Despite plans to release the first Jurassic World trailer on Thursday evening, Universal Pictures surprised the world, no doubt, thanks to those damn leaks that started popping up this week, two days early. And what an amazing trailer it was! For fans of the franchise, who've been waiting almost ten years for the next installment of this popular franchise, the wait was finally over!
The first Jurassic World trailer was both frightening and action-packed, with plenty for fans to take away, regardless of the fact that not a whole lot of details are given away during the 2:40-minute run time. Let's take a look at ten things that should have fans totally stoked for the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, but first - if you haven't watched the trailer yet, stop whatever you're doing and watch...
#1 - 'It All Has Very Dramatic Music, Of Course' - One thing that really stood out during the trailer was the music. Michael Giacchino is composing the soundtrack for the film and, while the music in the trailer won't necessarily be inserted within the final film, we must admit, it does sound very much like Giacchino's work. The music within the trailer is rousing and filled with a sense of wonder, akin to the trailer for the original 1993 film and the haunting rendition of John Williams' classic theme from the first film as all Hell breaks loose is both beautiful and down right chilling. Again, while the music from the trailer may not be featured in Jurassic World, it should still call back memories of the previous three films and get fans excited for what's to come this June.
#2 - 'Welcome to Jurassic Park' - While the first Jurassic Park film took place on Isla Nublar, the two sequels that followed took audiences to a second island, Isla Sorna. Now, however, after 22 years, we're finally going back to where it all began! John Hammond's original vision of the park has laid in ruins for more than two decades without so much as a second thought, so you can imagine we're going to be getting some really great Easter Eggs paying homage to the 1993 film spread throughout. We've seen pictures taken from on the set of Jurassic World of rundown vehicles and buildings that featured in the original Jurassic Park, so, no doubt, Colin Trevorrow, a self-proclaimed fan of the franchise, is planning on throwing long-time fans some surprises hinting at what has come before.
#3 - 'The Park is Open' - Originally, Jurassic Park was marketed as being the most advanced amusement park in the entire world. Yet, that dream never came to pass - until now! Jurassic World will feature a fully functional dinosaur theme park, finally realizing John Hammond's dream after 22 years! This certainly takes our much-loved franchise into a new direction and doesn't just rehash what fans have already seen in the previous three films. It's a grand, bold path to set the franchise on, and opens the door to some serious sequel potential - which we're told Universal Pictures is planning on tapping into following the release of Jurassic World this coming June.
#4 - 'None of these Attractions are Ready Yet' - The Jurassic World trailer gives audiences a glimpse into how far Hammond's dream has come in the last two decades. When we first visited Jurassic Park back in 1993, we were told the majority of the rides and other attractions planned for the park were not complete. Now, however, not only does Jurassic World feature rides and attractions, but some of them are downright futuristic! The trailer gave fans a glance at the monorail, a safari tour, a river cruise and a gyrosphere ride. These attractions prove this is not the world of 1993 anymore, but that of a new park ready to take on, and exploit, the technologies and wonders of the 21st century!
#5 - 'They're Noisy, They're Messy, They're Expensive' - Kids have always been a major component in the Jurassic Park franchise and Jurassic World will be no different. This time around, the trailer introduces us to two brothers, played by Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins. The trailer opens with the kids preparing to embark on their trip to Jurassic World, with their mother (Judy Greer) reminding them: If something chases you - run! The inclusion of children in this newest installment assures fans that, while the franchise is indeed taking off in a new and bold direction, it will still be crafted from the same, familiar DNA as the previous three films.
#6 - 'I am Going to Release the Mosasaur' - Fans have been awaiting the inclusion of prehistoric marine life within the Jurassic Park franchise for as long as we can remember. TellTale's awesome Jurassic Park game from a few years ago answered those prayers to a certain degree, but still didn't compare to the thought of seeing some water dinosaurs on the big screen. Well, director Colin Trevorrow proved just how much of a Jurassic-fan he is with this new trailer - which featured our first glance at the Mosasaur Feeding Show! One of the most thrilling aspects of the new trailer, the scene pays homage to the 1975 summer blockbuster Jaws and reminds the audience that, while a new director may be taking the helm on this new film, the epic on-film world of Jurassic Park is, and always will be, the genius of executive producer Steven Spielberg.
#7 - 'You Just Went and Made a New Dinosaur' - Proving Malcolm right, the trailer moves down a more intense path and begins showing what the scientists of Jurassic World have been doing behind the scenes - creating the world's very first hybrid dinosaur. This doesn't sit well with Chris Pratt's character, who makes his opinion clear on the matter soon after this plot point is revealed. We've heard some rumors about this hybrid beast, and even get a small glimpse of it in the trailer, but other than that, Universal keeps the beast a secret. It is clear this animal will present a threat to all those on Isla Nublar when she escapes and, once again, hints at the bold, new direction that Jurassic World will be taking. The idea of hybrid dinosaurs is nothing new to Jurassic Park fans, yet finally seeing the concept unfold on the big screen will no doubt be both epic and terrifying. Guess the scientists of Jurassic World were so preoccupied if whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should.
#8 - 'National Weather Service is Tracking a Tropical Storm' - As if having a massive hybrid dinosaur on the loose wasn't bad enough, it also looks like a tropical storm will also play a part in the film, as was shown on the monitors in the vastly updated control room seen in the trailer. Further taking into account how nostalgic Jurassic Park fans are, chances are very good that we'll be seeing some classic rain-soaked scenes that helped make the previous three films oh so very memorable!
#9 - 'All Major Theme Parks Have Delays' - The later half of the Jurassic World trailer makes it clear that, once again, all Hell is about to break loose! Again, this assures fans that, although a new take on the franchise, classic elements will be present throughout the course of the film. It is clear that this hybrid beast will be causing some serious damage in the film, so much so that Chris Pratt's Owen once again becomes the voice of reason and demands that the island be evacuated. Clearly, this new beast will represent a serious threat to those visiting Jurassic World, hinting that we'll quite possibly be seeing dinosaur/human action sequences on a much grander scale than anything that the previous three films had to offer.
#10 - 'They Should All Be Destroyed' - As if the trailer wasn't already action-packed as it is, the end gives a look into a whole new aspect of Jurassic World - trained Velociraptors! Previously the villains of the Jurassic Park franchise, it looks as though these animals will perhaps be used in the containment of the vicious hybrid dinosaur that gets loose. The Raptors seen in the trailer feature the classic look from Jurassic Park and The Lost World and the overall CGI seen here is very impressive. Yes, we know people have been against the trained dinosaur aspect of the film's script since Day 1, but being as intelligent as they are portrayed, it actually makes sense to present the Velociraptor as a possible tamable species and not just mindless killing machines.
To sum up, we prepared this article for the fans. The new trailer for Jurassic World has been ten years in the making, and while it doesn't give a whole lot away, one thing we can take away from it is that this one will be following in the footsteps of the previous films despite its new path. It is clear those behind Jurassic World realize how long fans have been waiting for this film and want to make sure it lives up to the decade long wait.
Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, Irrfan Khan, Brian Tee, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy and Judy Greer, Jurassic World is directed by Colin Trevorrow, is slated for release June 12th, 2015 and easily looks to be one of the most exciting films of next year!
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