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There is a statue of the character John Hammond, the founder of the InGen genetic company and Jurassic Park. Colin Trevorrow explained this is to specifically honor Sir Richard Attenborough who played the role in Jurassic Park (1993) & The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). Attenborough had spoken in the past of possibly making another appearance in the franchise but his failing health made it highly uncertain. Unfortunately, Attenborough passed away August 24th, 2014. Hammond is implied to have died prior to the events of the movie, evidently writing Attenborough's death into the franchise as well.
The gyrosphere was Steven Spielberg's idea. According to Colin Trevorrow, then Spielberg "wanted to create a way for people to get up close and personal with the animals, to make it a self-driving, free-roaming experience. It loads on a track, but once you're out there, you actually get to navigate around the valley," in contrast to the confined Ford Explorer tour cars from the first Jurassic Park.
For the season two Parks and Recreation (2009) DVD, Chris Pratt made a behind the scenes video. In the video he reads a fake text from Steven Spielberg about being cast in Jurassic Park 4. Pratt actually was cast as the lead in the 4th Jurassic Park film.
Colin Trevorrow came up with the idea of featuring Mosasaurus, the film's main marine reptile which you see in the trailer. He pitched the idea to Spielberg of having the Mosasaurus feed on a shark in front of bleachers filled with park guests. Spielberg loved the idea of the Mosasaurus eating the shark but suggested that when the animal grabs the shark that the whole bleacher section submerge underwater using a hydraulic system so that the audience will be able to see the Mosasaurus feeding underwater. The moment where the Mosasaurus soaked 200 extras in the bleacher section was Colin Trevorrow's favourite moment of shooting.
Jeff Goldblum's character Dr. Ian Malcolm can be spotted on the cover of a book that is read by Zara on the monorail ride in to the park. A copy of the same book, titled "God Creates Dinosaurs" is later shown on Lowery's desk in the control room when he is first introduced. A book by Malcolm about his first trip to Jurassic Park was mentioned in both The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Jurassic Park III (2001).
New Orleans has an abandoned Six Flags theme park which has been used for other film productions in the past. Jurassic World created a 300-foot by 200-foot Main Street and Boardwalk in the amusement park's abandoned parking lot. They shot on the set for two and a half weeks.
The motorbike used in the film made by Triumph was given to Chris Pratt as a gift after filming.
According to the film, "Indominus Rex" means "Fierce/Untamed King" in Latin, after the hybrid dinosaur's erratically destructive and murderous nature. Actually this represents a spelling mistake on the writers account, for the word "indominus" does not exist in Latin. The proper translation would have been "indomitus".
When Zach and Gray find the main building of the original Jurassic Park visitors center, it is decaying and overrun with vines. There's a lot hidden within this scene, including the "When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth" banner that fell after the T-Rex's final attack, as well as the bones of the staged Dino-fight. There's also the back-lit painting of a raptor, just like the one behind which a Raptor stalked Lex and Tim. Gray also plays with the night-vision goggles that were featured in the T-Rex sequence.
According to the website designed to look like it's the real website of the park, Jurassic World has been open since 2005.
Jurassic Park (1993) is one of Chris Pratt's favorite films. The first time he saw it was on its original opening day at the cinema.
A popular fan theory has it that Chris Pratt's character is the grown-up version of the boy that Grant intimidates with a raptor claw at his dig site. Owen's being able to anticipate pack hunting behavior, then, could be explained by the warning Grant gives in the first film. Owen also says that to work with the raptors, he has to show them respect--something Grant also warned about. The original actor, Whit Hertford, dismisses the idea, saying "Guys like me don't grow up to look like Chris Pratt."
In an interview on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Bryce Dallas Howard says that the little boy hugging the long neck in the petting zoo is her real-life son.
At one point in the film, toddlers can be seen riding baby triceratops in the "Gentle Giants Petting Zoo". This scene was intended to be included in the original movie with one of the children riding a baby trike. Special effects technicians worked on the effect for a year, but the scene was finally canned after Spielberg felt it ruined the pacing of the movie.
The hologram of the Dilophosaurus in the educational center is from in the original film, Jurassic Park (1993). The Dilophosaurus' footage is from when Nedry was attacked.
Bryce Dallas Howard's character is dressed in all white, thus paying homage to Richard Attenborough's character in the original film. Both were directors of their respective parks.
The story idea for this film was created by Steven Spielberg and Mark Protosevich who got together privately on several occasions (without studio observance) to confer the notion of doing another installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. Much of the script ideas came from Colin Trevorrow, who not only approached Spielberg to offer his directorial services when he heard about the plans; he had also made an elaborate story treatment together with his writing partner Derek Connolly which greatly impressed Spielberg.
The concept of sharks being used as dino fodder was Colin Trevorrow's idea, and was inspired by producer Steven Spielberg's film Jaws (1975). Trevorrow was initially nervous that Spielberg might see it as criticism on Jaws, but Spielberg was very much amused by the idea, and made sure it was included in the film.
The Gyrosphere set was built above the Ka'a'awa Valley at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu. It's still standing, and is featured in some of their resort tours. Per employees of the ranch, the set will be used for weddings, special occasions, etc.
The Jurassic World control center set was created after doing research at Universal Studios theme park in Orlando Florida. Production designers also based some of the set on the NASA control room. Colin Trevorrow was actually disappointed that the control room at Universal Studios was just a few guys and some small old monitors.
The Gallimimus stampede scene seen in the trailer was filmed at Kualoa Ranch, about 200 yards from where the original stampede scene was filmed in Jurassic Park (1993).
Phil Tippett returns to crew duties as Dinosaur Supervisor, reprising his role from the original film.
After Jurassic World became the fourth highest grossing film of all time, Jurassic World 2 was announced for 2018.
