Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 20 WTF Moments

20. The Clumsy Animal Rights Allegory

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Bryce Dallas Howard Justice Smith
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The crux of Fallen Kingdom's first act revolves around a worldwide debate about whether or not the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar should be rescued from the island before the imminent eruption of Mount Sibo.

Unfortunately, it's an issue handled with considerable awkwardness by writers Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, with the bulk of the "dilemma" being clunkily revealed by way of a news reel exposition dump.

Considering the disastrous nature of the Jurassic World incident, it's not especially easy to believe that there would be worldwide division on the issue, especially with Ian Malcolm's (Jeff Goldblum) passionate argument for letting the dinosaurs die proving so convincing.

This is especially problematic as the movie's failure to convince the audience that the dinosaurs should be saved undermines its entire end sequence. Trevorrow and Connolly clearly wanted viewers to see the dinosaurs as they would any other endangered animal, but that's really not the case at all (save for the most passionate animal lovers and dino fans, perhaps).

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