Movie studios are all shameless nostalgia pimps these days, waving their rainsticks trying to make everyone forget that Jurassic Park already had a bunch of crappy sequels. Anyway, Universal and director Colin Trevorrow are trying to convince us to kick the football one more time with Jurassic World, coming June 12th, and they just released this new poster. It features possibly sexist ice queen lady Bryce Dallas Howard (apparently playing the same character as Jodie Foster in Elysium or Charlize Theron in Prometheus) going nose to snout with the “indominus rex.” If you don’t remember that one from your childhood, that’s because Jurassic World‘s twist is genetically hybridized dinos.
At first glance, Indominus most closely resembles a T. rex. But its distinctive head ornamentation and ultra-tough bony osteoderms can be traced from Theropods known as Abelisaurs. Indominus’ horns have been placed above the eye orbit through genetic material hybridized from Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops and Gigantosaurus. Fearsome indeed. [Official Site]
I guaran-god-damn-tee you that if Michael Bay had directed this, indominus rex would’ve had leopard skin and breathed fire. And possibly a borderline offensive Chinese accent.
Can they make a scary dinosaur movie in the age when you can just do everything in crappy CGI? I guess we’ll see.