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– by Nick Doll

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is coming, whether you like it or not (I like it, I like it very much). The fifth film in the Jurassic Park franchise, Fallen Kingdom is a direct sequel to Jurassic World as The Lost World: Jurassic Park was to the OG Jurassic Park.

This week we’ve seen multiple teasers for the trailer, including a behind-the-scenes video showcasing the film’s use of practical effects to create more animatronic dinosaurs, after the first Jurassic World drew criticism for going nearly full-blown CGI with its creatures. But, finally, the first official trailer is here in all its volcanic glory!

Though Jurassic World divided fans, the prospect of a fully open theme park featuring dinosaurs gone wrong brought in audiences in groves, making Jurassic World the third-highest grossing movie of all time taking in $1.67 billion worldwide.

Only time will tell if this trailer — now with 100% more Jeff Goldblum! — can bring fans who disapproved of Jurassic World back into the Jurassic Park fold.

The film is produced by Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow, director of the first Jurassic World, and is directed by J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls, The Orphanage). Written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed, Kong: Skull Island), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom brings back Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt), as they seek to save the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar from an active volcano. Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong) from Jurassic Park and Jurassic World will also be a part of the action, as will Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), albeit in a limited role. In fact, it feels like we may have heard every line of delicious dialogue that Golblum delivers in the finished film in this trailer…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is out June 22, 2018.

What did you think of the trailer for Fallen Kingdom? Let us know in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: Universal Pictures

  • Victor Roa

    looks good, this such a weird franchise, like it more or less fumbled after it’s second film and even as much as EVERYONE AND THEIR MOM Hated the last one which made a billion it’s not the worst idea to just show more dinos. It’s a weird problem because the original JP had table scenes of people discussing philosophy that were honestly exciting for a film made for children too young to see slasher films.
    It’s such a weird problem, “do you want less kids? Do you want smart kids? Do you want less dinos? Do you want more dinos.” This franchise has never reached Jaws 4 where the son of the shark stalks Brody’s wife in the Caribbean.

    • Nick

      I kind of see it more like the Mission: Impossible franchise. The first film is a sleek, intelligent thriller with modest action, while the sequels go into 100% action-movie-mode. It doesn’t mean they are bad (except for M:I:2 which was terrible) — in fact the last two were quite good — but it does mean they are just a shadowy imitation of a classic film.

      It’s also a lot like Alien compared to Aliens… it’s such a departure it’s basically a different genre.

      • Victor Roa

        maybe…… you’re talking to the wrong guy, I have no love for the Mission Impossible series. Their jumping in style was an novel idea but then made me loose interest when it tried to give Ethan Hunt was a character when he’s hanging on things and running all the times like a living action figure.
        The thing with JP is like, EVERYONE has to come out of their way and tell me their absolute disgust over the sequel when it’s not nearly as bad as they make it out to be. And it’s AMAZING how much they would declair “IT KILLED MY CHILDHOOD” in 1997…… I’m just saying other people have this bizarre idea of what makes a bad film. I mean the series never went as far as Jaws sequels, it’s not unwatchable….. and speaking of aliens….. part 3 would be closer to aliens especially when the little boy becomes Newt, but again most people forgot it existed. When you explain the climax of that film and you tell them “Grant has to negotiate a deal of eggs to a tribe of raptors” they claim you gone insane. But still the franchise hasn’t reached bottom yet.

        • Nick

          I agree. Though as someone who really enjoyed Jurassic World, I don’t think Fallen Kingdom will be as good as the last one. It just has to be better than JPIII

          • Victor Roa

            me too, me too. I am happy seeing Andy Dwyer running

    • Moby85

      Jurassic World was OK. I hated Jurassic Park III so Jurassic World, by no means close to the best in the franchise, was a step up. Just an opinion.

      • Victor Roa

        me too, The thing is JP1’s success is It’s smart, it’s a lot smarter than any scary movie has a right to be. So like as every sequel comes up and none of them are on par with Jaws 4, but someone will complain since part 1 just was so damned good.

