Sam Neill was asked if he would return to the series as Dr. Alan Grant and responded, "You never say never, but I think it's moved on. It's different times."
In an interview with Vulture, Jeff Goldblum said that he does not mind at all when he gets asked to essentially play himself on the big screen. "People write Jeff Goldblum-y parts and they want me to do them, and that's fine," he said. "I think I can even do a better version of it. So no, this little Jeff Goldblum row that I'm hoeing is still adventurous."
During a recent visit to Entertainment Weekly Radio with co-star Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt revealed that it was none other than the Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) star Tom Holland who spoiled the entire plot of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) for him. The young actor spilled the beans while he and Pratt were working on the same lot shooting their respective Marvel projects. As for how he became privy to the top-secret details of the blockbuster franchise, Pratt shared, "Tom, of course, knows [Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) director] J.A. Bayona because of the film 'The Impossible' -- Tom was the young guy in that movie." Soon after Bayona gave Holland a detailed account of the story line, he shared every detail with Pratt. "He told me the whole story, so I heard it right from Tom Holland first. And then when I read the script, I was like, 'Yeah, he wasn't messing with me; this is all real.'"
Jeff Goldblum confirmed his involvement on this movie on December 6, 2017, marking his return after twenty-one years from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and twenty-five years after Jurassic Park (1993). In a podcast interview, Goldblum revealed of his role, "Its small. Who knows, they may cut me out entirely! But if I stay in, I'll be a sprig of parsley or a little garnish, hopefully with some impact!" Director J.A. Bayona confirmed that Goldblum's role is simply a cameo, stating, "He's more like a cameo--he doesn't have a major role in the action, but it's definitely a very meaningful one in terms of the story. He's got a beard now, and he's like, 'I told all of you this was going to be a disaster, and sure enough it is.'"
During a newscast, one of the chyrons on the bottom says, "President questions existence of dinosaurs in the first place."
In Hawaii, scenes in which characters are running were filmed with the use of the Edge Arm, a stabilized camera that was attached to a crane which was mounted to a truck that drove alongside the actors, this specialized camera allowed for scenes to be shot steadily despite the truck driving over rough terrain.
BD Wong explained why he did another Jurassic Park film [his 3rd] he stated, "I do because of Colin Trevorrow. It would be a rather run-of-the-mill job for me if I wasn't stimulated by his creativity and his ideas. We're not curing the common cold or anything like that, but he is making an attempt to thread this character through and give him a journey that is interesting, dangerous and human in the little screen time he's given, and it's a far cry from the character who was presented in 1993."
It's unclear how the Mosasaurus is still alive despite being trapped in an empty lagoon for years with nobody to feed it. Even the submersible operators comment how anything in the lagoon should have died a long time ago, but Colin Trevorrow explains the beginning of the film is set between a week or month after the first and argues that it could've eaten the Indominus Rex slowly or picked off any pteranodon(s) that flew too close to the lagoon.
Chris Pratt found the sequel gratifying as Owen's relationship with Blue is taken to a deeper emotional level. "We're looking at a relationship that has been going on since Blue came out of her egg. We see Owen's early training videos and it really drives home their bond," Pratt said during the film's after-party. "This is a parent and a child who have gone through a lot." The DNA cloning technology is expanding beyond the park as the island literally burns down in Fallen Kingdom. Pratt believes fans will get everything they love about the dinosaur-driven series, while acknowledging that the franchise is moving in a new direction.
Screenwriter Colin Trevorrow said about the Rexy/Roberta, "We've been following this same character since the beginning; she's the same T. rex that was in Jurassic Park and in Jurassic World. She is iconic--not just because she's a T. rex, but because she's this T. rex."
First entry in the series to use the traditional Jurassic Park logo with the T-Rex to show the title of the film on screen
New research suggests that real dinosaurs were more colorful and brighter than previously thought.
Bryce Dallas Howard learned how to scuba dive for the scene where the gyrosphere sinks into the water.
Five animatronic dinosaurs were created for this film, unlike the previous film, which only featured one. More animatronics were used due to the many various and closer interactions actors had with the dinosaurs. One scene was when Bryce Dallas Howard rode atop the sedated T. rex.
The Main Street section of the Jurassic World theme park was rebuilt on Police Beach in Hawaii for a scene in which Owen and Claire return to the island, Production Designer Andy Nicholson had part of the Main Street practically built, although the park's visitor center could not be constructed in its entirety because of its large size. Unbuilt portions of the park were created by ILM using digital set extensions. Main Street was the largest set built in Hawaii, and required more than three months to complete.
J.A. Bayona and Colin Trevorrow revealed that the Brachiosaur left behind on Isla Nublar as it gets destroyed is actually the same Brachiosaur that Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler first saw in Jurassic Park (1993), Bayona added that it uses the exact same animation from the original also adding "I think it's a beautiful moment its sad but its beautiful and it's so relevant", Bayona wasn't the only one to blame for reducing audiences to tears-the moment was written in Trevorrow's script quipping "for that to be the last dinosaur we see on the island I found to be emotionally effective but then the way that J.A. executed it- the colours the very spiritual way that he shot it and finished it was actually the last shot that we finished on the whole movie, everyone had been up all night, he's so meticulous especially with his color and composition, he worked on that shot until he had seconds left".
David Vickery, and his team at ILM, created the volcanic special effects and consulted volcanologists for research. According to Vickery, the team inquired how a volcano of the type [used in the movie] might erupt. They also requested information regarding the various stages of lava and pyroclastic flow. He later told an interviewer that "We are speeding it up a bit for the sake of our film, but it is definitely all based on real science."
Lockwood carries a cane similar to the one John Hammond had, with a piece of amber and a mosquito inside as knob. It could be Hammond's cane which he came to own after Hammond's passing.
Jeff Goldblum shot his scenes at Pinewood Studios, and concluded his shoot on the last day of filming in the United Kingdom.
Bayona stated that with the first half of the film set on an island, "you have what you expect from a Jurassic movie," while the second half "moves to a totally different environment that feels more suspenseful, darker, claustrophobic, and even has this kind of gothic element, which I love." Trevorrow said that with the film's dinosaur auction, "The worst instincts of mankind are revealed. The first film was very clearly about corporate greed. This is just about human greed."
The film's tagline, "Life Finds a Way," is Ian Malcolm's quote from Jurassic Park (1993).
The T-rex was named "Roberta" by visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett during storyboarding of Jurassic Park (1993) but many fans have accepted her name as "Rexy".
Unlike Hoskins from the previous film, who can only see the killing ability of the Velociraptors, Wu correctly realizes that it is the empathetic bond between human and raptor that is truly valuable. He considers the savage, monstrous Indoraptor to be a failure because of this, and wants to engineer the same empathy into future breeds of Indoraptor.
BD Wong stated he doesn't see Henry Wu as a villain, explaining, "I think it's kind of reductive or simplistic to call him a villain, but I think he definitely does make some choices that are extremely controversial. I do think he's motivated by his love for science and his own ego, which is well supported by his massive achievements. He's really kind of a genius and he really is responsible for this alleged technology creating these creatures. I think he turns a blind eye to the human suffering that comes as a result because he thinks he's looking at some bigger picture. I think that's his Achilles heel and it will remain to be seen if he can overcome that. He's painted into quite a corner in Fallen Kingdom - it will be interesting to see how people react to that".
Animatronics were used to depict many of the film's dinosaurs, the film features more dinosaurs than any previous film in the series, as director J.A. Bayona wanted to include several new dinosaurs not previously seen in earlier films, in addition to the fictional Indoraptor. The film also features more animatronic dinosaurs than any previous sequel. The animatronics used in the film were more technologically advanced than in the previous films. Special-effects artist Neal Scanlan served as the film's creature effects creative supervisor and worked on the animatronic dinosaurs, while David Vickery of Industrial Light & Magic created versions of the dinosaurs through computer-generated imagery (CGI). Scanlan worked closely with Bayona and Vickery to create the creatures. Bayona stated that animatronics "are very helpful on set, especially for the actors so they have something to perform against. There's an extra excitement if they can act in front of something real." among the animatronics used was a life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex, built by Scanlan's team. The animatronic was controlled through joysticks, with the ability to breathe and move its head. Scanlan's team also created functional animatronic models of the Indoraptor and Blue. The movements of the Blue animatronic required the work of 15 puppeteers, who were hidden beneath it during filming. The Blue animatronic's movements were rehearsed in advanced before each scene. Scanlan's team also made puppeteering aids, rod puppets, and several prop dinosaurs, all created in coordination with Vickery to ensure a consistent result between the practical effects and CGI. After reading fan thoughts on dinosaurs and speaking with children, Bayona realized that dinosaur textures and colors were frequently brought up, and stated, "I thought that was the area where I could play with. They feel somehow a little bit more exotic and richer in this movie."
Owen refers to Blue as his clever girl in the training video he states "Who's my clever girl? Yes, yes, it's you!" is slightly similar in dialogue to Jurassic Park (1993) when Robert Muldoon is about to get killed by the Big One he suprisingly remarks "clever girl."
An authors savings throw from the novel was used in regards to the criticism of Rexy's roar in Jurassic World (2015), where the roar is now even closer to that heard in the original film. The whole scenario also makes sense: given how Rexy seemed to be domesticated through years of captivity in Jurassic World, she rarely had any need to roar in her exhibit, at best, which was why she sounded so lackluster in the last film. Now in this film, she had already spent four years back in the wild, which is enough time for her to redevelop the power of her roar.
J.A. Bayona revealed that the scene where the Indoraptor creeps into Maisie Lockwood's room was inspired by his real life fears when he was younger he stated, "Having a monster sneak into my bedroom through the window was one of my biggest fears as a kid," Bayona said. "And I had the chance of shooting that for this movie." According to Bayona, that scene is much more than an appeal to the audience's protective instincts.
J.A. Bayona considered Ian Malcolm a "great character!" while producer Frank Marshall said, "The world has changed a lot since Ian Malcolm went to Jurassic Park and we need his point of view now more than ever. He told us about chaos theory, he was right."
The entire film crew including Chris Pratt spoke fondly of Blue the velociraptor, "Blue's still my favorite," Pratt said on the carpet outside of Walt Disney Concert Hall. "She's always going to be my favorite." Though the raptors in the last movie were largely portrayed by men in suits, in the sequel beloved theropod Blue is mostly played by an animatronic (a robotic device used to emulate a human or animal). "The animatronic dinosaur Blue is just really breathtaking puppetry, artistry," said Pratt. "Ten or twelve people operate this half-a-million-dollar puppet. (It's) really, really remarkable." Daniella Pineda, who plays veterinarian Zia in the new movie, said she was blown away by how lifelike her reptilian scene partner was. "It would sweat, its eyes would dilate if hit by light, it had pulsing veins, it felt like reptile skin. It was just the most realistic thing that I'd ever worked with, and it felt like I was working with a real animal, I think it cost like four Bentleys to make, or something crazy like that." Moviegoers will likely be impressed by the clawed creature, and also feel affection toward her like they would their own dog. That's by design, according to visual effects supervisors David Vickery and Alex Wuttke. "It's definitely doglike. You look at the way Blue cocks her head and looks up at you. It's exactly like a dog," Vickery said at the premiere. "You're trying to sort of connect the dinosaur with things that you understand as a human." "A lot of the acting comes through the eyes. It's true of human actors. It's also very true for the dinosaurs," Wuttke added. "So there's a lot of expression built into Blue's eyes. We spent a lot of time just working on the physics of how light transmits through the eye and focuses." "We learned a lot from the last movie," said "Jurassic World" director-turned-"Falling Kingdom"-producer Colin Trevorrow at the event Tuesday. "We definitely learned that if we were able to afford more animatronics, we would use them. And we could because the first movie did alright."
The Jurassic World Facts app, released in early March, it's stated that the Indoraptor uses echolocation more effectively than bats, as well as being able to move at high speeds in complete darkness. Once unlocked, it reveals that the Indoraptor is always hungry and hunting for prey, is aggressive towards any living being,has a relevantly high intelligence rate, like the Indominus rex, and weighs around 2,200 pounds, which is about the weight of a cow and a half.
The Dilophosaurus was heavily discussed and strongly suggested at appearing in the film (even the opening scene) but all we see of it is one of many inanimate dinosaur sculptures at Lockwood's manor.
Carnotaurus was originally supposed to be in Jurassic Park III (2001) at the river bank when they find the satellite phone in the spinosaurus dung, but they ultimately replaced it with ceratosaurus.
On November 22, 2017, the first footage was released that shows Owen petting Blue, the Velociraptor, when she was a baby.
The Blue animatronic was visioned to lay down on an table, depicting an animal's injured state, while the character of Zia, operated on the creature. Up to 12 puppeteers, hidden under the operating table, were needed to control the animatronic during filming.
Trevorrow became familiar with how animatronics worked and wrote scenes into the sequel in a way that would allow for their use, as animatronics are incapable of certain actions such as running. In September 2015, Trevorrow said the film's story was inspired by a quote from Dr. Alan Grant in the first film: "Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution, have suddenly been thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea of what to expect?" In his initial film treatment, Trevorrow had included story elements that Marshall and Crowley considered excessive for a single film, as the producers felt it was also important to include details about Owen and Claire's lives after the events of Jurassic World.
J.A. Bayona reveals that he had a trick up his sleeve on set to get the most out of his actors for that scene. In a new interview, he talked about the emotional scene from Jurassic World 2 and revealed why it has an even deeper meaning for fans of the Jurassic Park franchise. The Brachiosaurus is the very first dinosaur that was shown in the first Jurassic Park and then the last to be seen on the Isla of Nublar, which was no accident. Bayona reveals that the idea for the scene was planted 25 years ago. He explains. "That scene represents the ending of a dream that started 25 years ago. You are telling the ending of that island and the ending of that dream." While the Brachiosaurus scene was tough on moviegoers watching Jurassic World 2 in theaters, it was a challenge for J.A. Bayona to come up with a way to get the actors prepared for just how emotional the scene was. In order to get the right feel, the director pulled out a very familiar piece of music to play for the cast as they looked at a dot on a green screen. According to Bayona, the music had just the emotional impact that he desired from Chris Pratt and especially Bryce Dallas Howard. The director had this to say. "I played a very sweet and a little sad version of the Jurassic Park melody. So that was very effective for the actors, especially for Bryce. Being there, telling that story, listening to music from John Williams, they were all very emotional."
The animatronic for the Indoraptor reveal skin peeling away and a sickly looking mouth, Colin Trevorrow hints that the Indoraptor may be mentally unstable or even sick throughout his appearance in the movie.
Baryonyx was originally supposed to be the main antagonist dinosaur of Jurassic Park III (2001) and a logo depicting it as well as a storyboard featuring this dinosaur was even made. But Baryonyx was replaced by its larger relative Spinosaurus in the final product but they did add the Baryonyx's signature snout to the Spinosaur.
In the official trailer Rexy supposedly killing the Carnotaurus that was about to attack Owen is similar to how she inadvertently kills the Velociraptors that were about to attack Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler,and Lex and Tim in Jurassic Park (1993)
Colin Trevorrow pushed Michael Giacchino for an emotional score that would serve as the film's backbone, referring to it as "going to Dino Church." Giacchino found the evolving tone of Bayona's film to be an exciting challenge. "The film starts out like what you expect a Jurassic film to be, but it quickly evolves into a scary, tense, Gothic pool of craziness," said Giacchino. "I was heavily influenced by Bernard Herrmann growing up, and at the end of the film with the Gothic choir you feel like you're in an old horror film."
J.A. Bayona asked the visual effects team at Industrial Light & Magic to reflect the Indoraptor's genetic input, but he added references such as Boris Karloff's classic Frankenstein (1931) to the mix. 'We wanted the dinosaur to have the mood of a rejected creature. I thought about the terrifying sadness of Frankenstein," says Bayona, who also requested references to mentally ill patients in psychiatric hospitals. "We wanted to bring the kind of shakes they have with their bodies from the illness for the Indoraptor."
The idea of soldiers riding on dinosaurs was brought up as a possible direction, perhaps as a nod to exploitation films, but screenwriter Colin Trevorrow, on On October 2016, indicates that he never wanted to take things quite that far: "It's important that we keep it at least grounded in a space where the dinosaurs are a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons. I think that ultimately, when people are able to watch this film and where this franchise is going, it really is about the ethical treatment of animals in the world and our responsibility to the living creatures that we share the planet with, alongside our responsibilities to the planet itself. I think the riding of a T-Rex by a soldier is a level of fantasy, [while] I love it and I would love to see it, I don't know if it's specifically for this franchise, but it's super cool."
Chris Pratt took his 5-year-old son Jack to Universal Studios' Raptor Encounter on Friday May 25th 2018, he tweeted on his Twitter "Gotta love it. Jack went to Universal Studios with his buddy the other day," Pratt wrote in the caption. "He comes home and tells me he met the 'real' raptor trainer. Big shout out to all the park performers out there keepin' it real on a daily basis," Pratt added. "Our kids' smiles say it all. Keep up the good work."
When Blue is being captured, Owen is trying to keep her calm after the mercenaries show up and shoot a tranquilizer dart at her. A random merc is shown over Owen's shoulder raising his rifle, only for Blue to knock Owen aside and charge the guy. The way it's shot makes it seem like Blue thought the guy was about to ambush Owen and so she pushed him out of the way to save him before attacking the mercenary.
To convince the studio that Daniella Pineda was right for the part of Zia, J.A. Bayona had her demonstrate that she could perform comedy and drama scenes as well as improvisation, Pineda auditioned a total of seven times for the director, and producers Belén Atienza and Patrick Crowley before receiving the role and did not meet the cast until she arrived in England during filming.
During the shot when Rexy roars after taking down the smaller carnotaurus, you can briefly hear some of the Disney Carnotaurus' roar from Disneys Dinosaur (2000) before it's cut off by Rexy's.
One of the first animatronic creatures needed for this film was a full-scale T. rex head and shoulders. ILM sent Neal Scanlan a model of the T. rex from its appearance in Jurassic World (2015), and Scanlan used it to create a full-scale 3D print of these appendages.
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014), Bryce Dallas Howard revealed she was terrified of doing the stunt involving the gyrosphere going over the cliff which was really a makeshift rollercoaster, saying that the zero gravity stuff never got any easier and caused her to even pass out at one point, she explained, "J.A. Bayona decided to have a rollercoaster built- so we could experience zero gravity, so we would actually fall faster than gravity or something (I'm not sure, I'm not actually a scientist) and I floated, we did so many takes, but let me tell you something I'm so afraid of rollercoasters, like rollercoasters are the bane of my existence, I was so scared that with each take my panic increased substantially, and by like the fifth or sixth take you know there's like so much fear, and Justice told me and I remember it now, I was like shrieking and I blacked out!"
The carnotaurus design is possibly a reference to the carnotaurus from Disney's Dinosaur (2000) who had dark red colouration throughout the top of its head and to the tip of its tail.
It has been confirmed that the Jurassic World website Baryonyx is just a painting. Prior to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it was unknown what the Baryonyx in the park actually looked like.
On 13 August 2015, it was announced that the Jurassic World (2015) sequel would be released in the United Kingdom before being released in the United States. The release date was June 7, 2018.
Baryonyx (a crocodile-like dinosaur) hiding out in a sewer pipe is a nod to the popular urban legend, alligators in the sewers.
The Indoraptor is a reverse Eve, as it is a male shaped from a rib of a female (the deceased Indominus rex).
The interior of the multi-floor Lockwood Estate was built entirely on sound stages at Pinewood Studios. The estate set included Eli Mills' office, Dr. Wu's large underground laboratory, an underground dinosaur containment facility, separate bedrooms belonging to Benjamin and Maisie Lockwood, and a large library with dinosaur skeletons and artifacts. When filming was completed in the Lockwood library, the set was redecorated and converted into the estate's underground garage, where the dinosaur auction takes place.
The Indoraptor animatronic consisted of a head and an arm that were used for certain scenes.
Prior to being filmed, Bayona and Pratt discussed each scene involving the character of Owen, and many of Pratt's ideas were added into the film.
A shot of someone in vehicle's mirror with 'Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear' writing on it, this time of Owen while searching for Blue, in the mirror of wreck of Explorer 04. Similarly, the shot of faces in the mirror that was prominent in the first and second film.
J.A. Bayona, who was born in Barcelona during the final year of Franco's dictatorship, was still a teenager when Jurassic Park opened at his local multiplex. He still recalls his sense of elation, seeing realistic dinosaurs on screen for the first time. He never imagined that he would be directing the fifth Jurassic film some 23 years later.
After J.A. Bayona was hired to direct, he began reading all of Michael Crichton's novels--including Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World--for inspiration and "to try to immerse myself in Crichton's mind.", he also explained "and I remember the experience of watching the movie very vividly, I remember that first moment I saw a dinosaur re-created with CGI. I felt that I was witnessing something that was pivotal, something that would stand the test of time. But I was also excited because I knew, from that moment on, that everything was possible on the big screen."
Among the puppeteer dinosaurs were baby velociraptors [Blue, Delta, Echo, Charlie], which were used for a scene with Pratt.
Justice Smith high-pitched scream that he did, he had to do that for a whole day, production designer Andy Nicholson Nicholson adds. "The whole crew just broke out laughing."
When asked how interacting with CGI dinosaurs was, Justice Smith stated; "It's hard because they don't really teach you in acting class how to act with a tennis ball, you know what I mean? Sometimes I like to pretend my character is deathly afraid of tennis balls because it's hard to fully picture the dinosaur so I'm like "what if I make my character have this weird psychosis where he just hates green sticks and tennis balls?" Working with the animatronics its a lot easier because those things are lifelike because they genuinely frighten me sometimes the guys operating it usually like 16 guys operating this thing they all scare me too, Everyone likes messing with me!"
The Indoraptor bears an eerie but powerful similitude appearance to the Indominus Rex, but is about three-fourths the size, sports toe claws that are similar to those of a Velociraptor, and is primarily a dark black color, with a golden-yellow streak going from the base of the neck to his tail, resembling Blue's metallic blue streak. The shape of its head bears a resemblance to a that of a Tyrannosaurus Rex's, and it has a sprinkled red mark around the eye orbit.
The main theme plays at the title and once again at the ending. Both times, the theme signifies dark times to come.
First Jurassic Park chapter to be shot digitally and in widescreen 2.39:1, which J.A. Bayona has used on his previous films. The first three Jurassic Park films were shot in 1.85:1, while Jurassic World (2015) was produced in 2.00:1. The first three Jurassic Park films were shot in 1.85:1 to better accommodate the dinosaurs in the same frame. When the previous film was made, DP John Schwartzman and director Colin Trevorrow we're aiming to shoot in 2.39:1, despite Steven Spielberg's preference for 1.85:1, so the Univisium 2.00:1 aspect ratio was used. Bayona decided to shoot this film in 2.39:1 as he wanted "to do a movie that cannot be seen on a plane," and because the film deals with a colossal population of dinosaurs in the same frame. He even cited the films of cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, who shot Steven Spielberg's The Sugarland Express (1974) & Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), as inspiration for the widescreen look of the film.
Once again, a character reboots the system and turns the power back on at the worst possible time. In the original film, it's the electric fence Tim was climbing. In this film, it's the museum exhibit in Lockwood Mansion where Owen, Claire, and Maisie are hiding in. With the lights back on, the Indoraptor sees them and attacks, injuring Claire.
The Indoraptor's shadow cast on the wall of Maisie's bedroom and it tapping its talon on the floor, in the same manner as the Big One in the original Jurassic Park (1993).
There appears to be some entanglement with the law regarding saving the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar including bringing Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm into court for his opinion on the matter. That sounds like a different take on The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) to us, but Colin Trevorrow says that's not the case: "It looks like it is because they all go to a fog-covered, scary island with dinosaurs on it, but it goes to a very, very different place than anyone expects. Really the heart and soul of the movie, the turn of the story, is not what we've shown in this trailer. It's very much not like The Lost World."
Animal motions, like blinking, had to be created with computer technology because they could not be perfected with puppetry.
When Owen, Claire and Maisie are hiding behind a counter in the museum as the Indoraptor is looking for them is a clear homage to Jurassic Park (1993) when the velociraptors hunt for Lex and Tim in the kitchen.
Frank Marshall stated that Colin Trevorrow wrote Malcolm as "the 'Uh oh, danger, I told you so' kind of character," and Trevorrow said about the character, "I saw him as kind of Al Gore. He's got a beard now, and he's like, 'I told all of you this was going to be a disaster, and sure enough it is.'"
List of dinosaurs in the movie include: Allosaurus [different lizard], Ankylosaurus [fused lizard], Apatosaurus [deceptive lizard] , Baryonyx [heavy claw], Brachiosaurus [arm lizard], Carnotaurus [meat eating bull], Compsognathus [elegant claw], Gallimimus [chicken mimic], Indoraptor, Mosasaurus [meuse lizard], Pteranodon [toothless wing], Sinoceratops [Chinese horned face], Stegosaurus [roof lizard], Stygimoloch [Styx devil], Triceratops [three horned face], Tyrannosaurus Rex [tyrant lizard king], Velociraptor ck plunderer], Unidentified Ankylosaur Carcass Concavenator, Dilophosaurus [two crested lizard], Dimetrodon [ two measures of teeth], Dracorex [dragon king of Hogwarts], Edmontosaurus [Edmonton lizard], Indominus Rex (skeleton), Kosmoceratops amented horned face], Mononykus [one claw], Protoceratops [first horned face].
The Indominus Rex's skeleton is discovered at the bottom of the Mosasaurus enclosure, confirming her death at the end of Jurassic World (2015).
