Warning: Bring your own box of tissues 'cause you will be crying your eyes out for a CGI dinosaur.
Director J.A. Bayona explained to The Hollywood Reporter that the scene "represents the ending of a dream that started 25 years ago" with 1993's "Jurassic Park." The first dinosaur we saw in that movie was a Brachiosaurus. And she was the last one we saw on Isla Nublar, helpless and abandoned as the island is destroyed by a volcano.
Bayona explained to THR how he staged that devastating callback scene, considering there was no real dino for the stars to watch:
"I played a very sweet and a little sad version of the ;Jurassic Park; melody. So that was very effective for the actors, especially for Bryce [Dallas Howard]. Being there, telling that story, listening to music from John Williams, they were all very emotional."
The scene totally effed up a lot of fans, who vented on social media:
— Chichard (@RitchPatbingsu) June 22, 2018
Therapist: So when did your problems begin...
Me: Well, there was this scene in #JurassicWorldFallenKingdom involving a brachiosaurus...????
— Morgan Wilkey (@MorganWilkey) June 22, 2018
not to be dramatic but I would die for that brachiosaurus in jurassic world
— erica from the dpg ???? (@spookynanner) June 22, 2018
If you didn't cry during the Brachiosaurus scene in Jurassic World, you're lying...
— Cason (@CasonAllen14) June 23, 2018
— Jack (@JackBrocky) June 22, 2018
Good morning to everyone except the people who LEFT THAT BRACHIOSAURUS ON ISLA NUBLAR DAMN YOU
— Hanna Alkaf (@yesitshanna) June 24, 2018
i guess i can kind of understand people so enraged about luke skywalker's trajectory in TLJ now that i've seen what JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM have the fucking nerve to do to the brachiosaurus.
— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) June 22, 2018
Are you still thinking about the Brachiosaurus scene from Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom because I am ????????
— Suri ✨ (@TeamSuperMumbai) June 17, 2018
Stuff the people who thought that shipping dock scene with the brachiosaurus was a good idea. You had me crying over a CGI animal #JurassicWorldFallenKingdom
— Jasmin Attano (@JasminAttano) June 20, 2018
Also speaking of being sad I cannot believe Jurassic World 2 had the AUDACITY to make that Brachiosaurus scene so goddamn sad. Seriously if I remember nothing else from that movie it's that one Brachio ????????????
— Aidan Hammy (@tlking105) June 23, 2018
There's a scene in #JurassicWorldFallenKingdom that ABSOLUTELY broke me. I am traumatized. I am emotionally scarred. All I wanna do is cry. And all I want is a giant hug right now.
That scene had no business ruining my emotional life.
— Ale (@sillysweetness) June 23, 2018
— JuLeS (@Nicetrybutn0) June 23, 2018
In other news (and despite promising myself I would not cry over any more CGI creatures) it's been a whole week since I watched #JurassicWorldFallenKingdom and I'm still emotionally traumatized over that poor Brachiosaurus. ???????????? #JurassicWorld
— ✨???? Sam ????✨ (@puggy_sam) June 25, 2018
Still emotionally traumatized by the Brachiosaurus' dramatic death on Isla Nubar in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I'd be less emotional if @prattprattpratt 's character was eaten by an Allosaurus which is then eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex which is then eaten by a Mososaurus.
— AARON DELA CRUZ (@aaronveryfast) June 9, 2018
In a way, it's good to see so many fans care this much. It shows you guys have big hearts and working empathy -- you feel for a living creature in distress, even if you know logically that the suffering creature is just a CGI image.
Good for you.
But bad for the "Jurassic" team to break our hearts like that. Don't do that again when the third movie comes out in 2021! (They probably will.)
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