life has Found a Way

Jurassic World Dominion dinosaurs

The Battle at Big Rock short film which took place after the events of Fallen Kingdom teases what this new world will become. Dinosaurs take over all aspects of life. This fantastic trailer shows dinosaurs roaming and running around among cattle. We see construction workers witnessing a dino which is a nice nod to that pivotal scene from the first film. Now what was in awe is in curious peril. I admire Owen Grady for trying to make an effort to keep these dinosaurs safe by looking badass on a horse. But I wonder is he herding them or following them?

Blue is the lone survivor of a once alliance of velociraptors. She now has a newborn and has to survive in this new era. Blue is a fighter from the park to a near-death experience to leaving her adoptive father figure. Velociraptors seemed to have been valuable to dinosaur scientists in the worst way possible in the past two films. I hope the duo steers clear of any greedy mad scientists. 

Another horrifying thought is that human cloning has been achieved. If you saw the last film, one of the characters turns out to be a clone of a woman who has been dead for years. She played a key role in the last film. She made a choice that brought me to tears but may have doomed humanity. 

There is an excellent line in the trailer, where Howard’s character Clare says she can’t keep her here. Owen replies that if they find her, they will lose her. They need to protect her. I wonder if Blue needs protection or the girl. I can’t think of what would happen if humans got the power to clone humans. I don’t think we need clones of serial killers etc. 

The sixth chapter in this franchise marks the culmination of these amazing stories and what is to come. I am so excited to see the new cast align themselves with legends from the past. Each character we’ve come to know and love has brought so much to these stories and I can’t wait to see how they make sense of this new world vs the world then. I look forward to these minds of might working together to save their species. I am also looking forward to seeing what they have been up to since the good old days. 

Seeing Laura Dern and Sam Neil on-screen as Satler and Grant brought a smile to my face. It was nice to see Grant in his element like we first saw him in the first film. There was a spark of deep admiration in Grant. They are inseparable. Satler makes a great point as they try to endure the ecological disaster. Now our heroes have to worry about dinosaurs outside their jurisdiction and they are sure to have political consequences.

Jeff Goldblum was right all along. He usually is as is Ian Malcolm. He warned us then and warned us in 2018. I would be very intrigued to see a conversation between Malcolm and BD Wong’s character Wu. I am so glad Wu is the glue to this franchise despite his moral center. I wonder if Wu can be convinced to see the ere of his ways and maybe put the genie back in the bottle. 

Jurassic World Dominio

Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, Danielle Pineda, and Omar Sy are returning to this film. I love these actors in these roles. Omar Sy is just the coolest actor and I am glad Owen gets to have a friend from the theme park days to help him out. Pineda and Smith have earned their stripes and it shows that more hands make light work into solving the problem of the dinos. Howard is gonna be amazing in this film. How poetic to see the company woman become fulfilled into making the world a better place. 

It was revealed that Lewis Dodgson is going to make an appearance in this film. Lewis Dodgson was in the original film who made a deal with disgruntled employee Nedry (Wayne Knight). He made a deal with him to pay him to steal dino DNA in exchange for a huge payday. The deal never succeeded fully since fate had plans for Nedry. But life finds a way and now Dodgson gets to have his dreams come true among many other inquiring minds. 

I am saddened Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Jake Johnson, Vanessa Lee Chester, Allesandro Nivola and Trevor Morgan won’t be able to reprise their roles. Their characters were so memorable in my eyes, but I hope they are alive and well and had hours of therapy post their near-death experiences and the Jurassic World. 

Each character has brought something special to the franchise. They embody bravery, courage, redemption and coming of age. I hope they still have a place in this franchise if they decide to make more of these films. 

That’s assuming they make it to the end. 

Something errie to end on

 Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by sixty-five million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?

Alan Grant makes a great point. I was thinking about when dinosaurs sweat, sneeze, cough or vomit, or go to the bathroom. What kind of germs or toxins existed during dinosaur times.? What illness can now exist that wasn’t supposed to exist? How will this affect the ecosystem? Bees? mosquitos? Humans? animals? plants? Oh and lets times that by any country that has dinosaurs now. It is their property now thus any attempt to take it back; Well cue that star wars line

I got a bad feeling about this.

Welcome to Jurassic World.

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