Jurassic World Trailer: Hybrid Super-Saurus Versus Good-Guy Raptors?

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Jurassic World Trailer: Hybrid Super-Saurus Versus Good-Guy Raptors?

First look at blockbuster series-revival goes big, new, different... and maybe a little crazy

We've had rumors, we've had teasers, but now we've got the first real look at Collin Trevorrow and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg's ambitious revival of the sci-fi dinosaur franchise Jurassic World, with a debut trailer that has shocked and divided fans with big new ideas and a bold new direction for the series.

The trailer (which actually launched two days ahead of schedule, possibly to avoid colliding with that of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens) primarily offers a first look at "Jurassic World" itself - a sprawling, fully-operational theme park built on the site of the original Park but more in the realm of Disneyland (or Sea World) - and introduces our new lead characters: Chris "Starlord" Pratt as an dinosaur-trainer and Bryce Dallas-Howard as a geneticist.

But it's the new (for the movies, at least) plot elements that have some fans seeing red: As early rumors had suggested, the film's saurian antagonist appears to be a (yet-unseen) "hybrid" mutant created by Howard's character by combining the DNA of multiple dinosaur species; and a suprising final stinger features Pratt's character riding (to the rescue?) through the jungle on a motorcycle - flanked by a team of friendly (or, at least, human-compliant) Velociraptors.

Suped-up Franken-Dinos? Raptor heroes? That's certainly a new take on the franchise. Will it work? We'll find out when Jurassic World debuts on June 11, 2015.

Source: Universal Pictures

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Like I said in another thread, I actually really dig the idea of using Velociraptors as hunting dogs.

I totally need a raptor hunting squad. Kinda freaking out right now.

Having raptors as working animals isn't unrealistic (as a movie about dinos go). The films have been making them out as highly inteligent with group dynamics so they learn quickly. In theory they are perfect. It just depends on the methodology used.

The only thing iffy about the raptors far as I see, is I doubt they would be used as a hunting pack as I don't believe they chased down their pray, they were ambush hunters. But that's all meaningless since the velociraptors in the movies are completely made up. They never hunted in packs, they had feathers, they were the size of chickens and dumb as a chicken.

I see they are making it more of a revival of the first movie, where the previous sequels were mostly about random dinosaur fights in random jungles (and cities), this one is actually trying to "reboot" the original "theme park gone wrong" premise, with many of it's motifs (mosquito in amber, hybrid DNA, awe-inspiring dino-watching, theme song), andeven with the title.

So this is gonna be Jurassic Park with a sprinkling of Deep Blue Sea. I hope it doesn't hurt Pratt's career.

Why would somebody reopen the park and bring back more giant predators? Did they not hear about the last 3 movies' events?

Entitled:
I see they are making it more of a revival of the first movie, where the previous sequels were mostly about random dinosaur fights in random jungles (and cities), this one is actually trying to "reboot" the original "theme park gone wrong" premise, with many of it's motifs (mosquito in amber, hybrid DNA, awe-inspiring dino-watching, theme song), andeven with the title.

My guess is that it's serving as a sequel and these new people are just building and expanding on the remains and knowledge from the original Jurassic Park. In which case one has to wonder: Did they not learn anything from the events of the first movie?
If you are correct and this is just a straight reboot then okay, but if it's a continuation then humanity is doomed from its own stupidity.

You know, it might turn out to be terrible... But I really do kind of have to respect the decision *not* to just rehash any one of the other three movies. Some of the ideas in it are kinda bonkers, but a part of me also kind of digs them. I could totally see a dinosaur theme-park trying to 'spice things up' or be more 'extreme' by creating new attractions from scratch. It makes a weird sort of sense.

Mutant dinosaur frankenstein's monster versus humans who may or may not have friendly dinosaurs working for them, set in a futuristic and fully-functional Jurassic Park? Colored me interested. Your move, Legendary.

