You’ve had the 15-second teaser – which told you absolutely nothing other than Jurassic World will feature dinosaurs – now you can watch the “proper” trailer for the latest film in the prehistoric franchise. The premise here is basic. Ipehele 22 years after the original, now parents are packing off their kids on trips to Jurassic World, a theme park/dino-lab that looks like a cross between Disneyland and SeaWorld.
The trailer kicks off with a mother telling her son Gray she’s really “proud of him for going on this trip”, as the little guy looks at his ticket with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-levels of excitement. That excitement is somewhat curbed by mummy packing the kids off with the genuinely sinister line: “Remember. If something chases you … run.” Sure that advice will come in later when a velociraptor fancies chomping on little Gray.
Soon the kids are packed off on to a ferry and sent towards Jurassic World, which is on an ominous island. Inside there are loads of dinosaurs that are roaming free amid their human pals/future snacks. You can see something that looks like a sarcosuchus jump up and eat a shark! You can roll around in little orbs (gyrospheres) and gawp at dinosaurs! You can even wear panama hats and queue up like in a normal theme park!
Things get a bit darker when the slightly arrogant scientist shows up and says: “We have learned more in the past decade from genetics than a century of digging up bones.” Fair enough, but then we get a clue as to how and why things are going to go awry this time around. “A whole new frontier has opened up. We have our first genetically modified hybrid.” A GENETICALLY MODIFIED HYBRID, oh dear. I wonder if it’s going to be uncontrollable and really strong and have an appetite for humans?
Chris Pratt is on hand to talk sense/incredulously repeat the scientist’s already concise words with his own: “You just went and created a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea”. You don’t say, Chris. Next thing you know Pratt is saying the island needs to be evacuated, people are getting picked off and the once placid scientist is shouting “RUNNNNNN!” at the already petrified kids.
If you liked the original and don’t mind swapping Jeff Goldblum for Chris Pratt – which perhaps isn’t so bad – then Jurassic World might be worth a visit, for those with little patience it’ll be more like Groundhog Day but with GENETICALLY MODIFIED HYBRID dinosaurs instead of Bill Murray and jokes.
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