We’ve been given glimpses of what’s to come in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but on April 18th, the final, full length trailer was released for the film which opens on June 22nd. Can they top the success that Jurassic World amassed? We think so, however after this recent trailer, we have some thoughts and worries about the sequel. Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first film, remains on the writing team but gave his director’s chair to J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) which merely means the creative direction may be different this time around.
The first trailers for Fallen Kingdom set up the basic premise that the island was imploding from within and the dinosaurs needed to be saved. Enter Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady who is recruited by Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save Blue. You remember Blue, the last remaining raptor from Owen’s trained group; well she is the one force strong enough to bring Owen back to the island. What we’ve learned since the new trailer dropped is that the premise of this sequel is basically The Lost World: Jurassic World done over again, hopefully better.
Owen and Claire discover, as the island around them is falling apart, that a group is trying to take the dinosaurs for their own needs and not protection as they advertised in order to get their mission underway. This group of, we’ll call them evil doers, includes B.D. Wong bringing back his Dr. Henry Wu from both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World. His presence means that things may be even worse then they appear. And, the trailer reveals our fears are correct because they have a new hybrid, and it is really creepy compared to the Indominus Rex from the last film. You can view the trailer below which gives us another glimpse of Jeff Goldblum returning in his iconic role as Dr. Ian Malcolm.
Let us elaborate on our claim that this film is a redo of the original sequel, which begins with the plot. The dinosaurs are being removed from the island as a part of a plan for a commodity under the pretext of rescue, it was research in the previous film. Also in the trailer, we see dinosaurs in what look like highly populated areas which reminds us of the San Francisco incident. Finally, some of the shots in the trailer pay homage, intentionally or not, to the original sequel. We have a dinosaur attacking from the roof which was similar to the raptor attack used to display Kelly’s (Vanessa Chester) gymnastic skills. That same dinosaur is seen over a little girl’s bed which is similar to the T-Rex outside the little boy’s window. And of course, the return of Ian Malcolm who starred in the sequel. These similarities don’t bother us, but they do make us very hopeful that this movie will undo the damage that The Lost World did to the franchise. We’re very optimistic for the release of the 2.0 version including Jeff Goldblum’s return because he really made the series with his line delivery and logic, which other characters seemed void of.
What are your thoughts on the trailer? Are we crazy for seeing the sequel to Jurassic Park all throughout it or do you see it too? If you haven’t watched, check it out and shout out with your thoughts! We’ll see what we get this summer when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters.