Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
If you were like me, you may have been just a tad bit confused about one particular moment in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Okay, no, not THAT moment having to do with cloning, but the other moment having to do with a particular prototype dinosaur getting introduced into the story. Now, why did I get confused?
The start of the film saw a group of people salvaging the remains of the Indominous Rex, which was killed at the end of the last movie. They pry off one of her bones and take it back to the big bad’s lair, where the aforementioned new dinosaur is created. But…when that new dinosaur is introduced, it almost feels like they created it over the course of just a few days…but is that the case?
Speaking on the Empire Film Podcast, writer-producer Colin Trevorrow gave audiences a timeline.
“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.”
Okay, so that opening scene actually took place years in the past, and over the course of the three years or so, they created the new dino who would wreak havoc over the course of the second half of the film. This does help us in the whole plothole category. No longer do I have to suspend my disbelief that they created that dinosaur in five seconds.
And yes, I can already see the comments of those calling me an idiot for thinking the time between the main film and that opening was just a few days, but when the rest of the film begs me to turn off my brain, you can’t expect me to actually use it to clear up any weird plot confusion, can you? You can? Okay, then.
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