By: Arthur Thares
In 1993, Steven Spielberg changed the way movies were made with a film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. The film became the first building block in a massively successful trilogy and franchise that has inspired toys, rides, and video games. In 2015 a fresh story and a rising Hollywood star, Chris Pratt, breathed new life into the franchise with Jurassic World, a new trilogy to continue the tale of reincarnated dinosaurs being kept held against their will.
The newest and allegedly last film in the Jurassic World series is titled Jurassic World: Dominion, and based on what we know so far, the plot revolves around how humans and dinosaurs coexist after the dinos were set free after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. A new five-minute trailer has given us a prologue along with a small taste of what to expect from this film.
The beginning of the trailer is a bit underwhelming. The visuals are stunning, as you would expect, and it is cool to see what life may have been like in the age of the dinosaurs, but it is nothing that you couldn’t see on a Discovery Channel special.
The trailer starts to pick up when a T-Rex and another similar bipedal carnivore square off in a battle to the death. As one of the dinosaurs begins to fade, a mosquito lands on its face for a fill-up, a nod to the mosquitoes trapped in amber from which John Hammond got his original dinosaur DNA in Jurassic Park.
The scene transitions to modern-day where a T-Rex is being chased through the woods by a helicopter trying to tranquilize the prehistoric beast; after some carnage at a drive-in movie theater, the T-Rex gets away, prompting the pilot to exclaim, “he can’t run forever.”
This is not the first short that Universal has put out to promote Jurassic World: Dominion. Two years ago, they released another short titled “Battle at Big Rock” to showcase another example of humans and dinosaurs finding a way to coexist in a new world. These shorts are almost creating a side universe away from the main Jurassic World story, which could continue perpetually.
One important detail to note from the Jurassic World: Dominion trailer is that the T-Rex being chased is THE T-Rex. The prominent scars on its face indicate that it is the same animal from the original Jurassic Park and that battled the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World.
Fans of both franchises have been waiting with bated breath for this alleged final installment, and based on this trailer, the wait will be worth it. The Jurassic World franchise may continue to grow without Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, depending on how well this film does. If this preview is any indication, fans are in for a thrill and will be left begging for more.