Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the 262nd episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell and Lon Harris. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies the 2018 science-fiction sequel film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It was published on September 18, 2018, to coincide with the film's release on home video and Blu-ray. It is 5 minutes and 3 seconds long. It has been viewed over 1.9 million times.
"Bid farewell to your Jurassic Park fandom, as it's slowly and painfully choked to death by the smoldering ash of the thing you once loved." ~ Honest Trailers - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Just when you thought the Jurassic franchise couldn't get any dumber (Raptor: ALAN!) a sequel will show anyone still clinging to the corpse of the original, you ain't seen stupid yet. (Owen: Back for more, huh!) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Return to Isla Nublar Iz-la? Iy-la? Ice-la? Return to Dinosaur Island a place two different billionaires picked for their theme park, without caring that it was on top of a f***ing volcano. Now after the original park was destroyed, and the park they rebuilt was destroyed, what's left of that park will be destroyed, unless another billionaire can build a new Dinosaur Island and start the cycle all over again. Because when it comes to Jurassic Park, dumb.... (Ian Malcolm: ....uh... finds a way.)
Meet another flock of one-dimensional morons, some new, some familiar, like Claire the caring animal activist, or Owen the cold-hearted mercenary. (Claire: Blue is alive. You're just gonna let her die? Owen: Well, yeah.). And if you're wondering why their personalities switched in between films, hey look over there it's Jeff Goldblum! You like him, right? Thrill as these old favorites? are joined by all-new dinguses, like: Wheatley, a paramilitary guy to replace the last paramilitary guy who replaced the last paramilitary guys who replaced the last paramilitary guy; Maisie, a half-baked clone of all the other kids in the franchise, literally; a loose collection of nerd cliches, and Ziya the spunky paleo-veterinarian who's never seen a dinosaur before. (Ziya: Never thought I'd see one in real life.) Wait, really? You studied dino medicine while the park was open to the public, and not only have you never seen one, you never thought you'd see one?! What online vet school faxed you a degree?! Why bring you instead of a vet who actually worked at the park?! And why did this movie make a billion dollars?! But look over there, there's the car from the first movie! So I guess it's a wash.
Watch as the dinosaurs you used to look at with all in reverence get turned into Looney Tunes (scenes from the movie with cartoon hijinks music), led by another pointless hybrid: the indo-raptor. She's part Raptor and part Indominus Rex, which was also part Raptor (Owen: That thing's part raptor), so now she's like even more parts Raptor. And she'll kill whoever you can point a gun at (Wheaton: And trained to respond to a pulse coded laser targeting system.), but if you're confused as to how that's more efficient than just shooting someone.... uhh... look it's an oil painting of John Hammond? Does that still do it for you? No?
Enjoy a feature-length homage to the other weak follow-up to a Jurassic Park movie: The Lost World, where an old cast member gets summoned to the estate of an ailing original Park founder, then sent to the island to save the dinosaurs, only to get double-crossed by a Slimeball Jnr Exec who secretly hired a hunter to bring the dinosaurs back to the mainland for profit but while Lost World turned the third act into diet Godzilla, Fallen Kingdom limits all the action to the inside of an old man's house and then ends right when it gets interesting. Remember the shot from the actual trailer? (shot of a dinosaur inside a wave with surfers). Yeah, this is really just a trailer for the next movie inside this movie.
So get ready to suspend your disbelief and/or the flow of oxygen to your brain for the best reason since Book of Henry for keeping Colin Trevorrow 500 yards away from a Star Wars script at all times. And finally bid farewell to your Jurassic Park fandom as it slowly and painfully choked to death by the smoldering ash of the thing you once loved (Brachiosaurus howls in sorrow as it is consumed by death clouds). Quick! Cut to the Brachiosaurus from the first movie! (News story "Fallen Kingdom Features the Death of the Original Jurassic Park Brachiosaurus"). That's the same one!? !hat is wrong with you people!?
Starring: [Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing] Red Head Redemption; [Chris Pratt as Owen Grady] Indiana Groans and the Temple of Gloom; [B. D. Wong as Henry Wu] Wuump (Clones a Liz); [Isabella Sermon as Maisie] X Twenty Twee; [James Cromwell as Benjamin Lockwood] Lord Plotwood of Deviceingham; [Toby Jones as Wheaton] Billy Quizboy; [Justice Smith as Franklin Webb] Courage the Cowardly Dev; [Ted Levine as Ken Wheatley] It Puts the Dinos in Their Pen or Else It Gets the Hose Again; [Dying Brachiosaurus from Jurassic Park] Fun for the Whole Family!; and [Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm] 30 minutes of Golblum's time, 30 seconds of actual movie, and 30% of the misleading trailer.The Bland Before Time
(Dinosaurs charge into the outside world. The others look around, questioningly. Maisie has her hand on the button.)
Maisie: I had to. They're alive, like me.
- During the Honest Trailer Commentary, all the Honest Trailers writers said they passionately hated this film. This made this Honest Trailer hard to write - they just had too much to say about the film. They writers suggested they could have easily gone through the film scene by scene and criticized it.
- This Honest Trailer include the Alan raptor clip from Jurassic Park 3.
- Screen Junkies have produced Honest Trailers for many movies in the Jurassic franchise, including Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Jurassic Park 3 and Jurassic World. See list of Honest Trailers for more.
- In addition, there is an episode of Honest Game Trailers that parodies the many Jurassic Park Games that have been released over the years. It features a special guest appearance by Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum!
Honest Trailers - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has an 97.7% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Many media sites commented on the extremely negative take Screen Junkies took on the film. CinemaBlend commented that the Honest Trailer was particularly brutal, writing "this latest Honest Trailer doesn't hold back on its contempt for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, declaring it to be the stupidest of the franchise, which is saying a lot since Jurassic Park III is also on that list." In the same article, CinemaBlend noted that the Honest Trailer pointed out the film's inconsistent characterization, poor supporting characters and reliance of repetitive plot devices. MovieFone concurred that the Honest Trailer was "pretty harsh," especially its opening line. Screen Rant found the Honest Trailer notable for pointing out the film's logical gaps and for illustrating "how Fallen Kingdom is basically a retread of The Lost World, just switching out the characters and locations." CBR.com said a highlight of the Honest trailer was the re-purposing of Ian Malcolm's famous line from the original film to become, "Dumb, uh, finds a way." Geek Tyrant wrote that Screen Junkies "have some fun completely tearing the movie apart" and viewers will also "have fun watching this movie being ripped to shreds."
Production credits Edit
Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
Title Design: Robert Holtby
Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker
Assistant Editor: Emin Bassavand
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