In one of the first official images from the upcoming [Jurassic World](movie:32752) we see the first image of any dinosaur from the movie in the form of one of the Raptors.
CHECK OUT THE FIRST OFFICIAL DINO IMAGE BELOW: THE JURASSIC WORLD RAPTOR:
This is really interesting. In the height of what appears to be nothing but CGI special effects, Jurassic World decides to go back to its old school methods and use practical effects.
This image certainly leads us to believe that along with the inevitable CGI involved, we will be seeing raptors in the flesh. It can be assumed that the whole film won't be practical effects but a similar technique will be used to that of the first movie. When actors had to interact or have close movements with the dinosaurs then models and robots were used to help the physical danger of the scene.
Like this scene in Jurassic Park for example:
The physical danger and force would not have had the impact it needed if a dinosaur was not physically pressing down on the glass. I think that it's this mix of practical effects and SFX that made the first Jurassic Park the success it is. It's good to see that a similar tradition is being followed with World.
But what do you think?
Are practical effects still valid?