If a new Planet of the Apes or Jurassic Park film comes out, I'm going to go see it. The latest, Jurassic World:Dominion, didn't disappoint.
A Plague of Locusts
The science is mostly accurate, the bioethics message obvious, and the plot adheres to Isaac Asimov's "change one thing" rule for science fiction. In the world of Jurassic Park, that lone variable is time. We just have to accept that a "titanosaur" like Argentinosaurus somehow grew and developed from a lab-nurtured baby to a 130-foot-tall and 110-ton adult in a few years.
The official summary from IMDb for the new film is vague and continues the impossibly-rapid-growth theme:
Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live–and hunt–alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures in a new Era.
Four years? Animals radiating around the world? Even rats or rabbits couldn't do that. And the film is actually more about insects.
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