Famously one of the first big blockbusters to shoot during the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in summer 2020, Jurassic World: Dominion has just graced audiences with a full trailer, and by the looks of it, we’re honestly in for something we’ve never seen before!
Brave New World
The iconic ending of 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom saw the dinosaurs released into the wild and now society must adjust. The trailer gives us glimpses of dinosaurs roaming about in snowy forests, something we’ve never seen before due to them always being contained to a Caribbean island.
But what really sets this entry apart is the fact that it moves into a direction never before seen. I’ll be the first to admit that I found 2015’s Jurassic World underwhelming because it’s essentially just a remake of Jurassic Park. Fallen Kingdom then took many beats from Lost World, however Dominion is giving a human world blended with dinosaurs.
Granted, we did get that T-Rex rampage in San Diego at the end of Lost World, but this is on a much larger scale. We see a massive aquatic creature nearly take down a fishing boat, evoking images of Ancient Greek sea myths. We also see raptors chasing people around city streets, as well as a T-Rex interrupting a drive-in movie screening (which we previously saw as the 5 minute prologue).
Old Meets New
One of the biggest draws of this third (and alleged final) entry in this trilogy was the return of Allan Grant, Ellie Sadler, and Ian Malcolm (in a bigger role than he had in the last movie). And while they definitely all make appearances, it does seem from the amount of footage we get that Owen and Claire are still the protagonists.
We see them protecting Owen’s favorite pet raptor Blue in some secluded wooded area. Most of the trailer footage features them, while we only get glimpses of Grant and Sadler. This probably means one of two things: either they play a much smaller, more supporting role, or Universal didn’t want to give away too much too soon.
The only thing that might prove an issue is if the movie can’t decide which set of characters to focus on and it feels like two movies in one. Not saying that’s what we’ll get, just that it’s a possibility. And while the effects do look great, we still have to address to Brachiosaurus in the room that they still don’t look as real as the animatronics did in 1993.
What did you think of the Jurassic World: Dominion trailer? What do you hope to see in the movie? Let us know in the comments!