Woah! Well, this is definitely an intense, even harrowing, big trailer for J.A. Bayona‘s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom that stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and opens on 7 June, 2018
Being a huge Jurassic Park fan, and I honestly loved Jurassic World, it’s clear they’ve decided to go big on the CGI-side this time, concentrating clearly on the chaos of the island and throwing in the big bucks to the franchise alive but what’s the story? Well, they’ve got to go back to the island (Jack and Kate flashbacks!), Isla Nublar, that’s been abandoned by humanity for all the obvious reasons. This has left a world of dinosaurs behind but, wait for it, a volcano is threatening their existence so Owen and Claire make up a team to go back and rescue some of them, or all of them, I’m not sure at this stage.
Obviously, all won’t go well, and the trailer shows us Owen’s connections to life-saving Raptor ‘Blue’ but as I leave a few thoughts to the luxury of time… are those flashbacks to when Blue was young, is that our centre of involvement? I’m unsure how I feel about it at this stage but I still love dinosaurs, like a kid, so will I end up watching? Of course I will. The humanising of dinos is a bit odd though, considering they bred them all and have now suddenly grown a conscience, so the questions are: Why do they want to save them? Guilt? Who’s backing it, and what’s the real reason for returning? Money?
I never thought I’d think this deeply about the sequel to Jurassic World, a real love-note to the original but I’m also trusting a little in the darkness of director J.A. Bayona to delve into Fallen Kingdom and ramp up the intensity. It’s also written by JW director Colin Trevorrow, so, there’s a lot of hope here.
Pratt and Howard are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Isabella Sermon, plus BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their respective roles and Goldblum gains a Hammond-like beard. I know one thing, it’s never going to be as bad a JP3!
Watch for yourselves below, and let us know in the comments what you think! I’ll never get enough of a proper T-Rex roar – head here for why he’s one of cinemas most believable creations…