When asked what to expect from Fallen Kingdom, screenwriter Colin Trevorrow stated: "I knew where I wanted it to go. I remember telling Steven Spielberg even while we were making the first movie, this is the beginning, here is the middle and here's the end of the end. This is where we want to go. I feel like that kind of design is crucial to a franchise like this if you really want to bring people along with you and make sure they stay interested. It needs to be thought through on that level. It can't be arbitrary, especially if we want to turn this into a character-based franchise with people who you lean in to follow what they're going to do."
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) was released 25 years after Jurassic Park (1993), 21 years after The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), 17 years after Jurassic Park III (2001), and three years after Jurassic World (2015).
For advice on veterinary procedures and animatronic movements, the filmmakers sought a veterinarian surgeon who had experience with African wildlife, Jonathan Cranston a Gloucestershire veterinarian surgeon was recommended for the position because of his experience with wildlife in South Africa, Cranston advised director J.A. Bayona and the producers on how to choreograph several scenes to accurately depict complex veterinary procedures that involved the dinosaurs, Cranston also worked closely with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniella Pineda and Justice Smith to teach them how to perform such procedures, additionally Cranston advised the puppeteers on creating subtle and authentic animal movements and also worked with Bayona on two scenes, Cranston was on set for 12 days primarily at Pinewood Studios.
Colin Trevorrow revealed he "didn't want to bring any character back that didn't feel like they had an organic place in the story," Trevorrow told io9. "With this film, we had this moral question and it felt like the person who would have a relative opinion would be the one who warned us all about this potential chaotic extinction event in the first place. So to have Ian Malcolm be a kind of Al Gore--who's bearded, a little tired, and has been warning people for 30 years that the choices made in the '90s were going to come back and bite us some day and lead to an irrevocable change--felt very real and natural to me."
When asked what was it about the Jurassic Park francise that it endured for so long, BD Wong exclaims, "The childhood fantasy. Dinosaurs are always going to be wonderfully fascinating to us, so it combines that childhood fascination and the threat of interacting with dinosaurs in modern day. The formula, you can't beat it. Nothing comes close to it. There's nothing in the history of the Earth that we can compare it to, that we can juxtapose in the same way. The idea that today's technology could bring about such a juxtaposition is fascinating, and terrifying, to people. We don't really see it happening, in our heart of hearts, but it feels so weird. So, we are transported and there's this kind of joy and fear thing that happens. One of the signifying elements of the brand is that moment of seeing the dinosaurs for the first time at the beginning of the movie. That moment of fascination of beauty, brilliance, life is a part of the brand. That will happen in every movie in some way or another. That is a complete 180-degree shift of what happens 45 minutes later in the movie where everyone is running and being eaten."
Bayona's favorite Jurassic scene comes from Spielberg's 1997 sequel The Lost World, when the truck hangs off the cliff. This scene was also Trevorrow's favorite moment. "When Julianne Moore is on the glass and it's slowly cracking, it's one of the best suspense sequences ever," said Trevorrow. For the third film, Trevorrow is building off Fallen Kingdom's themes. "This film is about responsibility, and Claire and Owen realizing that they share some responsibility for the things that have happened. The third film is about redemption."
The Indominus was a sociopath, Indoraptor is a sadist. Indominus had no empathy, all other animals around her were either targets or potential tools. Indoraptor understands emotion and it's his favorite plaything. Wu wanted to create a creature that could empathize with others, it worked This would also be why the Indoraptor takes a few moments before killing Wheatley and a few others it intends to kill to reach out and touch them. It is feeling their emotions and empathizing with them. However, it seems like it is more or less enjoying their misery and feeling their emotions in such a pure, raw fashion is perfectly in line with a 'sadist' Indoraptor.
Filming in Hawaii began on June 13th, 2017. On June 21st, 2017 filming began at He'eia Kea Small Boat Harbor in He'eia Hawaii. More than half of the harbor was closed for filming, which required the use of smoke machines, scenes were scheduled to be shot at the harbor throughout the end of the month. At the time, filming was underway at Kualoa Ranch on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. On July 7th, 2017 filming took place at Oahu's Hãlona Blowhole. Filming concluded on July 8th, 2017. Director J.A. Bayona said that making the film was the biggest challenge of his life.
The stygimoloch is smaller than the Pachycephalosaurus, but is more robust with a very thick neck. It has pronated wrists with claws on all five digits. The coloring is mostly reddish, with an creamy underbelly, some black lightning marks on its back and head, a white dome, dark grey spikes, a dark grey streak around its dome, dark grey and dark brown patterning all over the body.
Rexy/Roberta, despite having a bit more screen time than in Jurassic World. In that movie she was key to the climax; in this one, she only makes token appearances throughout the movie. She does kill the Eli Mills, but only by sheer coincidence. The Mosasaurus, while not having many scenes to begin with in Jurassic World, only appears at the beginning and end of the movie for a few seconds each, and does not take part in the main plot at all.
Wheatley underestimating the Indoraptor's ability which ends with it tearing off his right arm and eating it in front of him before killing him is similar to the previous film when Hoskins underestimates Delta with the hand signals until she bites off his right arm and mauls him to death (though it could be because she never like him to begin with).
The fact that Isla Nublar is actively volcanic was noted in the first novel, and it seems some thirty years later, this detail finally becomes plot-relevant in dramatic fashion.
Andy Nicholson explained the Carnotaurus and Sinoceratops fighting each other with a volcano exploding behind them as he explains "just like you've all seen in storybooks." was almost the verbatim description of this scene in the film's first treatment explaining "This was definitely a moment that was never, ever in question of not being in the movie, The erupting volcano became a crucial influence on every island scene. "When we were shooting, the first question director J.A. Bayona would ask is, 'Okay, so where's the volcano now?' We thought the audience would always be able to recalibrate themselves from where the volcano is. You have to see it."
Although "eleven species" is suggested twice in the film, at least fourteen are witnessed at Lockwood Manor in the film, and the Mosasaurus makes for fifteen surviving species, although this is still significantly fewer than the total species glimpsed in the franchise and InGen's List.
On October 28, 2016, Jake Johnson answered a fan question on Twitter regarding his character, Lowery Cruthers, returning for the sequel. Johnson wrote, "From what I hear Lowery will not be in JW2."
The exterior of the Arcadia, the ship that transports Isla Nublar's dinosaurs to the mainland, was created entirely through computer-generated effects by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). The ship's interior was constructed by Nicholson and his team as a large set at Pinewood Studios, and after filming, the set was rebuilt to depict the large rooftop of the Lockwood Estate.
Colin Trevorrow confirmed that the dinosaur population on Isla Nublar, in regards to Los Cinco Muertes, is the last ecosystem populated by dinosaurs on Earth, and it's driven even further when only a scarce few of eleven species are saved from the volcanic eruption.
During filming and in between takes, J.A. Bayona used an iPod to play different types of music on set to inspire the actors during certain scenes, including a Trex roar that he sometimes used to get a natural reaction from the actors who agreed to be scared during certain takes to increase authenticity in particular playing unexpected and loud music to scare Justice Smith for several scenes as his character is portrayed as easily frightened; as he had done for his previous films.. Bayona revealed that even though he played John Williams iconic Jurassic Park theme and music from composer Michael Giacchino (who's composing the score for this sequel), he couldn't allow himself to get wrapped up in the nostalgia of it all. There "was so much emotion in that moment on the set," he explained of the first time he played Williams' track, "but the truth is that there's so much work to do that you're not really, at least I can tell you, you're not into that nostalgia. You have your characters in front of you. You have so much work to do every day that it's [only] when you come back home and you say, 'Oh my God, I've been doing a Jurassic Park movie.' It's the moment that you are aware of it." Bayona states that he sometimes plays music not just between takes, but during the actual filming process. When asked if he played dinosaur sounds, he said, "I'm joking all the time with Justice [Smith] because I'm playing sounds to scare him during the takes. So it's been a lot of fun to work with him in that setting." "I like music," he said. "It helps a lot in creating the tension, the mood. Sometimes you play light music to make the actors feel good on the set. And the lines come with a freshness that maybe you would not get in a different way."
J.A. Bayona was chosen to direct due to his work on the Guillermo del Toro produced horror film, The Orphanage (2007) and films such as The Impossible (2012) and A Monster Calls (2016) as well as lending his talents to direct an episode of Showtimes Penny Dreadful (2014) Penny Dreadful: Séance (2014).
The inclusion of Stygimoloch in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was directly challenged by Jack Horner, as he had proposed the initial theory that it was a juvenile Pachycephalosaurus, despite this, Stygimoloch was kept in and his request was turned down. "It was the one thing I asked to have changed when I read the script, but someone had their mind made up"., Ultimately, in the movie itself the specimen is actually never identified by species, so any viewer could very well just assume it is a young pachy.
At first it seems that Dr Wu seeks Blue's DNA to make controllable Indoraptors, which makes little sense, as Blue was trained and raised by Owen since infancy and such gained her bond. Her behavior is due to social conditioning, but logically her DNA would be like any other raptor DNA, the only way it would make any sense is if one considers that it was her specific genetic makeup that made Blue more docile and emphatic than the other raptors, but even then replicating that using Blue's DNA would require unbelievable good luck. Later on it turns out that Wu needs Blue precisely because her behavior was socially conditioned. He says that in order to make the following generations of Indoraptors more controllable, they need a mother they can learn such behavior from.
Daniella Pineda was a big fan of the Jurassic Park films having them on tapes she stated "So it was one of the few VHS's that I had that broke, 'cause I played it so much. I had like four. It was like Ace Ventura, Jurassic Park and a couple others. True Lies. Jurassic Park was one of those movies that I was just so obsessed with. And I remember being so jealous of the child actors. And this was well before I ever even thought about being an actor. Acting didn't happen until adulthood. But I remember being so jealous of those kids. Like wow, what a fun job. You get to scream in a Jeep while a T. Rex is trying to claw at you in between glass. Like how cool is that? So yeah, I've always been a fan. And actually which is it's so funny to think that I went to go see Jurassic World having no idea that I would even get to touch these movies. But Jurassic World was one of the few movies that I was like oh I have to go out in theaters and see that. I'm not really into big blockbuster movies personally. Yeah, they just normally don't do it for me. But Jurassic World was one of those films that I was like oh I have to go with my friends. We gotta go see this. Yeah."
There was controversy regarding Roberta/Rexy height in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stack up, Well, the largest T-Rex skeleton found to date is named "Sue" (although we don't know if it was a male or female dinosaur). Sue measures 3.66 metres tall at the hips. Chris Pratt , whose height estimates vary but is around 6'2, 1.88 metres tall (he's a bit closer to the camera than Rexy but let's assume they're the same distance for simplicity). T-rex hip height = screen height ratio × Chris Pratt Height = (10.55cm / 4.88cm) × 1.88m = 4.06m So that's about 10% oversized. Factoring in the likelihood of there being T-Rexes larger than Sue (we have only found a small number of T-Rex skeletons, so it's unlikely we've found the largest ones), and the extra skin and muscle, this looks like the film-makers have got the size spot on.
Approximately 2,500 girls were auditioned for the role of Maisie Lockwood, Ruby Barnhill was also considered for the part having worked with Steven Spielberg on The BFG (2016) the part eventually went to Isabella Sermon marking her film debut.
Production designer Andy Nicholson previsualized each of the sets that he and his team built to ensure they would be large enough for the intended scenes, stating, "Someone can tell you a Velociraptor is X-feet long, but until you see it in the space, you can't appreciate what that means in terms of your set and the action that needs to take place within it."
In making the dinosaurs feel more "grounded", in the movie; the production team had taken inspiration from real world elements, treating them less like fantastical creatures and more like animals that might exist in real life. In fact, the movie's veterinary advisor, Jonathan Cranston, added that the physical and emotional pain conveyed by the dinosaurs, in this movie is, was as paramount, in creating how believable they were, as their actual physical designs were. He also incorporated more personality into them, exploring angles to make the characters and the viewers emphasize with them.
The Sinoceratops animatronic was named "Perry" by Bryce Dallas Howard in behind the scenes.
Rafe Spall was cast after being in The BFG (2016) which was directed by the executive producer of this film Steven Spielberg.
J.A. Bayona said about the Indoraptor being "This is the dinosaur that breaks out as the star of the show, we wanted to create a memorable character and liked the idea that, bit by bit, we discover something has been cooking in the shadows
The Troodons on display at Lockwood's have a coloring scheme very similar to that of the Troodon sculpture by Ron Sequin comissioned by paleontologist Dale Russell- famous for suggesting that Troodon and similar dinosaurs (like raptors) may have had high intelligence, and that they may have evolved into humanoid creatures had they not go extinct. Although today paleontologists believe this hypothesis to be flawed (high intelligence need not correlate with a humanoid body plan), the raptor's portrayal in the Jurassic movies as an extremely intelligent animal owes a lot to Dale Russell's ideas.
Director J.A. Bayona explained the challenges he made directing this film he explained to Reuters, "you really need to do something that will satisfy them, but at the same time you're looking for something to surprise them... That's the most challenging thing about doing a sequel," we also wanted to go back to the sense of fear and suspense that the original 'Jurassic Park' had, so we really enjoyed adding all this tension and this suspense and even horror to this new chapter. Kids love superheroes but kids love dinosaurs as well, Science and imagination merge. We feature these creatures that truly at one point walked the earth, which is mind-boggling... Kids love dinosaurs and so does the kid inside the adult."
When the Carnotaurus appears near the gyrosphere and appears to look directly closeup at Claire and Franklin is a callback to Jurassic Park (1993) when Roberta/Rexy approaches the Ford Explorer with Tim and Lex who shines a flashlight directly into Rexy's eye when she is directly at eye level with Lex.
Hoskins (the bag guy from Jurassic World (2015) ) outlines his plans for a miniaturized version of the Indominus rex to Claire and Owen shortly before his death. These plans are realized through the creation of the Indoraptor.
When Wheatley believes he's tranquilized the Indoraptor, only to learn that he's faking it, includes a more-than-subtle nod to that original scene. As he enters the cage and creeps towards the "unconscious" dinosaur, the Indoraptor moves its tail, creating a distraction and allowing it to get the drop on Wheatley with its more dangerous end is similar to the "clever girl" scene in Jurassic Park (1993) where one raptor distracts Muldoon while the Big One ambushes and kills him making him remark the iconic line.
Pachyrhinosaurus was originally supposed to be in this but was replaced with Sinoceratops.
In May 2016, Colin Trevorrow said, "We're moving it into new territory. J.A. Bayona is an incredible director and I know he'll push the boundaries of what a 'Jurassic' movie is. I think it's important that we take risks. A franchise must evolve or perish."
The ILM team referred to the behavior of real life elephants and rhinos to determine how the dinosaurs in this movie should move and behave.
The variants of the baryonyx are much different from the real-life counterparts and the Jurassic World clones. These clones have a crocodilian-like armored back and crocodilian-like underbelly; a long, but broad snout which makes it look like a Caiman; a less pronounced notch in the upper jaw; pronated wrists like all of InGen's cloned theropods; a much smaller thumb claw; and very different teeth, more like a needlefish. The coloration is mostly a drab grey with turquoise, with a creamy white belly, and turquoise blue on the eye orbit and snout.
According to Vickery, Blue's movements were designed to resemble a dog: "You look at the way Blue cocks her head and looks up at you. It's exactly like a dog. You're trying to sort of connect the dinosaur with things that you understand as a human."
When Owen reunites with Blue, he discovers that his favorite raptor has built a nest on a familiar Jurassic site, under the giant tree where Dr. Grant and the children narrowly dodged their wrecked Ford Explorer after the first close encounter with the T. rex. was screenwriter Colin Trevorrow idea as Andy Nicholson states "It was a thought that Colin had for the last movie instead of the [scene in] the original visitors center," Nicholson says. "We wanted to bring it into this movie. We needed a moment where Blue meets Owen, and it's nice to be able to do fan memories like this."
J.A. Bayona said about filming a Jurassic Park film, "It's great to have others to ask for advice. You put yourself in service of the saga or the franchise when you take on one of these movies, you want to make the best Jurassic movie possible. You're not coming in to hijack Steven Spielberg's baby or Colin's baby. For me, as a director, it was very exciting to be in charge of the second episode. For me, the story is established and I'm the person who gets to turn the Jurassic World upside-down. It's very interesting to do a chapter that's very different to anything that's been done before." Being put in the service of Jurassic World means that Spielberg, who directed the first two Jurassic Park movies, watches your dailies. That's not as intimidating as it sounds, says Bayona. "I was always a huge fan of Steven Spielberg. I grew up watching his films, and I'm a huge fan of his craft. So it was an incredible opportunity to get to work with him. Having him sit down and go over the shots I was going to do and the shots I had done and listening to his always enthusiastic responses was very, very special. I felt very supported and empowered by Steven all the time. He has a quality about him that makes you feel like you're the most important person in the room. And I really appreciated that."
Fans have given the Indoraptor the nickname "Yellow" due to the yellow stripes on its body to contrast Blue, but many fans have started to refer to him as "protoraptor" as he is a prototype, the first to be created, due to his design some fans have even started to call him "Ripper" after the serial killer Jack The Ripper.
Malcolm's line in Jurassic Park (1993) "This isn't some species that was obliterated by deforestation or the building of a dam. Dinosaurs had their shot, and nature selected them for extinction." actually turned out true as it foreshadows Isla Nublar being destroyed by the volcano in this.
Scenes shot at the business centre in Langley included: Claire's Dinosaur Protection Group office, Owen training his baby raptors, and Owen and Claire attempting to retrieve blood from the sedated T. rex.
The carnotaurus clones look different from their real-life counterparts. They were slightly oversized, had a broader snout, had pronated wrists like all of InGen's cloned theropods, claws on all four fingers rather than just three of the four of the originals, and the speed was reduced. The clones' coloration was a subdued red with several black marks across its entire body.
When asked if their were any similarities between himself and his character BD Wong stated, "I think he's very fascinating and he has a very healthy ego. He believes in his own talent and I think he has been encouraged by the people who appreciate what he does. I think he doesn't take no for an answer. I think he thinks, in a certain way, there's a nobility in what he's doing to mankind. I, as an actor, think you can be a messenger to interesting ideas or help shift people's opinions about things. I don't think of myself on the same level that he does, but I do feel there is something potentially helpful about what a storyteller can do".
A mercenary is mauled by the Indoraptor, much the same way as Muldoon was in the original movie. Another mercenary is yanked violently offscreen by the Indoraptor similar to the park worker Jophery at the beginning of the original movie.
It's mentioned that raptors are potentially the second most intelligent species to have ever walked the earth, second only to man, this was a major plot point in Jurassic Park III (2001) .
Claire's mobile phone in Jurassic World (2015) was a Samsung Galaxy S6. Samsung was also one of the former film's sponsors (also within the film for the park, itself). In this film, she uses an iPhone 8. Apple desktops are also seen in the Lockwood estate's underground lab.
Blue as a baby acts very similarly to the friendly baby raptor from the novel version of Jurassic Park -- always trying to get close to the humans and never showing any signs of aggression. Blue, however, isn't torn apart for smelling like a human.
Allosaurus was an actual apex predator of the Jurassic period, whereas T. rex, Carnotaurus, Spinosaurus, Velociraptor and most others seen in the movies are actually from the Cretaceous.
In order for any of the escaped species to significantly change the world as implied by Ian Malcolm, a breeding pair of at least two must have successfully escaped, as such the number of each species is an important factor to take into account but the only ones that can be counted with 100% certainty are the Mosasaurus, Rexy/Roberta, and Blue all with one escaped member each.
The trailer featured Jeff Goldblum warning, "Life finds a way." Universal used this as a tagline for the marketing--but it was cut from the final version.
The Sinoceratop clones look incredibly similar to their real life counterparts except the clones have holes in there fenestraes, which no ceratopsian had, a taller frill, and two spikes on the center of the frill similar to that of a Pachyrhinosaurus. Its body color is a bright forest green with a white underside. There is white on the face, a circular orange, white and black pattern beneath the holes in the frill and on the sides of the frill. It also has white with black tipped spikes.
BD Wong spoke of his character's actions, Wong stated that "he's motivated by his love for science and his own ego, which is well supported by his massive achievements. He's really kind of a genius and he really is responsible for this alleged technology creating these creatures. I think he turns a blind eye to the human suffering that comes as a result because he thinks he's looking at some bigger picture."
Trevorrow and Connolly began work on the script and devised the basic story during a road trip that they took in June 2015, immediately after the release of Jurassic World.
Continues the brand's tradition with a $185M global promo campaign in media value. That's double the size of the previous partner program for the release of Jurassic World (2015) three years ago, and it outstrips recent summer promo campaigns like Avengers: Infinity War (2018) ($150M+) and last year's Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) ($140M) and ($80M). Overall, nine different partners will be running TV spots, which will remain in play well past Fallen Kingdom's opening day. In total, consumers around the globe will be exposed to 1.3 billion Fallen Kingdom packages in the marketplace, and 1.5M displays. Like Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), the original Jurassic Park (1993) was another textbook example when it came to raising an event pic's profile with prominent promotional partners which then included Ford Explorer and Jolt Cola, and Fallen Kingdom continues that grand drum roll.
Colin Trevorrow noted that the T-rex "is kind of a hero to us" at this point, and J.A. Bayona was eager to expound on the giant lizard's cultural symbolism. "She represents the result of our sins towards science," Bayona said. "She's the monster to remind us that we're doing the wrong thing with dinosaurs. Every time we cross a red line, we have the impact of the T-rex there to remind us that we're not doing the right thing!"
Jeff Goldblum reflected on writer/producer Colin Trevorrows script and how he used lines of dialogue from the Jurassic novels by Michael Crichton. "Colin is a very brilliant man and he wrote a beautiful scene for me. I called him up to share my ideas for the character and we collaborated on it," said Goldblum. "Then J.A. Bayona and I got together. He's very passionate about the themes of anti-greed and anti-militarism and pro science. It was a great shoot."
Worked carefully to avoid an R rating, J.A. Bayona explained "You know what I'm learning, when you do these kinds of movies, you know, when it needs to be PG-13, there are certain red lines that you cannot cross. For example, we knew that we couldn't show much human blood. So for example, there's a moment when you can see a dinosaur biting the arm off a man, and we designed the scene in order to make it very effective, but without showing any blood. It's kind of fun when you do that, you try to find a way of making what you really want to do, in order to provoke that effective feeling, but without crossing the red line".
An unconscious Owen is woken up when a Sinoceratops licks his face, just like Sarah is licked by a Stegosaurus in the second book.
This is the fifth film in the Jurassic Park (1993) franchise and the second film in the Jurassic World (2015) trilogy.
During shooting, Edge Arm driver and stuntman Dean Bailey clocked in at more than 100mph to capture the cast in action.
Near the end when Rexy/Roberta unknowingly steps on and destroys the canister containing the Indominus rex bone could be considered a loose rematch from Jurassic World (2015) without Blue's assistance this time and destroying it a second by herself she unknowingly is preventing Professor Wu from using it's DNA to clone other dinosaurs, Indoraptors.
The volcanic eruption is (well-depicted) explosive flank blast, making the outrun the fireball cloud very much a fireball called a pyroclastic flow. Besides being fast, the "cloud" is also a mix of dense rocky volcanic matter with a temperature approaching 1,000 degrees Celsius. Human beings do not survive being enveloped by this. The down-the-cliff escape to the water also probably will not work as pyroclastic flows descend mountains all the way to sea level and then skim across the water surface depositing heavier hot material as they go. It's not going to be over by the time you need to resurface even if you did get deep enough to survive.
The Indoraptor chases after Maisie is because it's trained to track any target a red laser light lands on, and to attack when he hears a shrill, high-pitched sound, whenever shes near the Indoraptor shes screaming her head off while wearing a bright red jacket making it similar to Little Red Riding Hood.
Both the Indominus rex and the Indoraptor have human traits but the question is where did Wu get that template, based on the Hybrids' mannerism, they seem akin to a child's and the only child we know and is a clone like them is Maisie.
When Rexy wakes up in the cargo container in the closeup of her eye opening fully is exactly similar to Jurassic Park (1993) when Lex shines the flashlight directly into her eye when she approaches the Ford Explorer and Jurassic World (2015) when the indominus attacks the gyrosphere with Gray and Zack in it and in one closeup shows the Indominus's eye looking sinisterly at them.
Hammond's well-intentioned extremist ways a bit more justified. It was more than just stopping his nephew from capturing the dinosaurs and building a new Jurassic Park, but also to prevent him from controlling and allowing InGen to clone human soldiers. That entire conversation he had with Dr. Sattler about the use of genetic power had a lot more weight to it than realized. Hammond had that same conversation with Lockwood long ago. It was then Hammond now sees that while Lockwood sacrificed morals to have his daughter but Hammond himself almost sacrificed his grandchildren for his dream. Even his time to spend with his daughter is his way to ensure she gets to live a life unlike what happened to Lockwood's daughter.
One of the velociraptor models on display at the Lockwood Manor has tiger stripes similar to the velociraptors design in the The Lost World Jurassic Park.
The way Rexy/Roberta steps on the tablet console which was used to open the mosasaurus pen while chasing the mercenary Jack, and near the end, when when she steps on the canister containing the Indominus Rex's bone after devouring Eli Mills is similar to Jurassic Park: The Game (2011) near the end if Nima chooses to save Jess, Rexy/Roberta will step on the Barbasol can containing the dinosaur embryos.
Given the weight of a full-grown T. rex (around 9 tons or 8,160kg), carrying one confined in a cage from a helicopter may not be a very good idea.
Eureka, California was one of the primary filming locations for The Lost World, about a rescue mission against the corrupt remnants of InGen. It is heavily implied Lockwood's estate, where the climax takes place, is in Eureka, as it's not far from Orick, California, where the heroes attempt to run off to.
The slimy Corrupt Corporate Executive seeking to usurp a Hammond figure recalls Ed Regis' and the film version of Gennaro's cowardice, Ludlow tarnishing the name of a Hammond figure to profit off of importing dinosaurs to the mainland to attempt to continue InGen and Masrani's doings, and the novel version of Lewis Dodgson, who outright wanted to weaponize the dinosaurs and use the gene research for nefarious purposes.
After devouring Eli Mills, Rexy/Roberta roars in the exact same pose she did after killing the two velociraptors at the end of Jurassic Park (1993) except she roars in a different position.
The film's underwater opening sequence was already in Colin Trevorrow and Connolly's script, and J.A. Bayona asked Trevorrow to push for it to become a bigger scene with a larger set.
The Indoraptor has several themes relating to wolves: Being semi-quadrupedal, there is a somewhat lupine appearance to its posture and mannerisms. There is a discussion with Dr. Wu where he compares the domestication of dinosaurs with that of dogs. The Indoraptor, being feral and untamable, is the "wolf" of this scenario, which they are planning to breed out their aggression and lack of empathy to make them "dogs". The Indoraptor menaces a little girl, which recalls the Big Bad Wolf of fairy tales, Maisie wearing a red jacket. And of course the scene where it roars/howls at the full moon from the rooftop of Lockwood Manor, and a callback to Jurassic World (2015) when Hoskins told a story of keeping a wolf cub which eventually mauled his wife. Lockwood's vision comes to fruition in this movie, and again, the "wolf" cannot be tamed.
When Blue is captured and shot with several tranqs, she takes a while to go down and manages to fatally wound a man before having to be shot with live ammo foreshadows what happens when the Indoraptor gets shot with only two tranqs and is quickly incapacitated... except he isn't affected in the least and is just pulling a fake to lure his prey (Wheatley) within biting distance.
Andy Nicholson explained the convoy of heavy-duty trucks cutting through the valley that has been reclaimed by nature and dinosaurs. "It was a great chance to explore what the architecture would look like - and not just show beautiful dinosaurs in herds but to show you what happens if there are carnivores present as well, the natural circle of life was great to show." As for the trampled gyrospheres, which raise the question of their onetime occupants, Nicholson says, "We toyed for a while whether there'd be any people among the skeletons, but we decided to just keep it about the dinosaurs."
Although all of the Nublar dinosaurs are supposed to be females, the Parasaurolophus have long crests, which is believed now to have been a trait of the males. That being said, this may have been intentional tampering by Wu and his geneticists, so that the public would see the animals with their iconic crests despite their being female.
When it came to designing the Indoraptor, J.A. Bayona and the design team first looked at animal references, from dinosaurs to snakes to cats and dogs. "The most important elements in the design of the Indoraptor were taken from real animals," he said. "The eyes, the texture of the skin, the claws, the way he crawls. I wanted him to be very dark and disappear in darkness. I put myself in the position of a kid and what would be scary: the eyes and the teeth. "So we put color and brightness in the eyes and gave him very white teeth. For me, that was a way of making it terrifying. The design of the arms were very long. That also makes it creepy and almost human." Along with referencing "Nosferatu" for the the claws, Bayona showed ILM some of "Frankenstein" for its dark yet melancholy mood. "When Indoraptor is in a long, dark corridor, there is a kind of ghostly flavor," he said. The director also discussed how they could incorporate the nervous shake of mentally ill people into the animated performance. For ILM's production VFX supervisor, David Vickery, there was the impression of a mangy, rabid street dog. "J.A. wanted him to be incredibly lean and malnourished and slightly unhinged," Vickery said. Although the Indoraptor is both bipedal and quadrupedal, ILM struggled with its proportions and avoiding it becoming too much of a monster. "So we tried to inject as much of the Velociraptor into its traits and movement," added Vickery.
The sounds of Blue the velociraptor were from penguins; sound designer Pete Horner explained: "We recorded penguins, changed the pitch and manipulated the audio to get these purring sounds that seem to being saying 'I'm okay, you're okay.'" The sounds of Stiggy the Stygimoloch were recorded from a dachshund mixed with camel and pig sounds. The sounds of the Carnotaurus were made from vocalizations from an orangutan and of Styrofoam with a double-bass bow typically used by classical musicians. Finally, the sounds of the Indoraptor were made from the vocalizations of a chihuahua, dental drill, lion, pig, and cougar.
When Maisie is first shown upstairs she is basked in a powerful beam of sunlight coming from the window behind her, literally highlighting her to foreshadow her significance later on.
Colin Trevorrow explained all the death scenes are rightly deserved this time stating "We made sure that every death was earned, everybody deserves their death in this movie, a lesson learned. In 2018 everyone earns it. Horrible people."
Toby Jones (Gunnar Eversol) likens his character to that of "a rogue arms dealer; he sees profits in selling these creatures as weapons. He is totally morally neutral about whatever he is selling. He is only interested in whether or not it will make him a profit."
The machine gun Owen and Claire shoot at the Indoraptor with is a laser sighted SIG SG 552.
Like all of InGen's cloned theropods, Allosaurus had pronated wrists. The Allosaurus clones are mostly dark blueish-grey with yellow underbellies, yellow stripes on the face and neck, a yellow circle around its eye orbit, white markings and faded red on their crests.
The script confirmed "Stiggy" doesn't like being whistled at which is why Owen whistled for her to break the door to the cell.
Wu explains that he needs Blue for two purposes -- one, to use her genome to create the next generation of Indoraptor that is less unstable and can feel empathy for its trainer and handler (presumably he got this idea from the close bond between Owen and Blue that caused her to turn on the Indominus at the climax of Jurassic World). The second purpose is so that she can be a 'mother' to this next generation of Indoraptor. This ties back to the second book where it is said the raptors are unstable and violent because they lack parent figures to nurture them properly. Wu evidently does not want to repeat the mistakes done with the first generation of Velociraptors as well as the Indominus.
The title itself, with it's shift from Jurassic Park to Jurassic World foreshadows the ending the Dinosaurs are no longer restricted to a mere park but the entire world.
J.A. Bayona revealed that one of the final shots of the new movie, showing dinosaurs flying over California, is specifically designed to harken back to a moment at the end of Jurassic Park (1993), and show the audience just how much has now changed in the world. According to Bayona "One of the last shots of the movie, you see the characters Owen, Claire and Maisie in a car. And they look through a window and they see these pteranodons flying over the ocean. It's entirely the same shot that you see at the end of Jurassic Park. But in Jurassic Park it's not pteranodons, it's birds. It's like a way of telling, 'OK this is an emotional connection with that film.' We smile watching that shot, but the message is so different. It's not birds anymore, it's dinosaurs. So it's the world upside down" the shot is meant to call back to the surviving characters have made it on board a helicopter and are flying to safety. Sam Neill's Dr. Grant looks out the window to see birds flying together. It's an indication to him that they have left Jurassic Park and have reentered the world that the characters familiar with. They are safe now. Check out the shot in the clip below. By contrast, Owen doesn't see the familiar sight of birds, he sees the strange sight of flying dinosaurs. The shot is an indication that the world has changed is a major way. The world you thought you understood is now something entirely different.
The Gyrosphere containing Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Franklin (Justice Smith) that plunges off the cliff and into the watery depths amid a stampede of dinosaurs on Isla Nublar forcing Owen (Chris Pratt) to jump in to save them, was staged in a big tank of water, overseen by diving instructor Peter Harcourt, who had advised underwater sequences for the last four Bond films, The Mummy, and the last two Mission: Impossible movies. "Ranking me against Tom Cruise's underwater work, like how much better am I?" asks Pratt. "Significantly better, or just, like a ton better?" "Oh, well, that's not my place," responded the humble Harcourt, filming in the tank lasted one week and required 85 crew members.
J.A. Bayona elaborated on the impact of the Indoraptor, and went on to say: "I think the audience is going to enjoy the Indoraptor. It's a terrifying creature involved in some of the best parts of the movie. I think we all remember some of the terrifying scenes we saw when watching Steven Spielberg's first Jurassic Park film, and the Indoraptor will take the audience to very similar, high tension moments."
The largest species of Mosasaurus reached lengths of 17m: so this is pushing the limits a bit more, at 25% oversized, but acceptable for storytelling purposes. guessing prehistoric creatures were sufficiently huge and crazy that even Hollywood didn't feel the need to make them "larger than life". Mosasaurus length = screen length ratio × human height = 28.08cm / 2.36cm × 1.8m = 21.4m.
Shot in 2.39:1 CinemaScope. Director J.A. Bayona explained why he shot in this format, "we wanted to make it bigger and we wanted to make it more epic," during a Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set visit. "And I can tell you it looks amazing." CinemaScope has been around since the 1950s, the anamorphic format has continued to this day. In film-industry jargon, the shortened form, 'Scope, is still widely used by both filmmakers and projectionists, although today it generally refers to any 2.35:1, 2.39:1, or 2.40:1 presentation or, sometimes, the use of anamorphic lensing or projection in particular." Steven Spielberg used the taller 1.85:1 for Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) to accommodate the dinosaurs height, and Joe Johnston followed suit with Jurassic Park III (2001), Colin Trevorrow wanted to go even wider for Jurassic World, but settled on Univisium 2.00:1. Now, Bayona has decided to go even wider. When it came time to film, Bayona wanted to fill the frame as much as possible. He also wanted to avoid a cinematic look suited for tiny airplane screens. "I think one of the things I'm telling the camera operator all the time is that we need to do a movie that cannot be seen on a plane," said the filmmaker. "So we are using all the format, from the extreme right to the extreme left. We are filling the frame in a beautiful way." Bayona even went as far as to compare the look of Fallen Kingdom to something shot by cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, who filmed Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), The Deer Hunter (1978) and McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) "You saw the frames [of a Zsigmond shot film] and they look like paintings," said Bayona, adding: "And Steven [Spielberg], all the Indiana Jones movies and the frames, they look like paintings. And I wanted to have that in this in a Jurassic movie. So we created this big canvas."
Tom Holland who previously worked on The Impossible (2012) which was also directed by J.A. Bayona had discussed having a possible role in the film but he didnt believe he would be available for filming because of scheduling conflicts with Avengers: Infinity War (2018) which also stars Chris Pratt.
For Super Bowl LII (2018), Colin Trevorrow directed a Jeep commercial starring Jeff Goldblum and featuring a T. rex. Within 24 hours of its release, the commercial received 39.7 million online views, which was more than any film trailer that was watched online following its Super Bowl LII television debut.
J.A. Bayona stated about creating a new dinosaur the Indoraptor, "The Jurassic Park movies were not fantasies, the original Michael Crichton novels they are grounded in reality the series is based in real scientific theories all of the dinosaurs even the ones that we've invented are based on what we know about dinosaurs all of the details are taken from real animals, that doesn't preclude a little artistic license in addition to a Squadron of puppeteers and animatronic experts the Indoraptor was formed by chatting with paleontology mad kids, these consultants were keen to overthrow the conservative color scheme that has defined the representation of obsolete lizards on-screen in this film, black is the new grey-green, so many children play with dinosaurs in their rooms we had a lot of expertise on the film but the opinion of kids I almost value even more because they're so honest I was interested in the way they talk about dinosaurs they talk about textures and colors I wanted to create a dinosaur that would be very memorable and very scary for them, I wanted to create something that was very dark almost black with very white teeth so that when you see it in the dark It's, very effective just a set of eyes and teeth".
There is a popular fan theroy that the Indoraptor is part human because in Jurassic Park (1993), the rebirth of dinosaurs alone opened the floor for debate. Dr. Ian Malcolm's statement about how "scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should" become a connective thread throughout the series about ability and restraint, indulgence and inhibition. Now, the Indoraptor represents peak-meddling with genetic engineering, and the creature's DNA makeup elevates it from a dinosaur hybrid into a modern Frankenstein's monster - assuming this theory is correct. t's obvious the Indoraptor is a modified raptor based on its name and appearance. But it's stronger, smarter, and can kill on command. There's just one major element present in the Indoraptor that isn't ever officially mentioned in the movie. Despite a lack of proof in the dinosaur's physical appearance, there's reason to believe the Indoraptor is actually made up of human DNA. It's a crazy theory, but the proof is actually far more present in Fallen Kingdom than some audiences may have noticed. During the dinosaur auction scene at Lockwood Manor, auctioneer Gunnar Eversol introduces each dinosaur with colorful detail. However, when he introduces the Indoraptor, he holds back. Aside from explaining that it's a prototype, Eversol explains that the Indoraptor was created with the DNA of the two most destructive creatures to ever walk this planet. And though the dinosaur half is easy to deduce by looking at it, the second of the two is never specified, which opens the door for a process of elimination. Considering dinosaur preservation as a backhanded criticism of humanity's approach to social unrest, climate change, and political greed, among other things, humans are definitely not the heroes in this series - not for the most part, at least. So, considering the movie's mostly unfavorable depiction of mankind, it's no wonder they'd refer to humans as one of Earth's most dangerous animals. The Indoraptor's behavior may be another major sign of its human DNA. Its intelligence far surpasses that of a Velociraptor (playing dead, quietly opening doors) and the way it moves has noticeably human qualities (sneaking up on Maisie and grazing her hair, reaching out for Maisie when she's hiding in bed). That said, the human-esque qualities even extend to the movie's twist that - technically speaking - isn't even about dinosaurs at all. as Maisie is a clone. This aspect of the movie is clearly meant to signify the moral and ethical complexities that have been evolving throughout this entire series, but it might also serve a more specific purpose. It's proof that, yes, human genetics are being tampered with, and the proof is being hidden away along with all the other genetically-modified species at Lockwood Manor. When considering all of the hints that Maisie shares a connection with the dinosaurs, the blending of human and dinosaur DNA seems that much more likely. Maisie is seen cleverly unlocking her bedroom door (not unlike the Raptors and more specifically, the Indoraptor), mimicking Blue's mannerisms, and while she's being chased by the Indoraptor, there is a shot of her face blending in with the Indoraptor's face through a sheet of glass in what appears to be a moment of blatant symbolism. Maisie's similarities with the dinosaurs may be solely confined to the fact that they all happen to be clones, but her role has to serve a bigger purpose. A twist just for the sake of being a twist doesn't have any substantial value, but including genetic meddling with human DNA to draw the audience's attention to a larger moral and ethical issue broadens the scope of the series' overarching themes. Benjamin Lockwood he represents a window into the past. As John Hammond's former partner, he not only helped create the first Jurassic Park, but the first dinosaur. That said, it's revealed in Fallen Kingdom that the two had some ethical differences. It turns out that Hammond did have limits - specifically with the meddling of human DNA - and this revelation brings up the concept of uninhibited ambition, despite obvious consequences. man is shown to be more aligned with playing God than being scientists. The lack of restraint showcased throughout the entire Jurassic series has hit a tipping point, not only through the weaponization and auctioning-off of dinosaurs, but in how the technology has evolved. It bypassed general ethics and dove straight into human cloning. In the original Jurassic Park, Hammond repeated the line, "We've spared no expenses." And though his intentions may have been good, that line has come back to haunt his legacy. It's taken on a life of its own - void of limits, morality, and any signs of slowing down. So, seeing as the scientists in the Jurassic series continue to go all-in on genetic engineering - and not to mention are now aligned with the military to create the "perfect soldier" - it's not so much a question as to "What's stopping them?" as it is, "Where else could they possibly go?"
Owen (Chris Pratt) not wanting to go back to Isla Nublar after the events of Jurassic World (2015) but relenting when he finds out Blue is alive makes him similar to Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) who's also in this movie, in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) who after the events of Jurassic Park (1993) was against going to Isla Sorna to document the dinosaurs in their natural habitat ultimately relenting when he finds out his ex girlfriend Sarah is already on the island and similar to Alan Grant (Sam Neill) who was against going to Isla Sorna in Jurassic Park III (2001).
Official trailer was released on December 7, 2017, which featured Rexy killing a carnotaurus that was about to attack Owen.
Filming had also taken place in a nearby He'eia jungle for the scenes where Owen searches and locates Blue.
At 128 mins, this is the second longest Jurassic Park movie, the longest is The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) at 129 mins.
Justice Smith initially did not plan to be in the movie as the film's shooting schedule conflicted with a play but he managed to do both the movie and play.
On the rooftop climax, the Indoraptor notices that the glass it is stepping on is weak, with a curious look that is very similar to the one the Predator has when noticing another deadly trap in that film.
Blue is so important because Dr. Wu believes that she demonstrates the traits required to begin the process of domestication. She's still a very dangerous wild animal, but demonstrated empathy and curiosity towards Owen that none of the other Raptors did. He draws the comparison between a Wolf and a Bulldog, nearly identical in genetics but possessing key differences in behavior towards humans.
The HVAC failing to pump poison gas out is a big plot point in the Jurassic Park ride.
Since Maisie Lockwood is a clone of Benjamin Lockwood's dead daughter, this implies that Lockwood's company has the abilities and desire to engage in human genetic modifications and engineering.
The reason Colin Trevorrow didn't direct this movie was because after Jurassic World (2015), Lucasfilm signed him to close out the new Star Wars Trilogy by directing Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) but last fall in the wake of Trevorrow box office bomb The Book of Henry (2017), Lucasfilm parted ways with Trevorrow although he claims that the decision likely wasn't based on Book of Henry, since it was reported that he had been having creative disagreements with Lucasfilm over the Star Wars script for some time. Nonetheless Book of Henry was a very disappointing follow up to a movie as huge as Jurassic World. It's actually ironic as the Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) director J.J. Abrams took over Trevorrow's duties on Episode IX to close out that trilogy after handling the reigns to Rian Johnson for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) and now Trevorrow is returning to his own rebooted franchise to bookend that series.
J.A. Bayona said filming the gyrosphere was the most challenging because it was filmed in different continents; Hawaii and England, Pinewood Studios the scene where the gyrosphere with Claire and Franklin goes over the cliff into the water, in Hawaii the Edge Arm was used to film the actors riding in the gyrosphere as it was hauled by a trailer to simulate its movement, in England, an outdoor rollercoaster track with a drop was constructed for the gyrosphere which Howard and Smith rode in to shoot the scene in which the gyrosphere plummets off the cliff and into the water, the final portion was shot at pinewood studios with a large indoor tank to simulate the gyrosphere being underwater; Justice Smith saw the layout of the rollercoaster and stated, "OMG it's so steep" but said it was his favorite scene being filmed with Bayona adding, 'Wouldn't it be cool if we just take them to a theme park and put them on one of those crazy rides where they fly through the air or drop 200 feet and we'll just film them?'" relates Fallen Kingdom visual effects supervisor David Vickery. Realizing that it'd be too difficult to actually go to and shoot inside a theme park, the filmmakers did the next best thing: They built a ride themselves. "I think it was around 40 feet tall," says Vickery. "We had this amazing special effects technician who also worked out the sort of G's that they should be pulling were they to go over a cliff. And then we pushed Claire and Franklin over this piece of track. You can see their terrified faces as they go over. It's beautiful and brilliant and you really believe they're doing it." The roller coaster gyrosphere shot included meticulous visual effects work to add in the environment, pieces of the gyrosphere and the surrounding dinosaurs. But having the real actors and something practical is always a great starting point for a final shot. This can be the case even when the effect does not seem that complicated.
Director J.A. Bayona compared the film to Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), which were both considered darker than their predecessors.
Licensing partners included Mattel, Lego, and Funko, all of which created toys based on the film. Mattel produced a variety of toys, including dinosaurs and action figures, as well as Barbie dolls featuring the likeness of Pratt and Howard as their characters. A mobile app titled Jurassic World Facts was released as a tie-in to Mattel's dinosaur toys, which included symbols that could be scanned to collect facts about each creature. Lego is expected to release 13 Lego sets based on the film. A video game, Jurassic World Evolution, is scheduled to be released simultaneously with the film. A two-part virtual reality miniseries titled Jurassic World: Blue was released for Oculus VR headsets as a film tie-in. It was created by Felix & Paul Studios and Industrial Light and Magic, and features Blue on Isla Nublar at the time of the volcanic eruption
Producer Frank Marshall revealed J.A. Bayona was who they initially approached to direct Jurassic World (2015) However, Bayona didn't feel he could deliver the film the right way under the given time constraints: He said, "I need a lot of time. I know what I need. I need my prep time. I have a certain process I go through and all that. And I just don't think I can do it,'" says Marshall. "'So thanks, but no thanks.'" But when it came time to make this film, Marshall went back to Bayona and this time the filmmaker was ready to make the jump, producer Patrick Crowley told SlashFilm that Bayona sparked to The plans for this new Jurassic trilogy: "Colin Trevorrow is the architect of the second one and the third one and he and J.A. hit it off,so J.A. then felt much more comfortable he liked the original Jurassic World and he knew the direction Colin wanted to go in, so it wasn't as if it was just some script that he had tried to adapt, and they kind of shared ideas together so that was a big kind of thing".
Neal Scanlan stated that animatronics were not best for every scene: "In some ways it will have an impact on your shooting schedule; you have to take time to film with an animatronic. In the balance, we ask ourselves if it is economically and artistically more valuable to do it that way, or as a post-production effect. Once we have looked at each particular case, with the director and the VFX supervisor we decide whether--because of the environment or the circumstances--it is the right way to go practically."
On July 7, 2017, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were seen swimming towards the beach during filming of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at Oahu's Halona Blowhole.
Critics and audiences alike noted similarities to the second film in the series, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Rexy/Roberta emerging from the jungle during a dark tropical storm and chasing a man in a raincoat is similar to the original film where she chases Robert Muldoon, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm in the Jeep Ford Explorer.
The Indominus rex, which was killed by the Mosasaurus at the end of Jurassic World, still plays a significant role in the film. Wu and Mills use a sample of her DNA obtained from her skeleton to create the Indoraptor, and Wu plans to splice her DNA with Blue's to create a new generation of controllable Indoraptors.
One of the mercenaries brandishes a Benelli Supernova shotgun before he gets eaten by the Indoraptor.
Genetic tampering to create a hybrid dinosaur bioweapon is the plot of the Chaos Effect toyline - and the Indoraptor's stripes and dark coloring recall its own mutant apex raptor, the Alpha.
A mad dash to escape an erupting volcano on a vehicle while dodging angry herbivores recalls the first Jurassic Park arcade game.
A trio of Pteranodon flew off in the sunset mirrors exactly when Alan took glance on a trio of pelicans after escaping the island at the end of Jurassic Park (1993).
When Blue and the Indoraptor are fighting and Owen and Maisie are trying to escape you can hear the OST from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) "Raptors Appear"
The Baryonyx is shown with its crocodile-like snout, but lacks the enlarged thumb claw that actually gives it its name! This may be because of Henry Wu's genetic tampering, but it still seems strange not to give it the large claw, being one of its defining traits, and particularly after Spinosaurus, its larger relative, was shown with the enlarged thumb claw in Jurassic Park III (2001).
The Stygimoloch looks somewhat bigger than the Pachycephalosaurus shown in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. In real life, Pachycephalosaurus is believed to have been larger, although there is still confusion even among paleontologists on whether these two dinos were separate species or one and the same. There's always the possibility that the Lost World Pachy was not fully grown, however, as the ones seen on a live feed in Jurassic World look considerably larger as well.
The Brachiosaurs skin is more leathery and less elephant-like than it's predecessors and is mainly grey with a creamy underbelly, a color never seen for the brachiosaurs from the previous films, but remarkably similiar to the initial design by Mark 'Crash' McCreery.
The Ford Explorer 04's front passenger door is left open and the right rear tire is missing, but in Jurassic Park (1993) it was the left rear that was ripped off by Rexy/Roberta during the attack and it was the driver that was left open after it fell out of the tree.
The beach that Owen and Claire and Franklin wash up on after the gyrosphere sequence was the same one from From Here to Eternity (1953) J.A. Bayona stated "I said, 'OK we need to do the same shot, the famous kiss shot of Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr, so we did the same with Owen and Claire, without kissing each other."
Steven Spielberg really liked the idea of Maisie being a clone, Colin Trevorrow stated "he also liked the way that we were evolving it, and he was really excited about the questions that it leaves at the end as far as where the future could go" Trevorrow added that he was personally nervous about how audiences would react to it, "I see it as an evolution of the themes that Crichton laid out, it's so much closer in our world than making dinosaurs is, to me it's a family creation myth, Owen and Claire start off the first movie as these sexually charged Hepburn and Tracy characters and in this film they're taking on much more responsibility as adults and by the end theyre parents they have this child and they're driving off into an uncertain future that moment when Malcolm is saying irrevocable change that is happening to them and its happening right now, I just found that very effective to put that in the context of these who are evolving in a big way over the course of this story"
The naming of the volcano Mt. Sibo came about during an early phone conversation between Colin Trevorrow and Dinosaur Protection Group website writers Jack Anthony Ewins and Timothy Glover. Jack and Timothy pointed out that the expanded canon-universe referred to a mountain on the island called "Mt. Sibo". Colin and Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona then put this in the film during an early BBC News scene that is seen during the opening minutes.
