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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr
enik1138 at popapostle dot com
Jurassic World Jurassic World
Movie
Screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow
Story by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver

Directed by Colin Trevorrow
Released June 12, 2015

Several years after a living-dinosaur theme park finally opens on Isla Nublar, InGen scientists take things a little too far with fearsome new hybrid.

Read the story summary at the Jurassic Park Wiki

Characters appearing or mentioned in this film

Gray Mitchell
Karen Mitchell
Zach Mitchell
Zach's girlfriend (unnamed)
Scott Mitchell
Claire Dearing
Zara Young
Hal Osterley
Jim Drucker
Erica Brand
John Hammond (mentioned only, deceased)
Dr. Henry Wu
Lowery Cruthers
Vivian
Simon Masrani
Owen Grady
Blue, Charlie, Delta, Echo (raptors, all but Blue now deceased)
Barry
Vic Hoskins
Carl (Lowery's step-dad, mentioned only)
Hamada, Craig, Lee, Meyers, Austen, Miller, Spears, Cooper (security team sent to retrieve Indominus, deceased)

Didja Notice? 

At 1:50 on the Blu-ray, young Gray is viewing dinosaur images through a View-Master stereoscope, made by Mattel. The first image we see him looking at is from the Prehistoric Animals View-Master set. The second image is from the 1956 documentary film by Irwin Allen, The Animal World.

At 2:05 on the Blu-ray, a sort of generic knock-off version of a Robby the Robot (from the 1956 film Forbidden Planet) toy is seen in the background in Gray's room. Also seen are a model of one of the U.S. space shuttles and a poster of what appear to be generic versions of pixelated aliens from the Space Invaders video game.

Notice that Gray has a number of dinosaur figures on shelves in his room, but they all appear to be of the herbivorous variety.

Judging by the toys, models, posters, and other items in his room, Gray is a big fan of dinosaurs, robots, space, spaceships, the U.S. space program, and still photography.

At 2:15 on the Blu-ray, another space shuttle model/toy is seen as well as a snowspeeder from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and a couple of Slinkys.

Decorations and music in the film indicate it takes place around the Christmas season.

The car the Mitchell family drives to the airport in is a 2011 Nissan Quest.

At 2:50 on the Blu-ray, Zach is wearing Beats headphones.

Zach and Gray's American Airlines flight touches down at Juan Santamaría Airport in Costa Rica, a real world airport located in the city of San José. The plane itself is a Boeing 757.

Gray tells his brother that when Jurassic World first opened they had 8 species. Now they have 14 herbivores and 6 carnivores.

When the passenger boat docks at Isla Nublar at 4:40 on the Blu-ray, notice there are banners flying in multiple languages welcoming them.

The Jurassic World park is located on Isla Nublar, where the first, never-opened Jurassic Park was built. The breeding island, Isla Sorna, seen in The Lost World and Jurassic Park III and other stories in various media, is not mentioned by name in this film.

The sign Zara is holding at the dock in order to make contact with Zach and Gray reveals their last name is Mitchell.

At 5:10 on the Blu-ray, Zach can be seen wearing Converse All-Star sneakers.

At 5:21 on the Blu-ray, it can just barely be seen that Zara, sitting behind the boys on the monorail for the ride into the island's interior, is reading a book with Ian Malcolm's photo on the back cover. The reflection of the book cover in the monorail window reveals the book is God Creates Dinosaurs by Malcolm himself. In Jurassic Park, Malcolm made the observation, "God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs." The book is a seen as a background detail in a few other shots in the film as well.

The boys are staying at a Hilton Hotel at Jurassic World.

A video sign behind Gray at 5:46 on the Blu-ray advertises Jurassic Tennis! Presumably, these are just the tennis courts at the Hilton resort.

