Yes, it’s here finally… a solid look at the somewhat long awaited new instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise, I say somewhat because it’s a film lots of people have wanted but also a film lots of people weren’t actively pining for, said people will go and watch it for sure but they haven’t been eagerly waiting for it.
And you know what, reaction on youtube comments, EW.com, Digitalspy and other sites that have hosted the trailer seems a bit mixed, I was expecting a mostly positive reception but not everyone seems to love the premise – which I do by the way. I don’t think it’s re-hashing Jurassic Park 1 at all and the hybrid dinosaur idea is pretty cool to me. And in fact, if the film wants to somewhat follow the formula for Jurassic Park 1, the universally loved and acclaimed film in the JP franchise, that’s a bad thing?
I like the idea that Jurassic World will focus on a main antagonist dinosaur as well, rather than have characters go on an adventure of sorts, getting attacked all along the way *cough JP3 cough*. This way it feels more natural, crazy hybrid dino breaks out, wrecks the island, kills a lot of people, people have to evacuate…. as sci-fi as Jurassic Park is, if this scenario was played out in real life, you’d imagine one killer dinosaur would escape rather than all of them.
Which isn’t to say that I think Jurassic World will only focus on the hybrid she-beast, we all know we’ll see raptors – we already have in the trailers, the giant lumbering brachiosauruses etc, probably Pterodactyls at some point but I doubt we’ll see the franchises signature antagonist dino though, or if we do it may be in reference only. Though how cool would a hybrid she beast, T-Rex fight be?
Anyway from what we did see in the trailer, I’m impressed, the subtle Jurassic Park theme near the end felt quite emotional and sombre, hinting at the tone of the movie, the dinosaurs looked great from what we did see and Chris Pratt is looking awesome in it already. The premise has me hooked already and if they give the hybrid dino a 2014 Godzilla treatment, albeit actually giving it enough screen time but not showing it in every scene, that would be pretty great.
It’s a weird one because Jurassic Park is overt at its’ nature, the films are about showing dinosaurs in the modenr day in all their glory and splendour, but the teasers of the hybrid from Jurassic World hint that the hybrid may not be centre stage throughout, which is an interesting turn for the Jurassic Park Series. Yes Jurassic Park 3 did do the long tease for the superdino but it eventually was centre stage but we’ll see how Jurassic World goes. And so far it’s looking good.