The T-Rex in 'Jurassic World: Dominion' (2022)

Criticism has been much harsher with ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, but some fans are also unhappy with certain aspects of the film. The negative comments about the T-Rex stand out, king of the dinosaurs that has been displaced by the jaws of the Giganotosaurus. In fact, the rejection of how one of the most important creatures in the Jurassic saga has been treated has made so much noise that Colin Trevorrow, director and co-writer of the film, has decided to respond to one of the mentions that said displeasure conveyed to him.

“Hey Colin Trevorrow, you’ve made the Rex look weak. Again. But please, if he’s the face of the franchise! Terrible. The Giga might have been strong, but science proves the Rex was a stronger and better predator. I am very disappointed in your use of Rexy.”commented a tweeter. Given this, the filmmaker has politely replied that, although he understands the feeling, the T-Rex no longer has the strength it had, so it fits that the Giga can handle it. “It’s worth noting that the average lifespan of a T-Rex was around 28 years, so our Rexy would be near the end of his life in ‘Dominion’. Even at that age, he found the strength to rise up and avenge his own death 65 million years later. Sometimes revenge takes time..

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Contrary to such criticism, there are some fans of the saga who are delighted with Trevorrow’s approach to dinosaurs, especially because this director has opted to use more practical effects than in previous installments. As told to comicbook.comTrevorrow felt that this was the way not only to achieve the desired realism, but to honor the work that was done in ‘Jurassic Park’.

“I felt like I had to do it, and I felt like, in a way, we’re not just honoring ‘Jurassic Park’ by bringing these characters back, but we are honoring the way it was done, by hand. That’s why we have more animatronics in this movie than in the previous two ‘Jurassic Worlds’, because I really wanted to create a stage where you couldn’t tell when we went from digital to animatronicand be perceived as so perfect that you just forget and accept that they were real”.


Despite the fact that the specialized press has not said very nice things about ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, the truth is that at the box office it is showing off. This film, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and with the return of Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern, started off as the best non-superhero premiere of the pandemic era, and it’s still holding up.

So much so that before the premiere of Lightyear, ‘Dominion’ has managed to maintain its number one at the American box office, reinforcing said triumph in the domestic market. On Saturday, the Jurassic film revalidated its reign in theaters in the United States with a collection of 21.8 million dollars compared to 15.7 million dollars for the Pixar film. In fact, this proposal of the aforementioned animated house, has finished its first weekend in theaters, having to settle for a second position and a gross of $51 million.

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