The slaughter and chaos that ensues amounts to a field test for trained dinosaurs in combat, orchestrated by a trigger-happy security contractor named Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio). “Just imagine if we had these puppies in Tora Bora!” he says upon seeing the raptors in action. But when they (*spoiler alert*) abandon the humans and accept Indominus Rex as their leader, the tables are turned: Hoskins dies brutally, the park is brought to ruin, and the island returns to a state of nature that preceded human evolution
Tora Bora: The Battle of Tora Bora was a military engagement that took place in Afghanistan from December 6, 2001 to December 17, 2001, during the opening stages of the War in Afghanistan launched by the United States following the September 11 attacks. The U.S. and its allies believed that Osama bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda, was hiding in the mountains at Tora Bora.
In the real world, in 2015, no one is close to bringing dinosaurs back — yet. But the film is not far off in its assumptions about the militarization of genetic science. As the limitations of robotics become increasingly apparent, the United States’ military — in a high-tech extension of a tradition that stretches from George Washington’s cavalry to the dogs, dolphins, and rats of the modern battlefield — has already set off down the road toward genetically engineering animals for war.