Saw It For You: Jurassic World (2015)

_1392673279Jurassic World (2015)

Synopsis. John Hammond’s dream of a thriving dinosaur amusement park is finally and successfully realized, but a genetic contingency designed to take away the dinosaurs’ legs if they escape backfires, and instead gives the dinosaurs extra legs.

Tagline. They thought they didn’t have a leg to stand on. Now they’re legging it for their lives.

Social media promotion. “Tweet with hashtag #legday for a chance to win Chris Pratt’s 1998 Ford Taurus.”

Trivia

  • Jurassic World is the first film in the Jurassic Park franchise to be written by Fanfiction.net user SnapexMalfoy2039.
  • Chris Pratt’s character’s name, “John Clevergirl,” is a reference to the original Jurassic Park (1993).
  • Animators spent four months under the direction of Phil Tippett to compose the 200+ effects shots of the movie’s villain: a super-intelligent ultrasaurus leg with a knee-mounted surface-to-air missile launcher.
  • This movie perhaps leans the hardest on the franchise’s “man vs. the natural order” subtext, as evidenced by the final line of dialogue, “That settles it. Science can only destroy.”
  • This is director Colin Trevorrow’s first film, not counting his other movie.

Mistakes

  • Continuity. A flashlight changes hands between shots during the scene where scientists discover a dead dilophosaur had been evolving rudimentary helicopter blades.
  • An animal that is just “a wheel of legs” without a brain, digestive tract or internal organs would not be able to commandeer an emergency loudspeaker system.
  • Incorrectly regarded as goof. Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero) returns, a lawyer who was torn in half and eaten in the original Jurassic Park. A scene which was cut for time explains his survival — when asked about it, Gennaro replies “That was a long time ago.”
  • Despite the similarity of the words, dinosaurs would not be attracted to dynamite.
  • Chairwoman Beth Lifefindsaway (Bryce Dallas Howard) tells Clevergirl to have a seat across from her. When the camera angle changes, she is clearly the actress who played Victoria from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
  • Technical error. When the movie ends, the credits cannot roll past the words “The End” which never fade out and leave the screen. The credits crowd and bunch up beneath, filling the screen with a jumble of white letters. In most theaters, there is an apology, and the credits are then read aloud by an usher.

Callbacks and Homages

  • John Hammond Jr. greets investors by extending his toilet seat from its stall on hydraulic rails (The Lost World)
  • The surface of the water in the toilet bowl ripples from a low bass sound (Jurassic Park)
  • Every time Clevergirl is referred to by his last name (Jurassic Park)
  • All the dinosaurs have sharp teeth (Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Jurassic Park 3)
  • The title Jurassic World contains the word “Jurassic” (Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park 3)
  • Characters refer to elevators as ianmalcolms, as in the line “Hold the ianmalcolm for me, wouldja?” (Jurassic Park)
  • A red vial is labeled “Grimlock DNA” (Transformers: Age of Extinction)

Memorable Quotes

Security system AI. 5-LEGGED VELOCIRAPTOR NOT IDENTIFIED AS DINOSAUR. OPENING GATE.

John Clevergirl. Your T-rex has evolved enough legs to jump into low Earth orbit.
Scientist. My God.

Beth Lifefindsaway. We can escape to the Galaxy, my personal boat. It’s moored in Dock B.
John Clevergirl. If it’s the only way off the island, we might have a fight on our hands. Will the others make it back in time?
Beth Lifefindsaway. We might have to guard the ship until then. We’d have to act as guardians.
John Clevergirl. Guardians of the Galaxy. I like the sound of that.
T-Rex. (shrugs directly into camera)

  • Man At Work

    "This really has been… a Jurassic World" – DinoGoofers, John's genetically engineered buddy

    • krisstraub

      The main character says, surveying the destruction, "What'll we call the place? How about… Jurassic World?" even though that has been the name of the park for the last 20 years.

      • Connor_Rosine

        Coming in 2018…JURASSIC GALAXY, starring Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista and Zoe Saldana.

    • liquidcruelty

      ALWAYS TITLE DROP FOREVER

  • Connor_Rosine

    "T-Rex. (shrugs directly into camera)"

    Note: A regular T-Rex, with its tiny arms and lack of distinguishable shoulders would have a hard time doing this. However thanks to the genetically modified T-Rex's 18th and 19th legs, which it had been using as arms, the comedic effect was still achieved.

  • crumperbatch

    "the dreaded Pedosaur. it's not what you think"

  • Tyler Chase

    "I know that's how it's spelled, but it's actually pronounced Life-uh-uh-uh-finds-a-way"

  • FanMan

    Incorrectly regarded as a goof:
    When Hammond's ghost is explaining how to find the emergency self-destruct button he had installed at the center of the original park, he refers to his grandchildren as "Timmy and the computer whiz girl". While he should be able to remember that his granddaughter's name is Alexis, or "Lex" for short, the writers of the script could not. When asked why they didn't just re-watch the original movie to find out her name, their explanation was that it "was not on Netflix."

  • Lou

    A two hour subplot involving experepental "trinosaurs" was cut in editing, making their pivotal appearance at the end of the film confusing to some viewers who had not read the novalization.

    • Lou

      Also, in reality the "triple helix" in the trinosaurs "3NA" would not give them the ability to travel through time.

      • Steve B.

        Your original research is not welcome here, Lou.

  • JLC

    Mistakes:

    No matter how quickly they can 'Super-evolve', it is very unlikely that a dinosaur could learn to play the harpsichord within a half an hour of it being introduced to its habitat.

    Richard Attenborough could not have had a cameo, as he is dead.

    There is no such thing as a 'double-dinosaur', and it is most likely not 'double the danger', as having two heads does not mean 'twice the brainpower'.

    Callbacks & Homages:

    Starting at the 26:09 mark, the entire rest of the dialogue are direct quotes from the original Jurassic Park (1993), except out of order.

    Richard Attenborough cameos, though none of the other actors seem to acknowledge him and all he does is stare at the screen and whisper.

    Memorable Quotes:

    SCIENTIST: We've got a great team working on this project, Mr. Clevergirl.
    JOHN CLEVERGIRL: Yes, you could even say that 'everything is awesome when you're part of a team'. Heh heh. (winks at screen)

    BETH LIFEFINDSAWAY: My God. The velociraptor, it…It learned to play 'Wonderwall' by ear.
    (Velociraptor plays dramatic note on harpsichord, stares directly at screen)

  • Gotta Saw Em All

    hey kris, is this missing the 'saw it for you' tag, or is that deliberate? :/

  • Kyle_Douglas

    Incorrectly Regarded as Cameo: Neil deGrasse Tyson was not invited to be on set during the several scenes where he can be heard complaining it should be called "Cretaceous World" due to the majority of park dinosaurs being from that era.

  • Dennis Nedry's legacy is realized by his son, Dennis Nedry, Jr. He once again bumbles his scheme as he drops the Dino DNA in the vending machine. A single leg is shown emerging from the drop slot…

  • josienoms

    Kris, you clearly didn't see this movie. Anybody who actually watched it would know that Chris Pratt's character's name is James Clevergirl, not John.

    Nice try, Straub!

  • Errors made by characters (possibly intentional on the part of the filmmakers): "Leg DNA" is not a thing.