Jurassic World: Dominion Prologue Brings Us Back 65 Million Years
If you had asked 8-year-old me where I’d want to travel back in time to, I would have immediately said, “The time of the dinosaurs!” That’s a bit broad, seeing as dinosaurs roamed the Earth for 165 million years, but basically, I wanted to see these amazing creatures in action. Now, thanks to the release of the Jurassic World: Dominion prologue, dinosaur fans everywhere (myself included) got to go back 65 million years ago!
Did We Learn Anything From The Jurassic World: Dominion Prologue?
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Universal shared the five minute clip, which they noted is not part of the finished movie. Jurassic World: Dominion was supposed to come out the summer of this year, but due to the pandemic, production was pushed back. The movie is the third film in the Jurassic World franchise and will take place after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the short film, Battle At Big Rock. As a reminder (SPOILER ALERT AHEAD), at the end of Fallen Kingdom, the dinosaurs were released from Isla Nublar and were free to roam the planet. Uh oh…will humans and dinosaurs be able to live side-by-side? That was the ultimate question audiences were left with after Fallen Kingdom.
The beginning of the Jurassic World: Dominion prologue showed the dinosaurs living in their natural habitat 65 million years ago. We see triceratops, flying pterosaurs, and of course the infamous T. Rex, who gets into a battle with Gigantosaurus and is ultimately killed. A mosquito lands on T. Rex and drinks its blood, and then we cut to 65 million years later, when a T. Rex clone is terrorizing a drive-in movie screening. The brilliance of this five minute prologue is amazing, although subtle. Besides Jurassic World regulars Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), Jurassic World: Dominion is bringing back Jurassic Park alums Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum). For those that remember, in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park franchise, Richard Attenborough’s character described how he cloned dinosaurs using DNA that was harvested from a mosquito that had been trapped in amber for 65 million years. Well, the mosquito we saw in the Jurassic World: Dominion prologue is the same mosquito that was used to harvest the dinosaur DNA! So the prologue is essentially giving us the origins of humans bringing dinosaurs back to life.
Director Colin Trevorrow sounds like he’s excited to tie in both of these franchises, which should be really exciting for audiences everywhere. He told The Hollywood Reporter:
“It is a true ensemble of all of these people, even if they may not be side by side the whole time. There is just something really exhilarating, just from a generational standpoint, to be able to put all of these characters into a situation where they are again having to not just survive together, but make sure that we all don’t go extinct just like the dinosaurs.”
If you can’t get enough of the dinosaurs, Trevorrow has been doing work on a animated Netflix series called Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. The fourth season arrives next month and is directly related to the Jurassic World series.
Watch Jurassic World: Dominion’s prologue video below:
Jurassic World: Dominion will come out in theaters June 10, 2022.
Did the Jurassic World: Dominion prologue get you excited for the film’s release? What was your favorite dinosaur? Let us know in the comments below!
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