“Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should.” Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park)
“I think…that we should allow our magnificent, glorious dinosaurs… be taken out by the volcano” Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Word: Fallen Kingdom)
So, Friday, we saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) that deals with the ethicality of letting a volcano take out the dinosaurs man resurrected, or are we obligated to protect them now that we’ve resurrected them while shady times want to use them as the ultimate war machines…either breeding them with Blue’s, a raptor, Chris Pratt’s raised from a hatchling, temperament, or let them go extinct through their use.
Universal, the same studio that released the classic monster movies 80, 70 years ago, incidentally distributed the film. Given that, the film as a tragic theme with a dose of horror mixed in. There’s A LOT of graphic dinosaur death that’ll probably be traumatizing to the kiddies, because the film’s obviously geared toward sympathy toward the dinosaurs.
J. A. Bayona took the reins from Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World director, taking it in the militaristic /extinction angle, taking the setting away from the park to a military lab/compound and beyond, which, in my opinion's brilliant commentary on we try to tear down everything we build, not knowing we've opened Pandora's Box.
One of the highlights to JW:FK is the return of Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcom, who we haven’t seen in this world since ‘97’s Lost World. He doesn’t have a huge part, but what he says, always in Goldblum fashion, carries a lot weight for the remainder of the film. Also, the T-Rex from the original comes back in a heroic capacity. And, finally, there’s a nice little nod to John Hammond, played by the late Richard Attenborough, died in ’14, who founded the original Jurassic Park.
I honestly didn’t know if they were going to be able to pull off taking the dinosaurs out of the park believably, but it worked, and the sequence of the island’s destruction’s heart wrenching with everything after just a ride of emotions.
Steven Speilberg saw this as a trilogy in its own rite, so we’ll see where they take us next.
If you guys check it out, sound off on your thoughts.
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