First Jurassic World Trailer DebutsNovember 25, 2014
It’s finally here! The first full trailer for Jurassic World has arrived two days earlier than promised, and I couldn’t be more pleased with what I’ve seen.
The trailer starts by introducing a family that are sending their two sons on a trip. You may recognize the youngest son in this scene, as he is Ty Simpkins, known best for his roles in the Insidious movies and as that hilarious little friend of Tony Stark’s in Iron Man 3. The mother in the scene, played by Archer‘s Judy Greer sends her sons off with some great advice: “If something chases you… Run”.
We’re then immediately shown exactly what we want to see: Like, a bunch of dinosaurs.
Jurassic World is now a fully functioning theme park that is open for business and appears to be flourishing. The guests of the park are treated to tours in some flashier vehicles than the jeeps that we’re used to and a Sea World style show featuring a new breed of aquatic dinosaur. We get a glimpse of some familiar dino-species, as well as some we haven’t seen before. Bryce Dallas Howard’s character goes onto explain what we can expect the main plot of the movie to be. The scientists at Jurassic World have been genetically modifying dino-DNA to create a new species, much to the dismay of the hero we’ve all been waiting to see: Chris Pratt.
I’ll admit, at this point in my life I’m willing to watch Chris Pratt in literally anything, but the fact that he is in this movie is so awesome. And from what I hear, he’s playing some sort of raptor behavior specialist or something which is also awesome.
Then it happens. That single note on the piano that sent shivers down my spine. The first note of that theme we all know and love so much. The trailer takes a complete 180 when that theme starts and we see that obviously there’s a problem at the park. Set to a voice over from Chris Pratt basically telling everyone how screwed they are, we see shots of people running for their lives, jumping off waterfalls, hiding from dinosaurs and several shots of Pratt just generally being a bad-ass.
The plot may not be the strongest story ever written, but Jurassic World seems to have everything I need in my Jurassic Park movies. It seems to share a lot of similar themes that I loved from the first Jurassic Park movie, plus Chris Pratt. What more could we possibly need?
Jurassic World hits theatres on June 12th, 2015.