The first one “jurassic park“got away with violence against the dinosaurs because they were shown as unnatural monsters who should never have been allowed to come back to life. It was a survival thriller where the few remaining humans were innocent bystanders trapped in a secluded place with little hope of escaping instead But in “Dominion” the human characters go straight to the danger zone, invade the house of these creatures and expect them to just be docile and give humans a welcome tea.
This bizarre treatment of dinosaurs isn’t limited to “Dominion,” of course. Who can forget how “Jurassic World” blew up one of the velociraptors with a bazooka, and not talk about the depraved sadism of showing dinosaurs leaping off a cliff to their deaths in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”?
“Jurassic World: Dominion“serves as a weird and contradictory finale to a weird and contradictory trilogy, which asks audiences to think of dinosaurs as more than theme park rides, while treating them even less than theme park rides. We can’t have to learn to live in a world with dinosaurs, but it will take a lot of willpower to live in a world where this movie exists.