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Jurassic World Dominion Director Colin Trevorrow Made Movie Less About Dinosaurs ‘in order to change the DNA of the franchise’

Colin Trevorrow: Jurassic world Dominion

Jurassic World Dominion recently surpassed the coveted $1 billion mark at the global box office, becoming the franchise’s third consecutive picture to do so. Fans of the Jurassic films appear to be insatiable, but Dominion director Colin Trevorrow recently told in an interview that none of the sequels should have been made at all.

A still from Jurassic World Dominion
A still from Jurassic World Dominion

The 46-year-old filmmaker directed Jurassic World Dominion, which received a mixed reaction from reviewers, and said that Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 film should have been a standalone film since the series is “inherently un-franchisable.”

Jurassic World Dominion – Why Fans Didn’t Like it?

The plot of Jurassic World Dominion, directed by Colin Trevorrow, begins four years after the events of Isla Nublar, with dinosaurs living and hunting alongside humans. The film marked the return of the original film’s main cast, which included Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern.

Despite having a legendary cast and a hefty budget, the picture failed to please fans and critics alike, earning much criticism for its unclear and drawn-out plot. Nonetheless, it performed well at the box office, recently surpassing $1 billion worldwide.

Chris Pratt in Jurassic World Dominion
Chris Pratt in Jurassic World Dominion

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Dominion falls significantly short of expectations when compared to the other films and when the original film’s cast is included. Trevorrow changed the franchise’s DNA. The previous five films all had dinosaur plots. This one is about characters that live in a world where dinosaurs coexist with them.

Will There Be a Jurassic World 4?

It’s possible. While Dominion concludes the Jurassic World trilogy, some have speculated that there is room for more Jurassic films. After being questioned about the franchise’s cinematic future in May 2020, Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall stated that Dominion was “the start of a new era,” adding, “The dinosaurs are now on the mainland amongst us, and they will be for quite some time, I hope.”

A dinosaur from Jurassic World: Dominion.
A dinosaur from Jurassic World: Dominion.

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Colin explained that he added new characters to Jurassic World Dominion to ensure that the sci-fi action franchise may be enjoyed by a “new generation.”

“This movie takes a real interest in creating new characters that a new generation is going to latch on to – Kayla Watts (DeWanda Wise), and Mamoudou Athie’s character Ramsay Cole, who I think, in the Extended Edition, you feel his purpose in a greater way.” stated the director.  “And Dichen Lachman’s character (Soyona Santos), who just gets arrested at the end. There’s more to come.”

Given the finale of the Dominion and the fact that every Jurassic World film has been a box office success, we are confident that a Jurassic World 4 release date will be announced soon.

Jurassic Park vs. Jurassic World Trilogy – Who Did it Better?

While Jurassic World does hold a better spot when it comes to the VFX, action sequences, and comedy. However, this is not the only thing the franchise is known for.

It’s hard to go wrong with protagonists like Ian Malcolm, Alan Grant, and Ellie Sattler, and the Jurassic Park movie handled it even better by including strong supporting characters. These flicks had villains who you wanted to see get their just rewards while simultaneously enjoying the entertainment value they provided.

Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park (1993)

While we must applaud Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for seeming like a horror film in its second half as the Indoraptor caused havoc, the reality that these dinosaurs are genetically altered reduces the fright factor.

A still from Jurassic park
A still from Jurassic park

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The Jurassic Park films, on the other hand, excelled at creating tense moments, with multiple fatalities chilling the bones. The first film, in particular, can make one gasp since moments such as the T-Rex’s escape or the raptors hunting the children were a frightening sight.

When all is said and done, the Jurassic Park trilogy stands head and shoulders above the latest films. While Jurassic World has done a good job of preserving the series’ legacy, it will most likely always be connected with the Jurassic Park films rather than standing on its own. So, if you’re searching for a trilogy with the highest level of shocks, effects, and entertainment, the Jurassic Park flicks are the way to go.

Jurassic World Dominion is now streaming on Peacock.

Source: Variety

Written by Rishav Deb Roy

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