Although you could argue it shouldn't have gone beyond the first movie, 'Jurassic Park' and the franchise that came from it has, uh, found a way to keep going.
From 'The Lost World' right up to next year's 'Jurassic World: Dominion', the franchise has gone through peaks and valleys, but now it looks as though it may be coming to an end. In a lengthy interview with EW, director Colin Trevorrow explained how next year's movie will be a culmination of the entire franchise, and effectively bring it all to a conclusion.
"When you got to the end of the 'Jurassic Park' trilogy, it may not have been as clear in what the complete story of those three movies was because they were a bit more episodic in the way that they were approached. But this trilogy is not that way," Trevorrow explained.
"It's very much a serialized story. What was important for me was, when you watch 'Dominion', you really feel like you are learning how much of a story that first set of movies was and how everything that happened in those movies actually informs what ultimately is able to happen in this. If kids who are born today are going to be presented with six 'Jurassic Park' movies — you hope the parents will buy them the box set — you hope they are going to get to feel like they watch one long story."
Honestly, this is such a good thing. There's nothing worse than trying to stretch something out simply for the sake of commerce, as it not only is so easy to spot - but it also cheapens everything that comes before. Not only that, 'Jurassic Park' was released just under three decades ago. Time to move on, surely?