Chris Pratt facing off with raptors. That’s how the Jurassic World trailer starts off. Pratt is a park ranger that works with the dinosaurs of the fully-opened Jurassic World.
“These animals are thinking, ‘I gotta eat. I gotta hunt,'” Pratt says.
Does the movie look completely absurd? Definitely? Yet, laughing at the trailer assures that I will be there day one. Besides, I’m hoping Jurassic Park 3 was the lowpoint of the franchise.
Co-star Bryce Dallas Howard runs the corporate side of the park, and big business means one thing. More attractions equals more profit. So, the company decides to genetically engineer a dinosaur.
Evidently, the run-of-the-mill T-Rex just isn’t cutting it for massive profits. Of course, the genetically-engineered dinosaur escapes to wreak havoc on the park and its visitors.
Pratt, has been vocal in his support of the franchise and Jurassic World.
“For me, Jurassic Park was really kind of my Star Wars. I lined up at the theater to see it, I saw it opening night, I saw every sequel. I’ve seen it a whole bunch of times,” he’s said. “For me that was my big movie, I think I was 13 or 14 when it came out…So it’s a big deal for me to be any part of that, let alone this part I’m going to be playing. I’m thrilled about it. Everybody around the world knows that franchise. When you say Jurassic Park, no one is like, ‘What’s Jurassic Park?’ More people know Jurassic Park than just about anything. I’m thrilled.”
I’m with him on growing up with Jurassic Park. If this was up against a different slate of movies, I’d probably be hyped for it.
But, after the onslaught of Age of Ultron trailers, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and everything else hitting this year, will this be the movie left hanging?
Watching the trailer and seeing him staring down raptors and using them as allies to battle the the genetically-engineered dinosaur is a bit much.
Then again, summer movies are supposed to be absurd. They are meant for the spectacle. Undoubtedly, this will be the most action-packed installment of the franchise.
The issue Jurassic World may run into is that everyone will be suffering from sensory overload when it hits theaters June 12.