In 1993, Steven Spielberg shook the world with the release of Jurassic Park: who could forget the spine-chilling roar of the T-Rex, or the endlessly quotable lines? It was a film with such a cultural impact, that it went on to spawn one of the most profitable film franchises of all time, raking in over $6 billion at the worldwide box office.
Despite the global dino-fever spawned by the franchise, not everyone is so convinced that it should have grown to such heights. In an interview with Empire magazine, Colin Trevorrow, the director for this year’s Jurassic World Dominion, suggested the original Jurassic Park, should have “probably” been the only film in the franchise.
“I specifically did something different than the other films in order to change the DNA of the franchise,” he said. “The previous five films are plots about dinosaurs. This one is a story about characters in a world in which they coexist with dinosaurs.”
Though Trevorrow has expressed his doubts on the existence of the franchise, it’s clear that he’s still trying to make the best of the situation by attempting to steer the story in an interesting direction.
In the case of Dominion, the concept is sound, and the inclusion of Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Sam Neill plays well to nostalgia, even if the film itself received a poor critical reception.
Still, Dominion was a massive box office success, grossing $1 billion worldwide to become the second-highest-grossing film of 2022. While the future of the franchise is uncertain, Trevorrow thinks there’s always room to save it from extinction.
“A new dinosaur fan is born every day,” he said. “Kids deserve these movies, and young filmmakers grow up on these stories – much like Peter Pan and The Wizard Of Oz and worlds we’ve returned to constantly.”
“What I get fired up about is, if a table has been set here for another mind to do what I did with Steven [Spielberg] and sit down and say, ‘Listen, I’ve got an idea’, I would love for that person to sit with me, or Steven, and just be like, ‘I got it!’”
Even if another Jurassic film never comes to fruition, fans can still go back to 1993, and enjoy Spielberg’s original masterpiece: after all, according to Trevorrow, that may just be all you need.
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