TV - Movies
The Dr. Wu
Problem In
Jurassic World
Dominion We Just
Can't Ignore
By MARK D. MCKEE
From "Jurassic Park" onward, "Law & Order" alum BD Wong has portrayed the brilliant and somewhat diabolical scientist, Dr. Henry Wu. In the latest movie, "Jurassic World Dominion" he’s given the opportunity to have something of a redemptive arc — albeit, one that still leaves some ethical quandaries, considering the gravity of his past actions.
In 1993’s Jurassic Park, Dr. Wu's role in the film is to explain the process of recreating dinosaurs in the modern world — and he's also the one to defend that process against the trio brought to the island to endorse its safety. However, we eventually find out that he is better at the creating part of the job than the moral and safety aspects of it.
When audiences meet Dr. Wu again, in “Jurassic World,” he has been promoted by Simon Masrani to the lead geneticist. This time, his latest creation the Indominus Rex leads to the death of patrons but a remorseless Wu claims that he was instructed to make the dinosaurs bigger, scarier, and cooler, and that's what he did.
In “Jurassic World Dominion” Dr. Wu shows immense remorse for engineering an ecological collapse of the world's food supply but doesn’t seem to be remorseful for the events leading the world to the brink of disaster multiple times. In the end, he rides off into the sunset as a hero, with no indication he will face any repercussions for his actions costing the lives of countless people.