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Release date: June 12
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, B.D. Wong
It’s been 22 years since Laura Dern horrified hygiene-conscious Jeff Goldbum by diving elbow-deep into a pile of triceratops poop, and fans still demand a better finale for the Jurassic Park series than they got with 2001’s awful third installment. In this film, the original vision for the park has finally been realized, and exists as somewhat of an extreme version of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. To create a new attraction, geneticists create a monstrous hybrid dinosaur called Indominus Rex, but the experiment soon gets out of hand when the lizard embarks on a deadly rampage. With guests and staff in danger, it’s up to the park’s velociraptor wrangler (Pratt) to take the beast down.