That should “Jurassic World 3: Dominion” do better than the two predecessors

The dinosaurs in “Jurassic World 3” should look (even) better than before. This, however, not through the use of more CGI creatures, VEXMOVIES with the help of electric dinosaur dolls, which are supposed to be used more often than in the two predecessors.

The photo-realistic, computer-animated dinosaurs from “Jurassic Park” (1993) paved the way for many other CGI creatures, which were then used in movies, displacing puppet and stop-motion effects. But even if “Jurassic Park” was a milestone for digital effects, not all dinosaurs are computer-animated there.

Especially in close-ups, where actors interact directly with the vicious prehistoric creatures, so-called animatronics can be seen, i.e. very real-looking puppets that move electrically controlled. This practice was also used in Jurassic World (2015) and Jurassic World 2: The Fallen Kingdom (2018).

As director and screenwriter Colin Trevorrow told Collider in an interview, “Jurassic World 2” featured more puppets than the first “Jurassic World”.

“Jurassic World 3”: Digital and practical effects better connected

This puppet mission is to be topped quantitatively in “Jurassic World 3: Dominion” – and also qualitatively, since the connection between puppet and computer animation now works better than ever:

This puppet mission is to be topped quantitatively in “Jurassic World 3: Dominion”

“We’ve put more and more practical effects into each of our Jurassic films, and we’ve built more animatronics for the newest one than for the previous two. We have now reached a point where digital enhancements to animatronics look just as good as the animatronic itself. In the past, that wasn’t so easy, you could see the seam. “

Now you can ask yourself why people still rely on dinosaur dolls at all. One possible answer: Because the actors then have something to touch that looks real. And the addition of digital effects helps insofar as a doll is limited in its movements.

Film is all the rage

If this combination of the different effects in “Jurassic World 3” works better beforehand, as Colin Trevorrow promises, the film is right on trend:

The trend is to merge digital and hand-made effects in films in order to use each method where it is best suited. This was also practiced in the new “Star Wars” trilogy, for example, and is a step forward compared to the CGI orgies of the late 90s and early 2000s, which look very artificial with today’s eyes.

“Jurassic World 3: Dominion” is scheduled to start in German cinemas on June 10, 2021.

“Jurassic World 3: Dominion” is scheduled to start in German cinemas on June 10, 2021.