First film in the Jurassic Park series to feature an open fully functional dinosaur theme park. In Jurassic Park (1993), the park was under construction and not yet open, and in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Jurassic Park: San Diego wasn't entirely completed and lacked dinosaurs.
The original script was written in three weeks and the studio was pushing for a quick June start. Steven Spielberg decided that they needed some more time to make the movie good, and he had the pull to shut the production down before it started prematurely. Spielberg approved the screenplay in September 2013, and filming finally began in April 2014.
The music in the trailer is a rendition of 'John Williams' original theme. This marks the first "Jurassic" film for Michael Giacchino, however, one of his first jobs as a composer was to make the music for the PlayStation game of The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
The film's original title was "Jurassic Park: Extinction".
After Owen comments on Claire's "ridiculous" shoes during their spat after finding the empty gyrosphere, Claire rolls up her sleeves and ties her shirt in the same manner as Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) did in Jurassic Park (1993), announcing she is "Ready to go.".
When the boys first arrive at the park, a voice over the loudspeaker advertises "Chilean Sea Bass" on the menu. In the original movie, Hammond states that Chef Alejandro has prepared Chilean Sea Bass for everyone.
Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson's audition consisted of a script reading, and sitting down screaming pretending a dinosaur was about to eat them.
The product placement in the film was not at the behest of the studio, but was rather the idea of the writers and director Colin Trevorrow as a way to satirize the corporatization of popular entertainment.
Many elements on this movie, were actually part of Michael Crichton's book "Jurassic Park". For example: When Mr. Masrani and Dr. Henry Wu discuss about the new dinosaur, Dr. Wu tells him "Nothing we have here is natural!" thats a dialogue taken from the first book "Jurassic Park", but in the book Dr. Henry Wu tells this to John Hammond.
A Spinosaurus skeleton can be seen in the "City Walk" area of Jurassic World. It alludes to the creature in Jurassic Park III (2001), and could possibly be its actual recovered skeleton.
As reference for the actors, dancers wore grey suits with fluorescent dots on them and bicycle helmets shaped like raptor heads.
During early stages of development, Harrison Ford was set to star in this film but dropped out due to the quality of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) among other reasons.
The wristbands the boys receive in their hotel room and wear throughout their stay at the park are based heavily on (and look nearly identical to) Disney's Magic Bands, which serve as park admission to Disney's theme parks, an electronic key to Disney hotel rooms, "fast pass" access to the rides, etc., primarily at Walt Disney World.
This movie shot mostly on 35mm film. They filmed a lot of the big exteriors on 65mm in Hawaii. They used one of the 65mm cameras used for Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
When Gray and Zach first walk into the visitors center, there are multiple screens above their heads, some of which advertise Jurassic Tennis. This same attraction was first teased in Jurassic Park on the "coming soon" television advertisements, seen around the room during the dinner scene.
Grossing $208.8 million during its opening weekend, Jurassic World (2015) became the highest domestic opening of all time (not accounting for inflation), surpassing Marvel's The Avengers (2012) ($207.4). With a $316 million international opening, surpassed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) as the biggest opening in box office history which opened with $315 million in 2011. With a $524.1 million global opening, it became the highest global opening of all time. This surpassed even the highest projections and best expectations of the studio and analysts/critics. Jurassic World (2015) also surpassed The Avengers (2012) in per theater average with $47,800 as opposed to $47,700 for The Avengers (2012) in over 4,200 venues. Jurassic World (2015) also became the highest IMAX 3D opening with $44.1 million, beating Iron Man Three (2013) ($28.8 million).
There will be LEGO sets based on the film, making it the third time Chris Pratt has been portrayed in LEGO, with the other two being The LEGO Movie (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). The Owen figure even uses the same headpiece as Star-Lord.
Irrfan Khan said in an interview that he didn't have money to buy a ticket for Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park (1993).
Originally Grey and Zach were to be hiding from three dilophosaurs in the same spot Dennis Nedry got stuck and lost the dino embryos, and Zach and Grey would find the Embryos in the same spot it was hidden.
Most of the dinosaur effects were created using CGI, but animatronic raptor heads were created for the squeeze cage in Owen's raptor paddock. A practical, animatronic Apatosaurus head was also created for a sequence filmed in Hawaii.
Bryce Dallas Howard and Judy Greer are sisters in the film. They also played sisters in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (2004).
When first introduced, Ty Simpkins's character is looking at an old View-Master reel of dinosaur images from the 1956 Irwin Allen film The Animal World (1956), featuring visual effects by Willis H. O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen, both of whom pioneered the classic "dinosaur battle" sequence.
Jurassic World is the first film in years to be filmed in the simple 2:1 aspect ratio. Rather than filming in 2.35:1 or 1.85:1 like the previous Jurassic movies, director Colin Trevorow said in an interview that, "It allows us enough height to fit humans and dinosaurs into a single frame, without giving up that sense of scope. It's very close to the ratio of the digital IMAX screens, so it will look great in large format. I think other filmmakers will want to give it a try when they see how it looks."
When Claire's cell phone rings in the car, the ringtone is the first two notes of the Jurassic park theme.
The velociraptors of Owen's pack all bear names from the first few letters of the NATO phonetic alphabet used by the military: Charlie (C), Delta (D), and Echo (E), with the notable exception of Blue (B), normally Bravo. The letters probably indicate their place in the pack's pecking order. The Alpha (A), or dominant member of the pack, is Owen himself.
When "Jurassic Park 4" was still in development, Laura Dern was attached since 2007, as the only confirmed cast member, and stayed so until the plans were scrapped. With two appearances within four films, she, B.D. Wong, Sam Neill, Richard Attenborough and Jeff Goldblum are the most ubiquitous actors of the franchise. Of Jurassic World (2015) she has said that she is "curious and excited" about the film, but jokes that she's relieved to not be a part of it: "I'm thrilled not to be chased by dinosaurs in this movie. I am tired".