I shared the trailer with my brother, the resulting conversation I feel is worth sharing. =D

Seth: "We only killed about 800 people here so far, why WOULDN'T a 6th attempt at making this a park for plump, juicy, slow-running and clumsy families work?"
Rob: And it looks like roughly the same story from the first. Though the first was 20 years ago.
Seth: ALSO, "What shoule we make as the worlds first genetic-mish-mash-hybrid?"
"How about bunny-hampsters?"
"Chicken-pigs?"
"Fish-Potatoes?"
"You are all wrong! We will combine godzilla and killing and keep it in an open-air fenced area surrounded by poorly defended tourists on an island they can't escape from!"
"How well thought-through and disater-proof! Yes, let's make the 50 foot killing machine as a test run! to HADES with Kitten-Koalas!"
Rob: No tags. No collars. I would be slightly more acepting if it was a millitary contract. Though EVERY. SINGLE. MOVIE. its a containment problem. One would think they would have several safty features, and fail safes by now.
Seth: LAST ONE... PROBABLY: "So Let's put this horribly dangerous predator on a ground floor and surrround it with glass walls and hope for the best!"
"AUGH! WE'RE DYING AND BEING EATEN!"
"SO UNEXPECTED!"
"WHERE WAS THE HISTORICAL OR LOGICAL PRECIDENT!?!?!"
"You would have thought that in a facility like this that employs hundreds of LITERAL geniuses at least ONE person would have raised a safety concern regarding the highly-fragile containment infrastructure BEFORE we hatched hundreds of man-eating horrors!"
"Blarg! We are died!"
(Honestly, now I kind of want to write the script for the parody: DInosaur Disaster Movie! Staring Kenen Thompson and Anna Faris)

"She"?
The hybrid is a girl?
And highly intelligent.
A . . . clever girl if you will.

Is it me, or did the last shot look like this movie is about Chris Pratt and his dinosaurs solving mysteries?

Ugh.

The whole concept of Jurassic Park (at least 1 and 3, which are the ones I clearly remember) is that nature cannot be controlled - if you try, you're doomed to fail. Yet here we have a new Jurassic Park movie where the park works - so already it's going against the moral of the previous two movies. And then it says "well, we have these genetically resurrected dinos, and we could TOTALLY control those, but when we made this genetically modified dino everything went to shit." Talk about thematic inconsistency.

I hate every character I've seen so far except Chris Pratt. It looks like a dumb action movie designed to cash in on the franchise by saying "OOOH BIGGER DINOS MASS DEATHS HOORAH". The ball things look stupid. And having Chris Pratt become the Velociraptor Whisperer defeats the point of the beasts being the scary hunters that they were in previous films.

Some people I know are excited for this. I can't say I am: I might watch it as the next big dumb popcorn movie, but I doubt it's going to be a good Jurassic Park film.

Objectable:
Is it me, or did the last shot look like this movie is about Chris Pratt and his dinosaurs solving
mysteries?

And the Mutated Dino would of gotten away with it to, if it wasn't for those pesky Raptors, and that dumb Human!

Spaceman Spiff:
Why would somebody reopen the park and bring back more giant predators? Did they not hear about the last 3 movies' events?

What? That there was an outbreak and a T-Rex run rampant through a city after eating a few people and a dog? Noooooo, that never happened you see..." Yeah, you'd expect someone to know about that, but dat money though.

I really don't know how I feel about this. On the one hand; DINOS! CHRIS PRATT! DA-NA-NA-NAA-NA DA-NA-NA-NAA-NA! On the other; Hey, the two previous films kinda sucked, especially that last one. And why is so much of it CGI?

luvd1:
Having raptors as working animals isn't unrealistic (as a movie about dinos go). The films have been making them out as highly inteligent with group dynamics so they learn quickly. In theory they are perfect. It just depends on the methodology used.

The only thing iffy about the raptors far as I see, is I doubt they would be used as a hunting pack as I don't believe they chased down their pray, they were ambush hunters. But that's all meaningless since the velociraptors in the movies are completely made up. They never hunted in packs, they had feathers, they were the size of chickens and dumb as a chicken.

Except it flies in the face of the themes of the story. The story was about people overstepping their boundaries, and trying to control nature, which couldn't be controlled. The raptors represented this best, as they actively tried to escape, killed a guard, leading to a lawsuit, and refused to be reduced to show. Now they're apparently loyal dogs, which is.... The opposite of what they're supposed to be. The dinosaurs were supposed to look believable, not be genetic super animals.. If Jurrassic World has already betrayed its themes, then I have little hope for this film.

Grabehn:

Spaceman Spiff:
Why would somebody reopen the park and bring back more giant predators? Did they not hear about the last 3 movies' events?

What? That there was an outbreak and a T-Rex run rampant through a city after eating a few people and a dog? Noooooo, that never happened you see..." Yeah, you'd expect someone to know about that, but dat money though.

People keep saying this. The producers aren't *entirely* stupid. You know there's going to be a scene akin to:

"It's too dangerous!"
"But now we have the technology to make it safe!"

