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It's a very exciting weekend for the generations of Jurassic Park fans out there. Steven Spielberg's original classic changed the film world forever, and a new trilogy is currently being explored years later. While Jurassic World was full of nostalgic fun, Fallen Kingdom is decidedly darker, and takes the franchise out of the island for its second half. The film's third act changes the property forever, as Dinosaurs are allowed to roam free in the real world. CinemaBlend's Eric Eisenberg spoke to Bryce Dallas Howard herself, where she revealed Claire's thinking during that climactic decision, and why it was ultimately Maisie who let the creatures go.
While Owen has been a constantly charming badass, Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire is the character who has had the most growth in the first two Jurassic World movies. Originally a bit of money hungry exec, Howard develops empathy for the park's dinosaurs, and spends the entirety of Fallen Kingdom attempting to save them from re-extinction.
The third act sees the potential to end all the shadiness and genetic weaponry. With toxic fumes filling up the holding facility for the Dinosaurs, Claire decides whether to save them, and therefore allow them to live in the real world. While she can't bring herself free them (Ian Malcolm would be proud), Maisie ultimately identifies with the cloned Dinos, does it herself. And just like that, the franchise has changed forever.
During his conversation with Bryce Dallas Howard, CinemaBlend's Eric Eisenberg also asked the Fallen Kingdom actress what Claire thought of Maisie's decision. She said,
Ultimately Claire got to save the dinosaurs, without having the decision actually be on her conscience. The morality of genetic splicing is at the heart of the Jurassic World movies, and Fallen Kingdom really hammered the point home that humanity would be better off without them. But the Dinos are already alive, and now they're able to live among humans. If we can survive.
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