Jurassic World Dominion director Colin Trevorrow says there should have only been one Jurassic Park film. The dino-fueled franchise began again in 1993 with Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster sensation Jurassic Park, which was based on Michael Crichton’s novel of the same name. Spielberg returned to direct the 1997 sequel, subtitled The Lost World, which was not almost as well received by critics and audiences because the original. Jurassic Park III, which became an outlier in the original trilogy since it was not directed by Spielberg nor based on a Crichton novel, was released in 2001 and continued the franchise’s critical and commercial descent.
In 2015, Trevorrow revived the dormant dinosaur franchise to record-breaking box office success with Jurassic World, which acquired reward for recapturing the spirit of the authentic. Trevorrow was quickly hired to write and direct Star Wars Episode IX (though he later exited the project) and passed the reins off to J.A. Bayona for 2018’s Fallen Kingdom which, in step with critics and audiences, suffered a significant decline in quality. Trevorrow again to direct Jurassic World Dominion which launched in theaters this past summer to franchise-worst reviews from critics, though audiences seemed to enjoy seeing the original cast return.
During a latest interview with Empire, Trevorrow made a surprising admission about the franchise. The Jurassic World Dominion director known as Spielberg’s original movie “inherently unfranchisable” and admitted, “there probable ought to have only been one Jurassic Park movie.
I especially did something different than the alternative movies in order to change the DNA of the franchise. The previous 5 movies are plots about dinosaurs. This one is a tale about characters in a world wherein they coexist with dinosaurs. For the franchise in an effort to flow forward – due to the fact it’s inherently unfranchisable, there probable should have only been one ‘Jurassic Park’ – however if we’re gonna do it, how can I allow them to tell tales in a world wherein dinosaurs exist, as opposed to, here’s another reason why we’re going to an island?
Should There Have Only Been One Jurassic Park Movie?
Richard Attenborough as John Hammon, Sam Neil as Alan Grant, Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcom, and Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park. Trevorrow’s admission is sudden for some different reasons. First off, he is benefited massively from the Jurassic World reboot trilogy. The 2015 movie elevated him from an up-and-coming indie director right into a veritable blockbuster filmmaker, even earning him the chance to work on Star Wars Episode IX. It’s also sudden to listen Trevorrow state that Jurassic Park is “inherently unfranchisable,” which Spielberg himself skilled with The Lost World, proving simply how hard it may be to make a compelling sequel to a successful blockbuster.
Though none of this stopped Universal, or Trevorrow himself, from seeking to make sequels. Jurassic World efficiently recaptured the spirit of the original, though Dominion tried “to change the DNA of the franchise,” as Trevorrow says, and as opposed to a film about characters going onto an island full of dinosaurs, the 6th movie was about co-existing with dinosaurs at the mainland. However, Dominion still succumbs to the sequels’ predominant pitfall, because the characters end up in a secluded dinosaur hold anyway. Still, Trevorrow should be commended for trying and his feedback should be taken to heart as Universal explores options for continuing the Jurassic Park franchise.