Jurassic World is one of the movies we’re super pumped to see in 2015, and one of the most eye catching moments we’ve seen so far involves Chris Pratt’s character Owen working very closely, in a very vulnerable position, with a bunch of Velociraptors. We’re so used to seeing the vicious predators hunting down wayward children that watching them being trained like pets is definitely not what you expected to see. It seems like it could go so horribly wrong in so many ways, and this new video from the “How It Should Have Ended” folks imagines exactly how that might go down. As the note with the video says, “After Jurassic World’s Super Bowl Trailer we got to talking about raptors and motorcycles, and then this video happened.”
You know how there are some animals that can be trained and domesticated to a degree, but will always retain a sense of wildness and unpredictability? Like why you’re never supposed to keep a raccoon as a pet, because you can only civilize them to a point. That’s the feeling you get with the Velociraptors. Sure, we know that they’re smart enough to learn to do just about anything (except recognize their own reflection), but you get the feeling that no matter what bond you form with them, they’re always right on the verge of ripping you to shreds.
And that’s the basic premise of this entertaining animated video. Owen seems to have a good relationship with the cartoon dinosaurs, who are way less threatening in two-dimensional, drawn form than in the movies. They’re kind of adorable here, I still wouldn’t mess with them, but this iteration isn’t likely to give you recurring nightmares. But that doesn’t make them any less likely to chow down on your face given the opportunity, no matter how tight you are with them and how much shit they give you for looking like Indiana Jones.
The Colin Trevorrow-directed film picks up 20 plus years after the events of the first movie, when John Hammond’s vision of a dinosaur-centric theme park has become a reality. When the scientists create a new breed of dino from T-rex, Raptor, snake, and cuttlefish DNA, what can possibly go wrong? Except everything, as it escapes and wreaks havoc, devouring tourists left and right—not exactly the best marketing strategy. Apparently, part of the plan to stop this rampaging beast involves Owen and his tactical team of Velociraptors joining the battle, but, as you can see from this video, that’s going to be an uphill battle.
Jurassic World opens everywhere June 12.