Colin Trevorrow revealed that the first cut ran 13 minutes longer than the final film. Aside from one scene left on the cutting floor, the rest are merely shortened.
The dinosaurs in Jurassic World (2015) were created using performance capture. Humans are playing the raptors. Colin Trevorrow went to ILM before production and conducted a ton of tests. They found that when a human is behind the movements you can feel the weight and it feels unlike what we've seen before.
Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill, Glenn Howerton, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Brolin, John Krasinski, Chris Pratt, & Jason Statham were all considered for the role of Owen. Pratt ended up chosen for the role.
Hoskin's belief that the dinosaurs have no rights because they're an extinct species is possibly a reference to the series primary human antagonist, Lewis Dodgson. In Jurassic Park, it is Dodgson who pays Nedry to steal the embryos. And in the Lost World novel, Dodgson reveals that he wants to use the dinosaurs as test subjects in labratories because "an extinct animal...can't have any rights, it's already dead. So if it exists, it can only be something we have made. We made it. We patented it. We own it. These animals are totally exploitable"
Brothers Zach and Gray are attacked by an oversized dinosaur in their gyrosphere vehicle. This is a homage to original Jurassic Park (1993) siblings Lex and Tim Murphy upon being attacked by a T-Rex in their Ford Explorer ride vehicle. In both cases, the vehicle is overturned, the dinosaur breaks the glass and pushes it around, and the creature's attention is unwittingly drawn by a mechanical device (a flashlight in Jurassic Park, a vibrating cell phone in Jurassic World).
Jurassic World (2015) opened at cinemas on 12th June 2015. Jurassic Park (1993), the first film in the series, was released on 11th June 1993.
Irrfan Khan's character states that he can see an animal's happiness in its eyes. This is similar to what he says in Life of Pi (2012) where he plays an older version of the boy stuck on a raft with a tiger.
The giant glass sliding doors in the John Hammond Center are decorated with a bar-code like sequence of bars and dashes. This is a reference to the process called DNA sequencing, where the "code" of an organism's DNA is written out in a series of bars and small dashes. DNA sequencing is the process of determining the precise order of nucleotides within a DNA molecule.
This is the first movie in the franchise that does not have a scene that takes place during a torrential downpour:
Early in the movie Claire is speaking to possible investors who are interested in sponsoring an attraction. This is the same clever financial tactic used by Walt Disney as one of the ways to help finance the building of Disneyland; he was able to make deals with different corporations by having them sponsor various attractions in the park. Examples: Monsanto sponsored Adventures Through Inner Space, Dole sponsored the Enchanted Tiki Room, Bank of America sponsored It's A Small World.
The line "you're going to need my Raptors" from the commercials is not in the actual film.
The big screen display features a variety of information, including: weather information maps, various bar graphs and charts monitoring attendance. Each of the dinosaurs have tracking devices, which display a location on the big park map, so park workers know where all of them are at any time. The display also features a bunch of cycling security camera feeds: they shot footage in Hawaii, at NASA and even obtained some footage from Universal Orlando to make it feel like the park was a living, breathing place with lots of backstage space and visitor areas. The top of the map has a restricted area that is where they do the research and development.
Vince Vaughn was rumored to reprise his role from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) in the early stages of development.
During the scene where Zach and Gray are on the Monorail, a version of the Indiana Jones theme can be heard.
The film shot under the secret working production title Ebb Tide. That working title was chosen by Steven Spielberg way before Trevorrow was involved. No one on set seemed to know a reason for the working title.
Jurassic World's Main Street contains a shop called "Winston's", which is an homage to Stan Winston, who was responsible for the animatronic dinosaurs in Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Jurassic Park III (2001). Winston died in 2008.
Dr. Henry Wu, played by B.D. Wong, is the only character from the original film.
The character Lowery in the control room wears the same glasses as Nedry from the first film.
In the original Jurassic Park, in the mining scene, it is mentioned that Hammond is spending time with his daughter (Timmy and Lex's mom) because she is going through a divorce. This is further referenced in subtext when a half-traumatized Lex repeats the phrase "He left us!". In Jurassic World, Gray mentions to Zach that their parents are going to get a divorce. Thus, containing another element of the first movie. The theme of broken families and absent fathers is a trademark of "Jurassic Park" director Steven Spielberg.
The nightvision goggles worn by Tim in the first Jurassic Park are seen when Gray and Zach go to the original park right before repairing the Jeep. They are seen again shortly after Owen and Claire get to the same location after the boys have driven away.
One of the ideas featured a group of soldiers that were genetically crossed humans and dinosaurs. This was proposed by John Sayles in 2004 but has been scrapped.
Some of the Ingen mercenaries that make appearances are based on a line of toys released during the height of the original Jurassic Park's popularity, The Evil Raiders series. The mercenary who casually shoots a pterosaur flying over the ocean has a resemblance to "Skinner" a character created exclusively for the 1993 toy line by Kenner. Kenner's successor Hasbro asked to feature their own licensed toys in the film, seemingly unaware the "product placement" was all ironic and a parody of actual film product placement.
Released 22 years after the original.
Grossed $208.8 million in its North American opening weekend, setting a new record. Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) also set opening weekend records when they were released, making this the third film of the franchise to do so. The only franchise to set the domestic opening weekend record more times is the Batman film franchise with four weekend records in 1989, 1992, 1995, and 2008.
In the film, Zachary and Gray discuss the ghost in their old house that Gray was scared of. Ty Simpkins, who plays Gray, stars in the Insidious films, where he and his family are consistently plagued by paranormal spirits.
The set was at the NASA Michoud assembly facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jurassic World (2015) was the latest in a bunch of Hollywood productions shooting in New Orleans due to tax incentives. The production rented out the huge buildings at the NASA facility which were used to construct the external fuel tanks for the space shuttles.
