Jurassic World Dominion continues where Jurassic Park left off.

Jurassic World Dominion continues where Jurassic Park left off.

The original Jurassic Park novel differs from the film adaptation. While the dinosaur theme and the role of God remain, the characters are replaced, and entire chapters are compacted into minutes of exposition.

As a result, it's not surprising that the film's ending differs. Indeed, the film's ending was rewritten and edited to be more closed-ended, as opposed to the novel's more open-ended remarks implying that at least some dinosaurs had escaped the island.

However, in an odd coincidence, Jurassic World Dominion, the franchise's newest entry, appears to continue up just where the original novel ended off.

And by delving deeper into the discrepancies between the books and the movies, fans can begin to grasp why it took the franchise three decades to accomplish what the novel began before the back cover of its first entry.

To understand where the Jurassic franchise began to depart from the novels, one must first watch the original film. The original novel followed the same basic premise as the first film.

One of the founding members of the InGen genetic modification firm, eccentric millionaire John Hammond, decides that genetically enhanced dinosaurs are ideal fare for a zoo/theme park dubbed "Jurassic Park."

However, because to the arrogance of those involved, everything goes awry, and Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Ian Malcolm, and Donald Gennaro must save Lex and Tim Murphy from the scaly jaws of death. Finally, the key characters nearly escape to safety.

The story is similar in broad strokes, but the narrative's details are almost wholly different. In the novel, Gennaro is a hero, but in the film, he is chomped while hiding on a toilet.

Dr. Henry Wu also dies near the end of the tale, with a nasty, devious Hammond succumbing to a flock of compsognathus. Even Ian Malcolm dies in the novel, however his death is rectified in the sequel.

Most importantly, the book concludes with the escaping group learning of conditions on the mainland that indicate the dinosaurs had made it off the island. Man's arrogance effectively caused dinosaurs to reappear as part of the environment.

A dinosaur rampage was briefly included in Jurassic Park: The Lost World, but it was edited short. Pteranodons were seen flying to the mainland in Jurassic Park III, but they were all dead, according to canon comics.

A major dinosaur population did not arrive on the mainland until the conclusion of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and they did not escape into the wild until the end of that film.

Jurassic World Dominion looks to go up where the original Jurassic Park novel left off, bringing back original actors in major parts to follow up with the "overgrown dinosaurs" in their new setting.

Because the movies are technically only now venturing into completely unexplored ground, it will be interesting to observe how the world's dominion plays out and how dinosaurs and humans interact.

Whatever happens, at least the series is concluding in a fashion that is consistent with the original Jurassic Park novel.