Jurassic World

Question: If all of the base DNA for the dinosaurs in the park was obtained from dino-blood inside mosquitoes, where did they get the DNA for the Mosasaurus from? A flying blood-sucking insect would not come into contact with a sea dwelling dinosaur, and there are no amber-equivalents in the ocean to trap any sea based blood suckers.

iRoN-RoK
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Answer: And what about just digging for bones for the Mosasaurus? I think this was said somewhere-although I can't remember where so apologies if I'm wrong-but I think Dr. Wu mentioned something about it, so I'm sure they could've gotten DNA WITHOUT getting the blood from a mosquito. It sounds possible in my opinion.

Chosen answer: The scientific inaccuracy of the mosquitoes/DNA notwithstanding, at the end of the film the Mosasaurus surfaces at the edge of its pool in order to drag in the Indominus Rex. Assuming the Mosasaurus did the same thing to catch prey in its own time period, it's feasible a mosquito could have landed on its body and extracted some blood in that short amount of time, especially if the prey was putting up resistance.

Phaneron Premium member

And a mosquito would always be in that area and be keen on getting blood from that particular dinosaur? Plus, it didn't take much for the Indominus to be taken down since the Mosasaurus is kind of a big creature, so how hard would it be for other animals to be taken down as well? Added, the Mosasaurus was being fed a shark when we first meet it; it's not like it was hunting on its own in an enclosed area.

Mosquitoes are everywhere, so it's not a matter of convenience that one would be in the same area and being keen on going after that particular animal. Plus, I just pulled up the scene on YouTube and it takes close to 10 seconds for the Mosasaurus to drag the Indominous Rex to its doom, which is plenty of time for a mosquito to land on it and extract blood. And as I stated in the answer, the explanation of DNA being harvested from preserved mosquitoes is scientifically inaccurate anyway, so even a tenuous explanation of how a mosquito would get that animal's blood is no more tenuous than dinosaurs being brought back to life in the first place.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Do they clone the great white sharks that are fed to the mosasaurus? Great whites are endangered, and it's difficult to see the park getting away with using an endangered species as fodder for an exhibit.

Jukka Nurmi
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Answer: Most likely yes, the great whites are cloned, raised in captivity, and used as a food source. They can clone extinct animals, living ones may be a lot easier.

MasterOfAll
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Answer: It was never explained how they obtained the monosaurus' food, but it was likely fed a variety of fish, reptiles, etc. Even if they cloned great whites, it would be extremely difficult, it not impossible, to raise and keep that many in captivity. Sharks need specific environmental conditions to survive, including the need to keep constantly moving, otherwise they will die. The amount and cost of all the food it would take to feed all the feeder sharks would probably be more than what the monosaurus eats. The fact that a great white shark is shown appears to be an inside nod to Steven Spielberg's earliest movie hit, "Jaws."

raywest Premium member

True but Colin Trevorrow mentioned how he was worried if it would come across as a jab to Steven's Jaws, which wasn't his intention at all.

Answer: It's possible they breed these animals or that they are indeed cloned much like the same way the dinosaurs are cloned. But perhaps, since this is a different reality, the great white might not be endangered anymore in this movie.

lionhead

Answer: I'm pretty sure sharks are not the only things being fed to the dinosaur.

Question: Since dinosaurs are cold blooded reptiles, why do they try to observe and detect them with heat-seeking cameras? They would have been of the same temperature as their surrounding and therefore invisible from the get go.

Answer: Dinosaurs aren't cold-blooded reptiles. They are warm-blooded (or possibly somewhere between) and are more closely related to birds. Remember the first movie where Dr. Wu told Ellie that dinosaurs hold a temperature above that of the air.

Greg Dwyer
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Dinosaurs and birds have different blood temperatures so I highly doubt that they're related. Lizards, like dinosaurs, are cold-blooded; birds are warm-blooded.

The most reliable and modern research shows that dinosaurs were not cold-blooded and were more similar to birds or mammals than modern-day reptiles.

LorgSkyegon
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Warm-blooded means the animal's body attempts to maintain a relatively constant core temperature, and cold-blooded don't. This is because many of the body's systems work better when warm, like muscles. But all animals generate heat when expending energy, like when their muscles are operating for movement, so a "cold-blooded" animal will still normally be at a higher temperature than its surroundings unless it has been staying still for a while. Even then, heart and digestive action is still generating at least a little heat. It is the issue of being warmer, even by a small amount, that allows a thermal device to see the difference.

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Question: How come the velociraptors became so friendly when helping with chasing down the Indominus Rex, when earlier in the movie Owen nearly got killed by them if it wasn't for the gate that separated them?

