Jurassic World recently premiered to overwhelming praise in Paris, and anticipation for the prehistoric franchise update is tremendously high. With the film opening this Friday, Universal has dropped a brooding final trailer for the blockbuster fourquel, as well as a slew of new photos depicting the movie’s human and CGI casts.
An unfortunate result of the studio’s gargantuan marketing effort for the tentpole is that a ton of major plot points have already been given away, so if you want to avoid any further spoilers for the pic, you may be well-advised to skip the trailer and images.
That said, the final preview for Jurassic World is a surprisingly somber and dark affair, reminding us of just how terrifying dinosaurs on the loose can be. Humans (including Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy, Vincent D’Onofrio and Irrfan Khan) are just no match for the prehistoric creatures, and all manner of dino-fueled chaos appears to unfold in the new chapter, with hapless tourists landing squarely on the dinner menu.
For the first time, this fourquel takes place in a functioning Jurassic Park, though the plot picks up as scientists’ attempts to genetically engineer a scarier dinosaur in the Indominus Rex backfires in spectacular (and probably pretty gruesome) fashion. It’s up to a velociraptor trainer (Pratt) and the parks operations manager (Howard) to rein in the rampaging dinosaurs and end a deadly rampage.
The heat is on for director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), who has huge shoes to fill in taking over from Steven Spielberg and Joe Johnston, but advance buzz is great on the pic, with particular notice going toward the film’s constant tension and the staging of action sequences.
Jurassic World opens June 12, so we’ll know soon enough whether Universal has a series kick-starter on its hands.