Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is in its final lap of marketing. That means more TV Spots, more posters and also a few clips. This post is about the last one. Universal Studios has debuted three clips from Fallen Kingdom in the last day or two and we thought it’d make sense to assimilate all in one post instead of making three separate ones. While the scenes are extended versions of sequences hinted at or shown in the previously aired trailers, it may nevertheless be spoiler territory for people looking to avoid looking at any more footage until the movie’s release. To those people, I say turn back. To others, hop on.
The first clip is the sequence where the Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex) saves Owen, Claire and a third mystery character from the clutches of the Carnotaurus. It has been a major highlight of the trailers ever since the first one was released, while also having received plenty of criticism for a moment that would’ve come across as a genuine surprise if audiences were left to witness it in the movie first. Regardless of that commentary, the scene is now available to watch in a slightly extended form and you can do so by hitting play below.
The second clip is another sequence from the recently released trailer that shows Owen escape the clutches of the T-Rex. Supposedly the T-Rex doesn’t have a clear conscience as it is seen “helping” Owen and Claire in the previous sequence while posing at least some sort of threat to them in this one. How we get from there to here is something the movie should clear up. For now, you can watch the clip below.
The final clip is a more intimate one, a far cry from the action-heavy sequences released earlier. In it, Claire and Owen reminisce about the first time they saw a dinosaur and how it felt. With the classic John Williams Jurassic Park theme playing in the background in a soft piano version, this is the kind of scene I’m hoping the movie has more of. An adorable baby Triceratops can also be seen cuddling with the mother. Michael Giacchino has done a fairly decent job in the movie and as irreplaceable as John Williams is, Giacchino’s score fits the movie’s universe, especially in the first clip. Check this one out below.
At this point in marketing, Fallen Kingdom runs the risk of saturating its audience by revealing too much material. It’s evocative of Sony who went especially overboard with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, releasing minutes upon minutes of footage through trailers and lengthy clips and scenes, a strategy which may have contributed to the movie faring poorly at the box-office compared to Sony’s expectations. The only solace we have at the moment is that Universal is at least not going the way of Terminator: Genisys which spoiled a major twist from the movie in one of its trailers that invoked the ire and wrath of audiences all over. Then again, I suspect if there’s anything of that kind left to spoil for Fallen Kingdom, except maybe a return by Ellie Sandler. Still it’s doing a good job of keeping Jeff Goldblum’s part under wraps, so much so that I’m beginning to wonder if his role amounts to nothing more than a glorified cameo.
What do you think of these new clips? Are you excited for Fallen Kingdom? Does J. A. Bayona’s directorial style appeal to your paleontological tastes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set for a theatrical release on June 22, 2018. It comes out in the United Kingdom on June 6, 2018.