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Dinosaurs Are Everywhere, Honestly, in the New Jurassic World Trailer

The park is gone. The dinosaurs aren't.

The final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrived this Tuesday, and it shows dinosaurs invading the mainland after the abandoned Isla Nublar park is destroyed. 

It also features wisecracking from Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and some anemic sand-throwing from Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). But really, as it should be, this trailer is all about the dinos. 

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Welcome to Jurassic World, where dinosaurs roam free and businessmen are constantly trying to use the creatures for something bad. And why wouldn't they? They're powerful, cool, and definitely came back from extinction better than ever. Judging from the new footage in this trailer, it seems like Fallen Kingdom will have a lot in common with 1992's Jurassic Park sequel The Lost World, which featured a T. Rex stomping around San Diego. Jeff Goldblum even makes a sneak appearance at the end of the trailer, and that make us even more excited for the comparisons in the original Jurassic Park series. 

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This time around, though, multiple species — possibly including dinosaurs engineered by InGen, the biotech company behind the park — wreak havoc on the mainland after Owen and Claire are tricked into rescuing them from Isla Nublar. 

In the trailer, we see a Mosasaurus lurking in the surf behind beachgoers, and a raptor letting itself into a child's bedroom. Director J.A. Bayona told Entertainment Weekly that the second half of the new film has a "kind of gothic element," and that's pretty clear from these intriguing shots of dinos skulking on rooftops and bellowing at the moon. 

Owen knows Blue, his favorite dinosaur, more than anyone else. He knows how to make her trust him, and each of their trusts is used against them. From the looks of the trailer, Owen and Claire will be forced to watch Blue turn into something evil. Do they want to protect her, show her off, or something even more sinister? It's hard out here for dinosaurs and their wranglers. Though the film may be more gothic than its predecessor, the trailer shows that Owen is still bringing a sense of humor and lightness to the action and drama. 

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The trailer also shows a dinosaur being auctioned on the black market, or prepped for some sort of gladiator-style dinosaur fighting ring. The shot is a reminder that any mess caused by carnivorous dinos on the mainland is ultimately a result of humanity's greed. 

Let's hope that Owen, Claire, and Blue can get themselves out of this mess before the next movie in the trilogy. 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the second film in the Jurassic World trilogy. It hits theaters June 22nd, 2018. 

Featured still from "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" via Universal Pictures.

Published on 18 Apr 2018

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