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Jurassic World Teaser Trailer Review

Okay ladies and gentlemen, an important day has come, a day I have looked forward to for a while now; the day, when the Jurassic World teaser trailer was released. Now the teaser was meant to come out on Friday, however it got released early, TODAY and now I have to talk about it!

Check out the teaser below:

My first reaction after seeing the trailer? Underwhelmed.

Now, before you people attack me for expecting too much, allow me to explain. Do not misunderstand me, I do like the teaser, there are a lot of interesting things to take away from this trailer. That being said, this trailer didn’t knock my socks off or speak to my nostalgic inner child.

With those first factors established, let me talk about the major points of interest in the trailer.

  1. Isla Nublar Has Turned Into A Futuristic Orlando Resort: I think the most interesting element of this trailer is the fact that Isla Nublar, the island from the first film, has been converted into the equivalent of Disneyland and Orlando Resort, but more so Orlando than anything else. Looks like Jurassic Park is now this massive tourist location with hundreds of customers, it is filled to the maximum! People casually travel by these clear, spherical cars to watch dinosaurs or catch a big water show with a huge dinosaur (like when you watch a show with a killer whale or dolphins). I can’t wait to see this place get trashed.
  2. Dinosaurs Everywhere!: It seems like we have a good few dinosaurs on display like Brachiosaurus, Gallimimus, Velociraptors and something that looks like a Pliosaurs. Seems like there will be a lot of dinosaurs on display and hopefully they will be around to cause some chaos and eat people too.
  3. Humans Never Learn & People Will Die: Since this is a sequel, the film exists in canon to the previous films. You’d think that these scientists would know not to tamper with this science stuff. Even more so the visitors, are they all brain-dead? Going to an island theme park filled with dinosaurs, don’t you think there might be some danger involved? I can’t help but feel like these humans will just be cattle for the slaughter and have no reason for me to care about them when they get eaten.
  4. There’s A New Dinosaur In Town: In this trailer there’s talk of a new genetically modified dinosaur, one that’s a big deal and has the people who work at the park worried. We cannot see the dinosaur, but it seems pretty dodgy. The only thing that troubles me is that it maybe a dinosaur/human hybrid like the concept art which was released online a little while ago, those things were ugly!
  5. Raptors! But They’re Not Attacking The Human?: Right at the end of the trailer we see Chris Pratt on a motorcycle along with the legendary Velociraptors, but one thing looks off about these monsters; they’re not attacking Pratt. Instead it looks like they’re running and fighting with him. So what, are they docile now? Do they have a close attachment to Pratt’s character? Or do they see something more interesting ahead of them? One can only speculate at the moment.

Other than that Chris Pratt looks pretty cool and Bryce Dallas Howard seems to be a smart person caught in the center of the chaos. There isn’t much detail about the story, but that’s to be expected at this point. Also let’s talk about the CGI. Now I know one should not knock a teaser trailer for its special effects considering that it is still over half a year away, but, the trailer has been released as it is, so naturally people are going to be critical of things that aren’t finished. With all that being said, the GCI, it looks good for the most part, however there is no denying the fact that it looks a bit rough and nowhere near as polished as the original film (the scene with the shark comes to mind). I think the reason why people go on about the special effects is because in 1993, the first film created some of the most impressive-looking visual effects in film history and it is insane to think that visual effects companies still can’t seem to reproduce the same results as a film that’s 20 years later. But hell, we’ve got time, hopefully things will look super slick by June next year. I also hope that the story holds up, I mean this film does just look like humans messed up and now the dinosaurs are on the attack again, but let’s hope that there is more to the film than that.

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In conclusion the first trailer for Jurassic World looks interesting. The whole concept of an Isla Nublar being a theme park is very intriguing and different from the previous films and the idea of there being a genetically modified dinosaur which hasn’t been seen has my interest. Along with Chris Pratt’s involvement and my massive nostalgic love from Jurassic Park, Jurassic World will be watched in cinema regardless of how the film ends up.

