Jurassic Park Characters Continue To Make The Same Dumb Mistake
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 2 shows its characters continuing to make the same absurd mistake other characters have made in the past.
One of the biggest mistakes so many characters make in the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World series is yelling on the islands, which is noticeable again in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 2. When it comes to being chased by velociraptors and being confronted up close by a T-rex, it's not easy for people to keep their cool, so they scream. It's a normal response when faced with a dinosaur that dominated the food chain millions of years before.
However, there's a difference between screaming out of fear and yelling or shouting, especially when it's avoidable. This was pointed out by Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park 3 when Amanda Kirby used a megaphone to call out for her son, Eric. Alan noted that it was a very bad idea, which, of course, it was, because it would attract dinosaurs. Then in Jurassic World, Owen Grady stopped Claire Dearing from shouting for her nephews, Zach and Gray, at the waterfall the Indominus Rex was just at. Shouting in terrible situations is a common problem and Camp Cretaceous season 2 proves it once again.
Throughout season 2, whenever the kids aren't around dinosaurs, they act somewhat normal and begin yelling. It was noticeable at the start of the season, but especially so when they reach the photographers' campsite. They treat it like it's a green zone when it's really just as perilous as any other area. Then again, when Ben wakes up in his solo episode, he begins shouting for help, which, of course, attracts a large group of Compies that terrorize him for weeks.
On one hand, the kids in Camp Cretaceous could be forgiven for shouting since they're not professionals, but on the other hand, they were selected to attend a unique camp at Jurassic World to learn about the animals there, not to mention the fact that they've had to sneak around multiple times to avoid more deadly dinosaurs. So they should be aware of what to do and, more importantly, what not to do in most situations, such as yelling. Perhaps one day they will learn, because based on how Camp Cretaceous season 2 ends, they will be on the island for some time.
With one more Jurassic World film on the way, Jurassic World: Dominion, the franchise has one more shot at having its characters be smarter. Beyond the shouting, it's almost guaranteed that certain characters will find themselves in absurd situations simply because it serves to push the movie forward. This is something the original Jurassic Park movie avoided, because everything everyone did was true to their character and it made sense for the circumstances they were in.