The first trailer for Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World” was released online Tuesday, Nov. 25, two days ahead of its previously scheduled premiere during football on Thanksgiving. The trailer is pretty dense with both information and incredible imagery. To help wrap people’s heads around the exciting trailer, below are six of the biggest takeaways from the first trailer for the fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise.
1. The Kids Of 2015
Prior to the full trailer’s release, the film’s teaser paid homage to its 1993 predecessor. Perhaps the most tension-inducing part of the first film was its inclusion of Tim and Lex Murphy (Joseph Mazzello and Ariana Richards). “Jurassic World” will take a page out of Spielberg’s book and include characters Gray (Ty Simpkins) and Zach (Nick Robinson). The two are sent to the fun-filled amusement park by their parents at the beginning of the trailer. Clearly it's not the fun getaway their parents think it is.
2. The Park Finally Works
“Jurassic Park” planted John Hammond’s idea in America's head of a dinosaur theme park in which the visitors can get up close and personal with actual cloned creatures. Nature went haywire before that dream could become a reality. However, by 2015, it looks like Hammond’s vision has been perfected. The trailer shows a bevy of activities people can participate in at the park including viewing nature’s oldest monsters in a canoe, jeep, train and futuristic pod. Even knowing what comes next in a “Jurassic” movie, it’s hard not to want to attend this tourist trap.
3. Like SeaWorld Only Much More Terrifying
It’s hard to think of a Great White shark being any other animal’s dinner, but that’s the case in this strange attraction. In addition to being one of the creepiest images from the trailer, it gives the audience a clear idea of just how easily things could go wrong in this strange pre-historic place.
4. Not Only Didn’t We Learn, We Got Dumber
“We’ve learned more in the past decade from genetics than a century of digging up bones,” Bryce Dallas Howard’s character says in the trailer. She explains that, for the first time, scientists at the park have developed a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur. Chris Pratt’s character sums up what everyone is thinking in a deadpan way that only the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star is capable of.
“You just went and made a new dinosaur?” he asks. “Probably not a good idea.”
5. The New Monster
"She’s a highly intelligent animal. She will kill anything that moves,” Pratt’s character says in the video. This time around the human race is not only overpowered but it looks like they’ve created a Frankenstein monster that can outsmart them as well. Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t give audiences a look at this new dinosaur.
6. Chris Pratt On A Motorcycle Flanked By Raptors
Do you need further description? Really?
“Jurassic World” hits theaters on June 12, 2015. No one from Universal was immediately available for comment on the trailer’s early release.