While giving some potential corporate sponsors a tour of the park's facilities, Claire remarks that 20 years ago de-extinction was right up there with magic. De-extinction is an actual term used for the proposed reintroduction of extinct species through such means as cloning and selective breeding of existing, related species. In the real world, these attempts have been made mostly since the beginning of the 21st Century, but the 20-year figure Claire is here referring to the genetic engineering of dinosaurs from recovered DNA as established in Jurassic Park.

The genetically engineered hybrid carnivore that drives the action is this film is called Indominus rex. The name is essentially Latin for "untamable king". According to the Jurassic World website, the Indominus was created from the DNA of Tyrannosaurus rex, Giganotosaurus, Rugops, Majungasaurus, and Carnotaurus.  These are all real world theropod dinosaurs. While Tyrannosaurus rex is a well-known part of the JP milieu, Giganotosaurus and Carnotaurus also appeared in previous stories, such as Prey and Redemption. The film later reveals that the DNA of Velociraptor, tree frogs, and cuttlefish was also used in concocting the beast and an interview with the film's dinosaur consultant James Horner has him stating Therizinosaurus, another large theropod, was also used (to get the large arms on the Indominus).

Dr. Henry Wu, the chief geneticist first seen in Jurassic Park, returns in this film. He was last seen in "Redemption" Part 4.

As the camera does an aerial pan over the shopping and dining district of the park, several businesses are seen: Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, Brookstone, Sunrio Tequila Bar, and Winston's. Sunrio appears to be a fictitious establishment. The "Winston's" name is a tribute to Stan Winston (1946-2008), the practical effects designer who designed the live-action dinosaurs of the first three JP films.

At 8:43 on the Blu-ray, notice what appears to the Spinosaurus skeleton (on the left edge of the screen) decorating the shopping district of the park. It's seen more prominently during the Indominus/raptor fight near the end of the movie. Maybe it's the skeleton of the Spinosaurus from Jurassic Park III (though she was still alive at the end of that film)!

At 8:47 on the Blu-ray, notice a banner for Cretaceous Cruise at the park. On the other side of the pedestrian path, notice a giant-size re-creation of a couple pieces of amber with prehistoric insect bodies trapped inside.

This film does away with the egg-shaped door handles concept leading into the visitor's center (called the Samsung Innovation Center), seen in the previous films.

At 9:03 on the Blu-ray, the Hammond Creation Lab is seen as one of the attractions inside the Samsung Innovation Center. John Hammond was the founder of InGen and the original Jurassic Park.

The shot of dirt being brushed away from a dinosaur fossile at 9:18 on the Blu-ray is an homage to a similar scene (in the Montana Badlands) in Jurassic Park.

Notice that the educational hologram Gray partakes in at 9:51 on the Blu-ray features the animated Mr. DNA, first seen in Jurassic Park. Here, Mr. DNA was voiced by director Colin Trevorrow; in Jurassic Park, it was Greg Burson (1949-2008).
Mr. DNA

The control room of Jurassic World looks rather like a NASA control room.

Answering Vivian's question about whether she closed the deal, Claire responds, "Looks like it. 'Verizon Wireless presents the Indominus rex'." Verizon Wireless is a real world provider of wireless telecommunication.

At 11:22 on the Blu-ray, Claire appears to be drinking a coffee from Starbucks. A Starbucks cafe is seen at the park at 27:08.

At 11:30 on the Blu-ray, Lowery has a bag of Mike and Ike candy at his workstation. Steven Spielberg is said to be a fan of the candy.

Claire questions Lowery's choice of wearing a classic Jurassic Park t-shirt (which cost him $150 on eBay) and whether it's in poor taste. He acknowledges that, yes, people died there, but he admires that they only had "real" dinosaurs, not genetic hybrids. This may be a self-referential in-joke to why the park is now called Jurassic World and a self-deprecating joke on why the Jurassic World film has a "non-real" hybrid dinosaur as its star.

