Did you know Jurassic World was a trilogy?  The last film in the trilogy–and sixth in the Jurassic Park franchise–makes its way to theaters this summer.  Jurassic World: Dominion, which sees a new trailer this week (watch it below) follows 2015’s Jurassic World and 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  It looks to be a franchise bookend of sorts, with Jeff Goldblum returning as Ian Malcolm–the character that would define Goldblum’s trademark style thereafter–and digging even deeper to bring back Sam Neill as Alan Grant and Laura Dern as Ellie Sadler.  BD Wong is back, too, as Dr. Henry Wu.  So far only the first movie, Steven Spielberg’s landmark 1993 CGI and special effects spectacle, Jurassic Park, has matched the excitement and thrills of Michael Crichton’s original novel.  But what could executive producer Spielberg and director Colin Trevorrow do to light a fire under this franchise?

They could follow the success of the Planet of the Apes franchise and let the dinosaurs win.

With the rather thin characters designed for Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard–(now more famous for directing some of Star Wars’ best TV episodes)–wouldn’t it be more fun to see the dinosaurs really rampage and re-claim all they lost?  That could set up for a Planet of the Apes-type pathway forward, with humans trying to survive and rebuild, mirroring Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  You know you were cheering for the dinosaurs anyway.

Here’s the new trailer for Jurassic World: Dominion:

Jurassic World: Dominion arrives in theaters June 10, 2022.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg