Coming Soon: Jurrasic Park Fallen Kingdom

Becky Aurit

Every so often, a movie trailer comes out that gets so much buzz, that I need to stretch the definition of "Coming Soon," in order to share it with Fantasy Movie League in a timely manner. The preview for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," which is releasing the weekend of June 22-24, 2018, is a great example of this type of trailer.

Watch the trailer for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" on YouTube

My name is Becky, and I'm a "Jurassic World" apologist.

Hear me out. I have always been a geeky dinosaur kid, even as an adult. The original "Jurassic World" was groundbreaking for me, because there were actual dinosaurs made with computers. When "Jurassic World" came out, it was fun to see the destruction of an actual, busy dinosaur amusement park, which was something not covered by the other movies.

In "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard go back to the "Jurassic World" island to save the dinosaurs from a volcano. This is not of a retcon from the past movies, since I been if the dinosaurs hadn't overcome humans, the park would have still been destroyed since they chose to build it on an active volcano.

I am also confused by the need to rescue the dinosaurs from extinction, since cloning technology should make them fairly easy to replace.

In the most prominent scene of the trailer, Bryce Dallas Howard and a random guy escape from the volcano in one of the hamster balls from "Jurassic World." They are pretty fortunate that those hamster balls have a long battery life, since the island has been deserted for quite a while.

I'm a "Jurassic World" apologist, but the trailer for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" is disappointing. I know it will still win the box office during the June.22-24 weekend, but I don't think it will come close to the $208.8 million opening weekend of "Jurassic World."