So I dont think the raptors are friendly. In my mind they are all running from something. The fact that the raptors aren't taking the time to eat you, and are instead just running away, is suppose to establish the threat of whatever is chasing them. I would say the preceding shot of the raptors coming out of the gate is actually part of a different "grayhound racing" type sequence.

luvd1:
Having raptors as working animals isn't unrealistic (as a movie about dinos go). The films have been making them out as highly inteligent with group dynamics so they learn quickly. In theory they are perfect. It just depends on the methodology used.

The only thing iffy about the raptors far as I see, is I doubt they would be used as a hunting pack as I don't believe they chased down their pray, they were ambush hunters. But that's all meaningless since the velociraptors in the movies are completely made up. They never hunted in packs, they had feathers, they were the size of chickens and dumb as a chicken.

When the book was published the Utah Raptor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utahraptor) was thought to be a Velociraptor.
Which explains the size and the name wasn't changed for the film because Velociraptor sounds cooler.

As to hunting methods and intelligence please tell me how anyone knows from bones? parrots are intelligent and there not that big.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_C_BMu8HvA

Found this video on Youtube yesterday, doesn't have a whole lot of views but it sums up my feelings about this stupid trailer pretty nicely.

Who allowed this park to open after all the dinosaur bullshit that went down in the first film?
Did sexy science lady build a dragon?
Why is Starlord hunting said dragon with blood-hound raptors?

Cgi is not finished and why is Chris Pratt's acting so...lacking? Combining that with stupid plotholes ("oh that theme park that resulted in multiple fatalities due to GIANT DINOSAURS? Yeah lets try it again!") And now they're making the Velociraptors friendly...that's like having friendly Xenomorphs...and also the scientists trying to make a smaller version of Gozilla

Other than that it will probably end up being much better than 2, possibly better than 3 even.

Fox12:

luvd1:
Having raptors as working animals isn't unrealistic (as a movie about dinos go). The films have been making them out as highly inteligent with group dynamics so they learn quickly. In theory they are perfect. It just depends on the methodology used.

The only thing iffy about the raptors far as I see, is I doubt they would be used as a hunting pack as I don't believe they chased down their pray, they were ambush hunters. But that's all meaningless since the velociraptors in the movies are completely made up. They never hunted in packs, they had feathers, they were the size of chickens and dumb as a chicken.

Except it flies in the face of the themes of the story. The story was about people overstepping their boundaries, and trying to control nature, which couldn't be controlled. The raptors represented this best, as they actively tried to escape, killed a guard, leading to a lawsuit, and refused to be reduced to show. Now they're apparently loyal dogs, which is.... The opposite of what they're supposed to be. The dinosaurs were supposed to look believable, not be genetic super animals.. If Jurrassic World has already betrayed its themes, then I have little hope for this film.

Well here's the thing about the whole "nature can't be controlled" theme: it's kinda stupid. Even if it has a tendency to turn on us we wield fire just fine. Early humans used to be prey for small four-legged pack animals, then we domesticated them and got dogs. Nature can't be controlled with a wave of a hand, but some of it can be twisted over time to serve our needs. Our species' dominance of this planet is testament to that fact. So that the raptors are good guys now is really just an evolution of the theme. Oh, and said theme hasn't been betrayed; it's always been embodied in the dinosaur antagonists which in this case is the hybrid.

Besides, you're forgetting something: we don't know if they stay good. They may turn on the complacent humans.

luvd1:
But that's all meaningless since the velociraptors in the movies are completely made up. They never hunted in packs, they had feathers, they were the size of chickens and dumb as a chicken.

Well, actually (that guy incoming in three... two...) the 'raptors' are more or less modeled on Deinonychus from the early Cretacious, although they still lack feathers. Why they gave them the wrong name is beyond me, presumably Raptor is more emotive than Deino.

I'm perfectly happy with Jurassic Park going full on crazy, it should avoid a repeat of the first film (which was great, but has already been made) and a hunting pack of Dinosaurs with a human leader is straight out of Caddilacs and Dinosaurs, which is brilliant.

Okay massive killing machine that you spend alot of the time being shown the view from between it's legs.

32minutes in to the movie before someone says 'stay away from her you bitch'

45.3 minutes in to the movie before someone says 'nature will find a way'

1hour 27 minutes before the obligatory T-Rex steps in to save the day or 23.9 minutes before a T Rex gets utterly butt humped by the new super dino just to prove what a total and utter bad ass the new dino is.

Beyond on that Chris Pratt and Guardians of the Jurassic Parkery, yeah why not?

