So here we are, on the brink of the long awaited release of the fourth Jurassic Park movie, Jurassic World. Universal very kindly let the cat out of the bag early with the release of the full trailer coming two days ahead of schedule, sending the men and womenfolk of the internet into meltdown, with a mixture of glee and derision. So without further hesitation, lets breakdown the good, the bad and the ugly of the Jurassic World debut trailer. The park is open.
Coming full circle –
Jurassic World makes the long awaited return to Isla Nublar, the location of the original Jurassic Park film. After two excursions to the less interesting and less iconic Isla Sorna, we’re heading back to the series’s spiritual home. From the brief look at Isla Nublar we get from the trailer, things have changed massively in the past 20 or so years. The audiences are in, there are fancy pants monorails, spherical glass vehicles, and it all looks very shiny and futuristic. Coming full circle also means that there is plenty of potential for….
Call backs –
Jurassic Park is a classic, and is jam packed full of memorable moments and locations. The grand entrance to what was once Jurassic Park, and is now Jurassic World still stands tall. We see stampeding herds of dinosaurs, raptors (?) stalking the young lead in the shadows, and we hear the glorious timeless score, which brings the memories flooding back.
Chris Pratt –
It stars Chris Pratt….need I say more? I’ll just leave this here:
Genetic modification –
So if we’re looking back at iconic slices of the Jurassic Park pie, surely the big bad will be a Tyrannosaurus Rex right….right? Eerm, not so much. What we have instead is genetically modified mayhem. Which dinosaurs have been spliced together is not clear yet, nor is it clear whether it is the fella in the above picture causing all the destruction (he certainly destroyed a few smart phones with the wave he made), however one thing is for sure….genetically modified dinos are probably not necessary. A big part of what made the first film such a thrill was seeing the dinosaurs you read about as a child come to life – GM dinos, I’d rather they hadn’t!
Team Velociraptor –
Does Chris Pratt have a horde of velociraptors tamed in case of emergency? Are they running alongside him, or after him? It would appear as though they are not after him at all, but the big question is why? The scene in Jurassic Park with the velociraptors stalking Lex and Tim still stands as a wonderfully chilling moment. Tame velociraptors would be lame velociraptors. Unleash the beasts!
So what are your thoughts on the first glimpse of Jurassic World? The film is released June 12th, 2015.