'Jurassic World 2' Featurette Gives Away Pretty Much the Entire Plot


If you watched the first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and thought that the line “I know why we’re here. A rescue op? Save the dinosaurs from an island that’s about to explode?” sounded less like dialogue a real person would says and more like clumsy exposition, wait until you get a load of this new featurette. The new video pretty explicitly gives away every plot beat of the upcoming movie.

Universal Pictures uploaded the “A Look Inside” featurette to its YouTube channel on Thursday morning, and the video features some insights from directors of past Jurassic Park movies. Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, and Fallen Kingdom director J. A. Bayona talk about how the new movie will push the series beyond what fans typically expect from a Jurassic Park movie. It then explains, almost beat-by-beat, how the movie will do that.

The dinosaur rescue takes place during the first half of the film, which Bayona says has “everything you need in a Jurassic movie, but then it gets more claustrophobic. It has this gothic element, and then you start to build the tension in a very different way.”

With the exception of our protagonists, the people doing the dinosaur rescue are actually bad guys, and they’re aiming to sell the dinosaurs and use Blue, the Velociraptor from the first Jurassic World, to make militarized dinosaur hybrids.

“We arrive at this mansion where they’re auctioning these animals to the highest bidder,” Chris Pratt explains.

Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom hits theaters on June 22, but if you don’t want to wait that long you can just watch the featurette.