The Indominus Rex – the genetically-engineered hybrid dinosaur from Jurassic World – kind of feels like a big metaphor for the actual fourth Jurassic Park movie: it’s a giant creature that’s composed of various elements from different sources and was designed to be more impressive than your average dinosaur. Question is, will Jurassic World co-writer and director Colin Trevorrow prove better able to control his “monster” than the Jurassic World employees (and the corporate Masrani Global) are in the film?
Things quickly go wrong once the Indominus Rex is introduced into the Jurassic World collection of dinosaurs, judging by the latest clip released from Trevorrow’s feature. Dinosaur wrangler/whisperer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) barely escapes his first up close and personal encounter with the I. Rex (his co-worker is less lucky). Meanwhile, the park employees played by Jake Johnson (New Girl) and Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black) are left looking on horrified as their security measures fail.
Watch said Jurassic World clip, above.
Masrani Global representative Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) – who also appears in this new clip, as does her boss Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan) – explains the logic behind the creation of the I. Rex in the second Jurassic World trailer; it’s a new attraction, meant to help boost Jurassic World’s attendance numbers even higher.
The idea of the Jurassic World scientists simply making their own dinosaur is arguably an extension of ideas that were floated by characters like Henry Wu in author Michael Crichton’s original Jurassic Park book; namely, that the park’s scientists can (and that perhaps they should) go further with their genetic manipulation of the park’s dinosaurs. Hence, it’s fitting that Wu (played by B.D. Wong) is being brought back for Jurassic World, and that the researcher appears to be one of the masterminds behind the creation of the I.Rex.
On that note – Empire has debuted a new magazine cover, teasing the reveal of the I. Rex in full. Check it out, below.
It’s too much for longtime Jurassic Park fans to expect that Jurassic World will recapture the magic of Steven Spielberg’s original movie – as was discussed recently during the Screen Rant Underground Podcast’s breakdown of the second Jurassic World trailer.
That being said, Jurassic World certainly has the potential to be an entertaining B-movie thrill ride packed with fun dinosaur action and set pieces (like the I.Rex attack in the newest clip), like Jurassic Park III – albeit, with a story that better develops the themes of the original film than JP3 did, as was discussed earlier. Take (or leave) that for what it’s worth.
Jurassic World is directed by Colin Trevorrow and co-written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, from an earlier script draft by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The cast includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Lauren Lapkus, and B.D. Wong.
Jurassic World opens in U.S. theaters on June 12th, 2015.