I am not sure what it is but there is something about dinosaurs that never fails to bring out the kid in me. Maybe it is the fact that I always imagined what it would be like to own a velociraptor and have it be a protector of the house… If only Blue were real.
Getting back to the point, this trailer is pretty awesome. It appears as if our characters return to Isla Nublar after learning that there will be a volcanic eruption that will destroy all life on the island. Seeing as how Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) were the two people who had such a crucial part in the building and development of original Jurassic World, they are the ones who want(?) to go back and save the dinosaurs. Might just be me but after the events of the first movie, I would be a little hesitant to return to that island, with wild dinosaurs running around and what not but what do I know?After some brief dialogue from the characters, we return to the island and see that pretty much all hell has broken loose. Dinosaurs are running in fear, the island is blowing up and covered in lava and smoke, and Grady and Dearing are, once again, in danger of dying.
That being said, this trailer did pretty much everything right. They showed sequences of some pretty intense action, they posed the important question of the movie: “Do these animals deserve the same protections given to other species or should they just be left to die?”, and the score was eerie but also satisfying. Most importantly though, they gave us JEFF GOLDBLUM! How I’ve missed Dr. Ian Malcom. What a guy.
The only aspect that concerns me is perhaps they gave us too much in terms of what could happen in the movie. It might just be a feeling I have but I think the scene where the T-Rex saves what appears to be 75 percent of the cast from another dinosaur is a pretty big one in the movie. Hopefully there are more moments like that one in the film and the company did not just spoil one of the movie’s biggest moments. Time will tell.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has the potential to be a decent and original movie. The main issue I had with the first Jurassic World (which I did enjoy) is that too often it felt like a simple remake of Jurassic Park. It became increasingly apparent after multiple viewings that Trevorrow try and pay homage a little too often to Jurassic Park. It worked for some aspects but did not in others. This film looks like something entirely new which excites me and gives me hope.
If you have not seen the trailer, check it out below. What are your thoughts on this trailer? Let me know!