The park is open.
The full-length global trailer for Jurassic World, the upcoming fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise, has landed.
The dinosaur known as "Indominus rex"
Jurassic Park movies have always featured one big, bad dinosaur. In Jurassic World, that will be a fearsome hellbeast known as Indominus rex.
Here's the first good look at the I. rex ready to tear this place apart:
"She was designed to be bigger than the T. rex," Dr. Henry Wu (B. D. Wong), the chief geneticist in Jurassic World, says.
We don't really get to see much more of this monster other than that shot above. But we do find out it's a genetically modified killing machine designed to be more fearsome than the T. rex. This bespoke dinosaur killed her equally fearsome sibling, and she's smart enough to tear out a tracking device.
Perhaps the scariest feature of this dinosaur: she has a memory and is holding some grudges. And she's also killing for sport:
No one is safe
The Indominus rex isn't the only dinosaur doing the killing. Jurassic World imagines what it would be like if everyone in the park were under attack. We have flying dinos grabbing people in their talons and taking them to the sky:
As well as those pesky raptors:
Chris Pratt: velociraptor whisperer
There's a strange SeaWorld/Blackfish parallel to Jurassic World. There's an idea of corporate greed, a majestic animal held against its will, and the chaos that results when something that's supposed to be sterile and safe becomes a nightmare.
And just like SeaWorld has dolphin trainers to make the animals do tricks, Jurassic World has what appears to be a raptor trainer named Owen Grady (Chris Pratt):
In the trailer, Grady acts as the narrator. He's explaining the mindset of the dinosaurs, what they do, and what they're going to do next. Because he's pretty knowledgeable, he's also tasked with finding and taking the Indominus rex. And to do so, he employs his raptors:
"These animals are thinking 'I gotta eat. I gotta hunt. I gotta …'" Grady says before pantomiming dinosaur intercourse. "You gotta be able to relate to at least one of those things."
Jurassic World will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, June 12, 2015.
Stay tuned; we'll be updating this post with thoughts.