Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Takes the Series into a New Direction
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom presents more than an ominous title. The new film in the Jurassic series intends to present a brutal world of violent dinosaur mayhem. Early preview reactions now weigh in on the impending new film in the series. Despite the darker tone, the film received solid praise. Sometimes, a “brutal” film delivers what audiences truly want.
No, the film doesn’t veer into excessively violent horror territory. The themes of the film, however, do appear to be more mature than what fans expect in a Jurassic Park/Jurassic World film. In the film, the human characters seek to save the dinosaurs from a raging volcano as well as villains interested in capturing the dinosaurs. They don’t want to capture the dinosaurs to save them. Their goal involves selling the dinosaurs to the highest bidder.
The film features quite the twist on previous entries in the Jurassic series. In the previous films, the dinosaurs stake out a position as antagonists. They are malicious predators. They threaten humans. This makes the notion that humans try to save the dinosaurs an intriguing concept. Why would humans attempt to save such dangerous creatures?
Well, it isn’t fair to blame the dinosaurs for being what they are. Grizzly bears and Great White sharks represent two of the most dangerous predators in existence. The animals aren’t evil. The creatures simply act in accordance with their natural place in the environment. That’s not to suggest humans shouldn’t defend themselves against these creatures. Predators may want to eat humans, and humans want to fight back. Survival of the fittest rules apply. The same is true when humans battle dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Survival instincts kick in. Humans battle for survival against the wild and dangerous predators.
The dinosaurs do deserve some sympathy though. Displaced out of time, the creatures lack a true home outside the confines of the park. When threatened, human nature leads some to try and protect them from harm.
Taking the Jurassic film series into such interesting territory certainly freshens up the franchise. One problem with the sequels to the original film was the “rehash nature” of the films. They films didn’t seem to add anything new or progress the story. Such doesn’t seem to be the case with the new entry.