The scene in the control room reveals that some of the dinosaur pens have "invisible fences", with the animals kept within the fence boundaries by electronic implants in their heads. It is mentioned that sometimes the pachycephalosaurs short out their implants when they butt heads.

Vivian tells Claire that the errant pachycephalosaur has been tranquilized with 5 mg of carfentanil. Carfentanil is a real world drug, an opioid intended only for use in tranquilizing large animals. It was used to tranq a T. rex in The Lost World.

Claire tells Lowery to clean up his work space because it's "chaotic". This is an obvious reference to Dr. Ian Malcolm's chaos theory objections in Jurassic Park. Lowery responds that his work space is a "living system", with just enough stability to keep it from breaking down. Claire seems to have an instinctual grasp of how living systems and chaos work when she surreptitiously slides Lowery's wastebasket closer to him with her foot just before he knocks his soda cup off his desk while reaching for his Mike and Ike bag.

The helicopter Masrani lands in is a Eurocopter (now Airbus) EC120 Colibri and has the tail number JW001. The JW must stand for Jurassic World. This same copter later crashes through the roof of the aviary in a pterosaur swarm, killing Masrani.

Masrani claims that John Hammond entrusted him with the park with his dying wish.

The raptors in this film do not have the feathers on them that the ones in Jurassic Park III did.

The four raptors in this film are called Blue, Charlie, Delta, and Echo. The names Charlie, Delta, and Echo come from the NATO phonetic alphabet designations for C, D, and E. B is normally "Bravo", but obviously Owen decided to call the beta raptor "Blue" due to the blue stripe on her body. Owen himself is "A", the Alpha. A somewhat similar naming scheme, based on the Greek alphabet, was used in "Animals/Men" by Drs. Grant and Sattler for the three raptors captured by Columbian drug lord Rafael: Alf (Alpha), Betty (Beta), and Celia (Kappa, "K" because the Greek alphabet does not a "C").

The baby dinosaurs in the kids petting/riding zoo appear to be Triceratops and maybe Gallimimus and a sauropod of some kind (according to the script, these are Apatosaurus).

According to an interview with Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire), the boy seen hugging a baby Apatosaurus in the petting zoo is her own son, Theodore.

At 26:47 on the Blu-ray, notice that the baby Apatosaurus leaves a bunch of slobber behind on the little girl's hands after eating a treat out of them.

At the Tyrannosaurus rex paddock, the bait to tempt the rex is a chained up goat, just as in Jurassic Park.

Claire's cell phone is a Samsung Galaxy.

Claire's cell phone displays Karen's phone number as 608-555-8015. The 608 area code matches to the city of Madison, Wisconsin, which is the originating city the phone also displays. The 555 prefix of the phone number is a long-time convention in Hollywood TV and film.

The license plate of Owen's 2010 Triumph Scrambler motorcycle is 9Z9982.

Claire's car is a 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé.

While working on his motorcycle, Owen is seen drinking a Coke.

Owen has a small Sunrio sign on his bungalow.

At 29:44 on the Blu-ray, a Baja Motorsports MB200 mini-bike is seen parked alongside Owen's bungalow.

The giant fish that's fed to the Mosasaurus appears to be a great white shark. The shark may be a reference to Steven Spielberg's breakthrough film, 1975's Jaws. The Mosasaurus seen here is much, much larger than the real species was; like three or four times bigger! A mosasaur previously appeared in "The Survivors" and "Redemption" Part 5.

Notice that even the jaded, moody, teenaged Zach is impressed when the Mosasaurus makes its dramatic appearance.

It's not clear how long Jurassic World has been open, but Claire mentions that the park needs a new attraction every few years to reinvigorate the public's interest. This implies that the park has been open long enough to have needed at least one previous new attraction to reinvigorate interest, so I would guess it's been open six years or more. If this is the case, the park would have to have opened not long after the events of Redemption, which seems to take place in 2008, and in which Tim Murphy makes his own attempt (along with Peter Ludlow and Dr. Wu) at a project similar to Jurassic Park. However, the Jurassic World website stats the current park opened in June 2005, causing a bit of a continuity problem with the events of Redemption.

