19 Jun 2022

JW-3: An Epic Conclusion or Conclusion to an Epic?

An Epic Conclusion or Conclusion to an Epic? 

** Spoiler Alert 

Watching the conclusion of one of the epic franchises raises multiple questions...

Should writers confine themselves more to the Template defined by the franchise rather than being creative with the script?

Is Hollywood out of ideas and watching South Indian cinema for plot points?

Curse of Conclusion in Trilogies: Do we have any such trilogy which ended without a mixed review in the conclusive final instalment?

What goes wrong in this format of narration, how better can Trilogies be handled?


Coming to the Jurassic World....


With Dinosaurs finally coming out of Isla Nublar into Lockwood estates in Fallen Kingdom , the post credits of the same showing Pteranodons landing on The Eiffel tower, Raptor moving into human habitat or the T-rex silencing the King of the Jungle , there could have been multiple ways to portray how humans co-exist with dinosaurs and the consequences , the idea of humans being intelligent species vs the ferocious Beasts i.e., the brain vs the brawn path could have leaded to the conclusion of the epic which is part of a theme which was part of movie lovers for 30+ years.

But this is where the limitation of sticking to the template of franchise blocks the creative freedom of the writer I guess!! As you can see, though the above-mentioned possibilities were sprinkled here and there in the narration they were not used as primary plot rather they introduced a new thread into the existing story skeleton "Genetically engineered Locust Swarms destructing crops" an activity lead by evil corporate mafia BIOSYN (inspired from South Asian movies?).

By this we get to see the same movie again

•             An Evil corporate trying to exploit dinosaurs

•             Stronger and Meaner Dinosaurs

•             Pay tributes to the older movies in franchise

•             Burn the park

•             Escape from the Island and

•             T Rex saving the day.


With all these dishes to be served in the platter Jurassic World-Dominion does deliver to the needs of the franchise lovers by showing new dinosaurs like Atrociraptor, Pyroraptor, Carnotarus, Quetzalcoaltus, Therizinosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Whatnotsaurus and Whocaressaurus etc. It also keeps the staple T-Rex, Raptor team intact.

In the process of uniting old trilogy with the new one Jurassic World Dominion not only brings back Doctor Grant, Ellie Sattler, Ian Malcom, but also brings back the Dilophosarus.

This old trio meets the new team lead by Owen Grady to save the baby raptor aka beta, Macy Lockwood, in-turn the entire human race from extinction, The T-Rex does its duty of saving the day and eventually the dinosaurs learn how to co-exist in the current world.

Though the Atrociraptor Chase in Malta, Glimpses of new dinosaurs, visual effects of burning locust swarm and the vintage factors are worth your ticket the run time of the movie and lack of innovative story may make the movie boring for non-franchise lovers.

However, Considering the curse of conclusion in Trilogies, Jurassic World-Dominion is way better than the Jurassic Park 3... 

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