‘Jurassic World’ Director: There ‘Probably Should’ve Only Been One ‘Jurassic Park’

Here’s the problem with Jurassic Park: It is a fabulous film which is very difficult to make sequels to. Because Jurassic Park is about people coming to realize that its central concept – an amusement park filled with living dinosaurs – is an absolutely terrible idea. So to make sequels you have to focus on people who for one reason or another ignore the central fact and go back to islands full of dinosaurs. To do that, they either have to a) be incredibly stupid or b) act like they are incredibly stupid. IN The Lost World, Dr. Almost stomped into oblivion by a T.rex, Ian Malcolm heads to another Jurassic Park island to find his missing girlfriend. IN Jurassic Park III, Dr. Alan Grant willingly goes back to one of the parks to help a couple who think they might just wander onto this island to find their missing son. Years later we got Jurassic World, which basically redid the original concept, with a brand new park full of dinosaurs and an all-new human cast that thinks the dinosaurs won’t rampage through the guests this time. Guess what happened!

Etc. Now the one who directed that movie and the latest one Jurassic World: Dominion, Colin Trevorrow, has basically conceded that very point. In a new interview with empire he admits Jurassic Park is “inherently non-voting, there probably should have been only one Jurassic Park.That explains his approach Dominion, which was less about dinosaurs (although at the end of the film the heroes end up back in yet another nature reserve full of dinosaurs that quickly descends into chaos) and instead focused on a story involving giant killer grasshoppers. Trevorrow claimed that he tried to “change the DNA of the franchise” because he wanted to “tell stories in a world where dinosaurs exist”, but that didn’t just involve sending more people to an island of dinosaurs. Well, hey, when the Jurassic Park scientists changed the dinosaurs’ DNA, it worked, didn’t it? Right?!?

Trevorrow also revealed that although all the marketing materials for Jurassic World: Dominion treated it as the final film in this franchise, there is “more to come” with many of the new characters introduced in his films. He claimed that before seeing the movie posters ringing Dominion “the epic conclusion of Jurisprudence era” that he “never knew this was the end of the franchise.” He shared empire that he felt “it might have been clearer if they had said, ‘The end of an era,’ as opposed to all of it.” Well, okay then.

Jurassic World: Dominion now streaming on Peacock, in both its theatrical and extended cuts.

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