The construction truck the Jurassic World watchman hides in front of when the Indominus breaks out of its paddock is a 1997 Chevrolet C-2500. The construction vehicle Owen hides under is a Terex RT Series crane truck.

At 38:32 on the Blu-ray, the Jurassic World watchman is clutching the pendant of his necklace in his hand as the Indominus approaches his hiding place. The pendant is probably a cross or crucifix as he silently prays to survive the encounter.

At 41:28 on the Blu-ray, we can see that the raptor muzzling cages were made by Priefert, a real world manufacturer of farm and ranch equipment such as cattle chutes and animal pens.

Notice that both of the raptors in the muzzling cages start growling when Hoskins steps near them. They must be a good judge of character!

The safari vehicle driving the tourists through the Gallimimus herd at 42:46 on the Blu-ray is a 1971 Steyr-Daimler-Puch Pinzgauer 712 M, originally made as an all-terrain utility vehicle for military use.

Notice the park monorail is seen in the background during the Gallimimus herd scene.
Gallimimus and monorail

The dinosaurs seen by the tourists canoeing down the river at 44:15 on the Blu-ray are Apatosaurus and Stegosaurus.

The security vehicles sent after the Indominus are a 2013 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 and a 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

The ACU team members carry what appear to be a fictitious type of taser rifle.

The video and life-sign transmissions from the ACU team (and later the InGen security team) seen in the control room are similar to the transmissions of the Colonial Marines in the 1986 film Aliens.

When the ACU team finds the clawed out hunk of flesh with the Indominus' tracker still stuck in it, it obviously doesn't make any sense that the subdermal tracker would have a blinking light and beeping sound to go along with it.

Some of the ACU team carry the UTAS UTS-15 shotgun.

The net gun the ACU team fires at the Indominus, wrapping its snout in the net, is a CODA All-Purpose Net Gun.

The shot of the Indominus stepping on Hamada at 47:15 on the Blu-ray, is an homage to a similar scene in The Lost World.

After Indominus kills most of the ACU team, Owen tells Masrani and Claire they need to put their M134 on a chopper and smoke the creature. He is referring to an M134 Minigun, manufactured by General Electric from 1962-present. The weapon is best known in pop culture for its use by Arnold Schwarzenegger as the protector Terminator in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Notice later at 1:12:20 on the Blu-ray, that the minigun has indeed been mounted to Masrani's helicopter.

As they are standing in line for the gyrosphere, Gray is telling Zach, "...the soft tissue is preserved because the iron in the dinosaur's blood generates free radicals, and those are highly reactive. So, the proteins and cell membranes get all mixed up and...and act as a natural preservative. DNA can survive for millennia that way. Even if the amber mines dry up, they'll still have bones--" then Zach tells him to shut up. Gray is relating evidence from an actual fossil case where soft tissue was found in the marrow of 67 million year old T. rex bones. Read about it in this article at LiveScience, "Controversial T. Rex Soft Tissue Find Finally Explained".

Upon learning that the Indominus has the previously-unknown ability to camouflage itself by changing skin color, Masrani challenges Dr. Wu on how it happened. Wu explains that the creature has elements of cuttlefish DNA in order for it to withstand the accelerated growth rate they subjected it to, and cuttlefish also have the ability to change skin color to blend in with their surroundings. Cuttlefish are not actually fish, but cephalopods, which themselves are capable of growing to great sizes as they grow older. Cuttlefish also have a camouflage ability. Wu also tells him tree frog DNA was used, and the frogs are capable of modulating their infrared output, accounting for the Indominus' ability to evade the heat sensors in its paddock (although how the beast knew it could be tracked by infrared is not explained!). These examples of modern animal DNA having unexpected side-effects on the park's engineered dinosaurs obviously is a callback to the frog DNA that allowed some of the raptors to change from female to male in order to reproduce as depicted in Jurassic Park.