As of July 2015, is the third highest grossing film of all time (not accounting for inflation) at the box office at over 1.54 billion.
The film's main antagonist Hoskins played by Vincent D'Onofrio wears a Masonic ring on his right hand.
Dwayne Johnson was the first choice to play Owen Grady.
It was rumored Chris Pratt would be playing Tim Murphy, John Hammond's grandson (originally played by Joseph Mazzello in Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)).
Kristen Stewart was considered for the role of Claire but was deemed too young.
The first draft done by original writer William Monahan was not set in a jungle or any green environment. As stated back in 2003 by former producer Kathleen Kennedy, "Let's say it takes place someplace else. It will not be green. We will not go back to the jungle"
When Karen calls Claire, the 608 area code appears on the cell phone's caller ID (with the traditional filmic 555 prefix) and the city listed is Madison. This is in fact the area code for Madison and most surrounding Wisconsin cities. The family van also features a Wisconsin state license plate and Gray makes mention of the Dane County airport, which is the county name where Madison is located.
The first Jurassic Park film not to be produced by Kathleen Kennedy.
The gun used by Owen is a Marlin 1895 SBL, caliber 45-70 Govt.
The appearance of Doctor Wu completes the circle of all 7 main characters, who survived Jurassic Park (1993), appearing in 2 Jurassic films. Ian Malcom, John Hammond, Tim, and Lex all appeared in Lost World: Jurassic Park, while Alan and Ellie were both in Jurassic Park III.
In the first scene where the ACU soldiers head out to capture the Indominus Rex the people in the Control Room are looking at a large screen with the soldiers vital signs. Then when they get attacked they start flat lining one at a time, a scene very similar to a scene in Aliens (1986) when you see the Marines' slowly flat lining as they are first attacked.
The only film in 2015 that grossed $600 million at the domestic box office. (Pre Star Wars The Force Awakens)
The first Jurassic Park film to be rated '12' in the U.K. by the BBFC. All previous instalments were rated 'PG'.
Bryce Dallas Howard's character gives no regard for the holographic dinosaurs in the visitor center. She simply walks right through them, completely unimpressed. This symbolizes her view of the dinosaurs as nothing more than data, rather than living, breathing animals.
Nick Robinson's character Zach wears an identical T-shirt to Trevor Morgan's character, Eric Kirby in Jurassic Park III (2001).
When Bryce Dallas Howard is doing the investors tour she twirls a holographic model of DNA. Several features of the image reflect odd artistic license, including depiction as a left-handed double helix instead of the correct right-handed twist.
Many members of the cast have appeared in films/series based on Marvel comics:

-Chris Pratt played Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

-Bryce Dallas Howard played Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man 3 (2007).

-Ty Simpkins played Harley in Iron Man Three (2013).

-Irrfan Khan played an Oscorp executive in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

-Omar Sy played Bishop in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

-Michael Papajohn (who has a minor role as an InGen staff member) played the carjacker in Spider-Man (2002) and a driver in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) (eventually, he works for a character played by 'Irrfan Khan' (qv in both films).

-Vincent D'Onofrio played Wilson Fisk in Daredevil (2015). Furthermore, Josh Brolin was considered for a role; he did motion capture for Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and will reprise the role in the two-part AVENGERS Infinity War and possibly other Marvel Studios films. Also Judy Greer will also appear In the sixth film in phase two of the MCU, Ant-Man (2015).
Jason Schwartzman was considered for the role of Lowery. Jake Johnson was chosen for the role instead.
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow told Empire Magazine that Blackfish (2013) was a big influence on the movie. The behavior of the captive Indominus Rex, was based on Tilikum's behavior in captivity.
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In the opening scene where the baby I-rex is shown being born they are shown clawing their way out of the shell. However, most reptiles have an "egg tooth" that they use to get out of their shells. Most birds, which are supposed to be the living descendants of dinosaurs peck their way out of their shells.
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Despite being in a few scenes Judy Greer was one of the top billed cast members in the film beating out Nick Robinson who had more on screen time than his on screen mother.
The plot for the fourth film went through multiple concept ideas and writers. Steven Spielberg is said to have come up with an idea for a fourth film a month before the release of Jurassic Park III (2001) that was said to have taken the series into a completely new direction. Reports stated that the story, written by William Monahan, entailed Dr.'s Ian Malcolm and Alan Grant returning to battle dinosaurs that have migrated to the South American mainland and was said to no longer be set in the jungle and include a massive underwater action sequence, with Richard Attenborough returning to play John Hammond and Keira Knightley in talks to play an older Lex Murphy. The plot also included a third island populated by dinosaurs and a "conspiracy" element. Paleontologist, and technical advisor for the series, Jack Horner stated that velociraptors would be integral to the plot and hinted that the film would imply that humans had evolved from dinosaurs instead of mammals. A later draft written by 'John Sayles' dropped all returning characters other than Mr. Hammond, and followed a new character, a mercenary who trains genetically modified dinosaurs for dangerous rescue missions. This character appears to have been the inspiration for Owen Grady in this film. Another draft, still written by Sayles, contained dinosaur/human hybrids and even went as far to have concept designs created for the creatures and was rumored to be the beginning of a new trilogy for the series. Spielberg conceived an action sequence for the film that involved characters being chased on motorcycles by velociraptors. After repeated revisions to the script over the next few years, all previous concepts were then dropped and a new storyline was being worked on at the beginning of 2006. Laura Dern and Richard Attenborough confirmed they had been asked to return for the new film, but further development for the script slowed during the 2008 Writers Guild of America strike and eventually came to a halt when Michael Crichton passed away on November 4th of that year. The project remained dormant until the summer of 2011, when Spielberg began meeting with writer Mark Protosevich, but a strong story wasn't conceived until the end of that year and the script began developing in 2012. The new script based on Protosevich's work, written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, would take elements from previous scripts, including genetic hybrids, trained dinosaurs, an action sequence with velociraptors and motorcycles, and combine them with the new concept of a fully functioning dinosaur theme park. Colin Trevorrow was hired to direct the film in 2013, and he continued to refine the script with co-producer Patrick Crowley. They originally had another dinosaur hybrid along side the Indominus Rex, called the "Stegoceratops", a combination of a stegosaurus and triceratops, but it was eventually removed before filming began to keep the focus on the I-Rex. A dispute ultimately broke out over who would get writing credit. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were credited along with Crowley and Trevorrow. The latter two disagreed with this, claiming that they had written an entirely new screenplay for the film, but the Writers Guild denied this and the credit still went to both writing teams, with the original story being credited to Jaffa and Silver.
