Universal Pictures has released a handful of new clips for their upcoming monster blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Directed by J.A. Bayona, the sequel is set three years after the events of Jurassic World and once again follows Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) as they mount a rescue op to save the remaining dino’s as the islands volcano has now roared to life. With each of them having an attachment to the prehistoric creatures, their expedition is not only facing off against an erupting death trap, but uncovers a secret that could lead us back into the time of the dinosaurs.
I don’t care what anyone says, I’m really looking forward to this movie. Look, it’s not Jurassic Park. It’s not, as much as I hate to say it, it’s something completely different. Does it have its spirit in mind? Hell yes, but this is now a full-fledged summer blockbuster franchise and I’m so looking forward to it. I hear everyone’s criticisms when it comes to the first movie’s story or dull characters, I get it, but you can’t tell me you weren’t entertained. That’s all I’m hoping for. I like both Pratt and Howard in these roles, especially because their chemistry is really good, but I just want some massive dino action.
J.A. Bayona might be unknown to more fans than not, but his filmmaking is actually quite remarkable. All you need to watch to know is A Monster Calls, which damn near got nominated for some awards. He’s no doubt going to bring something different to the franchise, which could make it that much more fun. For myself anyway.
Check out a couple new clips from the sequel below, and make sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments. Am I crazy to be excited? Why or why not are you looking forward to it? Will it be better than the first? Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stomps into theaters on June 22nd.
It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.