‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ - Will Humans Finally Eat Dinosaurs?
We’re less than a month away from the release of Jurassic World: Dominion, the latest entry in the popular franchise that began so long ago, the first film’s main competition was the Super Mario Bros. movie that you’ve probably convinced yourself was a bad dream by now. According to director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion asks the question: “If dinosaurs lived amongst us, would you be safe?” Shockingly, and at the risk of spoiling the entire movie, it turns out that “the answer is no.”
We don’t know all that much about the film’s plot specifics yet, but we do know that it involves humanity attempting to co-exist with all of the dinosaurs that were thrust upon the world by the whims of one small girl. Not surprisingly, humanity’s being a real dick about the whole thing; not just hunting innocent dinos, but seemingly setting up black-market dinosaur fighting rings.
So we can’t help but wonder … are they eating dinosaurs too?
A lot of people in this world will eat pretty much any meat imaginable, no matter how disgusting, hence the existence of Arby’s. And rich people are constantly paying through the nose to sample exotic animal flesh. Surely, now that there are free-range stegosauruses roaming the world, this will come up at some point in Jurassic World: Dominion. And if it does, they wasted a golden opportunity to capitalize on that particular plot point with the recent Top Chef tie-in episode, which in no way involved crafting simulated dinosaur-based meals.
It’s kind of amazing that this never came up before in previous movies; like did the Isla Nublar location of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville serve deep fried Triceratops nuggets and no one ever mentioned it? And how did John Hammond’s greedy lawyer never suggest selling overpriced T-Rex burgers? Or Flintstones-sized ribs?
As for what dinosaur meat would actually taste like, that remains a matter of some mystery. Scientists believe that velociraptors may taste like “birds of prey, such as hawks or eagles.” And since dinosaurs are reptiles, others may taste more like crocodiles. One study found that “protein sequences from a T. rex fossil closely resembled the protein sequences found in a chicken.” So maybe the villain of the next Jurassic World movie should be a giant clone of Col. Sanders.
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