In less than one month, moviegoers will be able to return to Jurassic Park’s original island, Isla Nublar, in Jurassic World. This time around, John Hammond’s dream of creating a dinosaur park was a success, but as expected, it’s just a matter of time until things go horribly wrong and people are turned into dino chow. In this case, it took a decade before chaos erupted and it’s all thanks to the creation of an incredibly deadly hybrid dinosaur. As for why scientists decided to create a formidable new creature, the answer is simple: to boost ticket sales.
Chris Pratt plays Owen Grady, a man hired to study Velociraptors’ behavior on the island. In fact, he’s so good at his job that he can command the respect of the scary carnivores. When the hybrid dinosaur, Indominus rex, breaks free, it and many other dinosaurs begin to set their bloodthirsty sights on tourists. It’s then up to Grady and a private security force – led by Vincent D’Onofrio’s character, Vic Hoskins – to put an end to the violent madness. Needless to say, when you’re stuck on an island with a bunch of dinosaurs, you’re going to be doing a whole lot of running.
In the lighthearted video above, Chris Pratt explains to us how he prepared for the various stunts he had to perform. Seeing as his character is right in the middle of all of the craziness, and based on what we’ve seen in various trailers and TV spots, it’s clear that his character spends a good amount of time doing everything he can to prevent himself from being torn apart by dinosaurs. That happens to include plenty of sprinting, rolling, sliding, and probably an understandable amount of screaming, too.
A lot of Jurassic World’s promotions have attempted to make us feel all kinds of nostalgic as it reminds us of John Williams’s classic score and then hits us with a good amount of horror and thrills, but it’s pretty refreshing to have such a funny, behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming movie. The debut trailer made it seem like Pratt’s character would be surprisingly serious and not have much of a sense of humor, but recent clips and trailers have given us a better look at Grady’s personality.
It’s unlikely we’ll see him act this goofy in the movie or bust out any epic dance moves like he did in Guardians of the Galaxy (although, it would be kind of hilarious if he attempted a dance-off with the hybrid and then it just eats him). but it sure is fun to watch Chris Pratt acting silly for now. Besides, him being more comedic would probably feel out of place with the tone the movie’s apparently going for.
Jurassic World – directed by Colin Trevorrow – hits theaters June 12th, 2015.