Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum all look active and invested, and they feel so welcome in a way that contradicts the visceral rejection my body feels with many recent movies. The chemistry between Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler immediately feels more natural than several forced franchise returns. I can’t begin to know how this movie is going to compare to how it will have been sold, but just keep your volume high and watch this:
There are so many “familiar” moments, and yet they feel more tangible and exciting. I don’t know how much animatronic or digital effects work has gone into which scenes but the idea that the line is blurring in a way that allows certain images to feel like the creatures can be touched… this has always been said to be the installment that was the entire reason for Colin Trevorrow to helm a reboot of this franchise… I hope he delivers something worth all the noise that has come before.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, written by Colin Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael, and produced by Patrick Crowley and Frank Marshall, Universal Pictures will release this in theaters worldwide on June 10th, 2022.