Jurassic Park is a nostalgic series for many people. It was one of the very first films which helped us explore dinosaurs among people, however, recently the newer films have diverged us with a new main cast, and a more salesman-like approach to dinosaurs.
Now don’t get me wrong, I loved the films, absolutely adored them when I was a child, and immediately jumped onto watching the newer ones as well. However, the most recent Jurassic Park film, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, has me questioning the future of the series. I find that the film ended brilliantly – we have dinosaurs roaming the earth among humans and we don’t know whether that’s going to be a good or bad decision, or just nature doing its thing. But there are some pathways where we can predict it can go – albeit, I fear they will still make another movie even though they really don’t need to.
Prediction one – it goes towards a dino-utopia, similar to what was shown with the television series Dinotopia (2002). Humans living among dinosaurs with dino pets seems pretty cool, and it would be awesome to see a modern version of it, but at the exact same time it has been done before which is not something that I can really commend to be ‘original’. Personally, to me it just seems to be a disaster waiting to happen, and even then there’s not much to go off if the directors do go down this path.
Prediction two – dino-apocalypse. Pretty much what Jurassic Park has been doing but on a global scale where people are struggling to survive, going back to the old days and reenacting ‘caveman’-like qualities, except rather than caves the human population cowers in buildings that we thought would survive years, afraid to go out into the light. From there, we let survival of the fittest or even natural selection to make the decision.
Prediction three – similar to what Fallen Kingdom was initially meant to be; death to all dinosaurs. The military helps round them up and eliminates them all, of course with protest because every decision now-a-days needs to be protested against. If not elimination, then at least transferring these dinosaurs to an island as was another plan in Fallen Kingdom, and just leaving it as it. Problematic to this is the fact that we’d be doing a big loop and returning back to the initial movies that first started the Jurassic Park series – a bunch of humans going to an island trying to get a glance, and then dying or going through a whole heck of trouble to get back home.
As much as I hate to say it, even though I do predict what may happen, I would still go see the movie just to enjoy it, but I wouldn’t say it would fulfil me as much as if they had kept it as it was. One can only hope that they leave the movie as it is – just dinosaurs out in the world, and the audience not anticipating where the world will go from there.
Feel free to comment below if you agree or disagree, OR even what other directions this franchise may take.