Jurassic World 3 promises to finally unleash the dinosaurs on the real world. In the ensuing battle between mankind and nature, it should be the prehistoric creatures that reign supreme.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom completely changed the Jurassic franchise, finally delivering on the promise of its title; in the film's ending, the dinosaurs were released out into the Californian night just as dino-DNA was transported for further experimentation. As Dr. Ian Malcolm warned, "Welcome to Jurassic World".
This didn't just wrap up Jurassic World 2's questions about Mother Nature's dominance, but also set up where the franchise is going with Jurassic World 3. Our kingdom, as we know it, is indeed beginning to fall, and as we head into the third movie in the trilogy a full evolutionary war looks set to break out. What's more, this is a war that the dinosaurs should win.
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The Humans Are The Real Villains of Jurassic World
Throughout all of the Jurassic movies, the humans have been the bad guys, but it's particularly evident in the Jurassic World reboot. Despite everything that's gone before, humans still can't resist dabbling in genetics and cloning in order to create hybrid dinosaurs. Not only that, but they seem surprised when those hybrids don't turn out exactly as they'd expect. Advancements in science and technology are all well and good, but humans seem unable to grasp that such knowledge and power needs to be reined in.
Way back in Jurassic Park, John Hammond successfully brought dinosaurs back to life in order to create a theme park where humans could visit the creatures and marvel at their spectacular glory. The problem is, dinosaurs were never meant to be tamed. It's bad enough that we cage lions, tigers, and other magnificent beasts, but dinosaurs? Some of these are ferocious, giant predators and, as we've seen multiple times, they are capable of killing with just one bite.
Jurassic World saw Hammond's dream theme park now fully open and operational. Was it ethical to have cloned and caged all these animals for profit and human satisfaction? No, but it seemed as though maybe the world was now satisfied; maybe humans had done all the scientific processes needed to bring dinosaurs back to life and now it was time to sit back and appreciate their spectacle. Humans are never satisfied, though, and advancements continued to be made. Next came Owen Grady hand-rearing a group of raptors, taming them to respond to his clicks and calls. Added to that, we also had the first cloned dinosaur, the Indominus Rex. Bigger, more fearsome and powerful than its base genome, the T-Rex, the I-Rex was designed by Dr. Henry Wu with the intention of weaponizing the species; she killed multiple times for sport and was intelligent enough to purposefully evade capture.
You can look at the Indominous Rex as a deadly, violent predator, or you can realize that this is a creature that should never have been created in the first place. Who are we, as humans, to mess around with genetics, science, and cloning, and then bemoan the consequences when they don't go our way? We see exactly the same scenario play out in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, with the creation of the Indoraptor. It seems Dr. Wu has learned nothing from his earlier experiments and continues to play God, creating a prototype that is pure killing machine, lacking in the necessary DNA needed from Blue to make her more empathetic.
In Fallen Kingdom, Wu's dream of weaponizing dinosaurs is approaching a reality; after evacuating Isla Nublar, InGen is now looking to sell dinosaurs to the highest bidder, to people who have no idea how to care for them, just so they can turn a profit and continue to clone more and more of the Indoraptors. This doesn't go to plan thanks to a batch of rebels: Blue's T-Rex blood transfusion has clouded the gene pool, Owen lets the Stygimoloch escape, and human clone Maisie sets the rest of the dinosaurs free. The fall of the kingdom has begun. And now it's time for payback.
Jurassic World 2 Sets Up A Human-Dinosaur Evolutionary War
From the outset, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom warns of the consequences of the human's actions against the dinosaurs. At a congressional hearing to decide whether the creatures should be saved from extinction, Ian Malcolm says that in bringing the dinosaurs back from extinction, we have opened up the doors to death. To save them a second time is to cheat nature, and if the humans choose to do that, they risk unleashing chaos. Malcolm wants nature to take its course while Claire, Owen, Zia and Franklin believe the only humane option is to save the dinosaurs.
Our heroes represent compassion, mirrored in the brachiosaurus' death, and Blue's high-level intelligence - but they're clearly in a minority. In Jurassic World 2, we become aware just how far humans are willing to push the boundaries of ethics, life, and death. Not only is there another hybrid creation in the Indoraptor, there's also a human clone, Maisie, created from the DNA of Benjamin Lockwood's dead daughter and raised, unknowingly, as his granddaughter. It is Maisie who ultimately releases all of the dinosaurs into the great outdoors, showing further the unpredictability of artificial creation. She can identify with them and embodies the question of life rights.
With the dinosaurs escaping into the night, a new era begins to dawn, where humans and dinosaurs must either learn to live harmoniously side-by-side, or fight it out to the death. With most dinosaurs natural instinct being to kill humans, and humans being obsessed with pushing boundaries of science and nature, there can only be one outcome; this is now an evolutionary war.
Dinosaurs Should Win The Jurassic War
In the Jurassic World movies, humans have already shown they hold little regard for nature or the laws of the land. By bringing the dinosaurs back for the second time, they've exerted their power over the creation of life, but also shown what little regard they have for death. Dinosaurs went extinct for a reason; an evolutionary process that was not ever meant to be reversed.
What's going to happen now that the dinosaurs are entering urbanized areas? The carnivore breeds will act ruthlessly; just look at the damage one T-Rex did to San Diego in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Then there's the constant threat of development. There are no hybrid dinosaurs in Jurassic World 3, but there's still the notion of weaponizing the dinosaurs and turning them into war machines. It's a clear good/bad divide set up, and returning the animals to dominance - as Malcolm warns - is the most satisfying solution.
Humanity brought the dinosaurs back, with no thought to whether it was right to do so. It stands to reason, then, that a species that is older and more powerful than our own should reign on earth long after we have gone. In Jurassic World 3, if the dinosaurs fight back it's no more than humans deserve.