But I did see some of the squeaks and squees online last night regarding some of the coming attractions for 2022's potential blockbusters, one of the most anticipated being Jurassic World: Dominion ... but for the life of me I can't see why. (Well, except for its inclusion of dinosaurs, I guess.) After the first one back in 1993, the film's have grown increasingly dumber; and dare I suggest that 2018's Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom barely made a wit (whit?) of sense?
I understand perfectly that films of this sort are made entirely for their escapism; and, sure, on that level each of them have had moments worth the price of admission. From a narrative standpoint, the flicks are largely throwbacks to earlier times when stories rarely included the pretense of commenting on our civilization at large, instead choosing to scare viewers silly. I love the classic Universal Monsters Universe for that very reason: scoring ideological points was secondary, and what mattered most was looking at the monsters. Whatever subtext there was most folks in attendance could agree upon. Think what you will but I've always found that refreshing about 'simpler times.'
I, for one, am hoping that Dominion kinda/sorta just sticks with what it does best: classic monster moments. Leave the politics at the door and just keep us riveted with suspense. I don't need to know what Jeff Goldblum thinks about the Ozone Layer.
In any event, yes, a new trailer was dropped during the Stuporbowl, and it'll be below. Those of you reading? You know what to do.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!