Trained Velociraptors, genetically modified dinosaurs and Chris Pratt doing Chris Pratt things. The latest Jurassic World trailer sure doesn’t hold back on the action.
But what does this trailer tell us about the latest instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise? Well, we know that the slightly sinister folks running the show over there are doing some real funky stuff with their dinosaurs. We’ve got Chris Pratt teaching a group of the world’s deadliest hunters to run around him in formation while he rides off on his motorbike like a cool guy. There’s a Mosasaur swimming around eating shark bits, and, most importantly, we get our first real shots of what looks to be Jurassic World’s main dinosaur nasty: the Indominus Rex.
Pretty cool name, right? So cool I thought I should probably have a look and see what it means. Turns out Indominus Rex means ‘untameable king’, or queen in this case. Don’t worry though slightly sinister dinosaur corporation, I’m sure you’ll be able to keep her under control. Whoops. Anyway, when compared to the most famous of Jurassic Park’s antagonists, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, or ‘tyrant lizard’, it’s clear that our new friend Ms Indominus is ramping up the fear factor, in name and in scale.
It’s been a long time since my childhood love of dinosaurs has shown its face in my adult life. So long, in fact, that I often forget it existed. I don’t know what it is, but something about this trailer makes me want to go home, find, and flick through my old dinosaur encyclopaedia. At its very best, Jurassic World could re-ignite my passion for dinosaurs, making me drop out of university to fulfil my childhood dream of becoming a palaeontologist. Or, failing that, at the very least, I hope that Jurassic World can remind me of why it was I found dinosaurs so damn cool all those years ago. And I don’t think I’m alone in that. Let’s take a merry trip back to childhood together, friends! See you all on June 11th.