Clues to Maisie's origin are littered throughout Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, starting with Dr. Ian Malcolm's words of warning during the Congressional hearing. When stating that he thinks the dinosaurs should be allowed to go extinct again, Malcolm says that in dabbling with cloning and bringing creatures to life, humans have tried to overpower death. While they might not have conquered it fully yet, Maisie's existence is proof that death is no longer an obstacle; especially to the beholder. Humans now have control over the creation of life, therefore death actually means very little. Maisie herself has no clue that she is a clone; all those around her have been in on the secret, it seems, and happy to go along with the lie. Her nanny, Iris, was nanny to Lockwood's daughter as well, and both she and Lockwood are evasive when the naturally curious Maisie asks questions. We see a photograph of Lockwood's daughter, looking identical to Maisie, which he keeps hidden in his notes; the extraordinary likeness between mother and daughter is yet another clue to Maisie's true heritage. The discussion of the car crash that supposedly killed Lockwood's daughter is also notable for its curious telling; Maisie doesn't remember, dismissed as her being too young, but it's actually because she wasn't really there. The shared origin of Maisie and the dinosaurs is teased out too, if watched carefully viewers will realize how closely her mannerisms - particularly her head movements and inquisitive nature - seem to resemble Blue. Both are intelligent, both can empathize, and both very quickly form close bonds with Owen Grady who trained Blue from birth and immediately takes Maisie under his wing. But there's another creature determined to get to both Blue and Maisie, and that is the Indoraptor. The Indoraptor has been trained to kill anything that its master demands, yet it instinctively goes for Maisie; the creature is obsessed with her to the point that it stalks her and terrorizes her before going in for the kill. The connection between Blue, Maisie and the Indoraptor is striking, and raises questions of a further twist. We know Dr. Wu wanted Blue's DNA to make the next Indoraptor more obedient and empathetic, but could it be that all three clones are sharing some of the same strands of DNA.
Director J.A. Bayona is promising fans more dinosaurs in the sequel, many of whom fans have never seen before. The director, a newcomer to the series, sets the stage for his dino-action by saying: "This is, without a doubt, a Jurassic movie with more dinosaurs than any of the others. We have all the dinosaurs from the first film and we've added new ones that I think fans will deeply appreciate such as the Carnotaurus, Baryonyx, Sinoceratops and the Allosaurus. One, the kids will probably remember, is the Stygimolich, who is very fun and gives us some comedic moments. And I'm especially fond of a new hybrid dinosaur that we have designed: The Indoraptor."
When Zia releases Blue from the cage to attack the mercenaries in the underground laboratory she stops briefly to pause and look at Zia and Franklin almost as if trying to show gratitude or regarding them as friends and the mercenaries as not friends.
Blue is more than capable of handling the Indoraptor and the mercenaries. Do recall that Blue was trained by Owen, a military man. What Owen used for training were things he had experience with when he began training in the US Navy. As pack leader, Blue needs to have more focus just in case one of her pack members were taken out of commission, which pays off when she survives the Indominus rex. It's also likely for that reason that Blue can hunt by herself despite the handicap.
For the script's structure, Colin Trevorrow said he had been inspired by Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015), in which two seemingly unrelated stories "collide in the middle, and move on together." Trevorrow was also inspired by Three Days of the Condor (1975), stating, "It's one of those places where you think you know what the score is, and then everything changes, and then suddenly you don't know who to trust."
As a creature genetically modified to be a relentless predator who follows orders, it's rather poetic that the Indoraptor dies by being impaled on the fossilized skull of a docile herbivore (triceratops), after being pushed by another predator who went through the process of being trained to follow orders.
Hammond's final dialogue "These creatures require our absence to survive, not our help" in the second film, is referenced by his former partner, Benjamin Lockwood.
The last shot has Blue running across the California desert and overlooking a small town as the sun rises metaphorically represents the new frontier of genetic power and dinosaurs now living alongside humankind.
ironic is that the raptors as themselves seem to be naturally heading towards coexisting with humans. The first film showed raptors as the equivalent of wolves, seeing humans as prey. The second film shows the raptors fighting the hunters, or in other words, rival predators. By the third film, the raptors seem to regard humans as semi-equal after Grant communicates with the pack. Fourth film and the raptors seem to reluctantly regard Owen as a leader. By Fallen Kingdom, the raptors (or at least Blue) regard humans as equals. Had Wu just cloned another generation or two of raptors with Blue as the "Loyal Bloodline", he may have had dinosaurs that could have been domesticated.
When Rexy/Roberta roars at the end after devouring Eli Mills if you closely at the bottom of the screen, you can see the Compsognathus's eating his remains.
Ted Levine played Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) coincidentally Brian Cox who played Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter (1986) was interviewed for the role of Robert Muldoon in Jurassic Park (1993).
PETA praised for the film and certain characters' outlooks on the beasts. "PETA sends in rescue teams when a hurricane or another natural disasters happen and animals are suffering as a result of that natural disaster," PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange shared with SYFY WIRE. "So, I guess that would be kind of a comparison. And then, you do whatever you can to allow these animals to continue living and continue eating and not suffer. For us, suffering is the big issue." The motivating factor in each Jurassic Park film is that humans resurrected these animals, regularly resulting in chaos and carnage. While zoos and wildlife parks see fewer fatal incidents each year, the organization champions the themes of the series and the sense of entitlement humans demonstrate on other species. "Really all of these Jurassic Park movies have really encouraged people to think about the bigger picture and the role we play in the devastation of the environment and the animals who live in it. We're just so grateful of the filmmakers for that," Lange admitted. "And in addition to that, we're extremely grateful that they made a movie about -- well, it's about dinosaurs, obviously they'd never use a real dinosaur -- but they've made a movie about animal lives, about animal protection, [and] our bad tendencies as the human race without exploiting one animal to make the point. [These movies] only use animatronics and CGI. And that's just lovely. So not only did they get across a very important message that we really hope is sinking in with people, but they did it without harming the hair on one animal's back. And that's tremendous." Much like each installment in the series eventually turns to disaster, Lange pointed out that PETA believes there is only ever a negative outcome when people place animals in captivity.
The screaming woman in the elevator Jo Hart is the first female (human) character killed by a dinosaur the Indoraptor However, she is the second female (human) character killed by a reptile, after Zara Shealy who was eaten along with a pteranodon by the mosasaurus in Jurassic World (2015).
When Rexy/Roberta breaks into the lion enclosure, the sound of the fence snapping is the same as when she broke out of her own paddock in Jurassic Park (1993)
J.A. Bayona told Empire that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom begins with a "massive action piece" that's reminiscent of a James Bond prologue. James Bond movies usually open big with action (think the bathroom fight from Casino Royale), so Fallen Kingdom will be coming in hot right from the start. Obviously, Bayona couldn't give any specific details about the scene, but one would wager that it has something to do with dinosaurs.
On The Graham Norton Show (2007) with Graham Norton and Thandie Newton from Westworld (2016), Chris Pratt said he's "certain" that he and co-star Bryce Dallas Howard were swimming in urine while filming the beach scene, he stated "Boy I tell you, they put a lot of chlorine in the water," Pratt said on Friday night. "Because you've got a crew of about 85 people just pissing in this pool... We didn't have time for people to pee." "So you knew people were peeing?" Newton ask, also revealing a hilarious "pee face." "I'm certain," Pratt replied. "Well I mean, you're not supposed to pee in the pool, but no one got out. And I know because I had to be underwater with my eyes open ... as if I could see with my eyes open under water." The "Westworld" star then asked Pratt if he relieved himself in the water. "I actually shit myself," he replied. "Time is money on a movie like this." Norton asked Howard if she peed in the pool. The actress was embarrassed, so Pratt helped her out saying, "You didn't pee, Claire peed." "Every time you've said that for the last like seven months," Howard said. "I'm just so deeply ashamed.
The orange counter-shaded coloration of the Stygimoloch "Stiggy" matches the incarnation from Warpath: Jurassic Park (1999), During their brief battle, the Carnotaurus and Sinoceratops use several moves straight out of the game, The concavenator resembles Warpath's incarnation of the spinosaurus, especially with the snout
When Roberta/Rexy wakes up she snaps a chain connector rather effortlessly, now Roberta/Rexy is a massive 8 ton powerful creature, but is this realistic assuming the connector isnt faulty, it looks like the connector is held in place by a threaded screw, in which case we can examine the thread stripping strength of screws at which point the thread shears off and the connector fails, using a thread length of 50mm (estimate) an M8 bolt and steel with a shear strength of 270MPA calculating the required shear force using this calculator, with the answer a force of 144.82KN- or a static force equivalent to holding up a weight of 14.77 tons, this weight is heavier than Roberta/Rexy but she isn't just hanging off the chain, it can exert a dynamic load which is a multiple of it's weight: so Roberta/Rexy shearing and breaking the bolt is quite possible.
J.A. Bayona put his stamp on everything in Fallen Kingdom, even in some more surprising ways. One such example? Those infamous high heels, "The first time we see Claire in the movie, it's a shot of her high heels," Bayona told io9. "There was so much conversation about it, it was a way of playing with the controversy. But Colin was terrified to show Claire with high heels again and I convinced him it doesn't go against the woman she is. Then we move to the island and she's wearing boots, which basically is the most logical thing to do. So we were trying not to take that controversy too seriously and just make it natural." But that's just one silly example of Bayona's authorship in Fallen Kingdom. The whole process began long before that, with the decision to bring him onto the project. That happened because Trevorrow loved Bayona's first film, The Orphanage. "That was a surprise to me," Bayona said. "Then he told me about this movie having a second half that was kind of like a haunted house story. And I fell in love with that idea because when I think about the original Jurassic Park, I think that the best things in that movie are the moments of suspense, kind of like Hitchcock, that Steven Spielberg was able to create." So while the first half of Fallen Kingdom has the kind of massive set-pieces and action one may expect from a Jurassic Park movie, the second half is the opposite. It works not just because that's Bayona's forté, but because he felt it stayed true to the original film. "When you look at the first Jurassic Park, the movie becomes more claustrophobic and tighter in the second half," Bayona said. "So I felt that I was somehow following the DNA of that movie... [Also], I felt comfortable playing with long corridors, cracking woods, and shadows on the wall. It was playful and fun. These movies are oriented to the whole family, so when you play with the scariness you should always have this moment of fun at the same time." Everything about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a balance between action and suspense, and horrifying and family-friendly moments--and, maybe most importantly, the fact that it's both a Jurassic Park movie as well as a J.A. Bayona movie. "When you do a film like this you put yourself at the service of the story," he said. "You put yourself at the service of the legacy of the movies they did before. So it's not that I tried to hijack the Jurassic universe and change the mood and not be faithful of what's expected. You put your craft at the service of the world that has been established already by other directors." Even with such a major, big-budget film, Bayona stressed there's still chance for a director to make it his own. "From the moment you come to the set and decide to put the camera in one place instead of the other, you're taking on a very important decision for the storytelling, for the way the audiences perceives the story," Bayona continued. "In that sense, I had total freedom." Also freeing: the fact that Fallen Kingdom is the second entry in a trilogy, and Bayona isn't writing or directing any of the other films in the series. He took full advantage of that. When you think about a trilogy, the second episode is when things get more complicated and it's very exciting as a director," he said. "You pick up the repercussions of the first movie and you plant the seeds for the third one... You don't need to deal with the mess you are creating with this story." Instead, he'll leave that to Jurassic World 3 director Colin Trevorrow. In the meantime, Bayona isn't looking for Fallen Kingdom to totally change his career. "I come from Europe and I normally produce my own movies," Bayona said. "So [working in the Hollywood system] was something that I really wanted to try. But, for me, it's very exciting to go back to Europe and keep making my own movies there. That's the kind of career I'm looking for."
Jurassic World no longer refers to the park itself, but rather our world now literally becoming a "Jurassic World" as dinosaurs and humans are forced into coexistence alongside each other.
When Blue breaks through Maisie's bedroom wall to fight the Indoraptor it's similar to Jurassic Park (1993) when Rexy breaks through the trees eating one of the gallimimuses and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) when the T-Rex breaks through the cargo hold of the S.S. Venture and Jurassic Park III (2001) when the Spinosaurus bursts/breaks through the metal gate to chase after the humans and Jurassic World (2015) when Rexy breaks through the Spinosaurus skeleton to fight the Indominus Rex.
Chris Pratt, Toby Jones and Jeff Goldblum have all played characters tied into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Pratt portrays Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy, Jones portrays Dr. Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger and Goldblum plays Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok.
Reunites Spider-Man 3 (2007) supporting actors James Cromwell and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Marks the second time baby juvenile Velociraptors [Blue, Delta, Echo, Charlie] are shown, the first time being in Jurassic Park (1993) where the baby Velociraptor hatches from the egg.
Scenes were filmed on sets at Hawley Common, also in Hampshire, where the exterior of Lockwood's mansion was built, as well as a mainland loading dock where the dinosaurs are brought.
Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Claire Dearing in the film, opened up about returning to the role and how director J.A. Bayona put his stamp on the sequel to the 2015 directed by Colin Trevorrow. "This is a very different film than the last, there's a real sense of horror during the last act," Howard told The Hollywood Reporter. "I don't know how kids will react, because it does get very scary. I love that J.A. was able to take it in a new direction and keep it fresh." Howard has already had discussions with screenwriters Emily Carmichael and Trevorrow about her character's arc in the third film, which Trevorrow is directing for a 2021 release date. "You have to balance your vision for your character with the countless hours that they've spent mapping out the story," Howard said. "It doesn't all take place during the script stage. For this film, Chris and I were working out ideas on set as we shot." Howard wanted to find moments of levity to offset the serious tone of the film. The improv between Howard and Pratt's Owen Grady had the audience laughing during the premiere screening.
Jake Johnson revealed why he didn't return for the Jurassic World sequel, stating, "I am not part of the universe. I didn't have a contract that was more than one movie. That would be a question for the leads of that. I am not in 'Jurassic World 2' either. The way my contracts work is I do one movie at a time.
A pteranodon is shown flying off with an armed security guard which is similar to Jurassic Park III (2001) when a pteranodon flies off with Eric Kirby (Trevor Morgan).
A dangerous dinosaur escaping from captivity in front of a bewildered audience of bourgeois from a English-style gothic environment in the rain recalls the Pterodactyl escaping from a scientific exhibition in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World.
The Indoraptor can make facial expressions, something that no reptile can, as they lack facial muscles. Worse still, remember how animals may show different expressions than humans do? The fact that the Indoraptor not only smiles, but smiles out of amusement at plotting something nasty, implies that he has a human-like understanding of facial expressions co-relating to feelings, the ability to imagine a future scenario, and be sadistically amused at said future scenario just denotes that this creature is far more human than you'd expect. Maybe even a little bit too human.
Toby Jones' villainous character Gunnar Eversol and his big flapping yellow wig a reference to Donald Trump, Colin Trevorrow stated "We're dealing with themes of megalomania, of political megalomania and greed, and making decisions with lack of care for how it affects people's lives,"
B.D. Wong and Jeff Goldblum previously starred in Jurassic Park. The two were also part of the Law & Order franchise, with Goldblum having played one of the main detectives in Criminal Intent and Wong playing a psychiatrist in Special Victims Unit.
When Claire is injured in the leg by the Indoraptor's claw its similar to Jurassic Park III (2001) when the Spinosaurus claws Amanda Kirby in the chest.
The truck Claire, Owen and Franklin escape Isla Nublar to get on the Arcadia ship, in is a Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5020.
The Stegosaurus seemingly lack the beak they had in real life and indeed, the previous Jurassic Park films. Unless if the beak is actually still there and just blended into the skin, like with the film's Gallimimus.
Allosaurus appears on screen for the first time in the Jurassic Park franchise, and one of the most noticeable things about it are its distinctive, red crests over its eyes, similar to how Allosaurus was portrayed in Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013).
The handgun Owen uses to shoot the gyrosphere underwater with to try and free Claire and Franklin is a Sig Sauer P220R.
Large masses of dinosaurs get onto the mainland, exactly what the heroes and the military try to prevent in the very first book.
the high-tech displays -- especially when Mills shows the tracking movements of the dinosaurs across the island -- are straight out of The Lost World game adaptation.
The transport freight ship Arcadia, is a reference to Lockwood's wish to give the dinosaurs a sanctuary home.
Toby Jones also was eaten by a giant monster in the horror/thriller film The Mist (2007) unlike that film in which he is eaten on-screen in this film it happens entirely offscreen.
Claire gets a feet-first introduction again just like her introduction in the previous film.
Indoraptor bears a resemblance to the "Deinonycanis", a unreleased hybrid action figure from Hasbro's Chaos Effect toyline back in 1998.
The beach Owen, Claire and Franklin wake up on after escaping the pyroclastic flow is identical to the one the protagonist in Jurassic Park: Trespasser wakes up on after the plane crash.
Eli Mills has a conversation with Wu where he discusses the applications of extinct animals with no rights in the modern world, ranging from agriculture to big game hunting, just like another conversation in the Lost World novel.
After four whole films taking place in a fictional island chain near Costa Rica in Central America (with a brief action sequence in San Diego), everything from the halfway mark onwards takes place (and sets things up so any possible future dinosaur-related action may happen) in the United States.
Before the mercenary Jack gets chased by Rexy/Roberta if you listen closely you can hear the infamous noise made by a Dilophosaurus but runs away probably scared away by Rexy/Roberta.
Peter Jason, who plays Senator Sherwood, appeared as a Muldoon-like character in 1993 McDonald's commercials for their Jurassic Park Meal.
Paleontologist Pete Larson, president of the Black Hills Institute of Geological was impressed with"Stiggy" the stygimoloch in the film he stated "If you're a T. rex that wants to bite this guy's head off, you're going to do it with a certain amount of risk."
Being a quadrupedal carnivorous dinosaur with a long neck, the Indoraptor bears some resemblance to the Rhedosaurus from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953).
The bidding on the Indoraptor starts at $20 million USD, and concludes before the other dinosaur breaks into the conference area. Though the final bid is never said out loud, a screen in the background shows that the Indoraptor would have sold for $43 million USD.
At the end when Ian Malcolm says "Welcome to Jurassic World" is similar to Jurassic Park (1993) when John Hammond says to Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler "Welcome to Jurassic Park."
The Indoraptor bears a striking resemblance to the Utahraptor from card video arcade game Dinosaur King.
Brachiosaurus and Compsognathus both return after their absence since Jurassic Park III (2001) (although the former can be heard in the background in Jurassic World (2015)).
Second time Rexy/Roberta has eaten a human Eli Mills the antagonist first time was the lawyer Donald Gennaro in Jurassic Park (1993).
Production designer Andy Nicholson said for the underground bunker where Claire and Franklin are chased by molten lava and a Baryonyx was accomplished by as he stated "One of the first things I did was have ILM test [dinosaurs] through the space that we built in 3-D as a model," production designer Andy Nicholson says. "Because there's no point in having a small room if, after three steps, the big dinosaur's already run out the other side of the room."
Production Designer Andy Nicholson came up with the underground subterranean service tunnels Claire and Franklin are inn order to access the abandoned system's computers he explains "it would be nice if underneath the park there were a series of [interconnecting] service tunnels and bunkers," Nicholson says. Trouble lurks, of course".
Constructing the park's destroyed Main Street was a unique challenge for the team. The Louisiana-based set had been dismantled after Jurassic World, so everything had to be rebuilt in Hawaii - then properly "aged" and turned into rubble. "A lot of the very same prop makers re-created it," set designer Stella Vaccaro says, "and then they got to destroy it."
The private collection of Benjamin Lockwood, John Hammond's former InGen partner who has his own fascination with dinosaurs with assembled skeletons, and stuffed dinosaurs as well. was J.A. Bayona's idea "J.A. chose a whole series of dinosaurs that you haven't seen in the movie before - in any of the franchises before - and put them into dioramas and gave them each a little story," Andy Nicholson adds, before teasing, "This room is quite important in the film - quite a lot of things happen in there."
This is not the first time Jurassic Park has dealt with the cloning of humans, as the game Scan Command and Dinosaur Battle featured the antagonist Irene Corts cloning humans for a project named "Project Primo".
According to the Dinosaur Protection Group, the only reason why the volcano is now starting to erupt (violently no less) was due to "a shift in the tectonic plates" that led to "minor aftershocks throughout the rockbed, creating a relatively small fissure that caused a rise in heat beneath Mt. Sibo." This small event is what eventually leads into the massive eruption, and said-eruption date is extremely difficult to predict due to several, different factors such as the island being privately owned by Masrani Global, restricted shipping lanes and no fly zones by government law, and the loud tremors created by the dinosaurs themselves.
Ted Levine (Wheatley) ad-libbed the line "nasty woman" (verbiage made famous in the 2016 presidential election) , to Daniella Pineda (Zia) Director J.A. Bayona explained: "I gave a lot of freedom to the actors. So, for example, that line from Ted, that was the line that he said on set. That was not scripted. And I felt it was the right thing to do -- it's kind of like a joke at the end of the scene. I thought it was good, so we left that line in the final cut".
The final battle in Maisie's bedroom and then on top of the glass roof overlooking the library diorama in the pouring rain was the perfect horror throwback. "All great classic stories end up on top of the castle or the cathedral," Bayona said. "Lighting and playing with the idea of the glass cracking has this Gothic element that I really like."
In the beginning when Marine One discovers the Indominus skeleton at the bottom of the Mosasaurus lagoon is a callback to the beginning of James Camerons Titanic (1997) both movies even say the phrase "there she is" plus the lights of the submersible zooming in are straight out of Titanic's underwater intro, and the claw used to extract a rib is an eerie throwback to the one that grabs the vault from the bottom of the ocean, James Cameron was even going to direct the original Jurassic Park (1993) but passed on it afterward cause he would've made it R rated.
Contains references to Steven Spielbergs E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) , Maisie is shown wearing a red hoodie throughout the film which is similar to the one Elliot wore at the end of the film, when Blue and the Indoraptor are fighting in Maisie's bedroom if you look carefully you can see a E.T. toy and near the end when Blue squawks/roars over the Californian town that is the same town in which they filmed E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
Near the end, Eli talks to Maisie in very declarative sentences, "Maisie, come! Come here!" and generally treats her more like a disobedient pet than a living person. Depending on how much he knows of the dino/human hybrid technology, and how it went into the development of both the girl and the dinosaurs' advanced faculties, it likely influenced his behavior.
When Claire is first shown she is holding several cups of coffee with a double CC logo brand (Caveman Coffee) which was cofounded by Tait Fletcher who did stuntwork as an InGen soldier in Jurassic World (2015).
When Eli Mills is first shown walking down the stairs he walks past a portrait of Mary Shelley who wrote the iconic novel 'Frankenstein' on which J.A. Bayona based the movie off of as a concept for the Indoraptor.
Owen diving through Rexy/Roberta's open mouth when she wakes up from her drugged state in the cargo container before she can bite him in half was Chris Pratt's idea.
The way Blue knocks the Indoraptor off to its death by getting impaled by the Triceratops skull horns is almost exactly similar to The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) when Kelly Malcolm uses her gymnastics skills to knock a velociraptor out a window where it gets impaled by a spike.
Bayona's favourite death scene is Wheatley being chomped by the Indoraptor. "These movies need to be PG-13 because they're family movies, but you want them to be brutal. So you all the time think about how you're going to show without showing, so you cannot show human blood. I had this idea of the Indoraptor biting Wheatley's arm and he lands on the floor but the hand stays on the mouth. And you don't see any blood in there but you can tell how brutal the moment is anyway."
Colin Trevorrow explained about Maisie pushing the button to free the dinosaurs, "There was never an answer of who else it would be [pressing the button,], I found it to be just deeply satisfying that she would be evolved enough as a human being for that to be her reaction to her horrible day, for her discovery of what she is and what she represents and of her connection to these animals, and the feeling of, 'I'm gonna set us all free right now'. It seemed like the answer could only come from the instincts through the mind of a child. Was it even the right decision? It's not for me to say. But I feel like for her at that moment she didn't have a choice."
An improvised fist fight scene, between Owen and several men during the dinosaur auction, was the first such scene to be featured in the film series, and was filmed in a single continuous shot with the use of a dollie track.
Dinosaur expert John Hankla, of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, served as an advisor on the film.
Although motion capture was used in the previous film to depict velociraptors, ILM determined after several tests that the technology would not be adequate for depicting dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and the team chose instead to use key frame animation done for the previous films. However, some motion capture was done as a form of previsualization to aid Bayona. ILM used key framing to create scenes involving a large number of dinosaurs, and referred to high-speed photography of horses racing for aid in creating such scenes.
Regarding the idea of human cloning, Trevorrow stated that "we're so much closer to cloning humans than we are to cloning dinosaurs. It felt like far less of a leap to me than dinosaurs do. [...] To have a character who has such deep love and has felt such loss and the inability to go on, I think is something we all feel. So the idea that you might be able to bring someone back in that way is emotionally grounded in a very universal idea." Trevorrow also stated that he was interested in "the larger impact" of genetic power, including its emotional impact and its potential human impact, while further stating "we knew that we didn't want to continue to make movies about the dangers of messing with science. We want to tell a story about where we are now, which is that we have messed with science, we have fundamentally altered our world and now we're dealing with the consequences
Steven Spielberg who directed Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and executive produced Jurassic Park III (2001), Jurassic World (2015) and this film directed Ready Player One (2018) the same year, which features a Tyrannosaurus also, even the animation and sounds are the same.
Eli Mills is the first person who killed another human in the film series, and the third who tried to do so in the whole franchise (after Lewis Dodgson and Billy Yoder ).