The model dinosaur skeleton glimpsed on a shelf in Dr. Wu's office at 51:47 on the Blu-ray appears to be a species of Parasaurolophus. A couple more skeleton models are visible on the shelf as well, but only their lower halves, leaving them unidentifiable.

The video that plays inside the gyrosphere is hosted by Jimmy Fallon, a real world comedian and host of the late night comedy talk show, The Tonight Show in the U.S. since February 2014. Fallon also hosts video introductions that play during the bus rides around Universal Studios, Hollywood.

During the boys' gyroscope ride, they encounter a mixed herd of Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Parasaurolophus, and Apatosaurus.

When all the gyrospheres are recalled back to the resort due to the escape of the Indominus rex, the boys ignore it and decide to continue exploring. Shouldn't the park administration have the ability to override the controls of all the gyrospheres and return them to their starting point for just such a contingency?

As the boys pause the gyrosphere to discuss the possibility of going off-road through the broken barrier at 56:36 on the Blu-ray, notice that a couple of Parasaurolophus are engaging in a stand-off in the distance behind them.

As Gray gets nervous about being outside the designated boundaries in the gyrosphere, he tells Zack they'll get arrested, get their heads shaved, and they'll have to make root beer in the toilet. Zach doesn't seem to know what he's talking about, but his younger brother is referring to prison inmates infamously brewing alcohol (or, occasionally, non-alcoholic, sugary beverages) from ingredients commonly available in prisons and fermented in hidden places such as a toilet tank.

The safari vehicle Claire and Owen drive in their search for the boys is a 2013 Mercedes-Benz G 550.

The InGen military-type vehicle that appears at 1:04:37 on the Blu-ray is a Textron Marine & Land Systems Tiger. A second later, an AM General HMMWV M1025 is seen already on the beach.

Owen carries a Marlin Model 1895SBL rifle during his and Claire's search for the boys in the jungle. He also has it during the Indominus/raptor chase later on.

When Claire expects Owen to be able to track the two lost boys in the jungle, he tells her, "I was with the Navy, not the Navajo!" The Navajo are a Native American people of the southwestern U.S.

Claire ties her overshirt into a knot as a way of showing Owen that she's ready to continue into the jungle and rescue her nephews. The same knotted shirt style was worn by Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park.

The golf cart-like vehicle spotted by the boys at 1:07:35 on the Blu-ray is a Kawasaki Teryx4 LE.

The old building the boys discover in the jungle is the ruins of the unfinished visitor center seen in Jurassic Park. Notice the handles of the main double door are in the egg-shaped form. At 1:08:49, notice that the "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" banner that fell from the ceiling at the end of Jurassic Park is seen in tatters on the floor; Zach uses part of it to create a torch seconds later.

The boys light their torch with matches Gray is carrying. Why is a 10-year old boy carrying matches?!

The painted plastic sheeting backdrop seen at 1:09:24 on the Blu-ray is the same that was seen in the visitor center in Jurassic Park.

The goggles that Gray picks up at 1:10:05 on the Blu-ray are the same type of infrared goggles that Tim uses in the Explorer in Jurassic Park.

The old Jurassic Park Jeeps the boys find at the visitor center are the same 1993 Jeep Wrangler models seen in Jurassic Park. Gray says they are 1992 models...there are conflicting reports of what models were used in the original film.

Zach reminds Gray of when they fixed up their grandpa's old Malibu. The Malibu is a Chevrolet mid-size car model.

At 1:13:16 on the Blu-ray, a sign behind Zach reads "Peligro--Alto, Voltaje". This is Spanish for "Danger--Stop, Voltage".

