We’re just a few short days from the premiere of Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness and it can’t come soon enough as far as I’m concerned! In the meantime, why don’t you check out the new trailer for one of my other most anticipated films of the summer, Jurassic World: Dominion.
I know what you’re thinking: We’ve been burned by Jurassic Park movies many times before. While I agree that the last film in the series, 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, was a big disappointment, there are several reasons to be optimistic about Jurassic World: Dominion. Colin Trevorrow, who directed 2015’s Jurassic World has returned to the franchise (a different director helmed the extremely shitty Fallen Kingdom). 2015’s Jurassic World is arguably the only sequel in the franchise that actually worked, because at least it tries something a little different. Much of that films success is due to Trevorrow. The other Jurassic Park sequels basically copied the first movie and told the same story over and over again. With Jurassic World, we were shown what a functioning dinosaur theme park actually looked like: ”John Hammond’s dream”. Which was enough of a change of pace, along with some very cool and memorable moments, to make it stand out from the rest of the films. Dominion appears to be telling a story that is very different from any of the previous films, which is very encouraging.
Along with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas-Howard, this is the first Jurassic Park film that reunites the original cast Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Sam Neill, which is extremely exciting. These aren’t just cameos either, the cast from the original films like Goldblum and Sam Nell, will have roles that are just as significant as the cast from this new set of films, like Chris Pratt. So the movie is really a cool ensemble featuring both generations equally. Who knows, we may even get an answer to the popular fan theory that Chris Pratts character is the same kid Alan Grant scared the hell out of at the archeological dig site in the first Jurassic Park movie in 1993. Check out the latest trailer, right here:
It’s also important to note, that I think this is the story that we’ve all been really wanting to see since Jurassic Park came out in 1993. The very existence of Jurassic Park begs the question: What happens if these dinosaurs get off this island? What are the consequences of nature being forced to deal with such dramatic and drastic changes? What will that look like, exactly? The entire film seems to be about answering that question. Contemplating these concepts and ideas like this are one of the many reasons I love science fiction. The genre allows us to ask profound, fascinating questions through storytelling.
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