Entertainment Weekly reported that more than $300 million was in domestic receipts and around $700 million came from overseas as it outgrossed 1 billion at the box office,as the sequel cost $170 million to make before marketing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
During an interview with Empire, Colin Trevorrow disclosed that the threequel is the film he "always wanted to see," although, admittedly, "it took two movies to earn it." "I just wanted the end of [Fallen Kingdom] to show that the equilibrium has changed for the characters and for the world. That nothing will ever be the same as it was at the beginning of the film, and to have a wish-fulfillment promise of us being able to take this into a place that is truly exciting and something that we haven't seen before. I have a dinosaur movie that I've always wanted to see, and it took two movies to earn it." Trevorrow has been instrumental in the development of the Jurassic World trilogy right from the start. So much so, in fact, that he found himself at odds with Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona over what content to keep for the next outing. "There were moments that we thought, this is more like a Jurassic [World] 3 scene, so we took them out from the script. Some of those scenes we thought were better seen in a world where dinosaurs had spread all over the world. Colin, from time to time, came to me and said, 'I want this character to say that line because this is a moment that's referencing something I want to use in Jurassic 3'."
J.A. Bayona explained his thoughts on the film's ending, "It's a nice way of telling the audience the world has changed, It's not just an island anymore. It's the whole world, as the situation with dinosaurs is spreading. The world is a very different place at the end of 'Jurassic World.' " "I have to plant the ideas for the third movie," he adds. "Fallen World" screenwriter Colin Trevorrow will pick up these themes as he returns to direct the third "Jurassic World" trilogy film due June 11, 2021.
The Mosasaurus lagoon wasn't connected to the ocean in the previous film, however its connected to the ocean in this film.
The rolling chair that Claire and Franklin used to climb up to the escape ladder in the communications center is missing after the ladder decends with Franklin on it.
Owen is able to shoot through the Gyrosphere with a Sig Sauer P220R, despite the previous film mentioning that the glass can withstand a 50. caliber bullet.
Claire at Lockwood Manor is a callback to Malcolm visiting Hammond's residence ("Who shall I tell Mr Hammond is calling?"). Actually a lot of that scene (Claire looking at paintings while waiting, talking with a sick old man, introducing the villain).
The pyroclastic flow/and dinosaurs jumping off a cliff to escape it is similar to the meteor scene in Dinosaur (2000) which destroys lemur island as Aladar and his family escape it.
Claire tells Owen to run at one point in the same exact tone she said in the previous film to Owen and her nephews.
When Claire drives the truck onto the boat as it's leaving the island, the rear wheel gets stuck in the water. The way it's shot is a direct callback to Eddie in the car when he's trying to rescue Malcolm, Sarah and Nick from the falling trailer.
When Owen tries to connect with Blue again he tosses her food which she ignores is similar to the first film when Nedry tries to throw a stick to a Dilophosaurus who also ignores it.
When Wheatley tranq's the Indoraptor and enters the cage, the shot from above of how it's positioned is the same position the raptor skeleton is in the first movie when Ellie and Dr. Grant are viewing it on the computer monitor.
When Wheatley tranqualizes the Indoraptor, the framing of the shot is similar to when Sarah Harding tranqualizes the Male Buck Rex at the end of second film.
When Eli Mills is describing the sanctuary to Claire, the way he says "without fences, without cages"...etc. is very reminiscent of Hammond describing Isla Sorna to Malcolm.
The bird's eye view of Ken Wheatley walking over the Indoraptor shows the Indo in a position similar to one of the embryos shown in the Ingen lab in the 3rd film.
When Owen firsts appears underwater to save Claire and Franklin from the sinking Gyrosphere you can see Rexy/Roberta swimming in the background a reference to her chasing Grant and the kids in the lagoon in the original first novel.
When Claire and Franklin are in the gyrosphere trying to escape the stampede, a Apatosaurus skeleton is shown lying in the grass. This apatosaurus most likely died during the I-Rex's rampage through the valley. It could be the same dinosaur that Claire and Owen watched die, but that's unlikely, because it wasn't shown to die near any water.
When Claire and Franklin are confronted by the Baryonyx in the underground bunker, while streams of lava begin falling from the roof, The lava would ultimately be crafted as a digital effect, but during filming, they needed a way to generate a stream of light that would interact with the set and the actors. Any kind of practical lights or LED panels in place of the streams of lava would be too intrusive so they setted cat litter on fire. "We had this crack in the ceiling filled with cat litter that had been soaked in some sort of flammable liquid," describes Vickery. "There were 12 different nozzles that could drop this cat litter at different points, and that gave us these huge beautiful streams of liquid fire that dropped down from the ceiling. It also gave us this wonderful interactive lighting and a really interesting billowing smoky atmosphere."
Mattel produced a variety of toys, including dinosaurs and action figures, as well as Barbie dolls featuring the likeness of Pratt and Howard as their characters. A mobile app titled Jurassic World Facts was released as a tie-in to Mattel's dinosaur toys, which included symbols that could be scanned to collect facts about each creature. Lego is expected to release 13 Lego sets based on the film. A video game, Jurassic World Evolution, was released simultaneously with the film. A two-part virtual reality miniseries titled Jurassic World: Blue was released for Oculus VR headsets as a film tie-in. It was created by Felix & Paul Studios and Industrial Light and Magic, and features Blue on Isla Nublar at the time of the volcanic eruption.
We see many dinosaurs jump into the ocean to escape the volcano, given how close Nublar is to Costa Rica it's likely they're going to experience a dinosaur invasion very soon. The herbivores likely won't be too much of an issue but we saw multiple carnivores among the stampede and they're going to be hungry when to they get to shore. Assuming the Mosasaurus isn't still hanging around nearby, in which case she'll be gorging herself for weeks on stashed dinosaur carcasses and those surfers were just a between-meal snack. Doubtful, she attacked the surfers off the California coast, many miles away. Only assuming those dinosaurs didn't die upon impact, sinking like stones or falling onto each other. But from viewer observation, multiple dinosaurs are swimming away after they hit the water so at least some of them survived.
Even though Zia hasn't come in contact with dinosaurs, Frank Marshall says, "She's pretty fiery in her defense of dinosaurs." The push to save the dinosaurs is a passionate campaign among certain activists, especially with the danger of the volcano Mt. Sibo coming close to erupting. Zia and Franklin are "the secret sauce" of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, as described by Colin Trevorrow. Those sentiments were echoed by Marshall and Crowley. Marshall says they keep things moving while Crowley says the two add some brevity to the proceedings without being too silly. Marshall adds, "They're believable but they make it fun and exciting and real."
Marshall and Crowley don't see Benjamin Lockwood as a straightforward villain. Marshall says, "Lockwood is not a villain, I would say," and Crowley follows up by saying, "He's no more of a villain than John Hammond was a villain." So it sounds like he's just misguided in his efforts involving the dinosaurs.
After the Indoraptor is killed Blue roars in victory over its corpse is exactly similar to Jurassic Park (1993) when Rexy/Roberta kills the velociraptors and roars in victory.
When Eli gets eaten by Rexy/Roberta and the Carnotaurus you can see his leg thrown in the air and dropping to the ground a reference to Jurassic Park (1993) when Rexy/Roberta eats the goat and its severed leg falls on top of the Ford Explorer.
After Rexy/Roberta eats Eli you can hear the same soundtrack music from Jurassic World (2015) when Claire leads her to the Indominus rex to fight.
A deleted scene was going to explain why the Indoraptor was in a dark area of the lab when Maisie first encounters it, a repair man sent there to fix the lights never came back. His skull was to be seen lying in the cage, while the scene or any hints of it never made it to the final film it was included in the junior novelization.
Ian Malcolm and Henry Wu have made the most appearances of any characters with a total of three films.
Speaking about Ted Levines character, Director J.A. Bayona said, "he came with this idea of creating this kind of military man. he just wanted to portray the most hateable character possible and he was so creative on set trying to give ideas bringing story notes to make this character more and more hatetable.
Neal Scanlan spent more than eight months at Pinewood Studios to work on the creatures before and during filming, with a crew of approximately 35 people.
Rexy roars of victory after devouring Mills is another callback to the climax aftermath of Rexy defeating the Big One.
Claire distracts the Indoraptor from Maisie and Owen by screaming "HEY! and igniting something bright (laser sight machine gun) - she says it extremely similarly to Malcolm in the rain, igniting the flare to distract Rexy/Roberta while Grant saves the kids Lex and Tim from the overturned Ford Explorer in Jurassic Park (1993).
Glass threatening to shatter underneath characters trapped by a very angry theropod shows up again from the second film.
After surviving the Indoraptor, the protagonists call to each other in a very similar manner to the casual danger dialogue Ian's team had with Eddie when he shows up to rescue them in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) - starting with a stupid question and getting a nonchalantly stupid answer.
Rexy/Roberta indirectly saving Blue's live by donating her blood thanks to Claire extracting it to her is similar to the previous film where Blue saved her from getting killed by the Indominus leading to the two of them working together to fight the Indominus.
The car the pteranodon drops the armed security guard onto at the end is a 2015 Cadillac Escalade.
Despite being a main character in the first two films, Jeff Goldblum only appears in two scenes in the beginning and end with less than 5 minutes of screentime.
Franklin is similar to Arby from the Lost World novel: both are computer techs capable of bypassing and rebooting systems.
In many ways, the Indoraptor is the complete opposite of the Indominus rex: The I. rex was a female and an albino, the Indoraptor is a male and colored black. The I. rex favored strength and brute force, while the Indoraptor favored stealth and agility. The I. rex was angry and confused, attacking out of frustration, while the Indoraptor is curious and playful, attacking out of amusement.
J.A. Bayona states the second half "moves to a totally different environment that feels more suspenseful, darker, claustrophobic, and even has this kind of gothic element, which I love, concept of gothic suspense for the film was influenced by Alfred Hitchcock films as well as Dracula (1979).
Zia (Daniella Pineda) is similar to Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore) Sarah being specialized in animal behavior (lions,jackals,hyenas) also including dinosaurs, while Zia being a paleo-veterinarian both looking after and caring for the dinosaurs, she could also be compared to Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) a paleo-botanist from Jurassic Park (1993) who also showed concern for the sick Triceratops.
J.A. Bayona described the opening scene as a "massive action piece" that resembled the prologues used in James Bond films.
Colin Trevorrow stated once it would be interesting seeing a Jurassic Park film made by one of several Spanish horror film directors, whose names he did not mention.
A stunt involving the T-rex animatronic was filmed near the river Thames in the UK.
By October 2015, director J.A. Bayona was being considered to direct the film, although he chose instead to direct World War Z 2, a project to which he had already signed on. In January 2016, it was reported that Bayona could be a candidate to direct the film after he left the World War Z sequel.
Chris Pratt stated that the film involved significantly more stunts than its predecessor.
The film's opening sequence was filmed through the night and involved helicopters, rain machines, and lightning simulators to depict a thunderstorm.
Rafe Spall (Eli Mills) spoke of his character's actions over the course of the film, noting that "ambition is such a powerful emotion, you can get wrapped up in it and end up doing things in order to succeed. This character believes he is doing right. He has been entrusted with pushing Lockwood's fortune into the future and making it survive after he dies. Mills feels he is simply doing what he was asked to do."
Fallen Kingdom is a double meaning as the 'Fall' of Isla Nublar, the island which all surviving dinosaurs are living on and thus their 'Kingdom', which is about to be destroyed by the volcanic eruption and threaten to cause another dinosaur extinction. and the 'Fall' of InGen, with the original founders, John Hammond and Benjamin Lockwood both died. However, they left behind their own legacies in the form of Maisie and the dinosaurs to rule this new 'Kingdom', the planet Earth.
It's shown that there is a theme in Fallen Kingdom regarding the battle of the elements between fire and water. The volcano is the embodiment of fire and proceeds to destroy Isla Nublar. The ocean however saved the lives of many dinosaurs and Owen, Claire, and Franklin when they escape the island. The Indoraptor was bred for war and fire in mythology symbolizes warfare, but what stopped him? Blue the Velociraptor, as her color is blue, representing water. Not to mention he met his end during a rainstorm.
The film includes ideas previously featured in a rejected 2004 draft for Jurassic Park IV (later Jurassic World), presented in the same structure: a return to Isla Nublar followed by a second half set in a large Gothic building on the mainland. The idea of a dinosaur auction was also present in the rejected draft, which Trevorrow had read while writing the first Jurassic World film.
When Maisie places her hands on the glass incubator and peers at the dinosaur eggs in Lockwood Estate's basement lab is similar to Jurassic Park (1993) during the tour of the Jurassic Park's breeding facility when, after rudely disembarking from the guided tour early, Alan and Ellie get to witness the birth of a baby raptor up close, the connection to the raptors is made all the stronger when she later watches archival video of Owen training Jurassic World's young raptors, proving again that even the most fearsome creatures are cute when they're babies.
Maisie's time exploring the lab is cut short when Eli Mills and Dr. Henry Wu enter and begin discussing their real plans for the dinosaurs - and Blue in particular. To avoid getting caught, she crawls around the lab, hiding just out of sight as she looks for her escape, before finding herself face to face with their newest, deadly abomination: the Indoraptor. The scene is similar to Jurassic Park (1993) where children are desperately trying to hide - the kitchen scene where Tim and Lex fend off two Velociraptors. Yet, while Maisie does wind up screaming her lungs out at the sight of the terrifying Indoraptor, the real monsters she's running from are the men who made it.
This is the first Jurassic Park film to showcase only one Velociraptor throughout the whole movie.
Tyrannosaurus was originally going to be the main antagonistic dinosaur in Disney's Dinosaur (2000) until they replaced it with Carnotaurus who's also in this movie.
Owen and Claire are "the parents of the new world" while Maisie as a clone is a "child of the new world" so it is only fitting that the three end up together in the end.
The second half of the plot taking place at the Lockwood estate resembles the fall of a fairytale kingdom, with the manor architecturally resembling a castle complete with an actual dungeon, with Benjamin Lockwood being the sickly King, Mills being the King's corrupt right hand who takes power for himself, Maisie being the Princess, the Indoraptor being the dragon after the Princess while Owen and Claire are the heroes from a far off land who along side their loyal companion Blue slay the dragon and save the Princess.
The animatronics used were more technologically advanced than in the previous films.
First time since the third film in which the Tyrannosaurus is not just portrayed with CGI but also with animatronics.
Daniella Pineda recalled a funny story about Frank Marshall and a cup of coffee, she explained, " this may have been the first or second day I was on set so I'd already had a heart attack at the table because people get fired at the table and I was like 'oh shit" I was having like just total aneurysms and then yeah it was either the first or second day and so far I'm having a winning streak with producer "Frank Marshall and we're talking he's giving me a history of how Nike got introduced to Back to the Future (1985) and all of these sort of like weird cinematic esoteric facts that only like Frank Marshall could like cook up and talk about make it interesting anyway so he walks up to me and I didn't notice, there's a chair next to me I had set this fresh hot coffee down and I went to get something in my bag and Frank walks up to me and he's like "you know Daniella I've been meaning to tell you"- and then he turns around and sits on the coffee and it fucking like compresses and explodes he's like "oh" and I'm like... I just sprayed hot coffee all over one of the most powerful producer's ass I'm going to get fired and I- and Patrick Crowley was there just like.... And then right at that moment a P.A. came up to me and was like "Hi Daniella we need you on set" and it all happened so fast, so I had to leave Marshall who I don't know to this day whether he got any third degree burns from that coffee, and then I went to producer Belén Atienza and I was like the nicest human being, I was like "Belen, please don't fire me and she was like "it's okay it's too expensive". ."
J.A. Bayona was aware that the previous movie was accused of sexism by many critics following its release, with several reviews mocking the fact that Bryce Dallas Howard was required to wear high heels throughout the action-packed story. As a result, he decided to put more focus on her character this time around and give her a more central role in the plot. "Of course, there was a lot of criticism on the first movie, and we all were very aware of it," he detailed in an interview with Den of Geek. "But, for me, it was (a) natural thing to give more to the character of Claire because all my movies, I always had a female character in the center. So, for me it was the most natural thing to do, focus on Claire at the same level that Owen." "Sometimes, just replacing the lead character for a woman instead of a man, suddenly the story gets better,"
As Maisie views the clips of baby Blue displaying empathy, the camera cuts to Blue struggling for life as she is operated on after being shot. Also, if you look closely you can see tears of pain leaving Blue's eyes. We just saw a dinosaur clearly established to be a deadly killing machine in previous movies is terrified of dying, making it clear that these dinosaurs are living beings with feelings no different than us
Owen is good at taming and bonding with the raptors, which are clones of the extinct raptors. Parallel to that, Owen later calmed and comforted Maisie, who is also a clone and possibly even part raptor.
J.A. Bayona was born when Steven Spielbergs (director of Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)) summer blockbuster, Jaws (1975), came out.
Since Maisie is a clone she could also be part raptor or have raptor dna she even has alot in common with velociraptors, both are clones created in a laboratory, are fond of sneaking around among foliage for a jump scare (it's implied by Iris that it's a regular thing she always does), are unusually intelligent and resourceful at a young age are excellent escape artists (the shot where Maisie breaks out of a locked bedroom is even filmed very similarly to the raptors of the first Jurassic Park learning to open doors). Both form a bond with Owen, looking up to him as a father figure, and its implied shes 8 years of age, Muldoon explained in Jurassic Park (1993) that the velociraptors are lethal at 8 months.
The group glancing out of the Cessna as they fly over the island is very similar to when Grant and the Kirbys fly over Isla Nublar.
The helicopter at the beginning was a Bell UH-1H-BG with the registration number N911DN.
The film opens and closes with Ian Malcolm testifying before a senate subcommittee about his stance on the dinosaurs' continued survival on Earth.
The very first promotional image gives us Maisie standing in front of a Triceratops skull fossil foreshadowing the ending as that fossil is used to finally kill the Indoraptor in the climax.
When Eversoll tries to hide in an elevator with some of the auction buyers, the Indoraptor accidentally breaks the controls with his tail, opening the doors and rushes in is similar to Stranger Things (2016).
A goat tied a stake is fed to Rexy/Roberta is similar to the original when she eats a goat tied to a stake.
Zia's yellow shirt has a dinosaur emblazoned in red on all fours foreshadowing the Indoraptor who also runs on all fours.
Gunnar Eversol is similar to the lawyer Donald Gennaro from Jurassic Park (1993) who only see the dinosaurs as a means to make a lot of money who both receive their comeuppance, but for this comparison, it's Eversol who fits the bill. Similarly to Gennaro - who believes he's managed to escape the T-Rex when he hides in a bathroom stall, only to end up getting eaten while in a rather undignified position - Eversol also has a brief moment of thinking he's safe. With the Indoraptor loose, Eversol makes for the elevator, getting in and signaling the door to close just as the dinosaur attacks. The elevator doors close in nick of time, Eversol sighs in relief, and then the Indoraptor's tail casually brushes the short-circuiting control panel, re-opening the doors and exposing Eversol to its very sharp teeth.
When Owen, Claire and Franklin are running from the stampede of dinosaurs who are also running for their lives from the lava is similar to Jurassic Park (1993) when Grant, Lex and Tim are running from the gallimimus stampede who are also running from Rexy/Roberta who ends up eating one of the gallimimus.
Most of the final act on Lockwood's estate is quite similar to Carnosaur 2 (1995) even the Indoraptor's first kill mirrors a death scene from that movie.
The way Jack the mercenary is eaten by the mosasaurus at the beginning while hanging from the ladder on the helicopter is similar to how the mosasaurus ate both the great white shark and pteranodon and Zara in the previous film.
The scene where the Brachiosaurus is consumed by fire, lava, and ash is similar to the end scene of Rodan (1956), sad music and all.
Viewers have noted how the Indoraptor looks a lot like a Xenomorph and most of his sequences bring that movie and its sequels to mind.
Given Indoraptor's slinky posture, his slasher smile, and how he relentlessly terrorizes Maisie, makes him similar to Randall from Monsters, Inc. (2001) and he's defeated by a blue character to boot.
Despite being responsible for both the creation of both the Indoraptor and Indominus Rex, who killed numerous people, Henry Wu still lives and still has the resources and funds to continue his genetic experimentations.
In Jurassic World we see a Human spinal column in a lab suggesting that Dr Wu was trying to utilize Human DNA in both Indoraptor and the I. Rex. Now we know that not only was he trying, for around a decade he has HAD the ability to utilize Human DNA, while Maisie may not have been made for malicious purposes, InGen have not only the power to clone Humans, but to engineer genetic hybrids with enhanced abilities. what if that spinal column belonged to one of those human clone failures.
Rafe Spall is the second Life of Pi (2012) actor to star in a Jurassic Park movie after Irrfan Khan in Jurassic World.
Daniella Pineda revealed in a Yahoo Entertainment moderated chat at Build Series Studio that Zia is a lesbian an important aspect that's not in the film, a detail disclosed in a scene that didn't make the final cut She explains the scene in question happens relatively early in the film when Zia and Owen are riding together in a military vehicle alongside the group of mercenaries, and are still in the "getting to know you" phase as she takes a moment to size up the ex-raptor trainer, "I look at Chris and I'm like: 'Yeah, square jaw, good bone structure, tall, muscles,' I don't date men but if I did it would be you, it would gross me out but I'd do it, I'd love that I'm looking at Chris Pratt the hottest guy in the world and I'm like 'it would gross me out, but I guess I would do it, it was also cool because it was a little insight into my character but they cut it." J.A. Bayona and Colin Trevorrow were behind the choice to have Rodriguez reveal her sexual orientation, they also made the decision to cut the scene due to runtime "originally the cut was 2hrs 40mins and they were like, 'this is too long' adding that it wasn't "relevant to the story but it was a little glimmer into who she is" Pineda revealed if she returns for the 3rd film she'd love for Zia's dating life to be an official part of the francises canon "I'd like to see more of that especially in big ass movies" she pointedly remarked.
Justice Smith hopes that he would handle a dinosaur better than his fictional counterpart. "If dinosaurs existed, I would be afraid, but I will say that Franklin is a heightened version of me. Maybe I'm just saying that to hang onto the sliver of masculinity that i have left," Smith joked. Smith hopes that the characters comes into his own skin and toughens up for the third film, although he has no idea if he will return.
Earned another $173.6 million overseas during its second weekend, including a $111.865m Fri-Sun launch in China. That brings its global cume to $370m worldwide, and Monday is a holiday in China. The China debut was the eighth-largest ever in what is now the biggest moviegoing marketplace in the world. It was the fourth-biggest launch in China for an import and Universal's second-largest launch (behind Fate of the Furious). And the entire five-film Jurassic Park/Jurassic World series has now earned over $4 billion worldwide, sans inflation or overseas expansion. Even if it ends up frontloaded in China, fans will still be looking at an over/under $220 million figure. Even if it plunges hard in North America and "only" earns $225m (like Fate of the Furious), it will still (presuming a $200m+ haul in China) have earned around $700m+ worldwide plus whatever it makes in the rest of the world. If it pulls a $130m opening and $325m finish (about what we all expected from Jurassic World three years ago) domestic along with a Chinese total closer to $250m, that's $833m worldwide plus whatever else it has in the can overseas.
Released in theaters in the US the day after Chris Pratt's (Owen) 39th birthday which was June 21st.
When the Sinoceratops is fighting the Carnotaurus its similar to the beginning of the Disney film Dinosaur (2000) where the Carnotaurus kills a Pachyrhinosaurus which was supposed to be in this film until they replaced it with Sinoceratops.
Claire convinces Owen in a bar. In Jurassic Park III, the Kirbys convince Alan Grant in a bar.
The Indoraptor, who was birthed from a sample of the Indominus rex. It's not specified what was modified about its genetic makeup, so one has to guess based on his physical characteristics. (Strangely, he is partially quadrupedal and displays rather feline movements.) His overall body plan is dromaeosaurid, with a large size similar to that of Utahraptor. His head resembles that of Tyrannosaurus rex, but slimmer. Dermal armor from abelisaurids like Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, and Rugops. Presumably he still has cuttlefish, tree frog and snake DNA, as the traits granted by those genes (color camouflage, thermal camouflage and thermal vision, respectively) would be useful for a combat-oriented dinosaur. Opposable thumbs and uncanny intelligence from an unknown source
The scene where the Indoraptor is stalking the protagonists in the darkened fossil exhibit is similar to the film Alien.
Wu objects to the sale of the Indoraptor as it is an unstable, uncontrollable prototype. Rather than wanting to create scarier or deadlier dinosaurs, he wants new Indoraptors down the line to feel empathy and mutual respect with their handlers... so they can be more efficient, controllable and marketable bioweapons. It makes sense when you consider a savage, uncontrollable animal that is likely to turn on you as soon as it can is much less desirable than a stable yet just-as-deadly animal that can work with a handler it trusts. Wu also correctly points out that selling the Indoraptor too early would break the monopoly on genetics that InGen has long since held.
Blue's blue color and mannerisms of empathy and curiosity are the same as the domesticated Red Fox. Blue is showing early signs of raptors becoming domesticated.
The reason Blue was able to fare in the fight against the Indoraptor even throwing it out a window is probably due to Zia giving her the blood transfusion from Rexy/Roberta making her already a hybrid from the Tyrannosaurus blood transfusion.
The global marketing campaign included nine partners which aired television commercials and sold products to promote the film. The partners included Dairy Queen, Doritos, Dr Pepper, Ferrero SpA, Jeep, Juicy Fruit, Kellogg's, M&M's, and Skittles. In total, the campaign consisted of 1.3 billion items to promote the film, including 100 million boxes of Kellogg's products, 15 million packages of Kinder Joy candy by Ferrero, and marketed soda cans featuring images of the film's dinosaurs by Dr Pepper.
Bayona described the second half of the movie -- as "more suspenseful, darker, claustrophobic, and even has this kind of gothic element." "It has a wonderfully, deliciously scary third act," noted none other than Steven Spielberg himself, executive producer of Fallen Kingdom. "J.A. knows how to create terror, but he also knows how to orchestrate it so you're not brutalized by it, and he has the gift of restraint. But when he needs to open up the throttle, he really knows how." Pratt added that although they strove to "tonally match the previous movies," the sequel is also "going off in a new direction."
