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Jurassic World Unleashes A Ton Of Dinosaur Mayhem In New Footage From CinemaCon

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It was just this past Sunday that Universal Pictures released the brand new trailer for Jurassic World, revealing some previously unseen footage, and putting on a show of some serious dinosaur action. Well, it turns out that wasn’t the only big preview that the studio had planned for the upcoming blockbuster this week, as a brand new sizzle reel just debuted at CinemaCon.

Wrapping up the week for the Las Vegas-based theater owners convention, Universal had their big studio presentation this afternoon, and after showing off a great deal of footage from a number of films on their upcoming slate, the company closed things out by debuting clips from Jurassic World edited together for the CinemaCon crowd. Director Colin Trevorrow and star Chris Pratt were on hand to introduce the footage, promising big things for the blockbuster this summer.

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Rather surprisingly, the reel began with not dinosaur action, but instead a wild pig running through what looks like a wild forest – pretty clearly running from something in fear. A voice calls out that there is a pig on the loose, and it becomes clear that the pig isn’t actually wild, but instead running around inside of a dinosaur paddock. From a trestle way above, a Jurassic World employee reaches down with an animal wrangling pole, but discovers in the worst way that the pig is moving too fast. This is because he winds up actually getting knocked off the railing and falls into the enclosure below. This wouldn’t be that bad, but the pen actually belongs to a pack of Velociraptors who are hunting and very happy to have a new kind of meat locked in with them. This sends everyone into alert mode, but it’s Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) who comes to the rescue, getting out in front of the fallen employee and holding out his arms in the hope of calming the creatures down.

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From there we see some of the footage that has already been in the trailers about the brand new attraction at Jurassic World, the genetically modified Indominus rex. It’s explained by Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire Dearing that ticket sales spike whenever a new attraction is introduced, so corporate has decided that it would be best to introduce a new kind of dinosaur: one that is made from a secret cocktail of DNA and “built” to be bigger than the T-rex. Things start to get scary when it’s revealed that this new dinosaur actually killed its own sibling while in captivity, but things get much, much worse when it’s discovered that the creature is escaping.

From there we see Owen right outside of the Indomnius rex pen during the breakout, and he is understandably terrified. He hides under a truck as he watches people around him get stepped on and eaten, and then takes the initiative to crack the car’s fuel line and cover himself in gasoline to hide his scent. With nobody left to kill, the Indomnius rex begins to sniff around for more prey, and while Owen does his best to stay absolutely still, the giant dinosaur’s maw appears right next to the vehicle, both sniffing around and baring its teeth.

From this moment the footage cuts and has Owen calling for evacuation of the park – but in what very well could be an homage to Jaws, it’s explained by Claire that the Indominus rex is four miles out from the rest of Jurassic World and that evacuating the park is an overreaction. Unfortunately, it’s becoming clear that the loose dino is very interested in where it stands on Earth’s food chain, and Owen warns that what it winds up discovering only spells bad news. The creature’s intelligence is demonstrated when it’s noted that it has managed to remove its embedded tracking chip, and things only get worse when Owen and Claire find a field of dead Apatosauruses and realize that the dinosaur is not killing for food, but instead for fun.

The sizzle concluded with two sequences, the first moving away from the Owen and Claire action and instead focusing on Zach and Gray, the young brothers played by Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins. They are in a travel orb checking out Jurassic World, and have slowed down to check out a pack of Ankylosauruses. Zach remarks how incredible it is to be so close to four living, breathing dinosaurs – but Gray corrects him and tells him that he means five. While the former doesn’t understand what he means at first, they both then turn to discover that the Indominus rex is right behind them, and begins to do its best to break into the orb.

Finally, the action then moved into the park proper, where Pterodactyls have been set loose from their enclosure due to a crashing helicopter, and begin terrorizing the many patrons of the theme park. One of the flying dinosaurs manages to grab a person and drops them over water – but then a giant Mosasaurus leaps out of the water and snatches the Pterodactyl with its giant jaws.

It was definitely a cool preview that did a good job of further exploring some of the interesting elements revealed in the trailer earlier this week, and we’re excited to see how it all comes together when Jurassic World arrives in theaters on June 12th.

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Jurassic World movie spoilers: Rumors of trilogy; Chris Pratt to battle Indominous Rex this time

 

jurassic-world“Jurassic World,” the highly anticipated fourth installment of director Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur film series “Jurassic Park,” is set to be released on June 12 this year. The movie’s teaser trailers have generated huge excitement among fans and feature prominent actors in the new film in a refreshing change since the original film was released 22 years ago.
In the upcoming Jurassic World film, Chris Pratt plays Owen Grady, a dino wrangler who can control the velociraptors in the park. Pratt is joined by Bryce Dallas Howard, who portrays Claire Dearing, the resourceful and adventurous caretaker of the dinosaur park. Other artistes starring alongside Pratt and Howard in Jurassic World will be Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Katie McGrath, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lauren Lapkus, Omar Sy, and Jurassic Park’s scientist BD Wong.

Breaking away from the trend in previous “Jurassic” films of featuring the T-Rex as the most heavyweight dinosaur that causes great damage to victims and even kills them, the “Jurassic World” trailer shows a different dinosaur wreaking havoc this time. The dinosaur featured in the upcoming Jurassic World film is called the “Indominous Rex” who is believed to have been created after an experiment to increase visitors to the park goes horribly wrong, making it the scariest dinosaur ever.

In the latest tweet from Jurassic World, a stunning photo features Chris Pratt running heroically, tweeted with the caption, “Don’t look back. #JurassicWorld.” The photo contains the text “If something chases you… run,” the line that was uttered by Judy Greer to her son going to the dino park in the first Jurassic World trailer.

