The Director Of Jurassic World Reveals The Movie's Real Plot

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That supposed leaked plot summary of the upcoming Jurassic World movie? Turns out it was only partially right. Forced to clarify the details, director Colin Trevorrow explained the true synopsis — and it still sounds pretty awesome.

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Talking to /Film, Trevorrow begrudgingly explained:

Yes. Jurassic World takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. You arrive by ferry from Costa Rica. It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs. Real ones. You can get closer to them than you ever imagined possible. It's the realization of John Hammond's dream, and I think you'll want to go there.

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Additionally, Jurassic World takes place 22 years after the events of the first movie, and while Chris Pratt's character isn't training the dinosaurs as had been rumored, he is studying them. As for the genetically crossbred dinosaurs, they won't be crazy mutations — they're in the vein of the first film, where the Park scientists used modern animal DNA to fill out gaps in the dinosaurs' DNA.

Trevorrow continues:

What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth…and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. "We've seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?" Next year, you'll see our answer.

You know, for a world filled with amazing, CG-abundant movies, this idea of jaded audiences no longer impressed with living, breathing dinosaurs has some real resonance. You should read the whole interview with Trevorrow here — it's an excellent read, especially his thoughts on the leaked script.

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What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth…and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. "We've seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?" Next year, you'll see our answer.

Too meta guys.

The idea that people the world over wouldn't be completely fucking bowled over by living, breathing dinosaurs is ridiculous on its face. Even if that kid is texting while he's there, he's still paid to go there, and once the phase of life where being disinterested in everything passes, he'll take his kids because FUCKING DINOSAURS.

I don't think people are tired of CG dinosaurs either, but they don't hold a 90 minute movie up on their own, and they never have. Dinosaurs absolutely would draw attraction to a vacation destination designed entirely around them, and looking at them. Lions and pandas don't make engaging movies on their own either, but people still see them at zoos.

I'll still see it though.