Completed two days ahead of the 80-day filming schedule.
Chris Pratt and Eric Edelstein (Indominus Rex-pen attendant) worked together on Parks and Recreation (2009).
Empire magazine's resident Jurassic Guru Nick de Semlyen can be seen playing the role of Edmund in the top left corner of the frame as the Mosasaurus splashes park guests.
Jurassic World features many Samsung products including Samsung displays in the lab, Samsung Galaxy phones, Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Gear wearable during the dinosaur hunt and the Samsung Innovation Center building. In addition, the main building is named the "Samsung Visitor's Center".
Keira Knightley was rumored for a role in the early stages of development.
The velociraptors from oldest to youngest: Blue, Delta, Echo, Charlie
When the security team tries to find the I-Rex, all of the members vital signs are the exact same.
In addition to being the name of Bryce Dallas Howard's character, "Claire" was also the on-set name of the baby stegosaurus animatronic in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
Beyond the visitors center is the new DNA and research lab, a very high tech looking laboratory which you have seen in the viral marketing. Desks with advanced science equipment, walls of glass. They rented real scientific sequencing equipment for this set.
All the Mercedes vehicles in the movie are production models. The G63 AMG 6X6 can be custom ordered.
This marks the second time that Bryce Dallas Howard has starred in the 4th installment of a movie franchise. She also starred in Terminator Salvation (2009). In both instances, she did not star in any of the previous movies in the franchise.
Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire) was just 12-years-old when she saw the original Jurassic Park (1993).
Beginning of film shows Christmas holiday stuff in the home of the boys. No further mention of the holidays was made during the film.
Director Colin Trevorrow also directed Jake Johnson in his previous movie Safety Not Guaranteed (2012).
The first building Zach and Gray enter - the Hammond Creation Lab' - is named after John Hammond, the creator of Jurassic Park in the first film, Jurassic Park (1993), played Richard Attenborough.
The Tyrannosaurus has only 2½ minute's of screen time.
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The hotel chain on the island is Hilton.
First movie in the Jurassic Park series which does not open with a scene showing a dinosaur attacking or eating a human.
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The gradually changing state of Claire's clothes and hair represents her emotional position/ personality change. In the beginning, her clothes are clean and well-kept and her hair is brushed, representing her orderly, yet apathetic and snobbish attitude. As the film progresses right up to the end, following her discovery that her nephews are missing and her realization that the dinosaurs are not 'assets' but living creatures of flesh and bone, her hair becomes messy, her white clothes become dirty and disheveled and she is not wearing her jacket or shirt over her tank top, showing her progression in humility.
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Jack Black was considered for the role of Vic Hoskins.
The Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6X6 originally sold for around $460,000.
When Claire responds that the indominus tried breaking the glass in response to Simon Masrani's question as to why there why there was cracks in the glass this was a throw-back to the very first movie in the series Jurassic park where the raptor tries to break through to the control center using the glass used in the control center viewing area for the Mr.DNA ride.
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Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeff Goldblum (Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)), and Trevor Morgan (Eric Kirby from Jurassic Park III (2001)) have all appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). D'Onofrio plays Det. Robert Goren, whilst Goldblum and Morgan play Det. Zach Nichols and Goren's nephew respectively. In addition, BD Wong also plays Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).
Coming off his previous movie Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), which cost an estimated $750,000, director Colin Trevorrow had a 200-fold increased budget for Jurassic World.
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Garrett Hedlund was considered for the lead role.
Charlie Day was considered for the part of Lowery.
This is Colin Trevorrow's second feature film.
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As of August 2015, it is the third highest-grossing film of all time with $1.607 billion, only behind the films Avatar (2009) and Titanic (1997), both directed by James Cameron.
This movie is not the first time a Mosasaurus has appeared in the Jurassic Park franchise; it first appeared in the Telltale Games' Jurassic Park: The Game (2011), a cinematic game that takes place on Isla Nublar shortly after the events of the first film.
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If you've ridden the Jurassic Park River Adventure water ride at Universals Island's of Adventure in Orlando, FL, you can make out a few notes from the ride when the ferry first arrives at the island, and other times during the movie.
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There are two scenes similar to previous Jurassic Park films: 1. When the marines fly into the island, the shot is very similar to the same scene in the original Jurassic Park where the helicopter enters the island after John Hammond says "there it is". 2. On the beach of the island, a car drives out of an amphibious vehicle as the marines are called in to help with the I-REX, it is very similar to the ending of Jurassic Park III where the marines arrive to help rescue the remaining survivors.
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Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards and B.D. Wong have all appeared in two films from the four Jurassic Park movies. Neill and Dern appeared in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, Goldblum, Attenborough, Mazzello and Richards appeared in Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Wong appeared in Jurassic Park and Jurassic World.
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The velociraptor named Blue can be identified by the corresponding blue markings on her back.
Dane County airport, which is where Zach and Gray depart to travel to the park, is in Madison, Wisconsin. In reality, it has only 13 gates. Not 3 terminals as displayed on the signage while the family is saying goodbye.
