Our queen of Nublar, Roberta Rex is back in full animatronic glory, and oh man, it’s glorious!
This is what fans have been waiting for! Jurassic World brought Lady Rex back to the screen, and Fallen Kingdom is continuing the tradition – and has made her look glorious!
Due to various set leaks during the filming of Fallen Kingdom, many have known of this particular shot for a while, but seeing it in action and looking as good as it does is good news for fans who have been aching for more animatronic action. Neal Scanlan’s team have done a great job with what we’ve seen of the practical dinosaurs so far and it falls directly in line with Stan Winston’s work with the series.
The Rex is looking fantastic, and yes, it’s “going to be awesome”. But let’s examine the footage.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters Owen and Claire will be directly interacting with the Rex. As we see in the footage, the two open up a cargo truck or container that houses the sleeping Rex. We then see Owen standing closer to the Rex than any character has before. He appears to look surprised or afraid of what is happening with her, especially since the Rex is looking more awake than the previous scenes.
At this point the Rex wakes up and we get a glorious close-up shot of her eye opening and focusing on Owen.
While context is key, especially during trailers, when Claire and Owen open the cargo truck containing the fallen Rex, they have an expression of concern or shock of seeing such a beast up close without being in immediate danger, especially for Claire given her heroic actions at the end of Jurassic World.
Perhaps the idea of being so close to the animal without being in danger is awe inspiring. Or maybe they are shocked to see what another party may have done to her.
While the plot could go either way, the cinematography of these shots seems to be showing more intimate scenes with humans and dinosaurs, just as Bryce Dallas Howard eluded to in her bit with Chris Pratt on Jimmy Kimmel.
This evening, Chris Pratt hosted Jimmy Kimmel and brought the tease for Thursday’s trailer to the show (starting at 11:10 into the video below). To see his fun comedy with Bryce Dallas Howard on the show, just look below. There’s no doubt that the two have chemistry and we can’t wait to see more of these them together!
The marketing continues today with a new tease – a “run montage”:
With a mix of fan favourite characters and dinosaurs being thrown into the mix, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom could be shaping up to be the most exciting entry in the series to date. What do you think of the footage so far? What do you hope to see during the full trailer? Let us know in the comments section below!
And make sure you check out our InGeneral Podcast for in-depth discussion and analysis. Stay locked to Jurassic Outpost and the InGeneral Podcast as we’ll be having new content daily leading up to the trailer on Thursday.