A 5 minute teaser for Jurassic World: Dominion is playing exclusively with IMAX showings of Fast 9. I was able to see the extended tease this past weekend and it does a great job of getting you excited for the Colin Trevorrow sequel.
The first few minutes of the footage starts 65 million years ago – when dinosaurs roamed the earth. This is something we have never seen in a Jurassic adventure, and it delivers on the promises of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Numerous kinds of dinosaurs are shown interacting, and battling, in their time.
It then cuts to today and how the T-Rex is dealing with the modern world. A helicopter chases the beast as it ends up smashing through a drive in movie theater. Obviously, the dinosaurs and humans aren’t coexisting and that will be a major part of Jurassic World III.
- The documentary style approach to seeing the dinosaurs millions of years ago is interesting. The quiet and pace of that first few minutes is a nice contrast to what we have seen in the series so far. You get an idea of what an immersive film Dominion is going to be.
- The shots of the T-Rex wreaking havoc on a drive in theater is a lot of fun. It reminds me of when the T-Rex rampages through the city in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. I’ve always loved the finale of The Lost World and it really seems like Colin Trevorrow captured the tone and energy of that climax.
- I really love the glimpse of 65 million years ago. It does look very CGI however. The T-Rex in modern day, when contrasted with real world elements, looks spectacular. The dinosaur era portion doesn’t quite rise above looking very computer generated.
The teaser does exactly what it sets out to do, it makes you want to watch Jurassic World: Dominion. I wasn’t a huge fan of Fallen Kingdom and I think this film has the potential to right some of the last Jurassic World’s wrongs. I am incredibly excited to see Jurassic World: Dominion when it opens in theaters next summer.