The star of Colin Trevorrow's previous movie, Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), was Aubrey Plaza. Plaza plays the onscreen wife of Chris Pratt's character in the TV series Parks and Recreation (2009).
Drew Barrymore and Kristen Wiig were also considered for the role of Claire Dearing.
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Bryce Dallas Howard's father, Ron Howard appeared on the TV series The Fugitive, as did Bruce Dern, father of original cast member Laura Dern. Julianne Moore appeared in the film version.
Jake Johnson and Lauren Lapkus play the characters Lowery and Vivian who sit next to each other at the main control desk in Jurassic World's control center. Johnson and Lapkus were both born in Evanston, Illinois.
Chris Pratt's character's first name is Owen. In The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Vince Vaughn played a character with the last name of Van Owen.
Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Omar Sy, and Brian Tee have all appeared in a production based off of a Marvel comic. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Iron Man Three (2013), Ant-Man (2015), Daredevil (2015), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), and The Wolverine (2013) respectively.
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Ty Simpkins's (Gray) was born in 2001, the same year Jurassic Park III (2001) was released.
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Second film in the franchise to have 'World' in the title. First was The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
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In the lab where reptiles are housed for DNA sequencing, you see a veiled chameleon reach for an insect with the intent to devour it. This would not occur in real life, as chameleons use their limbs for grasping branches to obtain a closer range to capture the insect with their tongue
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Bryce Dallas Howard's character comments that customers lose interest in Jurassic World every few years, comparing to the space program. Howard previously appeared in Apollo 13 (1995), which was about the space program, and in which many NASA employees comment on the same problem.
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Katie McGrath (Zara) performed all of her own stunts - being yanked into the air and being tossed around the water.
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When the mosasaur eats the pteranodon and then falls back into the water he ends up splashing water on the camera while filming.
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Recently announced by Legendary Pictures this is the first of a remake trilogy of sorts with the other two still yet to have release dates.
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Bryce Dallas Howard and Judy Greer also played sisters in The Village.
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Jimmy Buffett: A running tourist, appropriately carrying two margaritas. A branch of his "Margaritaville" restaurant chain can be seen on the Jurassic World "City Walk".
Jimmy Fallon: Himself. It's an homage to the cameo he makes in the Universal Studios tram tours. He discusses similar safety instructions and also uses the same type of humor in both.
Brad Bird: The director of The Incredibles (2004) provided the voice of the monorail announcer.

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Colin Trevorrow: The voices of Mr DNA.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The sound played when paddock 9 opens and Claire leads the Tyrannosaurus Rex with the flare to face the Indominus Rex, is the same sound played when Dr. Ellie Sattler restores the power to the fences in the original Jurassic Park (1993). She also gets the Tyrannosaurus Rex to chase her holding a red flare, the same action used by Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ian Malcom in Jurassic Park (1993).
Lauren Lapkus improvised the line, "I have a boyfriend." Colin Trevorrow liked the line so much that he kept it in the final cut.
The first camouflaging dinosaur appears in The Lost World book by Michael Crichton, but the dinosaur was left out of the movie adaptation. In the Lost World book, the Carnotaurus uses a chameleon-like ability to blend into its environment to surprise its victims. In the Jurassic World movie, Indominus Rex uses the same ability in a similar manner.
When the boys are in the back of the ambulance rig, they fight over a taser with one of them yelling "How do I turn it on?" and the other replying "I don't know!" as a dinosaur approaches. This is a near perfect recreation of the scene from the original movie where the star siblings fight over a flashlight saying "How do I turn it off?" and "I don't know!" as a dinosaur approaches.
The Jeep #29 that the kids repair and drive away from the original visitors center is the same one ridden in by Hammond and Genarro in the original film. The Jeep #18 that Owen and Claire hide behind is the one ridden in by Grant, Sattler and Malcolm when they first arrive on the island in the original film.
Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire) is seen running in high heels the entire movie. On an appearance with Chris Pratt on The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015), Howard said she did ankle exercises and "trained for running in heels as if I was in the Olympics." Pratt then demonstrated how to run in high heels after the late night host, James Corden, surprised him with a pair of red high heels.
In the movie Dr. Wu says to Masrani that nothing in the park is natural and if it was that the dinosaurs looked way different. Although it is now widely held that some dinosaurs had feathers, most of the Jurassic Park fans don't want dinosaurs with feathers in the movies - research learned that 93% of them prefer the dinosaurs as they are portrayed in the movies.
BD Wong is the only known cast member to return from one of the previous films. He previously appeared in the original Jurassic Park (1993). His character, Dr. Henry Wu, died in the original novel when raptors ripped him open, but his character in the first film is implied to have left the island by boat before the dinosaur outbreak starts.
The first film in the Jurassic Park franchise not to feature a dinosaur attack or incident as opening sequence.
Since the film's release, there has been much speculation that the Velociraptor Echo survived the climactic battle with the Indominus Rex (as Echo was merely grabbed by the I-Rex and thrown offscreen), since the raptor Blue was also thrown aside by the I-Rex (albeit in a different fashion), and yet survived. In addition, when Blue runs off into the night, she runs towards the same direction the I-rex threw Echo and can be heard screeching before another raptor screech is heard, implying that Echo is responding to Blue's call.
Jurassic World is the only movie in the series where the main dinosaur gets killed. The T-Rex in JP, the T-Rex and infant T-Rex in Lost World and the Spinosaurus in JP3 all live. The Indominus Rex gets killed during the final battle between the T-Rex, the Velociraptors and the Mosasaur.
The scene where Owen, Claire, Zach and Gray are outside on the Jurassic World Walkway faced with three Velociraptors reflects the same scene from Jurassic Park (1993) where Ellie, Alan, Lex and Tim were being cornered by two Raptors before the T-Rex appeared and attacks the Raptors. The difference in this scene is that it is the I.Rex that appears, and the T-Rex and the Raptors team up to fight the bigger dinosaur, giving the humans time to escape, just like in the original.
