Remember yesterday when we were all counting down the minutes until the first Jurassic World trailer that was scheduled to debut during football on Thanksgiving Day? It’s okay to admit that you were vaguely trying to schedule dinner and cooking times around the appearance, you weren’t the only one. But now that’s a moot point as the trailer has shown up online for you to check out. This isn’t even a bootleg or a leak, which you kind of expect from the film at this point given their security troubles, this is an official Universal Studios release. Check it out for yourself below:
“Remember, if something chases you, run.” So says Judy Greer as she puts her two sons, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson on a boat to the titular theme park, and that really serves as the overall theme for this trailer. There’s a great deal of chasing and being chased.
Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming movie is one of our most anticipated movies of 2015, and from this trailer it looks like just about everything I want this movie to be. There’s not a ton here, but you get the basic building blocks. 22 years later, John Hammond’s vision has become a reality, and it is rather spectacular looking. With that giant gator-looking thing leaping out of the water, it’s a bit like a crazy-ass Sea World.
But of course, the folks in charge can’t be satisfied with what they have and leave well enough alone, they have to go out and play God, creating a genetically modified hybrid. Chris Pratt, who plays Owen, a park staffer who performs behavioral research on Velociraptors, thinks this is a bad idea, which, strangely enough, it turns out to be as the creature shimmies its way out of a 40-foot-tall enclosure. Lids, people, lids. The new dino is apparently highly intelligent and will kill anything that moves, which, in a park full of tourists running for their lives, is a lot.
After his sarcastic turn in Guardians of the Galaxy, not to mention his general silliness on Parks and Recreation, it’s going to be weird to see Pratt take a more serious turn. Hopefully there will be some time for moments of improvised ridiculousness somewhere in the film. But most importantly, Chris Pratt riding a motorcycle, leading a pack of Velociraptors into battle. They could have just shown me that.
Jurassic World also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar Sy, Irrhan Khan, and BD Wong, and opens everywhere June 12, 2015. Rampaging dinosaurs ripping through swarms of tourists as Chris Pratt tries to stop the madness? It may be simple, but that’s exactly what I want to see next summer, how about you?