On Saturday, director Colin Trevorrow took to Twitter to defend his film Jurassic World: Dominion after a Twiterrati claimed the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex gets no respect now and is relatively “weak”.
According to actor Angel Rosario Jr, Trevorrow made the mighty T-Rex “look weak”. However, according to science, the Rex was supposed to be a “better predator” against its adversary, a Giganotosaurus, The Hollywood Reporter reported. “Hey…you made the Rex look weak. Again. Now go! It’s the face of the franchise. Terrible. The Giga could have been strong, but science proves the Rex was a better predator, and louder. Very disappointed with your use of Rexy,” Rosario wrote.
I understand the feeling. Note that the T. Rex had an average lifespan of 28 years, so our Rexy would be near the end of its life in Dominion. Even at this age, she found the strength to rise up and avenge her own death, 65 million years later. Sometimes revenge takes time. https://t.co/rEw5pkWDSL
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) June 18, 2022
In response, the director seemed to “get the feeling” and explained to Rosario why the T-Rex had taken the strength to “avenge his own death”, reported The Hollywood Reporter. Taking to Twitter, Trevorrow wrote: “I understand that sentiment. It should be noted that the T. Rex had an average lifespan of 28 years, so our Rexy would be near the end of his life in Dominion. Even at that age, she found the strength to rise up and avenge her own death, 65 million years later. Sometimes revenge takes time.”
Jurassic Park franchise’s recent film Jurassic World: Dominion opened at number 1 at the box office. In the movie, Tyrannosaurus rex and a Therizinosaurus were shown to team up to kill their adversary, a Giganotosaurus.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, in a battle between the dinosaurs, it appeared that the T-Rex was killed. However, in a classic Jurassic scheme, at the end of the film, the T-Rex’s eyes open and it swoops in to kill the Giga dino.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World: Dominion is the third film in the Jurassic World franchise which debuted in 2015. “Dominion” features mainstays Chris Pratt and Bryce Callas Howard. It also brings back the stars of Jurassic Park, the 1993 adaptation of Michael Crichton’s novel that introduced the world to a park where dinosaurs run amok. Back in action, Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Released on June 10 of this year, “Dominion” grossed $58.7 million from over 4,000 sites for a 10-day national tally.