Jurassic World 2’s Heartbreaking Callback to Jurassic Park has Crushed the Internet

Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

A tragic scene in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has shaken moviegoers to the core with the death of a brachiosaurus. The follow-up to 2015’s Jurassic World is now out in theaters and it’s already scaring up quite a hefty sum at the worldwide box office.

Directed by J.A. Bayona, the new addition to the Jurassic Park franchise stars Bryce Dallas-Howard and Chris Pratt (as well as a few other household names) reprising their roles as Claire Dearing and Owen Grady, respectively. The movie takes audiences back to the roots of the story to the fictitious Isla Nublar where the now wild population of formerly extinct dinosaurs is in mortal danger from an imminent volcano eruption. The heroes must rescue each species from certain extinction and relocate them to a new island safe from human interference.

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One scene in particular caught the teary eyes of fans as the story began to unfold. As the protagonists are leaving on a boat bound for the United States, they see the island rapidly erupting in a cloud of fire and ash. A lone brachiosaurus makes its way to the pier and along with a heart-breaking music score, is tragically engulfed in the smoke. Fans immediately took to twitter to vent their reactions to the highly emotional scene (a handful of which can be seen below). It’s a vivid reminder of Sam Neill and Laura Dern as they stare in wonder at a giant majestic brachiosaurus, brought back from extinction for the first time in 65 million years making the Jurassic World 2 clip all the more heartfelt.

Universal Pictures first enticed potential viewers with a trailer featuring none other than Jeff Goldblum returning as veteran dinosaur damage-control expert Ian Malcolm. It also features a few new faces such as Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Rafe Spall, and the terrifying Toby Jones. B.D. Wong also returns as the tragically greed-driven Dr. Wu, not to mention Blue, the last survivor from the clutch of Owen Grady’s trained velociraptors.

The sequel has impressed movie buffs across the globe with a bold new take on the traditional man meets dinosaur motif seen in previous installments of the franchise. The film marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the classic 1993 dino-romp Jurassic Park during which time fans have witnessed a steep rise in the quality of CGI, animatronics, and of course, the depth and drama of the storylines. With a tense cliff-hanger ending and some cool new dinosaurs thrown in, fans are eager to find out what the franchise has to offer next.

More: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s 10 Best Moments

Source: Various (via ComicBook)

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