Jurassic World: Dominion’s opening scene is a clever retcon that explains the incredible luck of John Hammond and the myth of the creation of dinosaurs from Jurassic Park.
Warning: SPOILERS for Jurassic World: Dominion.
Jurassic World: DominionThe opening sequence explains how John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) was so lucky to find a fly preserved in amber that contained the DNA he needed to clone dinosaurs into Jurassic Park. Although director Colin Trevorrow’s conclusion to his jurassic world trilogy doesn’t hit theaters until June 2022, fans can preview Jurassic World: Dominion images attached to IMAX projections of Fast and Furious 9.
The pseudoscience that Hammond and his genetics company, InGen, used to breed cloned dinosaurs in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 hit movie derived from the Jurassic Park novel by Michael Crichton. Hammond and his chief geneticist, Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong) accomplished this miracle of science by extracting dinosaur DNA from the blood sucked by flies in the Cretaceous era. The insects were found preserved in amber with intact dinosaur DNA in their blood. InGen geneticists were then able to clone dinosaurs from blood and used amphibian DNA to fill in the holes in the genetic code of dinosaurs. Hammond’s company cloned 15 species of dinosaurs in the original Jurassic Park. In 2015, when the theme park was successfully rebuilt and operated as Jurassic World, Dr. Wu was able to add hybrid monstrous dinosaurs like the Indominus Rex to InGen’s collection of animals.
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Jurassic World: DominionThe opening scene shows the mosquito sucking the blood of a Brachiosaurus. Then a battle begins between a Tyrannosaurus Rex and an even larger apex predator featured in the film, the Gigantosaurus, with the mighty T-Rex being killed by the Gigantosaurus. The fly then sucks the T-Rex’s blood from its corpse before being consumed by the amber, which it preserves, and the dinosaur blood that it perfectly carries for the next 65 million years. Because John Hammond “regardless of expense”, InGen finally finds this fly and extracts the DNA it contains to clone the original Jurassic Park dinosaurs. Thus, in a nifty retcon, the T-Rex in Jurassic Park is the clone of the T-Rex that died at the beginning of Jurassic World: Dominion, in a deep circle of the moment of life.
Colin Trevorrow decided to open Jurassic World: Dominion in the Cretaceous era to show dinosaurs in their natural time and environment, which is something fans have still seen in the previous five movies. This movement not only allowed Trevorrow to integrate 7 new species of dinosaurs that have also not appeared in the Jurassic previous films, including Gigantosaurus, but it gave the director a chance to answer a question that the entire franchise depends on: How was John Hammond lucky to find a mosquito that was able to suck the blood he needed to clone his dinosaurs? millions of years later? Jurassic World: DominionThe prologue cleverly answers that question with a violent Cretaceous conflict and the fateful blood-sucking insect that would provide the means for dinosaurs to live again in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Jurassic Park He briefly touched on the origin of dinosaur cloning with the entertaining animated short that Hammond showed Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), all of whom they repeat their roles in Jurassic World: Dominion. Interestingly, Hammond’s cartoon shows a fly sucking blood from the leg of a Brachiosaurus before being trapped in amber. Jurassic World: DominionThe prologue embellishes the creation myth and links the death and resurrection of the fan-favorite T-Rex via cloning to the origin story. This brings the Jurassic franchise completes the circle and cleverly explains John Hammond’s one-in-a-million fluke that allowed him to clone his dinosaurs.
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- Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)Release date: June 10, 2022
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