9 Jurassic Park References in Jurassic World: Dominion

TThe more that things are changed, the less they remain the same. Jurassic Park franchise. This is the latest in the blockbuster prehistoric series. Jurassic World: DominionIn theatres June 10, Say Goodbye to the Jurassic era by paying tribute to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic in a myriad of ways. This includes some of the familiar faces and dinosaurs returning to the film, as well as the resolution of certain loose ends.

Final chapter of the Jurassic World trilogy—reportedly, the last film in the Jurassic Park series—picks up four years after the events of 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Claire Dearing, a theme park operation manager and dinosaur advocate who is also Owen Grady, a raptor wrangler and photographer, let extinct animals roam free in the hope of saving them from being sold on the black marketplace. It’s safe to say the relationship between humans and dinosaurs in this film is more fraught than ever before. To paraphrase Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), Claire and Owen were so preoccupied with whether or not they could release the dinosaurs, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

Three scientists are familiar with the horrors of unleashing these apex predators on the planet. Jurassic World: Dominion marks the return of OG favorites: chaotician Malcolm, paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), and paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), who’s now focused on solving the climate crisis. When a swarm of giant locusts start wreaking havoc on the world’s food supply, Ellie’s search for a solution leads her to Biosyn, a pharmaceutical company led by CEO Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott), a name that should ring a bell to Jurassic Park fans. Yes, we’ve got Dodgson here. Here are some other connections between them. Jurassic World: Dominion Its predecessor, which is almost 30 years old.

Flashback fashion

In Jurassic World Dominion, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), and Dr. Ellie Sattler(Laura Dern).

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It is easy to see Ellie Sattler after viewing her in person. Dominion It was that she had found the look she loved and decided to stick with it for over three decades. The first time Dern’s Ellie pops up in the film, she’s wearing a salmon colored shirt, tied around the waist, just like her character did in Jurassic Park. Alan Grant, her ex-excavation partner (Neill), also keeps his signature. Indiana Jones-For the movie, a very esque hat. Malcolm continues to wear his leather jacket which is tailored to current trends. Who said scientists can’t be style icons?

Red flares are back

The early days of Jurassic World, Dominion A construction site is occupied by a walking dinosaur. Red flares are used by workers to coerce the animal back to the wild. Apparently, no one has come up with a better way to distract dinosaurs in nearly three decades since Alan Ian used one of those mega glow sticks to keep the Tyrannosaurus Rex from devouring the grandkids of Jurassic Park’s owner John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), Lex (Ariana Richards) and Tim (Joseph Mazzello).

Unfortunately, things didn’t go so well that first time around: Malcolm is chased by the T-Rex and Hammond’s lawyer, Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferraro), is eaten right off the toilet after leaving Lex and Tim to fend for themselves. Malcolm is able to get some redemption. Dominion When he pulls out another red flare, he tries to attract the attention to the Giganotosaurus. This is one of the most famous dinosaurs ever known. Malcolm, now a little older and much wiser, doesn’t attempt to lure the giant dinosaur away with help from the fiery object. He throws it into its humongous mouth in hopes that it will be the distraction he needs to get himself out of harm’s way. Clever guy.

Triceratops are a love of Triceratops

Jurassic Park Fans will be astonished to see this. Dominion In honor of the original film, Colin Trevorrow brought back some animatronic dinosaurs. Ellie is even able to have a brief encounter with a baby triceratops. It’s a nice tribute to the original. It’s an under the weather triceratops that leads Ellie to stick her arm into a huge pile of prehistoric dung in hopes of figuring out what is causing the animal so much gastrointestinal distress. Dern told TIME that reuniting with the adorable animatronic creature “was equally as jaw dropping, but nothing will be like that first moment I walked through a field on Kauai [in Hawaii]Sam Neill, I and Sam Neill looked ahead to see a triceratops. That was my first dinosaur and I will love that dinosaur the most forever.”

Alan Grant’s views on Raptors have changed

Alan, the director of the movie’s original version, explains to a young boy in gory detail what raptors do to their prey. The raptor uses its sharp claws to tear open the victim, he tells him. “He doesn’t bite your jugular like a lion,” Grant tells the tween, before adding, “The point is, you are alive when they start to eat you.” Our understanding of how raptors hunt has changed since that movie’s release, and, in Dominion, Alan modifies his original statement. He now realizes that raptors are “smart enough to go for the throat,” not unlike a lion. He’s also wise enough to follow Owen’s lead when he tells him to “triangulate” in order to catch a baby raptor that is more than capable of ripping their throats out.

We’ve got Dodgson, here

For those who don’t remember Lewis Dodgson from the original movie, he was the shady guy who showed up in Costa Rica to give Hammond’s most disgruntled employee, Dennis Nedry (played by Wayne Knight), a stash can of Barbasol shaving cream so that Nedry could steal dinosaur embryos for him. Dodgson is seen with the can later on in the movie.

Back in the ‘90s, Dodgson worked for Biosyn, a rival of Hammond’s bioengineering company, InGen. Dodgson rose to the top, and the company is legal housing the dinosaurs. Biosyn claims it’s using dino DNA to help cure diseases, but it’s also using the DNA to genetically modify other animal species. It seems that Dodgson is the villain in the series. He’s the one, not Hammond, who has used dinosaurs as a money making scheme instead of a scientific miracle that could help solve the problems plaguing the world.

Keep an eye out for Dilophosaurus

Dinosaurus venom-spitting dino Jurassic Park Nedry was famously shot to death by Nedry. Now, Nedry is ready to kill another guy. To be continued in Dominion, it’s Dodgson who feels the wrath of not one, but three of these poison spitters. This is perhaps a warning sign about how awful this CEO was.

T-Rex wins every time

The Tyrannosaurus Rex always appears to be in the perfect place at the correct time. The original Jurassic Park T-Rex comes to the rescue of Tim, Ellie, Lex and Lex. But Dominion It is the first instance in which the Giganotosaurus might have outmatched the dinosaur’s sharp teeth in a fight that felt very personal. Godzilla vs. Kong. This time, it’s the humans who step in to help the T-Rex by throwing, you guessed it, a flare that distracts the Giga long enough for the T-Rex, with help from a Therizinosaurus, to take the new guy out. This final boss fight becomes a bit of a metaphor for the whole series: We need to work together if we’re going to move forward, that may be Republicans and Democrats or the T-Rex and the other less dominant dinosaurs. It’s not easy working with raptors. They’ll rip your throat right out.

Henry’s Redemption

B. D. Wong portrays Dr. Henry Wu. Jurassic Park as the theme park’s wide-eyed chief geneticist, who believed that he could bring female dinosaurs back without a hitch. Unfortunately, he forgot to check whether adding frog genes to the dinosaur’s DNA would result in them being able to breed. Whoops. Some thought Henry was the bad guy. Jurassic Movies are as good as any other media. Dominion Henry is dedicated to science and seeking good. Henry is just too involved in the wrong things. This final film in the series gives Henry, the paleogeneticist, a chance for him to correct his scientific errors by changing the genetic code of crop-killing locusts. He also created it for Biosyn. Henry, who ignores this little fact, is able to finish the film franchise like the hero that he always hoped he would.

Jurassic Park is open to you

For a brief moment near the end of the film, the Tyrannosaurus Rex walks through a circular outdoor structure and turns into the original film’s iconic logo. It’s enough to let you know the real star of this series has always been and will always be the T-Rex. The music is playing. Jurassic Park theme song.

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