In the new TV spot for Universal’s ‘Jurassic World,’ we receive a few more tantalizes shots of the new terror of the park, the Indominus Rex, who the film’s creators are hoping will be a big enough draw to lure audiences back to the 3rd sequel in the franchise, much the same way the scientists in the film are hoping to lure more audience members back to the park in light of them being tired of always seeing the same old dinosaurs. I’m sure the irony is not lost on anyone, but I do hope that the filmmakers of ‘Jurassic World’ have better luck with their creation than the scientists on Isla Nublar. While the Indominus Rex won’t be able to jump off the screen and kill anyone, it might be the final nail in the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise’s coffin, a franchise that barely managed to survive the previous two dismal sequels, ‘The Lost World’ and ‘Jurassic Park 3.’
On the plus side, the Indominus Rex looked especially intriguing in the trailer, from the shots of his eye in the plants surveying his prey, to the shots of his gaping mouth coming down on his next meal. The dinosaur both appears and is being described as particularly intelligent, which adds new layers to the terror he will bring upon the park, as his actions won’t be as random or instinct driven as the actions of the former terror of the park, the Tyrannosaurus Rex. And with filmmakers describing his roar as being as loud as a 747 aircraft taking off or landing, and with the gaping jaw we saw in the trailer, which looks able to open to almost a 100 degree angle, clashes with the dinosaur titan are sure to be intense. Other than the cool new shots of Indominus Rex, the trailer itself seems a shorter rehash of the original trailer, complete with Michael Giacchino’s piano rendition of the original ‘Jurassic Park’ theme.
What are your thoughts on Indominus Rex? Will he ever replace the T-Rex in your heart as the most fearsome dinosaur to ever roam ‘Jurassic Park?” Let us know in the comments below!