  • Sammy Boy

    So Chris Pratt dies Pompei style…

    • Nick

      I love Chris Pratt, but I would be okay with that. But surely he finds a way to survive or they wouldn’t have put it in the trailer. Right!… Right?…?

      Honestly, they probably shouldn’t have put this any of this scene in the trailer at all. Sure, it’s their money shot, but how close to the end of the film does that have to be? I hope they go FULL Lost World and bring some dinos back after narrowly escaping the volcano. Like that T-Rex in the crate…

      • Saranac

        Pratt-Pratt will survive. Life finds a way…

      • Sammy Boy

        It’s a joke. Of course he’s going to survive, even after being enveloped by fucking volcanic cinder.

  • estacado

    They just showed the first half of the movie, right?

  • SaiyanHeretic

    Kind of underwhelming, especially considering how hard they leaned on the weaponized dinos subplot in the last movie. I guess they don’t have the balls to go full gonzo. I want to see stuff like Raptor Team 6 storming a terrorist compound, and an Ankylosaurus with an automated gun turret mounted on its back smashing through urban blockades.

  • Nattown

    Jurassic Park has had missteps and all but this, much like Jurassic World, looks like fun. And even though I am contemplating signing up for Ron Howard’s Masterclass, I feel like I’m betraying my future teacher with how hard my eyes lock on this chick..

    • Moby85

      Haha. Who did Ron Howard mate right right? Because to father a girl that gorgeous she had to be an absolute knockout. Too lazy to look it up, I drink bourbon now.

  • Moby85

    Good:
    -Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard seem to be on their game.
    -Goldblum
    -Like the dinos…Animatronics make it feel more “Jurassic Parky”

    Bad:
    -Odd storyline that seems cut from a B-movie.
    -Is Goldblum just an underwhelming cameo?
    -Soft on the violence? Are we going to get some real fear and suspense.
    -Where’s evil Dr. Wu?

    • Nick

      The trailer suggests it will be scarier than recent entries with the very slasher-film-esque jump-scare sound effects when it jump cuts once or twice. I think this one will be the scariest since the first (or Lost World which had its scary moments), based on the director and that sound effect. And there was some more footage of violence in the BTS video that didn’t make the trailer, including a guy getting dragged behind a wall by an unseen dino.

  • Kronx

    I remember watching JW and thinking, “I wish I could combine this with a quality film like Dante’s Peak.” BAM… wish granted.

    I am curious what their plan to save the dinos is though. I didn’t see an ark out there in the water.

  • TFCB

    I feel like this trailer gave away a lot of tense moments in the film. How’s Pratt gonna escape that Dino with no room in the pod!?! Oh, T-Rex. Did he survive the T-Rex, though!?! Oh, yes, he’s running down the hill. Holy crap, is that pod gonna fly off the cliff and kill the two characters inside!?! Oh, they land in water. Did Pratt survive that ash, though!?! Oh, yes, in one of the short teasers leading up to the trailer, we see Pratt diving into the water. Great. Guess I don’t have to see the movie now, thanks trailer.

  • TheOct8pus

    Jurassic Park is becoming the Fast and the Furious….next movie, they’ll be parachuting dinos out of a plane onto a skyscraper

  • Kindofabigdeal

    100 percent more Goldblum in 5 percent of the movie.
    You create dinosaurs, who then go on and eat people, and now you’re SAVING IT, YOUR SAVING IT!

  • Brafdorf

    so someone was like – hey remember Lost World??? That movie was great right? Let’s remake that because it went really well last time.

    They’re seriously shitting the bed with this story choice. All they had to do was continue where they left off and instead they do this time skip shit too.

    Humanity doesn’t even save the animals dying on its own planet irl, who the fuck is gonna try to save genetically reintroduced murder machines that already killed hundreds of people?

    Trevorrow leaves and that’s all it took to ruin this franchise again.