The Jurassic World trailer is finally here, and as a theme park nut, I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve been playing the park bits on repeat for way too long. If you’re as excited as I am to be journeying back to Isla Nublar, let’s dig into this trailer via the magic of GIFs.
Man, in hindsight, that’s going to be about the shittiest thing you could’ve told your kid before sending him to dinosaur island.
More important than bad parenting though are these two brothers. The idea of siblings kids in the middle of a dino-shitstorm should be a pretty familiar concept to Jurassic Park fans, and as we’ll soon see, there are more than a few callbacks to the original film in this trailer.
Also, I’m going to go ahead and pretend that the kid from Iron Man 3 being here means that this is part of the Marvel universe.
Here are the boats that take people to the new Jurassic World theme park. Very fancy stuff.
Aaaaand here’s the park entrance, pretty much copy and pasted out of Jurassic Park (with a slight text change of course). Goosebumps…
A couple shots of the park and its activities. In order: Gallimimus Valley, Cretaceous Cruise, Gyrosphere.
Here’s where we get a look at the aquatic section of the park, including one terrifying take on Shamu (aka the Mosasaurus Feeding Show).
This is Bryce Dallas Howard’s character. She’s basically the manager of the park, and seems waaay too happy about engineering a new breed of dinosaur.
Apparently, despite how crazy a park full of dinosaurs are, attendance is actually beginning to dip. In the search for a new attraction, the Jurassic World scientists decided to go with the worst idea they could come up with.
Also note Howard’s outfit, which seems to imply that she’s the John Hammond of this movie (ie: way too optimistic about the idea of mixing tourists and giant carnivores).
Star Lord is not happy with this.
The new dino has escaped… by climbing a 40 foot wall. Yikes.
“Evacuate the island.” Shit is getting real in Jurassic World.
This dude’s probably dead.
Pratt and Howard jumping off a cliff, presumably not for fun.
Here’s our first and only look at the new dinosaur.
Looks like the island didn’t get evacuated after all.
Ok, so this is the most important scene in the entire trailer. Why? Because I think it confirms an early (and absolutely insane) rumor about the movie. Don’t read any further unless you want to risk a huge spoiler.
So in the movie, Chris Pratt’s character is a dinosaur trainer. He basically tames them for use in the theme park.
Well in one of the purportedly leaked drafts of the script, not only does he train dinosaurs, but he’s trained them so well that he’s able to lead them against the evil dinosaur. Like, he’s basically Aquaman but for dinosaurs.
Look at this shot one more time. The raptors are in cages. Something lets them go (they don’t escape). Then we see them running alongside Chris Pratt’s motorcycle, totally not trying to eat him.
Does Chris Pratt have a raptor squad in Jurassic World? It seems entirely silly, but strangely awesome at the same time. I’m not sure if I want this yet, but at least from this bit of the trailer, it certainly looks like it’s happening.
Jurassic World will hit theaters on June 12.