Truth be told, the early chemistry between the pair shows room for further sizzle as the film progresses, and even Pratt struggles to land some of these flirty clunkers. That said, no one is here for romantic comedy beats. It's Jurassic World. It's the dinosaurs we're after and Trevorrow and Universal are keeping their powder dry on that count.
"There is no shortage of awesome [real] dinosaurs," Trevorrow explained at the end of 2014. "We could have populated this entire story with new species that haven't been in any of these movies. But this new creation is what gave me a reason to tell another Jurassic Park story. We have the most awe-inspiring creatures to ever walk the Earth right in front of us, but for some reason that's not enough. We're always hungry for the next thing, and those who profit from it are always looking to feed that hunger. The focus groups want something bigger than a T-Rex. And that's what they get."
Jurassic World is set years after Steven Spielberg's original film, at a time when Jurassic Park is a functioning attraction on Isla Nublar. In fact, it does its job so well that dinosaurs are almost commonplace. The corporate types who run the Park have been pushing for bigger, better and more imposing creatures, and we can't help but figure that's when the running and screaming begins.
Alongside Pratt and Howard amid the carnage are Omar Sy (Micmacs), Vincent D'Onofrio (Escape Plan), Irrfan Khan (Life Of Pi), Nick Robinson (The Kings Of Summer), Ty Simpkins (Insidious), Jake Johnson (21 Jump Street), Judy Greer (Carrie), B.D. Wong (Jurassic Park), Katie McGrath (Merlin) and Lauren Lapkus (Are You Here) also show up in Jurassic World, which arrives in cinemas on 12 June.