There are rumors that Jurassic World is a part of a trilogy series and will be followed by two sequels. Apparently, Pratt will make it past the first film to be joined by Omar Sy who works with him as a raptor tamer in the movie. However, there has been no official confirmation about the sequel rumors and fans will have to wait until June 12 to find out.

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The Latest ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer Puts The T-Rex Out Of The Limelight With A New Kind Of Dinosaur! What Is It Called?

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Latest news about the “Jurassic World” trailer has been making the rounds on the internet, despite the fact that a certain amount of time has already passed since its release.

Previous films under the franchise usually features the T-Rex to be the main dinosaur causing terror amongst the parties involved. This time, there seems to be a new kind of dinosaur to take its place.

As previously reported, a new kind of dinosaur has been teased at the trailer. Called the “Indominous Rex,” it is set to have come about after a failed experiment ensued in hopes of creating a new attraction for the park. The “Indominous Rex” will be wreaking havoc as the trailer reveals a mishap that caused the said dinosaur to be let loose. It is then up to Chris Pratt, who will be playing lead role in the film, to stop the animal and restore peace in the park.
Chris Pratt will be taking the role of Owen, who will be the care taker of a dinosaur park that occupies a whole island. He will be joined by Bryce Dallas Howard, set to portray the role of Beth, and Ty Simpkins as Gray.
The official press release for the upcoming film is as follows, as taken from the “Jurassic World” trailer official website:
“Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, ‘Jurassic World.’ Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.”
News about a next “Jurassic World” trailer is also rumored, as the film nears its release date of June 12, 2015.

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14 dinosaurs that will terrify Chris Pratt in ‘Jurassic World’

Sure, everyone loves Chris Pratt, but the upcoming Jurassic World movie would be nothing without his ferocious prehistoric co-stars.

The Jurassic World website — a real site for a fictional park — is unveiling the dinosaurs that will be featured in the upcoming movie and giving some background information on each species to help you get acquainted before the movie is released on June 12. The “aggression index” is an especially useful resource for park goers.

Take a second to mourn the fact that the dinos won’t be doing a press tour. Ryan Seacrest asking a suchomimus what it’s like to be dinosaur with an alligator face is something the world needs.

 

 

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‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ movie review

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Patchi (voiced by Justin Long), left, is much smaller than his brother, Scowler (Skyler Stone), in “Walking With Dinosaurs 3D.” ( 20th Century Fox)

Like an elaborately decorated wedding cake, the kid-friendly “Walking With Dinosaurs 3D” may leave you wondering how something so stunning could end up being so bland. Aesthetic attention to detail, even when it’s painstaking, goes only so far when the content is mediocre.

The movie begins with a fleeting, modern-day framing device about an archaeologist (Karl Urban) on a dig with his niece and nephew, and then goes back to prehistoric times to follow a young pachyrhinosaurus, Patchi (voiced by Justin Long), and his best friend and co-narrator, a colorful bird named Alex (John Leguizamo).

Patchi is the runt among his siblings, and a run-in with a larger dino leaves him with a distinctive hole in the frill projecting above his head. And, yet, this underdog has plenty of spirit and more smarts than his burlier brethren.
The movie aims to show the harshness of the dinosaur-eat-dinosaur world and it doesn’t shy from killing off parental figures, Disney style. Yet a bit of comedy and a little love (Patchi falls for Juniper, a pachyrhinosaurus from another herd) softens the reality. Nevertheless, the plot feels haphazard and repetitive, with frequent scenes depicting the dangers as the herd travels north and south depending on the season. And curiously, as new characters appear, the action pauses while a child’s voice states the type of dinosaur, the meaning of its name and whether it’s a carnivore, omnivore or herbivore. This might help the audience understand whether that creature will be a danger to Patchi, but the information could have been conveyed within the plot.

Such is one of the problems with the ad­ven­ture, which is based on a documentary television series of the same name (minus the 3-D).

“Walking With Dinosaurs 3D” seems to have an identity crisis. Does it want to be edutainment or a feature film? Its reported $85 million budget lands it closer to a blockbuster than to “The Voyage of the Mimi,” but it doesn’t feel adequate in either category.

An interview with Barry Cook, who directed the movie with Neil Nightingale, sheds some light on the varied tones. At first, “Walking With Dinosaurs” wasn’t going to have dialogue; viewers could figure out the story for themselves. The voices were added later, and it’s obvious. The characters who speak English, which is a small group, appear to be communicating telepathically, talking to each other without moving their mouths. It’s oddly distracting, and, with one very funny exception, the banter doesn’t go much beyond scatological humor and banal exchanges.
It’s interesting to consider what the movie would have been like without the voices. The images are impressive and intense. The movie’s scenery was shot in New Zealand and Alaska, and the backdrops make an ideal canvas for the computer-generated creatures. The migrating herds look amazingly naturalistic.

Of course, the vocals help keep the little ones interested and open up the movie’s potential appeal beyond museum screens. It just seems that any film with so much talent poured into its visuals could have assembled an equally worthy script.

 

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Latest Walking with Dinosaurs Trailer Ruins Entire Movie

We’ve praised the astounding beauty of Fox’s upcoming Walking with Dinosaurs feature. Alas, it was not meant to be, for the latest trailer has added a truly heinous voiceover for each prehistoric creature. It’s really, really terrible.

We long suspected voiceovers in this feature, but this… this is too much. Why does the bird have an accent? Are they all talking to each other telepathically? Why?

What a waste of a perfectly gorgeous film. Here’s the official synopsis:

For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. “Walking with Dinosaurs” is the ultimate immersive experience, utilizing state of the art 3D to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.
Walking with Dinosaurs will be released on December 20th.

EDIT: Earlier I said this was a Disney movie. I was wrong it’s 20th Century Fox, apologies all!