The old Jurassic Park Jeep Zach and Gray fix up and get running to escape from the jungle is #29...the same Jeep John Hammond and Donald Genarro rode in near the beginning of Jurassic Park! And the Jeep they leave behind next to it is #18, the one Drs. Grant and Sattler rode in!

At 1:15:32 on the Blu-ray, Owen jumps over the fossil skull of the T. rex skeleton in the visitor center (which collapsed at the end of Jurassic Park). The Indominus tromps the skull under foot just seconds later.

At 1:15:51 on the Blu-ray, the Indominus looks a lot like an alligator from overhead!
Indominus overhead shot

At 1:16:20 on the Blu-ray, the flight crew of the helicopter are wearing Alpha flight helmets. Alpha is a real world manufacturer of flight helmets.

The two men flying with Masrani in the helicopter say they served in Afghanistan. This refers to the U.S. war in Afghanistan from 2001-2014.

The aviary is seen to hold Pteranodons and Dimorphodons, possibly pterosaurs as well.

At 1:19:17 on the Blu-ray, notice there are pterosaurs reflected in the Jeep's rearview mirror as Zach and Gray race down the road.

The ATV Owen commandeers at 1:20:10 on the Blu-ray is a Kawasaki Brute Force 750.

A female park guest at 1:20:20 on the Blu-ray is holding a bottle of Dasani water.

The scenes of the pterosaurs attacking the guests of Jurassic World is reminiscent of the similar attack that occurred at Universal Studios theme park in Florida in Flyers.

At 1:20:55 on the Blu-ray, notice that a man in front of Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville makes sure to grab two margaritas off the table before running for his life from the dive-bombing pterosaurs! That's amusing in itself, but the man is actually Jimmy Buffet himself!
Jimmy-Buffet

At 1:20:26 on the Blu-ray, a Jurassic Traders store is seen.

At 1:21:00 on the Blu-ray, an IWC store is seen. IWC stands for International Watch Company.

At 1:21:24 on the Blu-ray, a Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop is seen.

At 1:22:16 on the Blu-ray, we see that the petting zoo is called Gentle Giants.
Gentle Giants petting zoo

At 1:23:29 on the Blu-ray, an IMAX theater is seen. It appears to have a Pterosaur movie as the feature presentation. IMAX is short for Image MAXimum, a 70mm (as opposed to the typical 35mm) motion picture film and screening process, shown on a special, large screen only in IMAX theaters.

During the scenes of the pterosaurs attacking the park-goers in the business district, Owen is seen shooting down some of the flyers with a semi-automatic tranquilizer rifle that would seem to have been custom made for the park. The woman who hands him the rifle in the first place is armed with a Pneu Dart X-2 Tranquilizer pistol.

The InGen helicopter with tail number CR-1017 that flies Hoskins' men to the island is an AgustaWestland AW109A. The tail number seems to be completely fictitious; possibly the "CR" is meant to mean Costa Rica, but that country uses "TI" as the prefix of aircraft tail numbers.

The rifle one of the InGen security team uses to shoot down a Dimorphodon from the helicopter at 1:25:47 on the Blu-ray is a Heckler & Koch HK417.

The large map of the island seen at 1:29:59 on the Blu-ray shows a label for the park's botanical gardens and the Jurassic World Lagoon in the middle of the island, a body of water not seen in previous maps. Possibly the lagoon is man-made and was constructed specially for the park in recent years.
Isla Nublar map with lagoon

The Mobile Veterinary Unit Claire and the boys seek shelter in at 1:30:48 on the Blu-ray is a Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 4000.

As he observes the raptor operation to find the Indominus, Hoskins remarks, "Imagine if we had these puppies in Tora Bora." Tora Bora is a cave system in the White Mountains of Afghanistan and during the U.S. war against the Taliban government of that country at the time, the Taliban were believed to be hiding in those caves, along with the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the U.S., Osama bin Laden. Hoskins is probably referring to the raptors' ability to track prey by smell and would have liked to have been able to get bin Laden in that manner.

