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For your consideration: 6 seconds of footage from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World was, time has borne out, a bad movie, one that accomplished the herculean feat of making Chris Pratt unlikable, among other things. The film’s many faults can be traced back to director Colin Trevorrow, an untested “Spielberg kid” who soared into success on the wings of mediocrity. Thankfully, Hollywood seems to have realized their mistake. Not only is Trevorrow not directing the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom—that honor goes to The Orphanage’s J.A. Bayona—he and Disney “parted ways” over Star Wars: Episode IX. He’s still an executive producer on Fallen Kingdom, however, and surfaced on Twitter earlier today to share the first footage from the film.


There’s not much there, just Pratt petting a baby raptor, so a glimpse into what makes the movie “more suspenseful and scary” will have to wait for its upcoming trailer. It does, however, offer a softer look at the raptor, which makes sense considering the sequel is said to add some depth to the dinos. “The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons,” Trevorrow recently said of the sequel.

That sounds all well and good, but we’ll feel a lot better about this movie once it proves there’s not a high heel in sight.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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