So what do you think of the teaser trailer for Jurassic World? Does it fill you with excitement or are you not very impressed? Whatever your thoughts are, be sure to comment below and let me know. See you on the next review yo. 🙂

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2014 in Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Colin Trevorrow Talks Potential Sequels to Jurassic World

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, it has been a good while nice I posted news on this blog for a while and to be fair there’s a lot of news that’s been going down, but nothing that makes me want to blog about it… Until now. The following information comes from superherohype:

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“Next summer, Universal Pictures will be bringing us the fourth entry in the fan favorite “Jurassic Park” franchise with Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, and they’re not planning on stopping there. Speaking with Empire, Trevorrow says the topic of sequels to the 2015 release is something they’ve already been talking about, saying:

“We definitely talked about [sequels] a lot. We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.”

Even though we know very little about the new characters that we’ll be seeing in Jurassic World, Trevorrow mentioned one of them in particular who the focus could potentially be on, X-Men: Days of Future Past star Omar Sy.

“He’s essentially Chris Pratt’s best friend. They work together and have some pretty cool action scenes together. I wanted to create a relationship there that could be memorable and potentially carry on to future films.”

Trevorrow also laid out a very cryptic teaser for the upcoming film, which will return to Isla Nublar, the island from the first film.

“It’s about alpha dominance and the fact that humans have been the alpha species for a very long time, and so now we’ve brought back another that happened to be the alpha species during its time, and we have to co-exist, so what is that relationship?”

The highly-anticipated sequel also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus.

It will be directed by Trevorrow from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing. Jurassic World is set for released on June 12, 2015.

Okay well this sounds pretty interesting and I’m seeing a lot of potential in Trevorrow’s words. In terms of creating a story arc for this new film with the chance of sequels after this one is a good call, I mean no film that’s part of a massive franchise like this doesn’t plan for sequels these days. The filmmakers and studios are always planning ahead and are all about that money, so it is unsurprising that Jurassic World is not the only film on the production line here, and I would like to think that there would be more if this new one works. As for Trevorrow’s comment on the relationship between Chris Pratt and Omar Sy, I like it. So we know that these two will have a lot of interaction and action scenes, and I LOVE action scenes lol. I’m getting Alan Grant and Ian Malcolm vibes from the director and while I don’t think we’ll ever be able to re-create that kind of banter and chemistry again like the awesomeness that was Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum, I feel like it would also be a great opportunity to try and get another kind of on-screen relationships again. And lastly hearing about this alpha species has me intrigued, I am super curious to know what is, what is looks like and how it’ll attack the humans. Also will be more hardcore than the classic T-Rex, my favourite dinosaur ever? I want to know! XD

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Colin Trevorrow Talks Jurassic World in Exclusive Interview With IGN!

Howdy ladies and gents, time to talk about some film news. There hasn’t been that much talk about Jurassic World in recent times, but thanks to IGN, we have some new information to talk about from the director himself, Colin Trevorrow. The following info comes from IGN:

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“Writer-director Colin Trevorrow is about to head to Hawaii to start work on his second feature film – namely the Jurassic Park sequel Jurassic World.

Before he commences principal photography however, the Safety Not Guaranteed director granted IGN an interview to discuss some of the rumours that have been swirling around the project, and to announce one unexpected but actually pretty logical piece of casting news…

IGN: Writing and directing a Jurassic Park movie is a pretty big step-up from Safety Not Guaranteed in terms of scope and scale. What’s been the biggest challenge thus far?

Colin Trevorrow: Getting the script right was the tough part. There are a hundred different ways to tell any story, finding the right one takes persistence. Jurassic Park movies don’t fit into a specific genre. They’re sci-fi adventures that also have to be funny, emotional and scary as hell. That takes a lot of construction, but it can’t feel designed. The characters have to be authentic, the situations real. Derek [Connolly, co-writer on the film] and I started with a blank page and worked all the way through the summer. The process got easier when we decided not to rush to meet that 2014 release date. There just wasn’t enough time. Steven [Spielberg] had the foresight to make that call, the studio was supportive, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

IGN: Can you tell us anything about how the film will look?

