The Jurassic Park franchise is one of the best of all time, the first film being the crown jewel. While I didn’t get to experience this energetic and exciting adventure until I was older, I’ve grown to appreciate the imagination of Steven Spielberg and the ideas of dinosaurs in modern times.
Over the years, the franchise has gone through ups and downs. In 2015, the park reopened for a new generation with Jurassic World, recapturing some of the magic of the first film as the dinosaurs turned from working amusement park attractions to the dangerous creatures they are. Next summer, we add in a new chapter.
The revival of this franchise continues in next summer’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
After the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar, the island is devoid of humans and the dinosaurs roam freely until a volcanic eruption threatens their existence. Former park manager, Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and former dinosaur trainer, Owen Grady, reunite to help rescue the remaining dinosaurs from the island.
According to the trailer, it looks like this might be more personal for Owen as he returns to the island to locate Blue, the raptor he raised and was left behind on the island.
Despite middling reviews from fans and critics, I liked Jurassic World. It had humor, action, and great digital animation for the dinosaurs. It also had enough call backs to the first film to not be cheesy or weigh down the film overall. While this trailer feels underwhelming, it looks to guarantee action and a place where we’ve never seen the franchise go with the dinosaurs impending destruction. At least it’s not from a meteor, right? How original would that be?
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives June 22, 2018.