As is the case for the genetically enhanced new dinosaur at its center, there’s a lot to digest in the new trailer for “Jurassic World.”
The reveal of the new dino is probably the biggest moment in the trailer, but its showing how main character Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) controls a pack of raptors is probably the best/most ridiculous part. At least now this all makes sense:
The basic plot of the movie is that the suits behind a new version of Jurassic Park decide that they should genetically modify a dinosaur to be bigger than a T-Rex — all to draw more guests. Since these people apparently ignored the lessons of the first few times people attempted to create a theme park filled with prehistoric creatures, they’re surprised when the new dino escapes, starts killing for sport and generally wreaks havoc on an island filled with people and not enough boats.
This trailer does a great job showcasing the big story moments, and all the action and intensity previewed is on point for the expectations a movie in the “Jurassic Park” franchise draws. It also includes that scene Joss Whedon wasn’t partial to, which definitely works better as part of a teaser than on its own.
“Jurassic World” also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, B.D. Wong, Judy Greer, Vincent D’Onofrio and Jake Johnson. It’s due in theaters on June 12.