There’s fan-favorite T. Rex, the Mosasaurus, the Baryonyx, the Carnotaurus, and the indomitable Indoraptor. Quite aptly, the new featurette for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ puts the spotlight on the entire barrage of the humongous creatures, along with some fun behind-the-scenes action featuring returning duo Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
“Be careful… there are dinosaurs everywhere,” Pratt observes in the very beginning, even before the footage cuts to some of the gruesome scenes, showing the beasts wreaking havoc. “They are flipping out and killing people,” he adds.
Picking four years after the events of the last Jurassic World adventure, the second installment in the saga will have raptor trainer Owen (portrayed by Pratt) and Claire, the park’s manager (Howard) embarking on a rescue mission to save the dinosaurs from the abandoned island of Isla Nublar. Threatened by a possible volcanic eruption, the duo takes up the task but only to realize there’s a deeper conspiracy brewing.
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“Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times,” the official synopsis for the sequel teased.
Meanwhile, the ferocious animals, some of whom have been genetically-altered like the indomitable Indoraptor, have most likely escaped in the outside world. In fact, a hair-raising scene in the last trailer showed the smaller but much swifter Indoraptor tormenting a little girl’s, having snuck into her room.
While this is just one of the scenes featuring one of the beasts, the latest featurette unveils a wider frame accommodating hundreds of thousands of dinosaurs, who are ready to unleash their fury.
Dishing about the enormity of the creatures and the technical tricks that went behind creating lifelike versions of the ancient creatures, director JA Bayona explains, “There were scenes where we had so many dinosaurs in the same frame that we had to make the frame bigger!”
Apart from a glimpse of the real heroes of the sequel, the dinosaurs, the minute-long video also does justice to the tech aspect of the movie. From the use of animatronics to advanced motion capture technology, the special effects division has been well-utilized in the upcoming blockbuster; and the behind-the-scenes video is a proof of it.
Like producer Frank Marshall quips, “I think what the fans of the movie like is that we still have those ‘real’ dinosaurs for the actors to interact with.”
Jurassic World 2 arrives in theaters on June 22.
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