ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Now, when the new Jurassic World trailer was released a few days ago, it sent most of us here at Moviepilot into something of a Velociraptor-like frenzy of excitement.

After all - Jurassic Park is back, and this time, Star-Lord is in it. And, honestly, if that's not cause for massive over-excitement, then what is?

The thing is, though - that same trailer looked a little...familiar.

It was almost as if we'd seen a lot of it before - which doesn't make a whole lot of sense, since it's the first footage from the movie that we've seen.

As it turns out, though, the solution is far more awesome than that...

The Jurassic World Trailer is FULL of References to the Original

And, when I say the original, I of course mean the 1993's legendary Jurassic Park.

Which really might as well be the new Jurassic World trailer...

So, get this here Jurassic Park theme playing, crank up the volume, and let's get going...

After all, we're talking some serious similarities here...

An Ominous Flare


An Even More Ominous Flare

Which is pretty darned iconic, either way...

As well as:

A Heavy Focus on Amber


An Equally Heavy Focus on Amber

Which makes sense, since that's where dinosaurs come from...right?

Or is it:

Dinosaur Eggs!


More Dinosaur Eggs!

Yup. THAT'S where dinosaurs come from...

And to see those dinosaurs, you of course take:

A Tour of the Dinosaur Enclosures


A Slightly More Modern Tour of the Dinosaur Enclosures

Because tourism is fun?

Then, though, you need to hear:

The Protagonist Warning Us That Things Will Go Wrong

"How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?"


The Protagonist Warning Us That Things Will Go Wrong

"You just went and made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea"

When things do inevitably go wrong, though, you always need:

An Expert Turning to Face the Screen


Another Expert Turning to Face the Screen

While the worrying information in question remains on the screen behind them.

Way before that, though, you need to:

Arrive at the Park in an Establishing Shot Over Water

or, alternatively...

Arrive at the Park in an Establishing Shot on Water

Either way is fine.

But, when it comes to the most important shot of the trailer, you always need:

A Shot of the Park Gates

And, of course...

A Shot of the New Park Gates

Because otherwise, it wouldn't really be a Jurassic Park movie...

Which is actually the best part of all these references: the fact that the filmmakers clearly get that a whole lot of what we all love about the series is tied up in the magic of that first movie - and if they can keep this going into Jurassic World, we might actually have something really special on our hands...

What do you guys think, though? Could Jurassic World live up to the legacy of the original movie? And, of course, can you spot any other references in the Jurassic World trailer?

Head down to the comments and let us know what you find!

And, the big question...


Do you think Jurassic World can capture the magic of the original?

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