The cast held a media day to promote the dinosaur sequel on Oahu, less than 200 miles (161 kilometers) from Hawaii's Big Island where lava from Kilauea has destroyed more than 600 homes since early May. In Guatemala, at least 110 people were killed when a volcano erupted June 3, sending waves of super-heated debris onto villages on its flanks. The film's writer and producer, Colin Trevorrow, said the timing of the film's release was not something they could have planned for. "Obviously not something that was anticipated in any way," Trevorrow said at Oahu's Kualoa Ranch, where some of the movie was filmed. "And if anything, I think it just is a reminder of the unrelenting power of planet earth and how just dwarfed we are by that." Bryce Dallas Howard, said she is uncertain how volcano-affected people might receive the fictional depiction of spewing molten rock that dominates the first part of the film. "I really don't know," she said. "I mean, it's intense what's happening. And a natural disaster is one of those things that kind of, those moments I think bring everyone together because that's not a political act, you know, it's something where we are all vulnerable to the power of this planet." Though the scenes of molten rock exploding from the volcano in the movie smack of Hollywood dramatisation, Trevorrow said the "Jurassic" team worked diligently to create realistic imagery. "We had volcanologists as consultants and we watched a lot of film and a lot of video of various kinds of volcanoes and how they erupted. And we made sure that we timed it out very carefully and presented it in a way that had clear visceral, visual imagery - those cracks in the earth that formed, that we've all been seeing, you know, on CNN, the speed of lava flow," Trevorrow said. "Some of the computer-generated characteristics of lava in the film mirror what is actually happening in Hawaii and Guatemala", Trevorrow added. "It was interesting for me to watch, you know, with the speed of the Kilauea lava flow that started off so slowly and grew faster and faster to the point where it was as fast as our lava," he said. Justice Smith, said the film's release timing is an "unfortunate coincidence" and that his "heart goes out to the people that are suffering over there." Daniella Pineda, another emerging actress that plays a central role in the new movie, expects people who have had to endure the deadly and destructive volcanoes in Guatemala stated "I think it will definitely evoke emotion," Pineda said. "I know I felt that way because of all the recent volcanoes and the timing of that in our fictionalized world. Yes, it was just a pure coincidence. It's just very unfortunate." Director J A Bayona was hesitant to draw parallels between fantasy and real- world disasters. "In this case, I think it's a movie to have fun," Bayona said. "Of course, it's terrible what's going on right now Guatemala or in Hawaii, but I don't see the connection in there. Bayona also oversaw the making of The Impossible, which was based on the true story of a tsunami in Thailand. Of that film, he said, "you feel the responsibility of telling a true story." Longtime Jurassic actor Jeff Goldblum echoed the sentiments of the rest of the cast. "It's coincidental because of course they didn't know," Goldblum said. "I'm just concerned about, you know, the effects of it and the impact ... and hope everybody's OK and makes it out OK.
Claire and Owen's first scene together is her recruiting him for a task because someone else suggested him and her arriving at where his home is. The two then discuss the misconceptions about their relationship which is similar to the previous film.
"Life cannot be contained. Life breaks free. Life finds a way." is never actually said in the movie by Ian Malcolm.
Because of its large sound stages, Pinewood Studios was considered perfect for the film's many interior scenes.
Although they made three animatronic pieces for the Indoraptor, only one shot made it into the movie. That's because the design of the creature continued to evolve into post-production, when the CG work became more finessed. "Doing animation tests, we very quickly realized that the arms were too long and the torso too short because as soon as he started walking on all fours, his elbows collided with his knees." ILM tweaked both, so it could tear up the ground while galloping or slink across the floor like a cat".
J.A. Bayona explained the influence behind the Indoraptor appearing at the window with its claw extended to grab Maisie, "if you think about kids playing with dinosaurs, most of the time they play in their bedrooms, so it was like a fantasy of a kid becoming a reality," Bayona said. "And there is this shot of the Indoraptor over Maisie's bed and he's extending his claw. I got that from 'Nosferatu.'"
The bedroom set at Pinewood, though, was tricky for ILM to destroy during the VFX mayhem caused by the two dinos. It was filled with more than 200 practical props that had to be digitally scanned and then systematically added for moments of interaction or destruction. "Fortunately, it was a quick piece and all of the shots are from different angles, which made it easier," Vickery said.
The rooftop set at he end offered its own difficulties, not the least of which was trying to piece together the puzzle of how to shoot it all in camera with the diorama set below with the giant skull of the Triceratops. Yet they weren't able to find a stage big enough to put the glass roof on top of the library set. "So we were left with this unrewarding and difficult prospect of trying to composite plates of the library underneath," said Vickery. "We tried to think of a way to avoid it because it would be visually quite distracting and technically complex. So we came up with the idea of up lighting the entire roof with a hidden architectural light and then frosting the glass It turned out to be visually arresting, with the soft light illuminating the actors and the more horrifying-looking stream of light on the Indoraptor. "It worked really well," Vickery said. "Too bad we couldn't do it in black-and-white."
J.A. Bayona compared the Indoraptor to The Frankenstein monster he explained, "like the Frankenstein monster, the Indoraptor (Indominus Rex crossed with Velociraptor) served as a prototype gone wrong: a rejected creature worthy of some sympathy. "It's not about accepting dinosaurs anymore, it's about accepting ourselves," added Bayona. "The dinosaur situation has become global. They leave the island behind and it's the whole world debating about it. "
At the DPG, Claire is on the phone with a legit government official Congresswoman Delgado, that last name is an homage to comic artist and Jurassic Park III storyboarder Ricardo F. Delgado of Dark Horse's Age of Reptiles.
Zia extracting a bullet from Blue is similar to Sarah performing first aid on the broken leg of the infant T-Rex in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Blue's cries are just as devastating to Owen as the baby's are to its parents.
Gunnar Eversol unlocks the elevator with the code '7337', J.A. Bayona used it as it's a short film by Sergio G. Sanchez, who inspired Bayona to get into the industry after meeting him.
The mercenary Jack at the beginning is wearing a yellow raincoat and the guard at the end is wearing one also is a callback to Jurassic Park (1993) in which Dennis Nedry also wears one, all three characters get killed by a dinosaur (Nedry-Dilophasaurus, Jack-mosasaurus, mercenary-trampled by escaping dinosaurs).
J.A. Bayona wanted the Indoraptor to be black, with oily snakeskin, so that it felt like a deadly shadow. Early on in production, he showed the special effects crew a picture of a shell-shocked soldier during World War I, the haunting image of a man with the craziest eyes you'd ever seen he wanted those eyes on the Indo.
The Indoraptor design concepts came from Jama that J.A. Bayona would tweak. Neal Scanlan and Vickery used those to create a detailed study of the head. Then Steven Spielberg came in and approved it. From there, Neal and his team added details and created a full-scale arm, leg, and head/shoulders, using those for up-close shots with the performers. also created was a large foam-sculpted version. Pieces of paper were laid over a 3D-printed scaled version, then peeled off and used like a dressmaker's pattern. The pattern pieces were transposed to a piece of flexible high-density foam, and were then cut out and assembled.
At Industrial Light & Magic, animation testing for the Indoraptor was started using a 3D model to render the dinosaur's skeleton and musculature and see how it would actually move, wanting it to walk like a raptor, on its hind legs, but also to get down on all fours like a big cat. But when the VFX made him walk like that in the renderings, they noticed that his legs would collide with his elbows, making them elongate the proportion of his body from hip to shoulders and shorten the arms slightly. when it came time to shoot, the effects crew wanted to use as much practical animatronics as they could as the Indoraptor gets so close to people to really wanted that reaction from the actors. Once we got into post, however, we ended up replacing the Indo scenes with CGI, getting the special details, like the texture and color of his irises. The cheeks blowing in and out or the throat creasing as he swallows as he has a lot of damage and scarring on his body, as if he's been mistreated, very rangy. Very muscly. J.A. Bayona thought of him as a malnourished street dog. the effects crew even gave the Indo crazy synaptic twitches, so his muscles and skin would twitch like a horse's.
All the lava and debris flying through the air was CGI, but the visual-effects people needed a practical effect when it came to the blobs splattering when they hit the ground. Wherever the lava interacted with the terrain, they also needed to create ribbon fires that would be shown burning the vegetation, with smoke rising off of them.
For the lava bombs, charges were made of something called detonating cord, a small-diameter cord filled with explosive powder, spooling out the length and wrapping it into a flat disc the special effects crew called a Frisbee that goes into a heavy steel tray that we can set on the ground and conceal putting material in the tray that blowed into the air and looked like whatever the indigenous dirt is. The goal was to create a simulation of these hard chunks of lava hitting the ground and kicking up dirt the special effects crew wanted it to look like the dirt was being thrown out to the sides as if someone were stomping in a mud puddle. So they put sand on top in the middle, then covered that with a layer of mulch, thicker around the edges. When the charge blows, since the sand particles are small and light in color, noone don't really sees them, and they hold down the explosive energy in the middle, forcing the mulch out the sides.
In December 2017, a survey from Fandango indicated that Fallen Kingdom was one of the most anticipated films of 2018.
Grossed $26.4 million in the United States and Canada on July 1st, it grossed $669.2 million in other territories for a total worldwide gross of $934 million against a production budget estimated in the range of $170-187 million.
Initial projections three weeks before its release had the film grossing between $130-150 million in it's opening weekend in the United States and Canada with BoxOffice magazine estimating a total of $325-380 million for its final domestic gross.
Released in 4,475 theaters (the second-widest release ever behind Despicable Me 3) grossing $58.7 million on its opening day, the second-highest of the franchise and 28th-best on record.
Grossed $15.3 million from Thursday night previews at 3,600 theaters, down from the $18.5 million grossed by Jurassic World. It ended up debuting to $148 million, the 20th-best opening weekend of all-time and second highest for Universal. It also marked the first time two films opened to over $100 million in back-to-back weekends, following the Incredibles 2's $182.7 million debut the week before.
It made $60 million it's second weekend, a drop of 60% and less than the $105.8 million made by Jurassic World in its sophomore weekend.
As Mills goes to pick up the canister containing the I.rex genetic sample, the Carnotaurus is shown lurking in the background's floodlights, which is a homage to the TLW novel.
Claire and Owen extracting blood from Rexy/Roberta on the 'Arcadia' was J.A. Bayona's idea. He pitched it to Steven Spielberg himself to have another moment of tension during it's transitional stage of the movie and because he loved the idea of giving the actors a practical effect to work off of.
Colin Trevorrow revealed on Empire, The reason Jeff Goldblum didn't have a larger role was because he respected the characters already present too much to arbitrarily give Malcolm a larger role. "We never did. It always felt really cheap to me. It always felt fake, It felt like a construct of screenwriters trying to figure out how to fit in a character they love. I have so much respect for those characters I just wouldn't want them doing anything I don't think they'd naturally do.
The dormant volcano was laid in the first Jurassic World, Colin Trevorrow stated "[The volcano] was actually something we put on the map in the first movie, to establish that there was the potential for an extinction-level event that could happen and create a moral question, an ethical dilemma around the world,"
An early draft of the story could have brought Jake Johnson's Jurassic World employee Lowery back in a similar role. "There may have even been an early moment where Lowery was Franklin's character, because he potentially could have done that job," reveals Trevorrow. "But he didn't quite have the same spirit. We did like the idea of [Zia and Franklin] being pretty idealistic young people who are activists who really believe in the cause that Claire believes in. I wasn't really able to shoehorn [Lowery] into that, he's kind of a cynical guy."
Colin Trevorrow revealed the decision for the destruction of Isla Nublar was not taken lightly at all, stating "We treated it with great reverence, we take it very seriously, we looked at it almost like, if our characters are watching that happen, it's like they're witnessing the burning down of a church or a temple. I honestly think it's like killing off a character in a way, and if you're going to do that, as long as you approach it with the proper respect and acknowledgement that you understand how indelible and permanent what you're doing is, then hopefully people will have an emotional response but they won't hate you for it."
Owen's fight scenes with the mercenaries at the end as J.A. Bayona explains "That came pretty late in the process of the story, we needed our heroes to still be in the auction, so then we had to improvise a fight scene. But we didn't have much time because that came very late in the process of designing the movie. I put all the fighting in one single shot so you have a dolly track following Owen with the Indoraptor behind inside the cage. It's pretty cool, I really like it. Sometimes when you have limitations you get the best ideas, and that's one perfect example."
Colin Trevorrow admitted that Ted Levines character is not a reference to director Ben Wheatley further adding, "I had met Ben, and I do know that name, and it's possible that that wove in, but I didn't do it on purpose."
Colin Trevorrow stated in an interview with SyfyWire why he didn't include Ian Malcolm sooner until this film, producer Colin Trevorrow (who also co-wrote and directed the first film and will return to direct and co-write the third) explained his reasoning, which has a lot to do with not wanting Malcolm to feel crammed in somewhere he didn't belong. "[Taking Malcolm to the island, or introducing him in the first film] always felt really cheap to me. It always felt fake," Trevorrow said. "It felt like a construct of screenwriters trying to figure out how to fit in a character they love, and I have so much respect for those characters that I just wouldn't want them doing anything that I don't think they would naturally do. So in the first movie, the only thing that made sense to me was Dr. Wu, 'cause he...you know, obviously the inventor of all that genetic technology. And in this one, as I said, you know, he's our Al Gore. He's someone who warned us of chaos theory and now we're seeing it play out." So Goldblum had to wait for his return until Fallen Kingdom, and his presence was used only sparingly. Goldblum's arrival, though, definitely got some fans wondering if his colleagues from the original Jurassic Park film -- Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) -- may also be popping back up one day. Again, Trevorrow acknowledged that the temptation was definitely there to shoehorn the two fan-favorite characters into the revival of the franchise early on. Now that the park is destroyed and the dinosaurs are free to interact with humanity however they choose, though, Trevorrow also teased the idea that more old friends will be returning to examine our new Jurassic world. "It's almost like I'm fighting against my own instincts of wanting just the whole thing to be one giant Love Boat reunion special of just everybody, but the pattern that I've tried to follow here is that instead of putting everyone in the first movie and slowly killing them, we're going to slowly bring people in , which hopefully will keep people interested in coming back to see how their favorite characters fit into this new world." At that point,, interviewer Nick de Semlyen asked for a little clarity "So [Fallen Kingdom] may not be the last of the legacy cast, so to speak?" he asked. "No," Trevorrow replied. "No." So, while he's not announcing Sattler and Grant are definitely coming back, or definitively saying which other characters he might be reviving, Trevorrow just keeps giving fans hope that classic franchise characters will keep reappearing as the Jurassic World leg of the franchise heads into its third installment, and it's not hard to see why. Goldblum was keen to keep fans hungry for more Laura Dern while making the press rounds, and Dern herself has said she'd love to come back. As for Neill...well, we've yet to hear from him, but the prospect of a full-blown Jurassic reunion might be enough to get him back.
The first time Claire goes to visit Owen sees her making the trek up to his trailer in a remote area- exactly the same way she first enlisted his help in the previous film.
Owen's survival knife is the JW Hero Knife from Steve Auvenshine. It is attached to his belt by a Dragon Leatherworks Knife Sheath. His multitool is a Leatherman OHT Coyote and is also attached to his belt by a Dragon Leatherworks multitool pouch.
Grrossed $990 million worldwide, making it the third highest-grossing film of 2018 and the 38th highest-grossing film of all time
For Blue's animation, the animators referenced the character's performance and personality from the previous film and worked on strengthening the relationship between Blue and Owen. In a flashback, we see Owen training baby Blue, and we see tender moments in the film between Owen and the adult Blue, who has been living a feral life since the last film, CGI supervisor Jance Rubinchik explained; "We have Blue nervously approach Owen," Rubinchik says. "We dial back the aggression and have tender, quiet moments when he pets her. She lets her guard down. Owen strokes the top of her nose, the top of her head, and we feel that connection." For close-up scenes with Blue when she is nearly still, such as the operating table scenes, the filmmakers had a full-scale animatronic on set that puppeteers could perform. Even so, the animators played a part. "We augmented her [in post] to add a complexity of motion," Rubinchik says. "Heavy breathing, muscle firing, the motion in her throat accompanying guttural sounds. Those things are difficult for animatronics. So, she is a hybrid. You can't tell where the animatronic begins and the CG Blue starts." ILM artists would track a CG Blue's head to match the animatronic and then augment her nostrils, eyes, and around her lips. In doing so, they preserved the on-set interaction between the animatronic and the actor, while enhancing the performance using CG "makeup" performed by animators. Modelers creating the animatronic and the CG model worked from the same data set to make the enhancements and transitions seamless. "The contact is 100 percent real," Rubinchik says. "And the eye lines are accurate. But, the CG augmentation makes performance more believable." Whenever Blue moves around though, she's CG. For the training sequence in Jurassic World, ILM animators wearing motion capture suits performed as Blue to give actor Pratt a character to work with on set and to provide data and reference for the animators later. For this film, the animators relied more on keyframe animation. Going into the film, I had a chat with Glen [McIntosh], Alex [Wuttke, vfx supervisor at ILM's London studio], and David [Vickery] about using motion capture and we did some tests," Rubinchik says. "But I felt that although motion capture was great as a starting point and to block in performances, it couldn't get us where we wanted to go for this film. Old-fashioned key framing was the best approach. I supervised some motion capture that was almost like previs to get something in front of J. A. [Bayona], so he could see how the action flowed. And, we used a bit as reference. But, it's hard to get a human to do the things these large animals need to do because the anatomy is so different. So, we relied on the animation done historically for the series as reference. We have really talented animators here." In addition to referencing dinosaur movement from previous films, because there were animatronics on set, the animators needed to make sure their CG Blue moved in a way that would tie into the puppeteered performances. "It was great to see how the full-scale animatronics moved on set, and how fast," Rubinchik says. "And, the animatronic informed our animation to a certain extent. We would make sure that what we were doing with the CG versions would tie into that."
A full-scale animatronic of the T. rex Rexy/Roberta was on set, as well, but during the shot in which a drugged T. rex held in a container gradually wakes up, the dinosaur is a combination of practical, practical with CG extensions, and all CG. "We make the switch from practical to CG as she wakes up," Jance Rubinchik says. "We added eye twitches and blinks to the practical T rex in the beginning to make him feel more alive and real, then augmented him through a slow build across the sequence as the action ramps up to the fully CG T rex." When the T rex opens his large mouth to attack Owen, he's all CG.
The Indoraptor, animatronic head, claws, and hands performed by puppeteers on set gave the cinematographer, camera operators, and actors something real to work with, and the animators and lighting artists something to match. But in the film, Indo is real 99 percent of the time. The creature is a hybrid based in part on Blue's DNA, but three times larger than Blue. The visual effects crew never had to match a full-sized practical dinosaur. "Indo is more of a character than dinosaurs we'd done previously," Rubinchik says. "His arms are more human and he uses them more than the other dinosaurs. The other dinosaurs will try to open doors, but he is far more adept at using his claws and hands to get what he needs. And, he moves between quadruped and biped, which is unique. It was an interesting challenge to see how human we could make him and still have Indo feel like an animal, like a dinosaur." In one dramatic sequence, Blue and Indo fight in a little girl's bedroom, a fight designed at ILM and keyframed by the animators, and one that was particularly fun for the animators. "They're clawing, biting, scratching each other," Rubinchik says. "We had to keep the weight there and they're in a small space with the kid's toys getting smashed around. We didn't have any real previs for the sequence, so we designed the fight here in London and placed the props that the effects team will throw around. It was the trickiest sequence. But, it was a lot of fun. We all know that little kids play with dinosaur toys in their bedroom. So now we're seeing real dinosaurs going after each other and trashing a kid's bedroom." In addition to the overall choreography, animators working on Indo created detailed movements specific to his character. "He's mentally broken, devoid of empathy and compassion," Rubinchik says. "He's just a killing machine. We wanted to express that in the way he moves. He's very twitchy. We drove that in animation with controls that would inform the creature dev team. They would use what we were driving with those specialized controls to drive their simulations." The animators also had specialized controls to move the neck in a way that preserved the angle and slope they needed. "When he's a quadruped, he really had to crane his neck up, and the hard shells down his back had to slide over one another," Rubinchik says. "We needed to control that line, how the angle at the top of his head would play, and how the movement worked as it entered his collarbone and torso."
Animators also keyframed the crowds of dinosaurs to maintain control over the movement. For these dinosaurs, they animated cycles -- running, walking, tripping, and so forth -- and then placed dinosaurs on motion paths and dropped the cycles onto them.
Once the animation was final, the creature development team added muscle simulations create shake, wiggles, and vibrations as the skin slides over the bones. For reference, the team looked at high-speed photography of horses running. "There are more moments where we're right up on the dinosaurs than in the other films," Rubinchik says. "J. A. [Bayona] wanted to get as close to these dinosaurs as we could get, because the closer we get the more real it feels. At times, it almost feels claustrophobic. But, we definitely had a fair share of large moments, too. We had lots of shots of the dinosaurs fighting on the island."
The animators worked on shots without dinosaurs, as well. Digidoubles here and there, and the gyrosphere. But, dinosaurs were the most fun. "Getting the chance to be part of this franchise is special to me," Rubinchik says. "This is my first Jurassic, and all the dinosaurs are in this film. It was fun to play around with them. That's what it felt like. Playing. And to bring this new dinosaur to life and set it apart from the others -- that was amazing. Animating these dinosaurs is a dream come true."
Jance Rubinchik estimates that there were probably 15 different dinosaurs in Fallen Kingdom including the crowd shots. ILM animators based in Vancouver and supervised by Glen McIntosh worked on the stampede sequences; animators at ILM's London studio handled the rest, including various shots with Blue, the trapped T rex, the new hybrid Indoraptor, and the fight between Blue and the Indoraptor. All told approximately 52 animators at ILM worked on the film.
Since Jurassic Park (1993) was 25 years ago, and Hammond and Lockwood had their falling out over Lockwood wanting to clone his deceased daughter before that movie, Maisie is presumably 12 years old or so, meaning for 13 years give or take Lockwood remained obsessed with human cloning, never achieving acceptance or moving on from the loss.
When Blue roars from the cliff overlooking the sight of California at the end is similar to the previous film when Rexy/Roberta roars from the helipad overlooking the sight of Isla Nublar.
Toby Jones was allowed to decide his character's appearance which consisted of the wig similar looking to Trump's hairstyle.
Many of the same prop makers returned to recreate the Main Street set, which then had to be aged to give the appearance of abandonment.
One of the challenges of the dynamic Indoraptor moments was how to shoot scenes where a CGI dinosaur would later need to be inserted. On some occasions, Neal Scanlan's team provided partial dinosaur animatronic elements, such as a claw or a head for the actors to act against. And then sometimes it involved an inflatable Indoraptor. "That was Neal's idea," says Vickery. "He had two puppeteers hold an inflatable dinosaur and puppeteer that." One person puppeteered the tail, while another was operating the head. They stood roughly the right distance apart from each other in order to fit an 'invisible volume' that would be the CG Indoraptor. "It still sounds silly, but this gave us great eyeline reference," adds Vickery. We'd then insert our CG dinosaur afterwards.
The filmmakers devised an ingenious way to film flashback scenes of Velociraptor trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) working with the baby dinosaurs. In the final shots, the baby raptors are seen running around on the ground, but during filming, two-wheeled, remote-operated Jumping Sumo Parrot MiniDrone toys stood in for the creatures. "We bought four of them and used them for raptors running around Owen in the wider shots," says Vickery. "They actually have this spring in them that you use to make them jump, which we used just so that Chris Pratt could be randomly going, 'What's that? What was that? What's that?' It was really helpful."
The scene where the characters flee from a pyroclastic flow while dodging stampeding dinosaurs is highly reminiscent of Dino Run.
In the film's concept art, Spinosaurs was going to appear in the scene where the Dinosaurs run off when the volcano erupts, with the Spinosaurs meeting its end during the scene.
Jack Horner stated in a interview, that via very different methods than depicted in the Jurassic Park movies, bioengineering dinosaurs may become a reality in the world someday Basically, the idea would be reverse engineer birds to make them more like dinosaurs, "Of course birds are dinosaurs. so we just need to fix them so they look a little more like a dinosaur...Dinosaurs had long tails, arms, and hands, and through evolution they've lost their tails, and their arms and hands have turned into wings. Additionally, their whole snout has changed from the velociraptor-look to the bird-like beak morphology In Jurassic Park, the scientists use preserved dino DNA from mosquitos. We've since come to learn that idea isn't feasible, but making a "Chickensoraus," as Horner calls it, is very much within reach. Horner says, "just recently, within the last few weeks, were able to transform the head of a bird back to actually reverse-engineer the bird's snout back into a dinosaur-like snout.", Horner further explained how this could all work. "Basically what we do is we go into an embryo that's just beginning to form, and use some genetic markers to sort of identify when certain genes turn on and when they turn off. And by determining when certain genes turn on, we can sort of figure out how a tail begins to develop. And we want to fix that gene so it doesn't stop the tail from growing...We can make a bird with teeth, and we can change its mouth. And actually the wings and hands are not as difficult. We're pretty sure we can do that soon. The tail is the biggest project. But on the other hand, we have been able to do some things recently that have given us hope that it won't take too long."