At 1:34:06 on the Blu-ray, notice that Hoskins swipes Lowery's soda cup to take a drink!

The tracking device Barry has on his quadrunner is a Garmin.

According to the Internet Movie Firearms Database, the two rifles being held by InGen security men at 1:34:58 on the Blu-ray are a Mk. 14 Mod 1 EBR (right) and a DRD Tactical Paratus (left).

At 1:36:06 on the Blu-ray, an InGen security operative fires an M136 AT4 Rocket Launcher at the Indominus.

As he and the other men pursue the Indominus on foot with the raptors having turned against them, Owen says, "Watch your six!" This is military parlance for "watch your back."

During the Indominus hunt and raptor chase, Barry is seen wielding a Remington 870 rifle and a Smith & Wesson Model 500 revolver.

At 1:39:01 on the Blu-ray, notice that the ignition key of the Mobile Veterinary Unit has a Jurassic World keychain on it.

At 1:42:24 on the Blu-ray, notice there is apparently a video camera in both the cab and the bed of the Mobile Veterinary Unit, as we see Claire driving and the boys sitting in the back on the multi-monitor screen in the control room!
control room monitors

At 1:44:12 on the Blu-ray, why are there a number of what look to be animal (presumably dinosaur) spines in giant liquid-filled tubes, attached to wires? Is it part of the side research Hoskins was talking about with Dr. Wu? More clandestine experiments to make weapons out of dinosaurs?

The lizard in the aquarium at 1:44:20 on the Blu-ray looks as if it may have small feathers on its back. Another resurrected prehistoric reptile? A hybrid? Seconds later, we see what looks like a salamander with a Dimetrodon-like fin along its back.
feathered lizard finned salamander

At 1:46:19 on the Blu-ray, notice there is a bronze statue of John Hammond standing at the entrance of the Hammond Creation Lab.

The dinosaur hologram that startles the raptor as it chases the humans out of the Hammond Creation Lab is a Dilophosaurus, as seen previously in Jurassic Park.
Dilophosaurus hologram

At 1:48:27 on the Blu-ray, a Pandora jewelry store is seen in the business district.

Claire uses a flare to attract the T. rex's attention just as Dr. Grant did in Jurassic Park. Maybe she heard about Grant's action in that original crisis and it gave her the idea!

According to director Colin Trevorrow, the T. rex in this film is the same one that appeared in Jurassic Park. If you look closely, one can, at times, see the old scars from the battle she fought against the raptors at the end of that film.

As the T. rex chases Claire, it crashes through the skeleton of the Spinosaurus. This scene may have been included as a symbolic "revenge" by the T. rex against the Spinosaurus that killed a T. rex on Isla Sorna in Jurassic Park III.

After being bashed through the walls of a few buildings by the T. rex during the battle, notice that the Indominus has spears of iron rebar sticking out of its body at 1:53:39 on the Blu-ray.

The Mosasaurus jumping out of the water and grabbing down the Indominus rex may be another nod to Jaws, where the great white shark jumps onto the end of the boat Orca and grabs Quint.

    The fire truck seen at 1:55:37 on the Blu-ray is a KME Renegade. The word Bomberos on the cab door is Spanish for "firefighters". The "CR" in the door emblem probably stands for "Costa Rica".
   The rifle being carried by the soldier who walks past the fire truck is an M16.

Unanswered Questions

What happened to all the pterosaurs who escaped from the aviary? Presumably, at least some of them flew to the mainland to cause trouble, just as occurred previously after the aviary was compromised on Isla Sorna in Jurassic Park III, as seen in Flyers and The Devils in the Desert.

Notes from the Jurassic World website

The Jurassic World website (www.jurassicworld.com) serves as a combination of advertisement for the movie and as the in-universe website of the Jurassic World theme park, telling guests how to purchase tickets, accommodations, listing attractions, history, etc.

