Colin Trevorrow was named on top of the world, and it was after Steven Spielberg and Brad Bird became one of the greatest up-and-coming cinema designers in the film industry in August. After completing the first Jurassic World, Spielberg and Bird recommended Trevorrow to screen and direct Jurassic World. In August, Trevorrow was officially announced to be writing and directing the ninth episode of Star Wars for Disney.
While Trevorrow finished his third film, the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, was passed to Juan Antonio Bayona, who was unhappy with his decision to finish the trilogy''s second film. In June 2017, Trevorrow gave The Book of Henry to widespread critical befuddlement and financial disappointment. Despite Trevorrow''s Spielbergian fingerprints, the movie''s director was largely disgruntled.
Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have teamed up to make Star Wars: Episode IX, but we have all agreed that the timing was different, and we will be releasing more information soon. Only a few months later, Trevorrow returned to the Jurassic World franchise and was announced as the director of the third film. While he couldn''t complete one legacy trilogy, he had a shot at another.
This brings us up to date with Jurassic World: Dominion, the odd artifact of this whole situation. While Trevorrows'' first project was backed against the wall as well as another trilogy finisher may seem coincidental. However, viewers of Dominion may have noticed plenty of aesthetic and scripted reasons to see Star Wars in the Jurassic World universe.
The original Jurassic World film''s production is different from the previous one. Apple-Store-white models and blue-tinted windows were used over the whole park. Outside the Gyrospheres (bubble cars for safaris with host Jimmy Fallon as your tour guide), advanced technology was limited to the biological. Fallen Kingdom had the option of being shifted to a gothic manor. Blue glass and sterile walls were replaced.
The main room for Dominion ended up being Biosyn labs, which takes a completely different approach to their science fiction appearance. Biosyn''s main room has many features that have received rave reviews. The odd lighting in train tunnels and single-color locations as the facility falls into chaos bring to mind scenes from The Last Jedi. Biosyn''s main control room is a window, looking out through their forest reservation through a window.
The film leading up to that moment is shockingly fine. As the protagonists shuffle through distinctive biomes at a rapid rate, they are able to draw parallels to each other''s planets environment. Biosyn''s man-made habitat, the Dolomite mountains, and even the Sierra Nevadan mountains that might be mistaken for Starkiller Base. The gruesomely populated market, where Michael Giacchinos could have a scum and villainy?
Oftentimes, a galaxy gets caught up in the distant past by tasers, but this time in the entirely red-lit server room Ellie (Laura Dern) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) fight off the expanded locusts with tasers, while employing them like sabers cutting through the air. And of course, there is a seemingly unquestionable blend of animatronics and CGI that makes Dominion unique.
Kayla Watts, portrayed in the film, is evident that Trevorrow is looking for an otherwise unblemished nature. From her outfit to her character arc, she learns to care for the environment. The way she treats her plane, and then readies to ride, reminds us of our favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder.
While Jurassic Park kills off main characters, letting us know that no one is safe, Dominion never makes its characters feel like they are in significant danger, especially as they function more like a space opera, departing from the horror elements that made the original film so iconic.