Updated: Nov 22
I recently watched “Jurassic World Dominion,” which got me thinking a lot about the original Jurassic Park movie. It starts slowly to set the stage, and then the action happens. John Hammond is the director of a company that is going to open a theme park in Costa Rica that has living dinosaurs. So, John, with the help of Dr. Grant, a paleontologist, and Dr. Sattler, a paleobotanist. John Hammond plans to fund this project indefinitely. The two researchers are already in a long-term relationship.
The film's pace picks up when a disgruntled employee shuts off the power to the electronic barrier between the dinosaur habitat and the researchers. Making the problem horrific is a severe tropical rainstorm. At the same time, a disgruntled computer operator turned off the power and interrupted the electric barrio between the dinosaurs and the researchers, causing chaos as the dinosaurs began attacking. Happily, the computer operator got what he deserved when he became lunch for a dinosaur. I especially liked the sequence between the T-Rex and the people where the T-Rex was able to catch and eat a cowardly lawyer. The most impressive reptiles in the movie, however, were the velociraptors because of their small size, speed, and ability to adapt to different environments. I also enjoyed hearing the simplified explanation of how the scientists solved most of the problems of the issues of how to engineer the dinosaurs genetically.
This movie asks a fundamental question. Even if scientists can do something, should they do it? This is the underlying question in the whole film. The answer is clear, “some lines should not be crossed.”
I highly recommend this film and the series of Jurassic Park films to anyone thirteen or older because there are a lot of disturbing scenes. The film was based on the book “Jurassic Park,” by Michael Creighton.
Those of you who have seen the film, what do you think the underlying message was?