The website gives the following list of dinosaurs present in the theme park (not all are seen in the film). Only 18 species are listed, but in the film, Gray says the park currently has 20. Gray's count of 14 herbivores and 6 carnivores also does not add up.

Ankylosaurus
Apatosaurus
Baryonyx
Dimorphodon
Edmontosaurus
Gallimimus

Indominus rex
Metriacanthosaurus
Microceratus

Mosasaurus
Pachycephalosaurus

Parasaurolophus
Pteranodon

Stegosaurus
Suchomimus 

Triceratops  
Tyrannosaurus rex
Velociraptor

John Hammond died in 1997.

InGen was bought by Masrani Global in 1998.

Jurassic World opened in June 2005. This would seem to contradict statements in the Redemption comic book mini-series that suggest both Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna are under protected status as of the 2006-2008 timeframe, with no public park in existence.

Isla Nublar was discovered in 1525 by Spanish navigator Diego Fernandez. Fernandez appears to be a fictitious seaman.

The native Bribri tribe on Isla Nublar called the island Guá-Si (Water House, or, House beyond Water) and themselves as Tun-Si (Water Men). The remaining members of the tribe were moved off the island when InGen bought it in 1987. This roughly coincides with Nima's story of her people on the island as stated in "The Survivors" (though she does not mention the name of her tribe or its name for the island). The Bribri are an actual native people inhabiting portions of Costa Rica and Panama and some of the islands off the coasts of these two countries. As far as I can tell, the words Guá-Si and Tun-Si are from a fictitious language.

Isla Nublar is home to a unique subspecies of tufted deer called the Nublar tufted deer, Elaphodus cephalophus nublarus. The Masrani Corporation works in cooperation with the Costa Rican Environmental Protection Society to ensure the safety of these and other animals native to the island. The Costa Rican Environmental Protection Society appears to be a fictitious organization.

Much of the island's power comes from the geo-thermal activity of Mount Sibo. Mount Sibo was also mentioned in "The Survivors".

It was the inclusion of the DNA of the common reed frog (Hyperolius viridiflavus) to fill the gene-sequence gaps in the recovered DNA of some of the dinosaurs that allowed them to spontaneously change sex as discovered in the events of Jurassic Park.

Dr. Wu wrote a book in 1995 called The Next Step: An Evolution of God’s Concepts.

In 1997, Dr. Wu and his team created a new species of flower through gene splicing of other flowers. It is called Karacosis wutansis (Wu Flower).

The Masrani Global Corporation was started in 1973 by Sanjay Masrani, a close friend of John Hammond. When Sanjay died in 1992, his son Simon became CEO.

Memorable Dialog

if something chases you, run.wav
welcome to Isla Nublar.wav
welcome to Jurassic World.wav
no one's impressed by a dinosaur anymore.wav
kids look at a Stegosaurus like an elephant from the city zoo.wav
bigger, louder, more teeth.wav
the Indominus rex.wav
bigger than the T. rex.wav
that first park was legit.wav
Verizon Wireless presents.wav
name the dinosaurs (edited).wav
I like to think of it as a living system.wav
John Hammond entrusted me.wav
this'll give the parents nightmares.wav
where's the sibling?.wav
you ever wonder why there was a job opening?.wav
this show may be disturbing.wav
we have an attraction.wav
it's kind of what we do here.wav
a little funny.wav
a second date.wav
the base genome is a T. rex.wav
you should put that in the brochure.wav
eaten.wav
bigger, scarier, cooler.wav
exaggerated predator features.wav
nothing in Jurassic World is natural.wav
"monster" is a relative term.wav
I was with the Navy, not the Navajo.wav
a stroll through the woods.wav
no Velociraptors are going to be set loose on this island.wav
she looks at what she wants.wav
do not shoot my raptors.wav
who's the alpha?.wav
your boyfriend's a bad-ass.wav
I can't wait to tell Mom.wav
why'd you have to make it personal?.wav 

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