With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s release date fast approaching, promotion for the upcoming Dinosaur-loving sequel is now gearing up. The Chris Pratt-led franchise started very strongly snatching a ginormous $1.5 billion at the box office in 2015, contributing heavily to Universal becoming the highest grossing film studio that year in the process. While much its popularity could be attributed to nostalgia, in resurrecting a beloved film series, Jurassic World stood on its own two feet and took the movies in a new direction revolving around genetically engineered dinosaurs that could be used for strategic military purposes. The sequel is set to take things even further with the prehistoric creatures finding their way into the wider world.
While Jurassic World 2‘s first trailer teased Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Dallas-Howard) embarking on a rescue mission, most of all to save one of the raptors from the first film named Blue, its second full-length trailer revealed a much more sinister force at work. A new genetically engineered dinosaur, the Indoraptor, no doubt a modern take on the highly intelligent raptor, has been created and brought to civilisation to be sold at auction, while many of the dinosaurs that are rescued from the island also seem to be loose on the mainland too.
Pratt himself unveiled the latest TV spot for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and although much of the footage is taken from the previous trailers there are a couple of new shots shown, such as an incredible scene where a lion faces off against a Tyrannosaurus Rex:
The lion and T-Rex scene beautifully symbolises that the return of the dinosaurs would make the T-Rex the new king of the jungle, while Jeff Goldbum’s returning character Ian Malcolm heard saying “These creatures were here before us, and if we’re not careful they’ll be here after” in the trailers. It’s clear from this that Jurassic World 2 will be delving deeper into the ethical issues surrounding bringing dinosaurs back to life in our time, and, most of all, doing it for the sake of profit above anything else.
We know that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the second title in a trilogy and so it will likely end in a similar cliffhanger sort of way to its predecessor, which saw the island’s lead scientist Wong getting away with the data to create the Indoraptor, which leads into the events of Fallen Kingdom. Perhaps then the third film will be about finding a way for humanity to coexist with dinosaurs almost as if they were simply new additions to the animal kingdom we have today.
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom claws its way into cinemas