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Sequels typically have to top the original.

So for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to 2015’s blockbuster Jurassic World, the action sequences had to be super-sized. Star Chris Pratt admits that physically, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was a much harder shoot. “We upped the stunt game,” he says. “I just got banged up more on this one.”

Film Title: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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One particularly epic sequence finds Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Justice Smith running from an exploding volcano and ending up in the ocean. The shoot required about a week in a huge water tank. “It was tough,” Pratt recalls. “I had to see how long I could hold my breath, like underwater. I only got about a minute at a time. That’s pretty good, but I think Tom Cruise can do like 20 minutes or something like that.”

But then things got even tougher. “It ruined my hair,” Pratt says. “My eyes got so bloodshot-red. They were weeping for three days because there’s so much chlorine, because you know you have like 45 crew guys in the water. I’m like, ‘Um, no one is taking a bathroom break yet so I’m definitely swimming in everyone’s piss, right? Just to be clear, that’s your urine in my eyeballs? Got it.’”

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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