Looks like shit.
First, and maybe I should withhold judgement, but the CGI dinosaurs and architecture didn’t look believable at all to me during the shots in this trailer.
Second, I don’t give a damn about whatever newfangled sci-fi dinosaur monster they’re putting in this movie. I already saw Godzilla and it was great, and that director should probably be directing this pile, but when I watch Jurassic Park I want to see dinosaurs that I can relate to.
Natural history museums got the handout of all time when the original Jurassic Park made the entire world interested in dinosaurs. Velociraptors still command attention in news headlines because of their Jurassic Park infamy. I always smile when I see a dilophosaurus skeleton in a museum. Kids who are into dinosaurs watch Jurassic Park, see them come to live, and share the excitement of the characters in the film.
Third, they could have hardly fit more callbacks to the first movie into this two-minute trailer. The gate makes sense, but by the time they show us the egg incubator, the amber mosquito, the feeding apparatus, Chris Pratt’s wardrobe, and a road flare, I get the feeling that they’re trying too hard to trick me into projecting my goodwill for the first movie onto this imitation. To say nothing of the obligatory piano theme!
You also see this in such shitty reboots as the Star Wars prequels and the most recent Indiana Jones— movies that make a point to go through what they think are the expected motions, while leaving their heart behind.
And why the fuck would they breed raptors again? I understand writing off the past and reopening the park, but you’d think someone would say, “you know, the velociraptors really aren’t the main attraction here and probably not worth the risk.” Also, why the fuck is Chris Pratt riding around with them on a motorcycle? Are they going to play the fucking Benny Hill theme under this scene?
I think the idea of a fully-functioning Jurassic World is awesome and I was really hoping for something that was more like 28 Weeks Later with a grounded cast of scary dinosaurs. But centering the plot, apparently, on some fictitious super-hybrid-awesome engineered “dinosaur” does little to separate this movie from the last Transformers for me.