Something has survived ... and it’s been packaged, licensed and sold to an audience of millions! No, we’re not talking about the Jurassic Park franchise or the new Jurassic World trailer, but rather the dinosaurs on display in the film, who are the star attractions in a fully functioning prehistoric theme park where nothing ever goes wrong! Until it does. And when things go wrong at dinosaur theme parks, things go really wrong.
In a summer filled with gigantic releases, even the fourth movie in an iconic franchise has to work overtime to stand out. Jurassic World has released a new poster and it feels like step one in the process of rolling back the wave of bad buzz that accompanied that first dinosaur-free clip. Sure, Bryce Dallas Howard is still present, but this time, she’s joined by a very large, and presumably very hungry, dinosaur.
The new Jurassic World clip released last week certainly caused a bit of a stir, especially when Joss Whedon took the film’s perceived sexism to task on Twitter. It wasn’t a great clip — the tone was off and the interaction between Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard was a little flat, but it’s just a small piece of a much, much larger film. Today brings new images from the upcoming movie, and a few new details via the film’s director, Colin Trevorrow, which will hopefully get you excited again if you were disappointed by that clip.
The first clip from Jurassic World has arrived and it showcases something much bigger and so much more unstoppable than any dinosaur. Yes, we’re talking about Chris Pratt, who became one of the biggest movie stars in the world overnight thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy. Despite those Jurassic World trailers that made him appear a little too wooden and glum, this clip is proof that Colin Trevorrow’s sequel will take full advantage of its leading man’s roguish charms.
Jeff Goldblum’s name hasn’t been attached to Jurassic World, and as far as we know, his Dr. Ian Malcolm character won’t be making an appearance in the upcoming sequel. To celebrate Easter, the official Jurassic World Twitter account revealed an Easter egg of its own, which leads fans to discover an interesting, eyebrow-raising image.
After careful consideration, and much consultation with my family and our spiritual advisor, I have decided to cancel my upcoming trip to Jurassic World. Sure, it looks great, and I’ve heard the breakfast buffet is a terrific value. But I just have this weird feeling that if I went there I would be eaten by a dinosaur. Don’t ask me why; just a hunch.
It’s not just the terrifying Indominus Rex that Chris Pratt and his co-stars will have to look out for in Jurassic World—the park is also cooking up some pretty intimidating genetically-modified dinosaurs in its onsite lab. The latest piece of viral marketing for Jurassic World takes you inside the Hammond Creation Lab, so named for Jurassic Park mastermind John Hammond. In addition, the film’s interactive site has revealed seven new dinosaurs that will terrorize theme park visitors this summer.
If you’ve been to the movie theater in the last couple years — and you like to show up early — then you’ve surely noticed one of the most pervasive and tired trends in modern Hollywood: The use of depressing cover versions of famous songs in movie trailers. It started with one brilliantly innovative coming attraction, but quickly became something of an industry standard; nearly every studio tentpole’s first teaser (and sometimes the full trailer that follows) is scored by some kind of gloomy cover of a tune everyone knows. To prove just how played out this gimmick is, ScreenCrush assembled a list of fifteen examples from the last five years. Watch ’em and weep (because these trailers are so very sad):
It’s not often that parody trailers are that great, but this one for Jurassic World is exceptional — mostly because it’s completely bizarre and totally nuts. Ever wondered what a dinosaur would look like with Jeff Goldblum’s head? Did you think Chris Pratt on a motorcycle flanked by trained raptors wasn’t wild enough? This parody trailer definitely upgrades Jurassic World with some pretty awesome embellishments and edits.
In the Jurassic World trailer, careful editing ensured that we only catch tiny glimpses of the Indominus Rex, the genetically modified dinosaur cooked up by scientists to increase attendance to their theme park. But if you were expecting our first really good look at this guy to come from another trailer, you were wrong. This is the year 2015. These kinds of things get revealed in toy form these days.