In all three previous films, at some point in production the story included pterodactyls attacking a helicopter. This is the first to implement that idea.
The Indominus Rex's Velociraptor traits are evident much earlier in the film during the scene outside its enclosure. When it hunches over quill like hairs can be seen down its neck and back, a characteristic unique to Raptors.
As the T-Rex arrives to fight the Indominus Rex, it crashes through a Spinosaurus skeleton. This is likely a nod to Jurassic Park 3, which received much criticism for a scene where a Spinosaurus kills a young T-Rex
The scene where Owen (Chris Pratt) spontaneously kisses Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) after she saves him from a Pteranadon attack was an improvised action by Pratt. He did not tell Howard beforehand so that her reaction would be genuine.
The first film in the Jurassic Park franchise to feature the death of a credited female character.
Body count: 25.
When Zara (Katie McGrath) is picked up by a Pterodactyl and subsequently gets eaten by the Mosasaurus, no stunt performer was used in the entire scene. McGrath was pulled and tossed upside down in the air and submerged in water several times for real, with the help of wiring and careful planning. This had the advantage that they could show her facial reaction throughout the shot, whereas such a shot would normally require a stunt performer to hide his or her face, or a digital face alteration in post-production.
Some ideas from Jurassic World, are very similar to scenes in the book The Lost World; such as the Indominus Rex being able to camouflage, similar to the Carnotaurus in the novel. Also the pteranodons destroying the helicopter is a scene in the novel.
When the pteranodons are attacking the resort, Owen and others are seen shooting at them from outside a theater, with a sign reading "Pteranodons Live: See it in IMax & 3D".
While the Velociraptors in this franchise are infamously and inaccurately much bigger than the turkey-sized (and feathered) real Velociraptor was, the size of the Mosasaurus was also considerably increased for the film. The filmmakers report the Mosasaurus measures just over 72 feet long, while the largest of this type of marine reptile reached about 59 feet in length. This was probably to make the Mosasaurus' defeat of the Indomimus Rex at the finale of the film more feasible.
When Gray and Zach enter the original visitor center that was used in the 1993 film, they pick up a fossil bone taken from the original dinosaur skeleton display the T. Rex destroyed in the first movie. Gray and Zach then fashion a torch by wrapping around the bone a piece of the "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" banner that fell at the end of the '93 film when the T. Rex did its big roar.
In this film, the CEO of Jurassic World (2015), Simon Masrani is killed. This is a reference to differences in the original novel and film. In the novel, Jurassic Park (1990), the CEO of Jurassic Park, John Hammond, is killed, whereas in the film, Jurassic Park (1993), he survives. A major plot change, it is finally fulfilled with Masrani's death. Hammond's death is itself referenced in the second movie, where Deiter Stark is killed the same way Hammond does in the novel: eaten by a swarm of Compsognathus, or Compys.
The first film in the Jurassic franchise in which the Velociraptors play a heroic role.
The Indominus Rex is a hybrid, rumored to be part Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Cuttlefish, and Tree Frog.
In the Jurassic World mobile game, the plans for a "Project Ares" are revealed. It was planned between Dr.Wu and Hoskins. Ares is the Greek god of war and it is later revealed in the movie that the project is to try and utilize dinosaurs to fight in the U.S. military.
Before Richard Attenborough passed away, Colin Trevorrow (Director) and Steven Spielberg (Executive Producer) had recorded Richard saying the same lines he said in the first Jurassic park movie when John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) first met Dr. Allan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and made an offer to come to his island. The only line that was different was that Richard didn't say "Welcome to Jurassic Park", instead Richard said "Welcome to Jurassic World" for trailer preview release only.
During the climactic fight, when the last surviving Raptor saves the T-Rex from getting killed by the Indominus, a few chords from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) are played.
Zara's death scene where she is thrashed about in the water before being eaten is an homage to yet another Spielberg film. The scene visually resembles the death of the female bather at the beginning of the film "Jaws".
The lever-action rifle that Chris Pratt uses in the film is a Marlin model 1895SBL in .45-70 caliber. Although this rifle in this caliber is capable of taking down any animal in North America, it is apparently ineffective on Indominus Rex.
During the scene in the film where the Velociraptors chase after Zach and Gray in the back of the van, the soundtrack playing is the from "The Forest Explodes" a theme from the Raptor levels in the 1997 video game The Lost World: Jurassic Park (which Michael Giacchino also composed the soundtrack for).
When a pterosaur flies into the restaurant a man in a blue denim shirt wearing a safari-brim tan Fedora and red Handkerchief tied around his neck can be seen jumping away, it is not Alan Grant, but this extra was dressed in the same outfit Dr. Grant wore in the first Jurassic Park
In the opening scene of the film, the Indominus Rex and its sibling hatch from their eggs. The only other time in the entire Jurassic Park franchise where the viewer witnesses a dinosaur hatch from its egg is in the first film (Jurassic Park (1993)). The aforementioned dinosaur is a velociraptor. The opening scene in Jurassic World is most likely foreshadowing the fact that the Indominus Rex has velociraptor genes, which isn't revealed until later in the film.
There is a scene in the original Jurassic Park book where Muldoon and Gennaro use an RPG to blow up a raptor before it attacks John Arnold. Jurassic World features a similar scene, but the character in danger is Owen Grady.
The head of InGen security in Jurassic World is played by Vincent D'Onofrio. In The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) the head of InGen was played by Arliss Howard. Both played main characters in Full Metal Jacket (1987) (Private Pyle and Private Cowboy respectively). Not only that, they both said virtually the same line in their respective movie ("an extinct animal that is brought back to life has no rights. It exists because we made it, we patented it, we own it.") Subsequently, both characters were killed.
