After seeing the new teaser for the show, I think that there is promise, but there are a few things it needs to do to grab our attention.
1) Canonicity - We desperately need more canonical content. But when we enter canon, it needs to remain believable and consistent. There needs to be an intrigue to the series and the characters should be relatable and wittily written. I will be drawing many parallels to the Dragons series, because it ticked all of these boxes for me. Dreamworks can do this well.
2) Brutality - There needs to be a time to this series that the protagonists are in legitimate peril. We need to realise that they can die. I would love to see one of the main characters die (call be a psychopath, if you will) but I doubt it. Instead, we could see park staff be injured and the heroes appreciate that they have been lucky to survive. Despite a PG rating, a show can have what I call obscured brutality. Our brains can fill in a character being ripped apart while the heroes look on in terror - consider a toned down version of Vic Hoskins’ death.
3) Animation - I appreciate that this series has gone for realistic dinosaurs and stylised people. This was the best way to go, in my opinion, and it will make for the impressive visuals that we expect. I hope that the environment looks as good as the original, short teaser and that backgrounds are not glazed over.
4) Journey - The kids are shown using the park rides to traverse the park, but we cannot be forced into unrealistic situations. I have no idea why they would be using kayaks in the Mosasaurus lagoon, but we cannot discount Zara’s death. It looks like the girl on the crane feeder distracts it and escapes, but we should not be forced into unrealistic action. My way of providing intriguing action may be them going down a part of the river with the kayaks that was not intended in the cruise, but leads them to near the lagoon and they are swept into the mass of water. Still, I hope it is intelligent story-telling.
I hope it lives up to my expectations. What do the rest of you think the series will be like?