Published On: Tue, Jun 14th, 2022

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Complaints Forget the Dinosaurs Weren’t the Real Threat in the Original

Rexy the Tyrannosaurus Rex of Jurassic World, doing her famous scream in front of a drive-in movie screen as people flee in terror

Some moviegoers are complaining about the lack of focus on the dinosaurs in the conclusion of the Jurassic World trilogy, Jurassic World: Dominion, given that the series is about dinosaurs and left off the last movie implying that the main conflict of this one would be of humanity dealing with this new world order that involved dinosaurs in their own backyards. But that overlooks a key aspect of the original movie.

Spoilers for Jurassic World: Dominion.

That’s not to say that all complaints about the movie are completely without merit; in many ways, the story treats dinosaurs like any other animal (predators are relocated, prey are rounded up, and there’s a black market for exotic pets and meats) and doesn’t get into the massive long-term challenges super predators and megafauna would have on the current ecosystem or when interacting with humanity (Ian Malcom mentions how they could make the climate crisis worse, but very little of that is explored in the movie itself).

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