Here at DinoPit, we know how much Jurassic Park means to dinosaur lovers. For many of us, Jurassic Park was the gateway to a lifelong fascination with not only Tyrannosaurs and Brachiosaurs, but to the mystery of life and the rigors of science.
So when Jeff Goldblum confided in an interview that the original trio will be put in a “life or death situation” involving a “surprising faction of prehistoric creatures”, I get a little worried.
Don’t get me wrong. I am fully pumped and excited for the direction Jurassic World is going. Just from the title of the third outing, Dominion, you know we are going to see a world populated with dinosaurs, cohabiting with humanity, willingly or otherwise. While I sincerely hope it’s not the San Diego scene for two and a half hours, it’s easy to say there’s potential.
But the question remains: what if we lose one of these characters in the process? The steadfast Alan Grant, paleontologist and doomsayer, swallowed up by raptors? Charismatic chaotician Ian Malcolm, stampeded by Ankylosaurs? Ellie Sattler, militarily-connected paleobotanist, smashed through the window by the business-end of a pachycephalosaurus?
What if we lose our childhood heroes in the most brutal way possible?
I can see it now: therapists across the nation booked out for days, weeping in the streets, and, dare I say it, a sudden influx of business majors flowing in like refugees from Biology departments. A total nightmare!
For clarification, let’s turn to Ian- err Jeff Goldblum’s comments:
“You’ll see – it’s a mystery you’ll solve when you see [the movie.] The three of us were in a tiny little space and we were being menaced by – I can’t even tell you – a surprising faction of prehistoric creatures that you’ve never seen before. We saw some amazing things. We were acting in a life and death situation. We think it might be the last moments of our lives and we’re all bonding with each other in an emotional and somewhat hilarious way.“Jeff Goldblum to Insider
The keywords here, “might be”, “hilarious”, give me hope that the childhood heroes who heralded my life-long love of dinosaurs will not, in fact, be eaten by said dinosaurs. But as traumatic as it would be, I promise not to shut down the website if it happens anyway.