Answer: It shows that they can never be fully trained or domesticated and their behavior is unpredictable according to the circumstances they're in. Owen was nearly killed at the beginning because the raptors had become overly excited by chasing the pig and then after the helper guy fell into the enclosure. This was out of the normal routine for them, and they immediately went into hunting mode with anyone becoming prey. Owen was barely able to control the situation. Later, Owen was able to re-established his alpha role, and the raptors were focused on the T-rex. Even then, Owen could barely control them, and they probably would have attacked him and the others if the T-rex had not re-appeared.

raywest Premium member
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Question: Wouldn't the gyrospheres get stuck all the time, especially on wet patches of grass? I can't imagine the glass surface would get enough grip.

Answer: Apparently they are heavy enough to have traction in several types of terrain. Presumably if the weather was bad enough they would shut down the ride but for the purposes of the film, they seem to work just fine.

BaconIsMyBFF
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Question: Here's something I don't understand. When Zack and Gray are in the Gyrosphere, they go to a territory that is not part of the ride, leading to the Indominus attack. My question is, how is this even possible? The ride was shut down, they heard a voice in the sphere tell them to return back to where the ride began, and they could be seen visually on a map with other Gyrospheres, so wouldn't someone know where they were heading and basically forbid it? It's one thing for Claire to go exactly where they last were, but surely the guy operating the ride, or anyone else associated with it, would notice one that didn't come back?

Answer: The Gyrosphere does not have any limitations as to where it can go. It also does not shut down and return to base automatically when the ride is closed. It appears to operate like a normal vehicle would, in that the driver has full control over where it goes. Under normal circumstances, the vehicle would be more closely monitored but the film makes a point to show the ride operator being a young, unenthusiastic kid who is flabbergasted during the emergency. He seems to be more concerned with the angry visitors yelling at him than in making sure all the Gyrospheres return.

BaconIsMyBFF
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Question: There's a theory that the kid who calls the raptor a "six foot turkey" is Owen. Is there any possibility that Blue (the raptor) is the same raptor that Hammond, Ian, Allan etc witnessed hatching in the Visitor Center? They were all stroking it and such which it seemed to enjoy, so it's had human interaction.

Answer: Blue was a 3 year old Raptor. The events of Jurassic World are meant to take 20+ years after Jurassic Park, so Blue wouldn't have been the one seen hatching.

Bishop73
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Answer: No. As Bishop73 has said, Blue is a 3 year old raptor and thus not old enough to have been from the original park. The T-Rex on the other hand, is the same from the original. Note the scars on the side of her neck from the Raptor attack in the main hall at the end of the first film.

Ssiscool Premium member

Answer: In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, there is video footage of when Owen was working with his three raptors when they were quite small. He had also mentioned that they had imprinted on him at birth.

raywest Premium member

Question: Between this and Fallen Kingdom, why did the filmmakers suddenly decide to have Blue be a caring character? The Raptors have always been known as blood-thirsty carnivores that'll tear you apart-even when they're not hungry, and yet Blue is almost the opposite. Why her of all Raptors/dinosaurs and why was that decision made? And movie-wise, why were the scientists suddenly keen on doing that for her as well? What's there to gain from it?

Answer: Blue and the other raptors in Jurassic World were trained to respond to human commands, particularly to Owen. The reason the raptors "turn" on Owen is because the I-Rex has raptor DNA in it and became the alpha of the raptors. But then the raptors turn their loyalty back to Owen at the end of the Jurassic World. In Fallen Kingdom, the scientists try to use the fact that Blue follows command to breed a new dinosaur capable of being used as a weapon (by using Blue's DNA/blood).

Bishop73
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Answer: Owen raised Blue since birth, and she imprinted on him as her "mother." Blue never lost her bond to him. In Fallen Kingdom, there were videos showing the young Blue's strong attachment and obedience to Owen. That does not mean Blue was tame and wouldn't hurt other humans.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why do Claire and Owen hide in front of the Jeep in the JP Visitor Center? Owen saw earlier when the Indominus first escaped that it didn't work for the security guard. He even cut the fuel line on the crane he was hiding under so the Indominus didn't smell him. Then of course there are all the times he's told everyone that it's a "very intelligent." Did he really think they could both hide from it?

Answer: There's also a deleted scene where both Owen AND Claire cover themselves in dinosaur poop, so it might be possible that the Indominus didn't smell their natural odor. Also, Owen had to get his him for protection but once the Indominus showed up, he didn't have time to get it and if they tried to escape, not only would the Indominus see them, but also they would have no gun.

Answer: It was the only place they could they could hide and they were inside a structure. It was a different situation from the security guard, who sat in front of the truck, in the open, with no other cover or place to run to. He was too terrified to do anything to protect himself.

raywest Premium member
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Continuity mistake: When the brothers exit the lake they dove in, their wet hair styles change in every single angle, at least 5 times in 3 seconds. (01:00:05)

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