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A screenshot of a velociraptor from Jurassic World.
A screenshot of a velociraptor from Jurassic World.
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Jurassic World’s Not-So-Subtle Critique Of Defense Contracting

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The moment Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) saunters over Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) in “Jurassic World” and gushes over the potential of Grady’s raptors, it’s clear where this is heading: Hoskins want to use the raptors that Grady works with for military operations. Yeah, that’s the million dollar idea. Grady, a Navy veteran and dinosaur-taming reincarnation of Steve Irwin, says no dice at first, but eventually comes around when Indominus Rex — a genetically engineered killing machine — escapes.

Predictably, Hoskins’ vision to use the dinosaurs’ killing power in the service of America’s military — and so that he cash in on a fat defense contract — fails, horribly. It makes you wonder if there’s not some not-so-subtle message embedded in the film about our weapons destroying us.

Get the full story at The Washington Post.