'Jurassic World': 5 Raptor-ous Revelations From the New Trailer
The new Jurassic World trailer is stomping its way around the web, giving us another look at all the dino-devastation we can expect when the movie opens June 12. Here are some of the biggest moments from the new trailer:
1. Pratt knows how to talk to the animals.
We’ve long known that Pratt’s character, Owen Grady, was capable of taming the wildest beasts ever known to man. But now we know how he does it: By simply chatting with 'em! “Stand down,” he tells a pack of 'raptors, who dutifully (if crankily) oblige. Later, he explains: “It’s not about control. It’s a relationship, based on respect.”
It may seem crazy that his method works, but keep in mind: All of the victims in the first three Jurassic films insisted on running and screaming when confronted by a prehistoric killer. Not once did someone sit down with one of those little Compsognathus fellas down and say, “Hey, you know what? I haven’t asked you about your day. How’d it go? Was work OK? Did things go OK with Shirley, or was she being weird again?” That kind of water-cooler chat could have saved countless lives!
2. Bryce Dallas Howard isn’t putting up with any Pratt-splaining.
As we saw in that disappointingly retrograde clip released earlier this month — in which Bryce Dallas Howard’s park-chief was portrayed as a chilly shrew, with Pratt’s character as the super-laid-back bro — World’s two human leads don’t always get along. Hence Howard’s eye-roll reaction when Pratt points out the dino’s desires: “These animals are thinking, ‘I gotta eat. I gotta hunt. I gotta [international gesture for dinosaur-boinking].’ You’ve gotta be able to relate to at least one of those things.” These two have so much drama, whether it’s from their complicated past, crazed workplace, or prehistoric, gender-stereotyped character traits!
3. The park looks like it’d be a ton o’ fun…
Hoo-boy! Look at all those cool attractions: An aviary! A fun gyroscope-thingee! An underwater-feeding show! An above-ground feeding show! This place is like SeaWorld, but without all of the post-Blackfish hand-wringing.
4. …until the attractions start talking to one another.
The new trailer reveals one of the biggest twists of Jurassic World: Namely, that the super-sized, super-smart Indominus Rex — a sort of dino GMO, made by scientists to wow the crowd — can actually communicate with the other creatures in the park, essentially turning the park’s inhabitants into the most menacing team of all-star reptiles since The Expendables. And when the dinos get loose, the first thing they want to do is eat their captors, drawing the ire (and the gunfire) of the park’s security chief, played by Vincent D’Onofrio, who warns his co-workers: “You’ve got got 20,000 people. You got no more boats. You don’t have enough guns.” (Which is just a more specific way of restating his Full Metal Jacket line, “I am in a world of s—.”)
5. The Pterodactyls are pterrifying.
Everyone’s been so obsessed with Indominus, they’ve lost site of World’s potential scene-stealers: The Pterodactyls, who are freed by Indominus and then sent forth like flying monkeys to wreak havoc and pluck park-goers. One of them even wind ups feuding with the park’s underwater beast, known as Mosasaurus (we know that because we went to Mosasauri school). If Jurassic World gives us at least one battle that combines Jaws with Q: The Winged Serpent, we’ll be first in line.
Watch the trailer for 'Jurassic World' below: