JURASSIC WORLD: The dinosaurs are back!

with Sunny Atwal (feature contributor)

Back in 1993, the first of the instalment of the Jurassic Park movies enthralled and terrified audiences equally with their fearsome flesh-eating T-Rexes and velociraptors, alongside giant plant-eaters like Brontosaurus. We watched in horror as the kids were cornered in the kitchen by a bunch of bloodthirsty raptors and laughed at the sneezing Bronto. The Jurassic Park trilogy helped define millions of childhoods in the Nineties and now the franchise comes roaring back. Directed by acclaimed director Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern, a group of palaeontologists visit a remote island off the Costa Rican coast where a scientist (Richard Attenborough) has created a park of prehistoric lizards derived from ancient DNA mixed with frog genes. Events in the island soon take a turn for the worst as the dinosaurs break free and inflict an orgy of destruction and gory snacking on the Jurassic Park staff and visitors.

Fast forward 22 years and the park has reopened. With the loose T-Rex finally back in its enclosure and the park’s security systems updated, once again the world of 65+ million years back is open to the public.

This time round the film is directed by Colin Trevorrow and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, and B.D. Wong. The usual inmates behind the electrified fence are in place along with a host of fun visitor attractions including interactive galleries, dinosaur feeding areas and the ubiquitous coffee shops, but now a group of geneticists bankrolled by investment dollars are hard at work behind the scenes, working on a mysterious ‘hybrid’ dinosaur as the new park’s main attraction. Little do they know that the hybrid has plans for a bid for freedom, one which will bring death and destruction to Jurassic Park once again.

Jurassic World is slated for release in North America on the 12th June, 2015 with the rest of the world following a few days afterwards.

The Half-Eaten Mind brings you a selection of videos, sneak previews and trailers, official and unofficial, of the biggest and baddest dinosaur movie in recent memory.





The official globally issued trailer for Jurassic World, released on Youtube in high definition by the film’s studios Universal.

Jurassic World – Official Global Trailer (HD)
The Park is Open June 12

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on the novel “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.

Promo trailer of the Lego toy company’s video game release tied in with the film.

Take a look at this trailer for LEGO Jurassic World which shows off some gameplay footage of the different types of dinosaurs you’ll see in the game.

TV spot advert broadcast in America.

Special featurette video featuring interviews with the film’s cast and how the Jurassic Park films inspired them. Released by Universal Pictures.

Video commentary on the new movie and what it needs to have to be a success, according to Erin Robinson of Clevver Movies.

Jurassic World is stomping into theaters this coming summer on June 12th, 2015 and we could not be more excited! Of course, we could also not be more fearful of this becoming another treasured franchise getting a lackluster reboot. To help avoid such a thing, we compiled a list of 7 things we think need to happen in Jurassic World to make it successful.

In this clip from the movie, Owen flees the paddock of the genetically modified killer dinosaur Indominus Rex as it breaks free and chases him after devouring his colleague.

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Masrani Corporation. Owen (Chris Pratt), a member of Jurassic World’s on-site staff, conducts behavioral research on the Velociraptors. After many years, Jurassic World’s attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction, created to re-spark visitor interest, gravely backfires.

A look at the star of Jurassic World, the Indominus Rex, which makes the T-Rex look puny in comparison. Beware this video contains SPOILERS!!

The park is open. Meet the hybrid dinosaur now at Jurassic World.

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“Jurassic Park (1993)” – IMDb/IMDb.com, Inc./Amazon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/
“Jurassic World” – Wikipedia/Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic_World
“Jurassic World – Official Global Trailer (HD)” – Universal Pictures, YouTube GB (20 April 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJJrkyHas78
“Dinosaur Trailer – LEGO Jurassic World” – GameSpot, YouTube GB (14 May 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcAWX3tR9Oc
“JURASSIC WORLD Extended TV Spot #8 (2015) Chris Pratt Sci-Fi Movie HD” – CBR Trailers, YouTube GB (14 May 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2cc5lQuWfI
“Jurassic World – Featurette: “Welcome To Jurassic World” (HD)” – Universal Pictures, YouTube GB (1 May 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA4IdQZ7k7w
“7 Things That Need To Happen In Jurassic World” – Clevver Movies, YouTube GB (30 November 2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZn_vz9eIr0
“Jurassic World Movie CLIP – Owen Escapes the Indominus Rex Paddock (2015) – Chris Pratt Movie HD” – MOVIES Coming Soon, YouTube GB (23 April 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2R8Dt6WDPU
“Jurassic World – First Look – Indominus Rex – Flix Movies” – BTV, YouTube GB (30 January 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rlwHjZowZQ



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