Three characters from the original film appear. Dr. Henry Wu, the T-Rex and Mr. DNA. Four if you count the statue of Hammond. Five if you count Dr. Ian Malcolm on the back cover of his book.
The scene after ACU discovers the implant, when the blood is dripping from the tree, mirrors Ian Malcom's discussion of chaos from the first film. Malcolm dripped water on Ellie's hand and asked her to predict which direction it would roll off her hand. He demonstrated it twice and it rolled in two different directions. In this film, two drops of blood fall and roll off his arm in two different directions.
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The visitor center from the first film appears.
The opening shot of the film is that of the Indominus Rex hatching from an egg. This then cuts to a talon hitting the ground with a powerful sound, making the audience believe it is that of a dinosaur, before the camera zooms out and shows talon's owner to be a bird on the lawn of several important characters. Aside from being an interesting visual transition played for humor, it is also a fairly clever time lapse as birds have evolved from dinosaurs over millions of years, and time has clearly passed from the egg hatching to us seeing the characters as the dinosaur is almost fully grown when we see it next later that day.
The T-Rex in this movie is revealed by Colin Treverrow to be the same T-Rex in the first movie. Colin Treverrow said "She's been on the island for 22 years, shes a little older, she's hungry, and she's angry!"
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During the film, while Gray and Zach are driving a jeep through a wooded area, Gray notices a swarm of attacking pteranodons in the rear view mirror. This is a subtle reference to Jurassic Park (1993), during which, as Muldoon, Ellie, and Malcolm are fleeing a chasing Tyrannosaurus, Muldoon looks in the side mirror to see the T-Rex closing in. The only detail missing from Jurassic World is the iconic message "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear."
In the scene where Claire is driving the van attempting to outrun the raptors, she briefly looks in the driver's side mirror only to see the raptors catching up to the van. A similar occurrence happened in the original Jurassic Park when Muldoon looks into the driver's side mirror to see the T-Rex gaining on the jeep as he, Dr. Sattler and Dr. Malcolm are attempting to outrun it.
In the original script written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the film was to open in China with the bones of a new dinosaur, the Malasaurus, to be discovered. Director Colin Trevorrow decided that this dinosaur (later renamed the Indominus Rex), would instead be a hybrid, to further tie it in with concepts created in the previous movies.
Barry hides from Velociraptors in a hollowed out tree. Very similar to Muldoon hiding in a pipe from Velociraptors in the original book.
The T-Rex and Raptors, who are the primary enemies in "Jurassic Park, " are now Dino-Heroes in this movie.
The Indominus Rex has only 7 minute's of screen time.
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More people are killed by the Pterodactyls than the Indominus Rex.
In the scene where the soldiers go with the raptors to fight the Indominus Rex and the raptors turn on them you see one helmet cam of a man being dragged away while screaming. An almost identical scene can be seen in Aliens (1986) when a Marine's helmet cam shows him being dragged off while screaming.
The first character to die in Jurassic World is a park technician while he, Owen and a supervisor examine the scratches on the walls. This scene resembles an away mission and the tech wears a red shirt under his coveralls. This is a possible homage to Star Trek when a "redshirt" is typically always the non-speaking character to die while on an away mission.
One idea for a scene would have shown the Indominus Rex entering Jurassic World's Main Street, where it would encounter a robotic T-Rex statue, and immediately destroy it. Concept art was made for the scene, but it was ultimately not filmed, because the makers did not like the suggestion that it symbolized the triumph of a computer-generated dinosaur over an animatronic one, especially since several high-quality animatronics were used throughout filming.
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Chris Pratt appears on screen for approximately 35 minutes.
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This is the first time in the franchise that a 'long neck' dies on screen.
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During the climax of the film, as Zach, Grey, and Owen are running to safety, they run through 2 stores and for a split second you can see an old Kenner 1997 buñl T-Rex toy.
First Jurassic Park film in which the main dinosaur dies. All the others lived.
BD Wong, who plays Dr. Henry Wu, states that the DNA of a cuttlefish has been incorporated into the Indominus Rex. In the TV series Gotham (2014), Hugo Strange, also portrayed by BD Wong, mixes cuttlefish DNA with the character of Fish Mooney during her reanimation.
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The entire film takes place in a period of 16 hours.
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When claire explains I-rex's eating habits in the paddocks viewing room she points to the worker when she says food.
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Only one original Jurassic Park Character returned for this movie, BD Wong, playing Dr. Henry Wu. In the 1st movie he is a good guy, but in this one he is bad.
After entering the original visitor's center, the boys use a fossil (bone) and banner(cloth) to make a torch, similar to what Indiana Jones does in the catacombs in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
The dinosaur skeleton that the T-Rex breaks through before fighting the Indominus Rex is a Spinosaur skeleton. This is a possible foreshadowing, that this isn't going to be like the fight between the T-Rex and the Spinosaur in Jurassic Park III.
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The death of Zara (Katie McGrath) is synonymous that of the lawyer Genarro (Martin Ferrero) in the first Jurassic Park(1993) who is killed after failing to look after the two kids.
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The scene where Owen and Claire find the dying Brachiosaur (attacked by the Indominus-rex) is similar to the scene in Jurassic Park (1993) where they find a sick Triceratops.
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The film appears to include references to other science fiction films. When the paramilitary park rangers are being killed by the Indominous Rex we see their hearts flat-lining on a screen in the control centre, like when the Colonial Marines are killed in James Cameron's Aliens. In another scene, two of the characters jump off on ledge into water and crawl up a muddy bank to escape certain death, in a reference to John McTiernan's Predator.
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The scene in which Omar Sy's character Barry "stuffs" himself into a log to escape an attacking velociraptor is a subtle reference the the original Jurassic Park Novel in which the character of Muldoon "stuffs" himself into a pipe in a similar fashion to escape attacking Velociraptors.
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