Trevorrow: We’re shooting 35mm and 65mm film. We’re also using an aspect ratio that hasn’t been seen theatrically in a very long time. The movie will be presented in 2 to 1. It’s basically a middle ground between 2.35 and 1.85. It allows us enough height to fit humans and dinosaurs into a single frame, without giving up that sense of scope. It’s very close to the ratio of the digital IMAX screens, so it will look great in large format. I think other filmmakers will want to give it a try when they see how it looks. It’s very comfortable.

IGN: Will any of the characters from the original films be returning for this one?

Trevorrow: I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they’d go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. But there is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world. This hasn’t been announced yet, but BD Wong will be returning as Dr. Henry Wu. He had a much larger role in the original novel, he was the engineer of this breakthrough in de-extinction. He spent two decades living in Hammond’s shadow, underappreciated. We think there’s more to his story.

IGN: What can you tell us about Chris Pratt’s character in the movie?

Trevorrow: He’s a classic hero in a very modern context. He’s the guy who will get you through the jungle alive – but like Malcolm, Grant and Sattler, he’s an expert in a scientific field that’s connected to our story. The character allows us to explore some new ideas about our relationship with these animals, without losing the humor and sense of adventure. He’s a great contrast for Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, who starts off very corporate, very controlled. Until the running and screaming starts. Then they need each other.

IGN: How will your Jurassic movie differ to the previous films?

Trevorrow: I’m not on a mission to separate this film from the ones that came before. That will happen naturally – I have different instincts. But, like a lot of people my age, I grew up on Amblin movies. They’re a part of who I am as a filmmaker, and arguably as a person. This film will have a lot of new ideas in it, but I think the spirit will be familiar. It will have an old soul.”

Well this is definitely an insightful review. Not only do we get some information about when the film goes into production (which is tomorrow apparently), but we also get info on the characters and how this film relates to the novels. Let’s talk about the biggest news that will get fans of the first Jurassic Park talking and that is the fact that BD Wong’s Dr. Henry Wu will be coming back for this new film. Out of all of the cast I don’t think anyone would have seen this coming, but listening to Trevorrow’s comments, it makes sense for him to be there. If the character has more relevance and plays a key part in the science aspect of the recreation of the dinosaurs, then I want to see how this ties into the new film. I’m also liking the sound of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters, I can see them in these roles now and it seems like it’ll be really cool.

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Colin Trevorrow Set to Direct Jurassic Park 4

Okay, I know this story is another one of the older variety but again it is based on a film that I have been following since 2006 and it is another important chapter in one of the most recognized film series in cinematic history in my opinion. Let’s check out the article that superherohype made for this film:

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“It was announced in January that Universal Pictures is moving forward with Jurassic Park 4 and, today, a director has been named. Safety Not Guaranteed‘s Colin Trevorrow will helm the franchise sequel.

The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment production will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer. The script was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).

Trevorrow’s Safety Not Guaranteed was released through FilmDistrict and Big Beach Films and stars Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson. The critically-acclaimed film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where screenwriter Derek Connolly won the prestigious Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. The film also won Best First Screenplay at this year’s Independent Spirit Awards, where Trevorrow was nominated for Best First Feature.

The original 1993 Jurassic Park will see a 3D re-release on April 5 of this year, also hitting IMAX 3D theaters. Jurassic Park 4, meanwhile, is scheduled for release on June 13, 2014.”

So now not only does Jurassic Park 4 have a release date but it also has a director too, this film is actually moving ahead! When a film gets a director it means the studios behind is serious about that project coming to life. Now I am not familiar with Colin Trevorrow, haven’t seen any of his work, so I guess I’ll have to have a look at before I see the new Jurassic Park film.

With all this talk about Jurassic Park 4 it’s getting me all hyped up to see the original film again but in the cinema in 3D later on in the year. Like Back to the Future it was a film I saw many times as a kid but only on VHS and TV and I’ve wanted to see something as classic as that in the cinema so when the summer comes I’ll be in love with nostalgia all over again! 😀

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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