Quite intrigued as to what the genetic hybrid dinosaur will be. Hopefully a Giganotosaurus + something, as it's one of the big carnivorous dinosaurs they haven't yet featured. Otherwise also wondering if they'll do something with the Liopleurodon more than just that sideshow exhibit -- it would be great to have an underwater section.

luvd1:
Having raptors as working animals isn't unrealistic (as a movie about dinos go). The films have been making them out as highly inteligent with group dynamics so they learn quickly. In theory they are perfect. It just depends on the methodology used.

The only thing iffy about the raptors far as I see, is I doubt they would be used as a hunting pack as I don't believe they chased down their pray, they were ambush hunters. But that's all meaningless since the velociraptors in the movies are completely made up. They never hunted in packs, they had feathers, they were the size of chickens and dumb as a chicken.

.....as someone who actually studied paleontology at one point I can tell you two things were your absolutely wrong;

1.the hunted in pack of about 5 to 10 as they have been found next to each other in groups of these sizes next to prey animals.
2. they were smart, very smart. Their brain caste is very similar to ours save the scale and are theorized to have had the intelligence of a wolf. to put that in perspective wolves can problem solve as well as most children between ages of 5 and 12.

so yes wrong raptor is shown but make no mistake they were very smart very lethal hunters.

oh and to the ambush thing most dominate predators rely on ambush to catch prey (see lions, cheetah, tigers, and well any big cat or pack hunting animal) this does not mean they wont case down their meal just that they prefer to ambush in order to insure greater success.

Objectable:
Is it me, or did the last shot look like this movie is about Chris Pratt and his dinosaurs solving mysteries?

I would watch the SHIT out of that. No seriously, as far as having animal companions go, you could do worse than a pack of domesticated JP-style Velociraptors.

I don't think those raptors were friendly so much as they were uninterested in eating. They looked focused on something.

I already hated for reasons everyone mentioned above before even watching the trailer. If it was a true remake, not rehash of the first (Why does Hollywood think they can avoid our complains of remakes that way, BTW?), the whole genetic engineering ethics issues being repeated wouldn't bother me.

I'll just give you guys a line from the-editing-room.com's Twilight Eclipse abridged script to show how I felt when I read Bryce Dallas-Howard was in this movie: "You're in this? Aren't you normally brought into movie franchises just as they're starting to suck? Like Spider-Man, Terminator, and M. Night Shyamalan's career?"

Really? Are they really going for "All Genetic Engineering" is evil schtick? I'd like to say I had high hopes for this, but that would imply that after JP3, this franchise had any hope.

I was reading online somewhere that the genetic hybrid is going to be a mixture between a cuttle-fish, Tyrannosaurus Rex and possibly a raptor (Or something akin to that). It's supposedly smaller than the T-Rex in the film, but as I read "Can camouflage" the way a cuttle-fish does.

So yes. Premise is a bit shaky.

However, since the first movie is the first movie I ever saw, kinda have to go see it.

Also, if anyone could find the article I was reading to verify what I was saying would be cool.

Gordon_4:

Objectable:
Is it me, or did the last shot look like this movie is about Chris Pratt and his dinosaurs solving mysteries?

I would watch the SHIT out of that. No seriously, as far as having animal companions go, you could do worse than a pack of domesticated JP-style Velociraptors.

Likewise, I'd even pay to see it in 3-D and I avoid 3-D movies like the plague for the most part.

OT: I kinda like it, like the "theme park" vibe it seem's to give off. I would love to see an underwater section with some neat stuff swimming in the tanks. :D

As for the hybrid, I could see them trying to whip up something "new" for the public to see except why in Terra's name would you make such a massive creature?

As for the end with Starlord hauling ass on his bike with the raptors? I think that's just everyone in that shot trying to run away from something in a panic (namely the hybrid creature), that or it's the awesome idea of using raptors as bloodhounds. :D

MovieBob:
a suprising final stinger features Pratt's character riding (to the rescue?) through the jungle on a motorcycle - flanked by a team of friendly (or, at least, human-compliant) Velociraptors.

The first time I saw it, I figured that they were too busy FLEEING from the new hybrid dinosaur. I mean, why tackle and eat a guy on a motorcycle when there's something chasing you, wanting to kick your arse.

The level of pessimism in this entire thread is just staggering. "Going against the themes of the book." "Declawing the raptors." You don't know a single thing about what they are doing. You can't possibly say anything about "betraying" the original work until it is released. Get off your freaking high horses.

Okay, so the trailer looks dumb. I only hope the movie lives up to it.

bdcjacko:
I totally need a rapor hunting squad. Kinda freaking out right now.

I am personally looking for a rapport hunting squad.

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