Back in June 25th, there was a teaser for Jurassic World: Dominion that was presented in front of F9: The Fast Saga in IMAX. The teaser began with a scene that took place during the Cretaceous period showing a wide variety of dinosaurs such as Quetzalcoatlus, Dreadnoughtus, Ankylosaurs, Iguanodons, raptors, and a herd of what looks like Medusaceratops. Then, the climax of the teaser showed a T-Rex (assuming this is the same T-Rex that the Jurassic Park T-Rex was cloned from) and a Giganotosaurus fighting each other. Since this was IMAX exclusive, only people that went to see F9: The Fast Saga would be able to see this teaser. Now, Universal Studios had posted a video called "The Prologue" which shows everything from the teaser plus extra.
The extra scene continues into the present day with "Rexy" being chased by a helicopter from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The T-Rex is chased out of the forest and into a drive-thru movie theater where we see people running away from the T-Rex. The Rex pays no attention to the civilians running away from her, but causes a lot of damage before making her escape back into the dense woods.
There are a few thoughts I have from the Prologue video that do stand out to me. The first thought that came to mind is that dinosaur enthusiasts will finally see dinosaurs with feathers. Ever since Jurassic Park, there have been a lot of criticisms towards the films for not having dinosaurs with feathers. It is not the kind of criticism I would agree with since the dinosaurs in the movie were always meant to be inaccurate looking. The cloned dinosaurs had genes of other animals blended into their DNA making them look different than how they did millions of years ago. Now, these people will get to see a few of these dinosaurs with feathers.
What also came to mind is that this movie may possibly focus on the T-Rex and her journey to what might be a rematch with the Giganotosaurus. Also, the fight between the T-Rex and the Giganotosaurus was played out similarly to the T-Rex vs Spinosaurus fight in Jurassic Park III, which the T-Rex lost the fight from the opponent attacking the neck. Even though this fight takes place in the prologue of the movie, I have heard people say they were disappointed to see the T-Rex lose again. From how I take it, the entire scene taking place in the Cretaceous era is telling an origin story of the T-Rex before she gets cloned in Jurassic Park. Hopefully, we will see her get revenge on the Giganotosaurus later in the movie.
Even that whole chase scene seemed similar to the San Diego rampage scene from The Lost World: Jurassic Park. In The Lost World, the bull T-Rex was brought to San Diego with the infant and went on a rampage looking for food and water. In the prologue for Dominion, Rexy isn't on a rampage searching for food and water, but rather confused and panicked since she was being chased and causes her to destroy the drive-thru theater. So a little bit of similarities between this movie and the second and third films of the series.
Overall, my reaction was that I am interested, but not enough to get hyped over. I will need to see a trailer to see what this movie is about first before I can really get excited. I already do have low expectations for Jurassic World: Dominion due to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom still having me left disappointed with the story back in 2018. So Dominion has something going against it already. If Universal wants me to be excited for Dominion, then they are going to need to give me a reason to be excited. Of course, I will be seeing Jurassic World: Dominion when it opens June 10th, 2022. All I hope for the trailer is that it does not spoil most of the movie before the movie opens and that the movie has a better story all around.
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