Timothy Glover and Jack Anthony Ewins, who created the Masrani Global website for Jurassic World, were responsible for the design and delivery for the in-universe Dinosaur Protection Group; the fictional non-for profit entity founded by Claire Dearing tasked with raising awareness of protecting the dinosaurs. One month prior to Fallen Kingdom's North American release, Trevorrow, Ewins and Glover would together come up with the "Extinction Now!" campaign, serving as the antithesis to the Dinosaur Protection Group. The campaign would also include a found-footage clip of the male Tyrannosaurus loose in San Diego, a throwback to The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
Universal also teamed up with Amazon for a marketing stunt in which a large dinosaur-sized box was driven around Los Angeles on a truck to promote the film.
Dairy Queen, a returning partner from the previous film, sold "Jurassic Chomp" ice cream desserts in collectable cups, while Doritos and Dr Pepper marketed versions of their products that featured images of the film's dinosaurs.
The scene in which a helicopter escape attempt from the island is nearly thwarted by the T. Rex grabbing on to the ladder of the helicopter was originally how the creators intended for the characters to escape Isla Nublar in Jurassic Park (1993).
Pietro Ponti explained about the rigging of Rexy/Roberta and Blue; "The rigging of the T-Rex and Blue, started out of the basic rig that ILM provided for us, but we then had to adapt them and rework them all for our needs to fit them into our pipeline. Especially the blend shapes and the muscle rig and system were something we worked on for quite sometime, always improving all the different details, tailored to our needs specific for the sequences we worked on. Adrian Tsang and Gustav Ahrén on our team did a fantastic job in recreating the look and motion ranges from the references we received from ILM, necessary for our shots. Their collaboration with our animation supervisor Niklas Andersson, helped us achieve something we are really proud of. The muscle system was a mixture of a muscle rig that Gustav developed and some skin simulations achieved partly in Ncloth and partly in houdini's Carbon plugin. Animation wise, Niklas had daily reviews with all of his team where they went through every shot to keep behaviour and key poses consistent across the sequences. That way the T-Rex and Blue had their basis consistent throughout and specific detailed animations per shot were built on top of that. Once production started ramping up, Niklas started having weekly catch ups with Jance Rubinchik, ILM animation supervisor, whom helped us to quickly achieve the vision from the creatives. That said we also had a certain degree of freedom and creativity, especially on some of the full CG shots in the tug of war between helicopter and T-Rex, where we helped designed the look of the final shots"
The submarine (Marine One) at the beginning, was modelled traditionally but still matching the buck they built on set for the actors, that way ILM and ILP were able to pretty much replace 90% of it in every shot. In many shots they retained only the actors from the plates, then shaded the submarine with several procedural shaders in Arnold which allowed them greater freedom of control over the texturing of the submarine, so that modelling iterations never required extensive re-uving, as they kept on adding details to the submarine model until the 11th hour, Creature Supervisor Adrian Tsang created a really nice rig of the submarine that allowed ILP to reposition and reframe shots, whilst retaining the relationship between the actors and the submarine's bubble, that way the animators were able to really layout and recreate shots as required by the director. The underwater environment started in layout and animation where the animators had proxy objects that represented the kelp, Indominus bones and lagoon floor. That way they were able to layout the environment along with the submarine and camera. When animation was done they would cache it all out and brought the proxy geo in Houdini were ILM had a procedural setup to create detailed floor of the lagoon which would adapt to the position of the bones and reshape itself accordingly. Then ILM created highres kelp assets that lighters could instance on the scene based on layout, then rendering the whole scene in deep with volumetrics to get the underwater feeling and visibility but this was all lit in a neutral state, meaning in CG they did not have any color shifting, artists used a combination of Megascan textures and models to add details to the lagoon floor.
For the Indominus rex bones, the look that J.A. Bayona wanted was to give the idea that the Mosasaurus had been chipping away at it over time, and so that some meat and flesh was still left on it. ILP hand sculpted fleshy skin hanging on the bones which was then simulated in Houdini's carbon plugin to get some nice movement in the current, ILP also rendered several passes of particulate billowing in the water and dust kick-ups from the submarine. At comp stage taking advantage of the deep data, ILP were then able to use a tool that David Wahlberg developed, that took care of the color spectrum falloff in deep water, based on light position and distance from camera. This was an approach bourne out of the incredibly insightful chats ILP had with ILM at the beginning of the process especially with their 2D supervisor John Galloway.
For the lighting of the sequence underwater at the beginning, it was all a balance between the clear vision that J.A. Bayona had for this sequence, in terms of mood, and the amazing references ILP could gather from great documentaries such as GHOST OF THE ABYSS. Using such great reference as starting point, they tried to recreate cinematic lighting were they had light sources outside of frame that helped outline silhouettes and the perception of depth of the underwater environment. These lights though decayed quickly to leave entire portions of the frame in complete darkness, as light underwater is absorbed and dies off much faster. The mood J.A. Bayona wanted was very much something that resembled space to begin with, where its really hard to tell where up or down is ,and the sense of solitude is really strong. A lot of the lighting and look was also handled in comp by 2D Supervisor Björn Jankes who did a great job in trying to capture the look of the lensing and flaring that the show's cameras gave, and recreate those digitally.
The biggest challenge ILM and ILP faced was to wrangle all of the CG elements and renders that went into the submarine attack. It was extremely heavy renders, with many components that went through several softwares at different stages. Thanks to leads Per Bergstén and Linus Gustafsson on CG side and Viktor Andersson on comp side, ILM and ILP were able to tame the beast, but it was not easy. The scenes in Maya were to the edge of what Maya can handle and the comps in deep required several stages of baking elements to keep iterations relatively constant having such a heavy CG approach really helped the get a lot of the look in line early on, even if it was quite heavy to manage.
The submarine attack was the most complicated to create, as the animators decided to go full deep on this sequence, and it was pretty much a sequence of full CG shots, it posed a lot of technical and creative challenges, the end frames where extremely slow to render so it took some creative organization to make sure it all came out on time and looking sharp.
ILP supervisor Pietro Ponti favorite part was the T-rex chase at the beginning stating that it has a "special spot as it is so iconic and has such a beautiful atmosphere, it was really nice to be able to work on that sequence".
The exterior of the Cragside country house in Northumberland, England, along with its coniferous surrounding, was used to depict the Lockwood Estate exterior. The film crew took plate shots of Cragside and used a computer to combine the shots with footage filmed on set to create the exterior of the Lockwood Estate. No actors were involved in the Cragside shoot.
For the Gyrosphere sinking underwater, J.A. Bayona wanted this portion of the scene to have the appearance of a single continuous shot; to achieve this, the scene was filmed in five different takes that were merged to make it seem like a single shot.
J.A. Bayona explained why he didn't direct the previous film, "Well at the time I was offered the first Jurassic World, I remember there was no script. And pre-production had to start in six months.Or even shooting, I don't remember now.'Cause it was a long time ago.But the truth is that I saw myself working on a movie with no, without a script.And I was thinking that I was not that kind of director.So I just say thank you to Frank, but I decided to pass.I really wanted to work with him, but not in that way.So by the time when I was offered to do the sequel for Jurassic World, there was a script and there was some time to work on the script.So this is when I decided that I was going to be more interested in Jurassic World 2".
J.A. Bayona described his working collaboration with Colin Trevorrow creative, collaborative relationship that you have with Colin that you don't usually see. "Well when you get in a movie like Jurassic World, I think that you put yourself at the service of the story .And there are like other directors who work in the past that can help you and offer you support. And it's not just about Colin, it's also about Steven Spielberg for example, or even Frank Marshall. So I was very aware of what I was doing and I never intended to hijack the franchise and change everything and make it my own. I was very aware that what was my job in the movie. And I just tried to get Colin's ideas and put them on the screen, the more effective way possible".
J.A. Bayona said about the Gyrosphere sinking scene, "it's still pretty dangerous because the camera and the actors are inside the gyrosphere and the gyrosphere really sinks into the water. And there was a moment that the actors are inside of the gyrosphere and they run out of air. And actually felt pretty dangerous from the outside. Yeah.I was a little afraid, I was scared. As a director watching it from the outside. But, I mean, they were great. I mean, they were shooting that for two or three days. Actually that scene actually was shot by second unit, because there was some issues with the schedule. And I have to be shooting on a soundstage that was like back to back from the stage that they were shooting. So that was mostly shot by second unit and I was from time to time moving from one set to the other controlling and, like, taking care of the whole thing".
J.A. Bayona explained the gyrosphere sequence that is presented in "one single take", "That's a good example of the way we worked with Colin. That was all scripted. And I was the one who suggest to make it in a single take. It's not a single take, of course, it's made of several takes. But the idea is to get this sense of claustrophobia. And I decided to keep the camera all the time inside the gyrosphere with the actors, Bryce and Justice".
J.A. Bayona compared the Gyrosphere sinking scene to his film The Impossible, "we did a lot of takes in Impossible that we were merging shots in order to make them look like one single shot. In Impossible, I remember that.When you see Tom Holland and Naomi Watts taken by the, dragged by the waves in the tsunami, the shots over the surface were made in a soundstage outdoors in a water tank. But the shots under the surface were done in a different water tank indoors. So every time the camera goes from over the surface to under the surface, we were merging two takes. So I'm using that knowledge we designed the way of making this take work".
The idea to include a "silent partner" of John Hammond was also inspired by the Jurassic Park novel. Although the character of Benjamin Lockwood was not featured in the novel, the book depicts the early years leading up to the cloning of dinosaurs, which made Trevorrow realize that there would have been many people involved in such a project, convincing him that someone like Lockwood would be among those people.
Earned another $15.5 million (-46%) in its fourth weekend for a $363.3m 24-day total. It snagged a promising $12.673m in Japan, about double the $6.762m debut weekend of Jurassic World three years ago. Jurassic World earned $74.5m in Japan by the end. Fallen Kingdom has earned $771.4m overseas and $1.134 billion worldwide.
Bayona and Trevorrow ultimately removed certain moments from the script that they felt would be better for the sequel, which was expected to depict dinosaurs having spread around the world.
The aircraft carriers that are shown transporting the dinosaurs off Isla Nublar to the mainland are Boeing-Vertol 234LR's.
The T. rex animatronic was designed by a team of approximately 18 people, led by Creature Effects Supervisor, Neal Scanlan, who also did effects work on the Star Wars sequel trilogy and spin offs. A small scale maquette was designed, and shown off, and the full scale model was designed to move its head, neck and part of its torso, with the legs and rear being essentially designed as a stand in for CG effects added later on in the development process. also having articulated eyes, and able to roar, and the effects team would use an unknown cocktail of slimy liquids to imitate saliva, which was done by manually spreading it onto the creation's teeth and mouth.
In the Japanese dub, Zia is voiced by Yui Ishikawa, who already had some experience voicing characters fighting against enemies bigger than herself, except this time, she is fighting against dinosaurs, rather than Titans or machines, or someone with former military backgrounds.
There didn't seem to be any indication of Allosaurus in the previous movie but during the Lockwood Manor auction it's mentioned the Allosaurus was a juvenile and the others seem to be of roughly similar size, meaning they were first made shortly before the Indominus incident and likely intended to be new attractions. They escaped in the chaos alongside the other dinosaurs, but have yet to reach full size in only four years.
The Indoraptor doesn't have a illness but a genetic defect. Wu was working with old samples of Velociraptor DNA and mixed with the modifications, there were side effects that created unexpected problems with a lot of its biology. The plan was to make a second generation using Blue as a genetic source to fill in gaps where the samples he still had degraded to the point of not working properly.
the way Franklin removes his scrub hat at the end after tranqualizing Wu, significantly represents how brave he's grown in the span of one day, deciding he's had enough of hiding behind false aliases.
Wheatley prides himself on "earning" dinosaur teeth from innocent dinosaurs as prizes. When the Indoraptor has him at his mercy, he mock-affectionately nuzzles his head against Wheatley's hat, as though wordlessly remarking "Your head would add nicely to my body count...
The way Rexy/Roberta has a tug of war with the helicopter trying to eat Jack the mercenary on the ladder but failing foreshadows the ending when she eats Eli Mills and has a tug of war with a Carnotaurus over his body with Rexy/Roberta ultimately winning.
When Rexy/Roberta roars at the lion when she breaks into the zoo who roars back at her is similar to The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) when a dog (pitbull) barks at the Male Buck Tyrannosaurus however in the Lost World the dog is eaten (offscreen), the lion apparently survives as he is shown standing his ground unafraid.
The Indoraptor's demise could also be considered symbolic of the "Are these dinosaurs, or genetic monsters that just look like them?" quandary being "decided" by an actual dinosaur. The skull was a fossil, not an InGen or Lockwood recreation, hence legitimately a dinosaur as they actually existed in the past. The Indoraptor was never a true wild animal, but a bodged-together Frankensteinian travesty of one, designed as a tool and weapon by humans from the ground up. Blue, even with her monitor lizard DNA, was a faithful attempt to restore what dinosaurs once were, so she's able to help the fossil skull expunge this mockery of what Nature meant dinosaurs to be.
The Indoraptor, while extremely vicious and cunning, is completely inexperienced when it comes to dealing with anything that can actually fight back. This proves to be its undoing when confronted with Blue who has experience fighting larger carnivores.
The open fenestrae in the Sinoceratops's frill might be a reference to Patchy the Pachyrhinosaurus from Walking With Dinosaurs 3-D. Albeit, Patchy's frill opening was the result of an injury; here's it's treated as a natural occurance.
Frank Marshall describers Franklin as a "reluctant adventurer" and adds, "He loves being there at his computer and his keyboard. But he doesn't wanna go out and be Indiana Jones. He's not interested in that." Pat Crowley adds, "He doesn't like to fly. He doesn't like bugs. He really doesn't like being outside."
Pat Crowley says about the presence of "villains " in the franchise: "It's like in the last one. Simon Masrani moved things forward in terms of like genetic manipulation because he actually seemed to be relatively pure of heart. He wanted to provide entertainment for people. And he was then a semi-innocent villain. Whereas now you have guys who are looking at what are the financial potentials. How can we profit from it? And then you have guys who are just real tough eggs."
In an interview Pratt and Howard discussed their characters viewpoints of each other, Pratt stating "Well, if I had to say one thing about Claire, it'd be that she's the worst woman to be around, But really, although I like to joke that Owen thinks she's annoying, she's actually the best partner for him to have in such a harsh environment. They get along well but it's like one of them is always fighting to be the leader. Despite their bickering, they're the best partners for each other and that's something that hasn't changed in this movie." Howard: "Well, Owen's a really charming guy so he can get away with saying anything, but more than anything, he's a really dependable character. He's constantly making the right choices and he's good in crisis situations. He's the type of person who would come and save you if you were drowning at sea."
Chris Pratt getting slimed by some dino saliva, admitted that the prehistoric drool is not much fun to work with. "I got to tell you, it feels gross, It's sticky, it's wet and it's not cold or hot, it's like room temperature which in Hawaii is about 90-something degrees. It feels really gross. Imagine what a big bowl of dog slobber would feel like."
When it comes to choosing a person they'd most want to have with them in a dangerous situation (like their characters experience in Fallen Kingdom)Goldblum, 65, who reprises his iconic role as Dr. Ian Malcolm, revealed that he'd want both Howard and Pratt by his side. "Well there are some capable people in this movie, and the most heroic people of course are Bryce and Chris," he said. "They're so able-bodied and resourceful and brave and rugged and fearless! Gee, they're good.
J.A. Bayona and Bryce Dallas Howard gamely make a point about footwear in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom through the early part of the movie. This includes one epic and notable shot of Claire Dearing in boots in the early part of the film. We've known for a while that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom would follow Claire Dearing and Owen Grady returning to Isla Nublar to help save species from volcanic extinction. However, before any of this dino saving even goes down, the two characters travel to the island with some newcomer characters. While stepping out of the plane, J.A. Bayona gives us a clear shot of Claire Dearing that purposefully focuses on her boots. Boots that are big and thick and clearly made for hiking. This isn't the only time Claire Dearing's footwear is prominent in the movie. Bryce Dallas Howard stated to the press ahead of the movie's release that Claire would continue to enjoy wearing heels, and she does wear fancy footwear early in the movie--just not when she's saving her skin and hiding from dangerous dinosaurs. Per Howard, "I wanted it to be clear from the beginning that Claire has changed and she's wearing heels still. A person can have an inner journey and still love heels! And, yes, she's prepared to go to the island and she's wearing boots." Her fashion sensibility is seen early on when she wears a soft filmy skirt and white turtleneck, along with less sensible shoes for her meeting with Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) and Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), where she hears about their plan to save the raptor Blue and other dinosaurs on the island. The shoes she wears pre-island are given camera time and are a conscious choice, as well. Basically, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has heard the footwear complaints and spends time addressing them head-on. It should be noted that switching Claire Dearing to boots is not a new idea. Years ago, producer Colin Trevorrow shared a really amusing post about Claire's footwear of choice, giving her plenty of options for the new movie.
No audio could be recorded in the gyrosphere because of the water in the tank, so all of the audio in that scene is ADR (automated dialogue replacement).
The Italian version trimmed three scenes for violence before submitting the film to the local censorship commissions. These are: 1) T-Rex inside a cage swallowing a goat 2) Indoraptor swallowing the bitten-off hand of Ken Wheatley and then roaring his hat off. 3) T-Rex and Carnosaur ripping in two the body of Eli Mills.
When Rexy/Roberta is lurking behind the mercenary Jack at the fence/generator and revealed by lightning is similar to Jaws (1975).
Third Jurassic Park in which someone is chased/attacked by a Tyrannosaurus during a rainstorm, first was Jurassic Park (1993) when Rexy/Roberta chases Malcolm and injures but not killing him ultimately eating Gennaro, second was The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) when Eddie gets attacked and eaten by the Male and Female Tyrannosaurs and this film except Jack gets eaten by the Mosasaurus.
Colin Trevorrow responded to a fan showing his support for the director and the Jurassic World franchise. The fan's tweet came after ScreenRant reported on a petition on Change.org which called for Trevorrow to be replaced by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona for the third installment of the Jurassic World movies.
Ended its first month with $372.9 million domestic. already surpassing The Secret Life of Pets to become Universal/Comcast Corp.'s biggest second-biggest domestic grosser (sans inflation or reissues) behind Jurassic World ($652m in 2015). If you throw in reissues, it's also behind E.T. ($434m) and Jurassic Park ($402m), but at this juncture getting past the first JP is a coin toss. It may have to settle for $390m to $395m by the end, As Jurassic World 2 will make around 40% less than Jurassic World, which is a tad deeper of a dive than the over/under 35% likes of Lost World, Fate of the Furious, Batman Returns and The Last Jedi. But A) 60% of $652 million is still nearly $400m, and B) the movie has already earned $792m overseas (including $20m in Japan after about a week). The $170m J.A. Bayona-directed sequel now has $1.163 billion worldwide, with a $1.2b+ cume now all-but-certain to occur. It's a huge hit by any rational standard.
Owen is listening to 'Dont Look Now' by Creedence Clearwater Revival when he's building his cabin when Claire comes to visit him.
The Indoraptor goes through a lot of the motions of the Indominus Rex during the film: It momentarily vanishes from sight as Owen tries to grab a weapon, it tries to attack Owen and Claire through a space it can't get through (the garage in Jurassic World, the dinosaur exhibit scenery in this film), and Blue attacks it by getting up on it's back.
A deleted scene would have revealed that there were two Indoraptors, The main one from the movie and his sibling a white one that resembled the Indominus. The main Indoraptor would had killed his sibling resulting in being the only one of it's kind. This was scrapped mostly to avoid too many comparisons to the Indominus' origin.
Will be available on Digital HD starting September 4, while the Blu-ray/DVD release will follow on September 18.
When Stiggy the Stygimoloch/Pachyceplosaurus disrupts the auction she can be clearly seen ramming one of the auctioneers in the groin.
Colin Trevorrow was originally going to include the overturned Ford Explorer in Jurassic World (2015) before ultimately choosing the Visitor Center and introducing the Explorer in this film.
According to the novel, the mission to retrieve the Indominus rex DNA sample happens in 2016.
In the novel, Eli Mills tells Claire that Jurassic World was "Mr. Lockwood's favorite place. Better than he and Hammond ever imagined." And Mills quotes John Hammond and does a Scottish accent.
According to the novel, the offices of the Dinosaur Protection Group are located in a pre-World War II building.
In the novel, before the submarine is swallowed by the Mosasaurus, the tech operator sees her eye through the viewport.
In the novel, Just before Owen heads off alone to look for Blue, he discusses the nature of hunting with Wheatley. Wheatley insists the instinct to hunt is in humans' DNA.
Wheatley is formally introduced to Zia Rodriguez and Franklin Webb in the novel, he sarcastically asks if Zia went to school to become a paleoveterinarian, and calls Franklin "the computer guy." Franklin complains that that makes it sound like he sells electronics in a store.
When the volcano Mt. Sibo starts erupting in the novel Franklin states that, "nature is angry".
After being told about the Indoraptor, an impressed Gunnar Eversol asks to see it in the novel.
In the book, when climbing out of her bedroom window, Maisie drops one of her toy dinosaurs at Mills and Eversol's feet below. Mills notices it, but doesn't consider it unusual.
In the book, when greeting Anton, Eversol assures him that if he fails to win any of the carnivores he wants, he'll still get him some "from the back."
In the book, Eversol asks whether Lockwood himself will attend the auction, the conversation continues with Mills lying that Lockwood is doped up on morphine due to his disease.
The mercenary operating the lagoon gate isn't startled by a Dilophosaurus in the book unlike the film.
In the novel instead of saying "You know what you're doing, tiger?" while Franklin is working, Wheatley says "Easy, tiger, that was a small one" because Franklin was startled by a volcanic tremor.
The Senate hearing where Ian Malcolm testifies is absent entirely in the novel instead, Malcolm's quotes from the scene are used as chapter headers. Consequently the characters of Malcolm and Senator Sherwood never appear.
In the novel, Owen and Claire don't go to a bar. The discussion of whether he ought to come on the mission happens at the construction site for his cabin. There is no discussion of their brief relationship and breakup.
In the novel, Owen, not Wheatley, yells for the mercenary Blue is attacking not to shoot her. Wheatley, conversely, orders the man to shoot Blue.
In the book, when Wheatley fires his tranquilizer rifle at Owen, Owen grabs a mercenary and uses him as a human shield. The mercenary takes the dart and falls down unconscious. Another mercenary then shoots Owen with a tranquilizer dart.
Wheatley pulls a tooth from the Stegosaurus is transported to the ship by a helicopter, not a truck in the novel.
It is Anton, not another bidder in the audience, who the laser targeting system of the Indoraptor is demonstrated on in the novel.
Wu isn't dragged away by one of the mercenaries after Franklin tranquilizes him. Consequently, the book makes it seem as though he dies when the lab explodes.
Wheatley's dialogue to the Indoraptor is different in the novel, instead of calling it "some kinda hotrod," he calls him "sweetheart," and instead of saying, "Open wide!" he sadistically says "Hope this doesn't hurt too much!"
No one hiding in the elevator screams, attracting the Indoraptor. Instead, the dinosaur is attracted to the "ding" of the elevator when Eversol enters the security code in the novel.
The Indoraptor notices that the glass ceiling on the roof is weak and can be broken through. With some help from Blue plus a bit of quick thinking and trickery the Indoraptor falls through the ceiling to its death.
In Stiggy's LEGO depictions, she is a bright orange with brownish black striped on her back and a brownish black coloring around the eye orbit, has a brown eye, creamy beak, and tan reddish brown underbelly. In Stiggy's toy depictions by Mattel, she is a bright orange with purplish markings on her back, and creamy underbelly. Her name was confirmed via one of the toys. In Stiggy's Funko Pop depiction, she is a dim orangish red with brownish purple markings with grey horns and spikes.
The way Rexy/Roberta knocks the Carnotaurus to the ground (who then runs off) at the end after devouring Eli Mills is similar to Jurassic Park III (2001) when the sub-adult Tyrannosaurus knocks the Spinosaurus to the ground during their fight until the Spinosaurus gains the upper hand and ultimately kills the rex.
The sounds/roars of the Baryonyx was actually a sped up version of the Spinosaurus from Jurassic Park III (2001).
It was rumored that a green velociraptor (possibly named Green) was to have been created in the mainland at the Lockwood's underground laboratory and was supposed to be male, instead of the 'docile' behavior of Blue it was very aggressive towards humans and it's DNA was used in the Indoraptor prototype and it would explain why it's a male and was 'untamable', he was rumored to appear in the second half of the film, locked in a cage, Blue was to be taken in the room that Green was where they both would meet, when Zia freed Blue to attack the mercenaries, she was supposed to free him also before the lab exploded, he was also going to help take down the Indoraptor (which was technically it's son but was unknown to both of them) in the middle of the fight, he would be knocked out, after the dinosaur outbreak and the Indoraptor's death when Blue reunites with Owen he was going to appear and wait for her (this would explain why Blue leaves Owen) and both of them would disappear in the forest, in the scene where Blue is calling out to a suburban village both were supposed to appear on the cliff together where they would bond and become a couple, although the only supposed evidence that Green was going to appear in the film is a poster the JWFK Mattel toyline and Lego that had a green raptor in an attack position (which might indeed confirm that he was going to appear in the final cut but was removed for unknown reasons) if he appeared in the film he would be the first male Velociraptor in the franchise to have a name.
In one of Owen's video logs detailing the Jurassic World raptors, he stated that Blue is the sole survivor of a group of Velociraptors from a different egg clutch and exhibiting different personality compared to that of her pack mates. This is influenced from the original novel the first film is based on, in the part where Dr. Wu is constantly revising different versions of the park's dinosaurs. In that novel, Wu had already made three different genetic versions of the park's raptors, and he plans on making another variant later on.
