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Why Jurassic World Dominion's Heroes Are Its Biggest Detriments, According To Fans

"Jurassic World Dominion" is the latest installment in a series of hit blockbuster movies where humans try to bring dinosaurs back to life — only to fail miserably at coexisting with them. In the film, cartoonishly evil CEO Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott) wants to control the world food supply with genetically engineered locusts because he's bored and rich enough to pull it off. But fooling with Mother Nature quickly spirals out of control, putting the onus on the main characters to save the day while running away from dinosaurs on motorcycles. Confused? Don't worry — "Jurassic World Dominion" has a runtime of just under two and a half hours, and it manages to answer most (but not all) of its confounding plot points in that time.

Moviegoers have been pretty opinionated about the film all across the internet. Twitter is full of critics like @GermainLussier, who hated the movie for being bad, as well as people like @Goji_Saurus, who didn't like that it was not bad enough. And there's a lot of chatter about the human actors who largely play second fiddle to their CGI reptilian counterparts. Beyond the direction, cinematography, and script, criticizing how the human characters were handled in the film is a popular topic of discussion among fans and hate-watchers alike.

Some fans wish the movie would have raised the stakes for the main characters

In a scathing review on a general discussion thread for "Jurassic World Dominion," one Redditor wrote that they dislike how none of the main characters "are in danger because they're all good guys ... the only people allowed to die are mustache twirlers and everyone else can outrun laser targeted raptors." The fact that this user's post has received over 500 upvotes as of the time of writing reflects how popular their sentiment is. Another commenter, u/In_My_Own_Image, was quick to agree with them, but also pointed out that it's an overarching problem with big blockbusters as a whole and not unique to the "Jurassic" franchise.

So what's the solution to the blockbuster boondoggle? Kill more main characters or dumb the movie down to the point where their unrealistic survival fits in nicely with the rest of the cheese? That's the debate that played out in the responses. Redditor u/jogarz argued that one of the few blockbusters to defy this trope and kill off main characters — "Avengers: Endgame" — was wildly successful because of it. And for u/ThisisthSaleh, the bigger issue with the indestructible heroes was one of tone. They compared the film to another action blockbuster and argued, "Even for Fast and Furious, which is a good comparison, it's at least campy enough where you can enjoy it. Jurassic World Dominion just took itself way too seriously ..."

That comparison did lead to a creative solution from u/hookisacrankycrook, who pitched a particularly colorful idea for a "Fast & Furious" and "Jurassic World" crossover. But only time will tell whether Hollywood decides to solve this problem by doubling down on the silly or getting more serious.