New Jurassic World Trailer Amps Up The Dino-Drama

Credit: Universal Pictures
Credit: Universal Pictures

I am eagerly counting down the days until July 12th when the first new Jurassic Park movie since 2003 will be released into cinemas. The day almost cannot come quick enough. Advanced tickets, here I come. Midnight screening, here I come. I am down. I am so down and so ready.

This morning, when I woke up to a new trailer, I eagerly watched it several times in the row and digested it like a Velociraptor eating breakfast. At first, I was a little skeptical. I watched the clip that was released this month between Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt’s characters. I found it to be slightly alarming, sexist, stilted, and so not what’s supposed to be in a dinosaur film. I think I know what they’re trying to do with Owen Grady (Pratt), and it’s not too bad. It could be worse.

Seeing the clip in the context of the trailer, this works a whole lot better. A small part of the scene is used to set up the Raptors being Raptors. This is used to provide a tiny break in seriousness before the trailer grabs you and takes you at full speed into breakneck twists and turns involving the new dinosaur: Indominus Rex.

Grady’s raptor whispering skills–who else thinks Grady is Robert Muldoon’s son? Just me? Surely not.–and this little beauty of a scene that’s been teased since the beginning. I can’t even contain myself. Let’s watch!

MY BODY IS READY!

EVEN BETTER?? The dinosaurs are shown communicating with each other. Communicating! With some uber awesome dino telepathy! COMMUNICATION. (This is a nice throwback to the rather lackluster Jurassic Park III when Alan Grant realizes the Velociraptors can “speak” to each other.)

Ahem. Sorry for my fangirling. Moving on.

In addition to some awesome dino action and a glimpse at a fully functioning park, we finally get a small peek at Vincent D’Onofrio’s character, Vic Hoskins, who is lead of security. We also see Henry Wu (BD Wong) returning as lead geneticist.

Honestly, you’d think Wu would know better. Surely he found out what happened to the first park. I mean, InGen was basically put underground after Isla Nublar failed. John Hammond wrote his checks. Maybe we’ll find out what is motivating Wu in this film. Also, this trailer continues to give us the same glimpse of Katie McGrath’s character, Zara, being taken by Pteranodons. I want a little bit more than that, please? Pretty please?

Anyway, this trailer is just plain epic. Epic, epic, epic times infinity and beyond. Excuse me while I go watch it again.

Also check out the awesome new posters for this glorious film of epic below.

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What are you thoughts on the new trailer? Are you as excited as I am? Comment below with your thoughts and feels!

Shelby Arnold
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