The original storyboarded opening was of the Mosasaurus following and attacking a pod of whales and eating one of them after it gets impaled by a spear from a whaling vessel and jumping over the vessel in the process, but the sequence was cut due to script revisions in pre-preduction, screenwriter Colin Trevorrow intends to use the concept in JW3.
Ironically, it's the first Universal picture to be filmed in CinemaScope since another dinosaur film, Dinosaurus! (1960), which was released 58 years prior.
After Jurassic Park III, this is the second film in which no dinosaurs are killed by humans.
With $1.328 million and a new domestic cume of $399.767m, today will be the day that J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom crosses $400m domestic. That is indeed an arbitrary milestone and yet it remains a high-water mark outside of the very biggest franchise installments. So it stands to reason that, yes, Jurassic Park/Jurassic World remains one of the bigger franchises around. It may not get as much online social media play in terms of memes and share-friendly gifs, but general audiences are still lining up to watch cloned dinosaurs inspire wonder and terror in unequal doses. Once it passes $403 million, it'll be Universal/Comcast Corp.'s third-biggest (unadjusted) domestic grosser, behind E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial ($434m counting the 2002 reissue) and Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World ($652m in 2015). And if it passes the $413m gross of Wonder Woman (which seems likely), it'll have the biggest domestic gross for any non-Disney release since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($424m) in late 2013. With $1.237 billion worldwide, it is already the biggest non-Disney release since Jurassic World ($1.672b) in the summer of 2015. Yes, presuming a $415 million domestic total, it will have made 36% less than Jurassic World. That may sound steep, but it's about on par with the 1/3 drops for The Lost World ($229m from $357m), Batman Returns ($162m from $251m), Spectre ($200m from Skyfall's $304m), The Last Jedi ($620m from $937m) and Fate of the Furious ($226m from $353m for Furious 7). And the film has earned, thus far, $841m overseas, including $248.5m in China (up from $227m for Jurassic World) and $35m thus far in Japan (compared to $74m for Jurassic World). It retained 64% of its domestic audience and (as of this moment) 82% of its overseas take. Fate of the Furious earned $1.236 billion despite a "mere" $226 million domestic total. Its $1.009b overseas take represented an 86% retention from Furious 7's $1.163b overseas earnings in 2015. Ditto Spectre which earned $680m overseas compared to $804m for Skyfall. So while Spectre, Jurassic World 2 and Fast and Furious 8 may have taken an understandable hit in North America, they mostly stayed the course overseas for what was a surprisingly close global total to their alleged "flash-in-the-pan" prior entries.
During the opening scene a flash of lightning illuminated the head of Rexy/Roberta as she is stalking the mercenaries' campsite. This is influenced by the Jurassic Park chapter "The Main Road", where the T. rex makes her appearance to the visitors in a similar manner following the power outage, which the first film would later adapt.
Following Benjamin's unfortunate death at the hands of Eli Mills; Maisie has likely inherited his estate and money (since the world believes she is his granddaughter)
In "Passengers", Chris Pratt's character ( Jim Preston ) promises, "I could build a house, and live in it" ; in this movie, his character ( Owen Grady ) is building a house. Owen and Claire split up, because she didn't want to live in a van ; perhaps if he can finish his house, they can get back together.
Geraldine Chaplin appeared in the film Chaplin (1992) for director Richard Attenborough, who appeared in the original Jurassic Park (1993).
Justice Smith (Franklin Webb) is the same age as Nick Robinson, who played Zack Mitchell in Jurassic World (2015) except Nick Robinson is 5 months older than him. Both were born in 1995.
Bryce Dallas Howard shared one of the less flashy aspects of filming: there were no toilets. The franchise films in Hawaii's Kualoa Ranch, which does not feature facilities in most areas. As such, they had to drop trow and take care of business the old fashioned way. So, there's this thing called nature. Yeah, and everything that comes out of our bodies is natural. So... there's no toilet! That's my way of saying there is no toilet.
The Indoraptor is explicitly the first male dinosaur of the second film trilogy, which brings up the question on why they would make him intentionally male was to probably get him to mate with Blue as Professor Wu says to Eli Mills that future Indoraptors will need "a mother to learn from" which is Blue.
Only 3 dinosaurs were sold during the auction, an Ankylosaurus, a juvenile Allosaurus and a Baryonyx.
When Blue manages to outrun the fireball explosion in the underground lab, symbolically shows her triumphing over the Indoraptor at the end.
Paleontologist Pete Larson joked about the stygimoloch appearance: "When the asteroid hit, some of these guys were around to look up at the sky and say, 'Oh crap, what's that?'. "Luckily, Stiggy only had to deal with an active volcano".
The way the amber in Lockwood's cane breaks when it falls represents the tragic significance that one of the two remaining pioneers of cloning dinosaurs has gone extinct, even deeper, Mills wouldn't even have a dinosaur auction if it weren't for Doctor Lockwood's work, There is also something so ignoble in how he was the first human in the franchise to be flat out murdered. Every dinosaur that had killed thus far had been acting true to their instincts, but Lockwood was a victim of pure malice.
The color of the level 30 Carnotaurus in Jurassic Park: Builder is similar to the colors of the one from Disney's Dinosaur while the bulkiness of the level 40 Carnotaurus in Jurassic World: The Game is similar to the one in the film as well.
To create the fire lines that the burning blobs of lava left behind, the special effects crew used propane. Neal Scanlan explained "The gas runs through a hose that goes to a pipe that has slots cut into it, just like a burner on a stove. Probably 3,000 feet of slotted pipe for the burners, 3,000 feet of pipe to get the gas to the burners, and then 1,000 feet of two-inch hose connecting the propane to the burner system. We cut it, threaded it, and slotted it. It took us weeks and weeks and weeks. And the logistics of getting some of it up into those jungle roads is quite a challenge. We usually used cans of Sterno as pilot lights, but we also had a mixture of biofuel and sawdust that doesn't contaminate the soil and burns away clean. for the the matter of safety. We put additional pilot lights on the downhill side of the whole system. Propane is heavier than air, and the crew is all at the bottom of the hill. So if we had a leak, and the leak didn't get ignited and just started rushing down the hill, you could have a giant cloud of gas enveloping the crew and then finding a source of ignition. And that would be a disaster."
Tom Holland was terrified of the movie, J.A. Bayona explained, "I invited his whole family to a screening, I was sitting with him and it was so much fun to see how he was reacting to the movie, in the emotional moments he was just like, 'No!' and then jumping- he had a lot of fun, but the one shot that really got him was the Indoraptor clawing Maisie's ponytail through the cage, that is the shot that Tom like shit on his pants!"
Rexy/Roberta is shown transported off the island via helicopter in a cage similar looking to the one that the Male Buck Tyrannosaurus was in to be transported by ship to San Diego in the second Jurassic Park film.
The Indoraptor is not the first male raptor to sport protofeathers/quills and a prominent stripe down his side the Venatosaurus from Peter Jacksons King Kong (2005).
When Claire and Owen and Franklin outrun the pyroclastic flow from the volcano on Isla Nublar and landing in the water foreshadows the ending when Blue outruns the fireball explosion from the gas tanks inside the laboratory and landing outside on the metal staircase.
When Blue refuses to join Owen at the end, is she supposed to be realizing that her presence only brings Owen into danger, and departing to keep him safe? Or is she effectively telling Owen that "You betrayed me and I answer to you no more?" She does look at the cages first, then back at Owen before she runs off: does that mean that she thinks Owen will capture and cage her once more, and decides that Owen is no longer trustworthy? And with the final shot of her closing in on a suburban area, who knows if her opinions on humans have changed? Could she end up playing a more antagonistic role the next film around? They haven't changed or she would have attacked Zia and Franklin on sight when Owen wasn't there to stop her. That said, she's still going to get hungry, or some dumb person will try to trap, catch, or kill her sooner or later.
The Indoraptor spends all his screen time in artificial environments: in labs, cages, a bedroom, and a rooftop. He is never seen in the jungle or outdoors like the I. rex was. He is so unnatural that thematically he has nothing to do with nature itself! Which makes him an indoor raptor.
Wheatley doesn't bother checking if the Indoraptor is asleep when he tranquilizes it, this leads to his demise.
At the end the way the mosasaurus is shown emerging from the waves to attack the sufers is similar to The Shallows (2016) which was also directed by a Spanish director from Barcelona Jaume Collet-Serra it also came out the same year as A Monster Calls (2016) which was directed by J.A. Bayona.
The fates of all the dinosaurs who were successfully sold at the auction. Many of them are in the hands of hardened criminals or possibly even terrorists who, at best, will use them as tools of terror/intimidation. Still others are destined to be cruelly experimented on and you can't rule out some being slaughtered for their meat and/or hides. In addition, even if the sold dinosaurs were tracked (like with the bidding machine's transaction records), those criminals and terrorists aren't just going to hand their bids back over. Some will probably even sic their dino gains on any potential rescuers. Another way to look at it is that it would be a repeat of the San Diego Incident. The Tyrannosaurus Buck freshly awakened from his coma somehow slaughtered the entire crew especially those inside tight space before getting stuck in the cargo hold. This is telling us that those shipped dinosaurs will most likely pull trick off and it won't just be those criminals that will taste those animals' wrath.
The first Jurassic Park film to have a post credit scene, making it similar to Terminator Genisys (2015), the first Terminator movie to have a post credit scene. The latter came out the same year as Jurassic World (2015).
Indoraptor's name is very obviously and explicitly just a portmanteau of Indominus and raptor, and is treated as such in-universe. But Indo- as a scientific prefix has its own meaning; "Indian," as in the subcontinent, so an alternate, literalist reading of its name is "Indian raptor/thief," which is funny in context given that he is an artificial hybrid created and housed in a lab in North America.
Scott Mendelson of Forbes magazine said: "The consensus was that Jurassic World would be the second-biggest movie of the summer, behind Avengers: Age of Ultron. The conventional wisdom was that it would open to around $125 million, potentially leg it to $350m domestic and take a shot at $1 billion worldwide. And even with decent (but not superlative) reviews and a fondness for the IP, it wasn't until I walked into a nearly-full Friday IMAX showing that I realized something was up. Like Spider-Man back in 2002, Jurassic World shocked us all by not just making most of the money, but indeed making all the money. Armed with good reviews, franchise nostalgia, the inherent appeal of a dinosaur park gone awry and kid-friendly, Chris Pratt fresh off LEGO Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy, Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World opened with $208 million domestic. And since it was a pretty good, very IMAX-friendly popcorn entertainment; it legged it all summer long to the tune of $652m domestic and $1.671 billion worldwide on a $150m budget. It is to Universal's relative credit that A) Jurassic World contained few notions about where Jurassic World 2 would end up as well as B) the wait for a once-standard three-years between installments; however, the variables were different this time. The killer hook "the park is open" was replaced, by the more generic, "the park is gone." And the film, at a glance, looks like a loose riff on The Lost World (at least for its first half). To the extent that the fandom, the general audiences, and the casually curious saw Jurassic World in theaters three years ago; you also need to account for folks who didn't like the movie and won't be back this time out. Couple that with the slow overseas expansion pattern, and expectations should be in check. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom "only" makes what the first film was supposed to make (a $130-150 million debut, a $350m total, $850-$900m worldwide) should not be considered a failure, especially as it still was budgeted under $200m and was still considered good. Even a Lost World-sized comedown gets it to $418m domestic and $1.1 billion global. Heck, Fate of the Furious dropped 1/3 from Furious 7, domestically, but was almost dead even with FF7 overseas. There is a lot of wiggle room for this one; however, there is little shame in Jurassic World 2 merely living up to the pre-release expectations of Jurassic World."
At one point Zia says, "I'm a doctor, not a telemarketer." a reference to Star Trek (1966).
In Jurassic World, there was a cameo of Jimmy Buffett (in an appropriately neon orange shirt) fleeing for his life as the park and his namesake restaurant are overrun by a stampede of furious, escaped lizards. The sign is still there, wasting away as Claire, Owen, and crew drive in.
Producer and co-writer Colin Trevorrow has confirmed the timeline of the movie's opening sequence expands on the Indominus concept introduced in Jurassic World by introducing the Indoraptor, a creature based on the design of the Indomonus Rex. Fallen Kingdom's moody opening shows a team of mercenaries heading back to Isla Nublar to collect a sample from the body of the Indominus Rex after it was eaten by a mosasaurus in the finale of the previous movie. "The opening sequence is set just after [Jurassic World]. There's 3 years that pass. We didn't put that type up onto the screen, but the opening scene could even be weeks after or a month after, and then time passes to allow them to create that creature" The creature Trevorrow refers to is the Indoraptor, who becomes the main antagonist of the final act. The opening scene of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a moody one, with director J.A. Bayona showing off his flair for creepy visuals. While the lack of an exact timeline for the scene doesn't ultimately hurt the movie, an indication of when it's supposed to be happening might have cleared up some questions. On the other hand, if the scene takes place years before the rest of the story, how has the giant mosasaurus been able to roam the seas undetected for so long.
Many of the auctioneers are interested in buying the Indoraptor even after being told he's a flawed prototype and not for sale, it wasn't explained to them how the lack of empathy and proper bond with a trained handler makes him useless as an attack animal leading to regular amounts of horror at how badly this would likely go when try and sic him on their enemies, however the the Russian Mafia could easily use him to feed their enemies too..
First Jurassic park film to have the fourth wall broken by the Indoraptor who is smiling at the viewer after pretending to be tranqualized just before killing Weatley.
Ankylosaurus looked nothing in life like how it is depicted in the film; the "walking tank" appearance with a shell of bony armor and spikes running down the sides was dispelled at least 2 decades ago.
When Owen, Claire and Franklin crouch behind a fallen tree while flamings rocks shoot through the sky and dinosaurs stampede around them looks a lot like the cover to Mark Schultz's graphic novel, Time in Overdrive.
Blue doesn't receive any visible injuries from her fight with the Indoraptor is because she was given Roberta/Rexy's blood during the transfusion earlier in the film, the T.rex blood ended up giving her enhanced strength and durability, as an unintended side effect of the transfusion.
Allosaurus appears on one version of the cover of The Lost World despite its absence in the book.
After Claire is injured in the leg by the Indoraptor's claw she is seen later with a slight limp a reference to Jurassic Park (1993) when Ellie is escaping from the velociraptor in the maintenance shed she is shown running with a limp.
The Indoraptor isn't just designed as a super-soldier for a battlefield, it's an assassin designed for urban hunting, designed to hunt targets inside buildings.
J.A. Bayona explained about the opening rainstorm and Jack the mercenary wearing a yellow raincoat, "Every time you reference a line or character or location, it creates an impact in the audience, there are several ideas in the film to create the connection. You start with the prologue and you have the rain, the nighttime, the yellow rain coats. That connects the whole thing."
Blue's stripes are due to her particular DNA template incorporating a strain of blue tree monitor as gap-filler. But monitor lizards are, themselves, considered some of the smartest reptiles on the planet, and have been known to become surprisingly friendly in captivity.
VFX supervisor Pietro Ponti explained on what ILM and ILP approaches and expectations about the visual effects were, "From early on we had several conversations about our sequences, and the whole supervision team at ILM was extremely helpful to try and highlight what were the expectations for the different sequences from them and of course J.A. We were able to have great exchanges at the beginning of the process to try and settle on the look of the sequences, especially for the Submarine Attack which opens the movie. We would find references and be provided references which we then shared to identify an early look for the submarine sequence. Conversely for the T-Rex Attack and the Blue sequence it was a job of blending visual effects on shot plates, so in that sense it was much more straightforward. Technique wise they were really happy to discuss our approaches, but also allowed us a great degree of freedom, which made it real good fun for us to figure it all out, always having someone as experienced as Alex and his team to bounce ideas with. Their expectations were of course really high, but they really trusted us, and made the whole process really enjoyable as we are able to talk over rough comps from the very beginning, so the focus was very much on the creative side of the process, and our reviews always targeted to the look and the storytelling of our shots".
When asked how he organized the work with the VFX Michael Vickery, Pietro Ponti explained; "Form the outset ILM required us to have a clear working schedule that outlined deadlines and deliveries for both Assets and Shots. With our production manager Kajsa Kurtén we then worked on a plan that would outline said deliverables and organized them in weekly targets. We organized the work so that we could at first focus mostly on our hero look development shots and at a later stage on filling the edit with a rendered version of each shot".
Important Looking Pirates worked on the two opening sequences of the movie that bridge the logo to the the title of the movie. And the Submarine Attack and T-Rex Attack. At a later stage they were able to win the award for a third sequence, which is the one of Blue, Zia and Franklin escaping from the subterranean lab.
The creation of the dinos especially the Rexy/Roberta and Blue Important Looking Pirates received the T-Rex model and textures, as well as a basic rig from ILM. From there they started their ingestion of assets ultimatwly proceeding to create blend shapes in house for their rigging system, matching to reference videos provided by ILM. As their look dev was done in Arnold and ILM's in Renderman, they had a few back and forth as they fine tuned the balance of the asset, until ldev matched theirs. On top of that the T-Rex had to look wet in the rain, so that was a second stage look dev carried out internally. For Blue they received model and textures as well, and followed a similar process as for the T-Rex, by bouncing look dev with ILM and developing internally blend shapes and rig. All of the lookdev work was achieved in Arnold for Maya.
ILP sharing assets with ILM was pretty much a one way street, where they actually provided them with the starting point for T-Rex, Blue and the Mosasaurus. Sometimes they had to provide some of their assets back for other vendors such as the lagoon gates, but it was very straightforward as they provided them clear guidelines on how to prep these deliveries. Apart from that it was all based on render reviews, which made it all that much easier.
Another question posed to the cast was about whether they would rather be a human or a dinosaur. Howard, 37, who plays former park operations-manager-turned-dinosaur-rights-activist Claire Dearing, was conflicted. "I'd love to be able to be a dinosaur for one day," she said. "I would love to be a Pterodactyl for one day." "Oh that's a great [answer]," said Pratt. "Then you could fly." This led to the cast to ponder another hypothetical scenario: If you could be any dinosaur, which one would you be? "I'm that one who goes [makes purring noise], because I have a good way of making that sound, and he goes on to spit!" Goldblum revealed, speaking of a Dilophosaurus, the dinosaur responsible for Nedry's demise in 1993's Jurassic Park. "My spit isn't lethal, nor would I want it to be, but in the right place I enjoy spitting."
Clearance Clearwaters 'Revival' is playing at the bar when Claire is talking with Owen.
. In the grand scheme of things, some of the auctioneers escape with the dinosaurs and/or the dinosaur DNA they bought. However, they didn't leave before getting either spooked or rammed by the loose Stygimoloch.
Zia doesn't get out of the armored car to go look at the Brachiosaurus on Main Street in the novel.
Second Jurassic World film when Blue disappears into the night but pausing briefly to chirp at Owen.
Only one of the two mercenaries with Mills in the tunnels was credited, Doug Robson, who portrays the balding one with very short hair and beard stubble. The identity of the second, tunnel mercenary's actor is unknown at this time. Originally, only Robson's character was supposed to confront Owen, Claire and Maisie. The trailer depicts him confronting the trio alone and being killed by the Indoraptor with no sign of Mills or the second mercenary. It's likely the scene was changed in reshoots.
Only one actor was credited for the two-person role of the film's final two mercenaries, Gil Kolirin. The second mercenary was played by an uncredited Kamil Lemieszewski, who also apparently played one of the bidders at the Lockwood Manor Auction. Gil Kolirin's character is misidentified as "Mill's Man." It should be Mills' Man. Kolirin's character is sometimes mistaken for the InGen Contractor (who is actually portrayed by Michael Papajohn and does not appear in Fallen Kingdom).
Crossed the $400 million mark at the domestic box office. When combined with 2015's Jurassic World, the new franchise has now made more than $1 billion domestically and $2.9 billion worldwide, becoming Universal's most profitable franchise, beating out The Fast & Furious. With the massive success of the sequel, it's clear that the action-packed films are offering much more than 90s nostalgia for the Jurassic Park films, and drawing in new captive audiences.
First Jurassic Park film in which the Tyrannosaurus (Rexy/Roberta) is in the very beginning.
Maisie is able to escape her bedroom by releasing the key from the door and sliding it through the door gap with a piece of paper, however, after Eli locked her in there he can be seen putting the key in his pocket.
Mills allows the Flawed Prototype Indoraptor to be sold for tens of millions of dollars. Wu tries to tell him that it's an unfinished product that will end in disaster. He also points out that all it will take is someone else using the Indoraptor to reverse engineer their genetic hybrids and they will lose their monopoly on the technology.
Many of Malcolm's lines are directly from the first book, mostly towards the end when Malcolm is dying of T. rex-inflicted wounds and high on morphine. In particular, his statement that "great change is like death; you can't see what's on the other side until you get there" ("are at the gates" in the film) and that people think of great, sweeping, paradigm-redfining change as a rare event completely outside our control, when in fact it's inherent in all complex systems, are almost word-for-word quotes.
Seeing how horribly emaciated the Baryonyx is, it suddenly makes more sense that it would literally try to go through fire just to get a meal. The dino's probably not eaten for months! That, or Rexy's been hijacking any kills it did manage to make before it could gulp down more than a bite or two. Which plays well with Rexy's last appearance in the film, trading roars with a zoo lion: she was the lion of the island's ecosystem, and the Baryonyx was the cheetah whom the lion robs.
The way how Blue pounces on and mauls the Jungle Merc (Jeremy Gilbert) on Isla Nublar is similar to how the "Big One" attacks and kills Robert Muldoon in Jurassic Park (1993).
It's possible that Brachiosaurus, Suchomimus, Microceratus, Dilophosaurus, Pachyceplosaurus, Dimorphodon, and Pachyrhinosaurus were rescued and escaped offscreen during the dinosaur outbreak.
Isla Nublar means "clouded island", though phonetically its name is incorrect, and should be "Isla Nublada". Nublar means "to cloud", so the name translates to "Cloud Island". Its name is most likely an allusion to the Costa Rican island Isla del Coco, which is the only island with cloud forests in the eastern Pacific.
For some unknown reason, the Mosasaurus, which was only somewhat over-sized in the previous film, is now practically Kaiju-proportioned.
The Indoraptor meets his end in the same way as Robert Muldoon due to being focused on his prey that he fails to notice a side attack from "the other raptor that" he "never even knew was there".
J.A. Bayona revealed that the Brachiosaurs death on Isla Nublar was inspired directly from Steven Spielbergs E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), In the scene the combination of smoke and fire silhouetting the dinosaur is directly inspired by E.T.'s unique glowing heart. In the movie, the alien's glowing heart functions as a visual, emotional connection to its own species, representing health and vitality, so it's especially heartbreaking that Fallen Kingdom's most emotional scene would borrow from that visual cue.
The Indoraptors golden-yellow streak running from the base of the neck to its tail, bears a strong resemblance to Blue's metallic blue streak.
Sir Benjamin Lockwood, an English character, is played by American actor James Cromwell. American Elijah Mills is played by Rafe Spall, who is English. Gunnar Eversol's actor, Toby Jones, is English in real life, and at times it's almost apparent that the American accent is being put on.
James Cromwell compared Donald J. Trump to a T-rex, stating "We could actually change the minds of the people who support the dinosaur we have in the White House right now. There's no reaching him -- it's like reaching a T-rex -- but we can change the people who are enthralled by this fiction. We can point out the truth. We can let them know we hear them. We hear what their problems are, and we're willing to address them, to do anything to make their lives better and livable."
In a heroic case Blue is seen perched on the roof via flashes of lightning, moments before she finishes off the Indoraptor.
Wheatley collecting dinosaur teeth as trophies is similar to The Silence of the Lambs (1991) in which Ted Levine who played Buffalo Bill killed women to take their skin and fashion a skinsuit.
3rd Jurassic Park film in which the main antagonistic dinosaur is a Velociraptor, 3rd one doesn't count as the velociraptors were secondary antagonists.
For the water simulation of the Mosasaurus ILP had two massive shots were Mosasaurus jumps out of the lagoon. For these two shots FX supe Juri Bryan, worked in Houdini to create the most detailed and accurate simulations possible in the time available. Especially the first shot when the Mosasaurus breaches and then reenters the water to swim away, took a very long time to simulate as they had a very deep tank to get all of the underwater displacement following the initial jump. On top of the base flip simulation they then run several seeds of whitewater and underwater bubbles to add details and complexity to the overall simulation. All of the FX caches then were rendered in Arnold, taking advantage of all the attributes that were output from the flip simulation for better shading and blending of the water surface with the other elements such as foam and sprays. The ocean surfaces where handled with their own ILP ocean tool, and blended with the simulations in FX. They also ran several passes of rain impacts, mist and whitewater on top of the ocean surface for added details.
After the release of the film, both Prime 1 Studio and Chronicle Collectibles are releasing their own life-size statues of the baby velociraptor named Blue, seen in video form in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. She's the most intelligent and loyal out of Owen Grady's pack of trained raptors, and before she became a skilled hunter who was pretty good at following orders, she was just an adorable baby dinosaur. Check both of the life-size baby Blue velociraptor statues below. Collectibles version of baby Blue was made using the same digital files from Industrial Light & Magic used to create the dinosaur in the movie. They claim this is the most screen-accurate baby Blue you'll find on the market, which is probably why it costs $999.99. That's pretty pricey for a life-size baby raptor that you can't play with, but it does look quite spectacular, Prime 1 Studio version has a fantastic statue of their own. This one is a little cheaper with a price tag of $899, and even though they can't tout the fact that it was created with help from Industrial Light & Magic.
In a similar way to the the first film, this Jurassic World movie will also be released the same year as a Goosebumps movie. Jurassic World (2015) was released the same year Goosebumps (2015) was released. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) will also be released the same year as Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018).