Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Trailer Review

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How about that? 2015 was when we last saw dinosaurs roaming the big screen in Jurassic World, and its fast approaching sequel looks set to hold even more dinosaurs than before. Here is a Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer review.

Details of the film have been kept tight, with very little of the plot revealed before the trailer drop. Minute details of it have been revealed in the teaser trailers that have graced the internet recently. Up until now however, no one had put all the dots together… more so because there were no dots to connect.

Jurassic World 2 Plot Details

Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

Could this conspiracy have something to do with Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong), as he is returning to reprise his role, most likely as an antagonist? The volcano’s newfound activity could be part of his grand scheme, as we know he wanted to try and get the dinosaurs off the island… Wouldn’t this be a good (yet very elaborate) way to get them off the island?

And then of course we’re left with the issue of where they might go. One theory is that of Isla Sorna. Much bigger than the current Island, it is the site where InGen first made the dinosaurs.

Site B when compared to Jurassic Park. Source: Jurassic Park Wikia

Bryce Dallas Howard reports that this film takes the franchise “where it has never gone before.” And with another predicted for 2020, Jurassic World 2 will most likely leave more questions than answers.

They promised more dinosaurs… Looks like they’re delivering. Source: IMDb

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer review

Okay, firstly, WAS I THE ONLY ONE WHO FELT EMOTIONALLY DISTRAUGHT SEEING THE DINOSAURS BEING FORCED OFF A CLIFF?! No? Okay, maybe I’m weird.

Emotions aside though, with half the trailer being made up of that scene, you get the sense that the franchise is really trying to push the fact that the dinosaurs will be the focus of the film, rather than the humans, as seen in previous films.

That stampede almost felt like a nod to the original Jurassic Park, when Sam Neil (Grant) and his kids were running amidst the stampede of Gallimimus. Similarly, they hid behind a log, and similarly, the T-Rex appears out of absolutely nowhere and devours a smaller dinosaur. I actually love how they’re making the T-Rex the hero of this franchise.

It’s inferred that Blue will be a key part of the plot, mostly acting as Owen’s motivation. But knowing that she is alive on the island, how far will he go to keep her alive?

Nostalgia of the originals if you ask me. Source: IMDb

A short snippet showed Owen receiving affection from what seems to be a baby Blue. Or it could be that Blue herself has had babies of her own… meaning more cute baby raptors (nawww.) However this is unlikely as she is now the only living raptor… that we know of. Rules of sexual reproduction, c’mon guys.

Love reacts only. Source: IMDb

The characters… where are they?

In a recent interview, Bryce Dallas Howard states that “she now runs a dinosaur protection group,” hence why she wants Owen (Pratt) to return with her to the Island to save the dinosaurs from the exploding Mt Sibo. And from the looks of things, her and Owen seem to no longer be together. Were they ever?

Now this is set to take place several years after the first Jurassic World, and also boasts a new team of characters. Justice Smith (Paper Towns, The Get Down) and Daniella Pineda (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries) have unconfirmed roles, however appear to act as fellow dinosaur experts, potentially working for Claire’s company.

The Baryonyx is one of many new faces to join the franchise. Source: IMDb

Jeff Goldblum has returned! First appearing in 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park, he is reprising his role in the new film, shown speaking in front of a council. And of course delivering his line of “Life finds a way.” In reality it should be “Life, uh, finds a way.”

Slated for a big screen debut on June 6th, 2018, let us know what your thoughts are on the up and coming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom!

Life (uh) finds a way…

Read the Digital Fox Jurassic World review here.

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