After being hyped for almost a week with several small trailer teases and an extended behind the scenes look Universal today dropped the first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the much anticipated sequel to Jurassic World that hits theaters June 22 next year. The movie directed by J. A. Bayona and written largely by the previous installment’s director Colin Trevorrow aims to explore new territory while trying to stick to the film’s spirit of suspenseful interaction with dinosaurs which the original Jurassic Park was well-known for. The trailer comes hot on the heels of the recently released Avengers: Infinity War trailer making this a rather high-profile week for Hollywood.
While set photos had previously hinted at the movie’s premise, the trailer officially confirms what it’ll be about. After the events of the previous movie left Isla Nublar in ruins, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard respectively return to the island to rescue what remains of the dinosaurs from a volcanic eruption that threatens to engulf the island along with all the creatures therein. While the logic behind such a mission is questionable at best given the amount of chaos and destruction the dinosaurs caused in the previous installments, the movie tends to raise the question of whether or not these dinosaurs have rights similar to those of other animals. Plus, fan favorite Ian Malcolm played by Jeff Goldblum returns to the franchise after his last appearance in 1997’s The Lost World.
Compared to the first trailer for Jurassic World, this definitely seems a step up at the very least in terms of visual effects. The dinosaurs do have an air of authenticity thanks also in part to the increased use of animatronics which wasn’t possible in the last movie due to budget and time constraints. Specifically, the shot of Owen and Claire opening the back of a truck to reveal an unconscious T-Rex uses an animatronic version of the creature. The movie also seems to have ditched the 1.85:1 IMAX ratio of the previous movie opting for a more traditional widescreen format instead.
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