This summer the Jurassic Park series returns reinvigorated after 14 years and, like any returning franchise, Jurassic World will need to juggle the needs of its new audience with the expectations of existing fans.
At the heart of the original film was John Hammond's dream of a dinosaur theme park, one that has been realised with this soft-reboot (the events of old films have not been ignored). For Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and his team, that was a great starting point.
The plot, meanwhile – which sees park's owners create their own dinosaur in a desperate plea to revive interest in the 10-year-old park – is in keeping with the original film's theme of the morality surrounding advanced genetics.
So there's enough spirit of the old but with a daring splash of the new thrown in. As we have seen from the footage seen so far – including during the Super Bowl spot (below) – there have also been a few call backs and references the original series and Michael Crichton's books.
In fact we counted nine and here they are...
One of the first shots we saw of Jurassic World clearly and deliberately evoked the famous gallimumus stampede/flocking from 1993's original. The difference this time being it is part of one of the theme park's key safari attractions.
We are guessing the Jurassic World shot on top is of the island's raptor enclosure (those might be raptors in the cages to the right of the structure). The lighting is certainly reminded us of the first film's opening scene.
Close up the eyes belonging to each of the Jurassic film's main antagonists, the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World and the raptors in Jurassic Park.
Through-the-legs chase shots are in every Jurassic Park film to date and so they should be. They're great for building tension and, in the case of the Jurassic World shot (and a similar shot starring a Rex in The Lost World), they show off the size of the beast too.
Big, sharp, scary teeth. In the second shot, it is the T-rex making its debut in The Lost World; in the top one, it is the I-rex trying to eat Chris Pratt's Owen. Another shot the new footage references is in the original film when the Rex tries to reach under the tour car to get young Tim.
In Crichton's original book, the group touring the park happen across a vet tending to a sick stegosaurus. In the film it was the famous triceratops you see above; the reasons why Spielberg switched animals is not known. The omission could make the Jurassic World shot (top) a reference to both the book and the film.
We are not 100% sure it is a stegosaur being tended to by Owen and Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire but, either way, the shot is a ringer for the scene in Spielberg's original - however, instead of a sick dinosaur, this one appears to have been hurt by the rampaging I-rex.
The standard helicopter-flying-low-toward-Isla-Nublar shot. A nice way to remind viewers we are heading toward the original film's island, not Isla Sorna - where the sequels were set.
In the original Alan Grant (Sam Neil) uses his knowledge of T-rex visual acuity to draw it away from the children with a flare. It works, but then Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) attempts the same and nearly dies in the process.
In Jurassic World, a seemingly terrified Claire is using a flare, as a door opens, but is standing still. The assumption is she is getting the attention of one (or several) dangerous creatures. But what?
Two siblings screaming for their lives as the island's biggest predator bares down on them, with only a single sheet of glass for protection?
Jurassic World is out on 12 June.