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Jurassic Park Mystery?

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Ok so we've all seen Jurassic Park 2 right? The part that always makes me wonder and sceratch my head is the ship scene where the ship crashes in the harbor and then malcolm checks and hes see the two arms on the wheel. In the movie they say that the rex killed the crew members... but if the rex really killed the crew members...wheres the damage? im a bit skeptical about that scene. I mean what were they thinking? that their audience wouldnt care much about it?? I honestly think that when they were writing the script originally raptors would of gotten on the ship and killed the crew.... but i dont know its just my opinion what do you guys think?

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  • It always seemed like a nod to Dracula to me. In the context of the film however I think it was the baby rex.

  • @tobar said: It always seemed like a nod to Dracula to me. In the context of the film however I think it was the baby rex.

    The baby Rex was flown in by a chopper. Honestly, it was the Papa Rex who ate and killed the crew. it's been said so by David Koepp.

  • @JurassicGio said: I mean what were they thinking? that their audience wouldnt care much about it??

    That's sums up me. Yes, there are questions. There's almost no way the T-Rex could have gotten in there especially seeing how there was no damage done to the inside of the ship. It also wasn't the baby rex because when they ask if they're were any other dinosaurs on the boat the man answers no and that the baby rex was brought in by air.

    But in all honesty does it really matter? The point is that the boat brought the Rex to the main land. All that mystery was just there to build up suspense untill the Rex excaped from the cargo hold.

    Out of the three films TLW is really the one with the most messed up scenes. The questionable ship crash is the famous one. But I like to talk about the High Hide. Just how high is that thing? Notice, that it is above the Tree line. Well.... if it's above the Tree Line then what the hell is it haning from? It can't be a tree cause that would have to be one hell of a tall tree. I mean REALLY tall. Go back and look. It doesn't make sense. Also notice that when Eddy goes to save the group he says that Kelly is still in the High Hide. Well, if that's true then the High Hide is currently on the ground because you needed the car to crank it up into the air and yet he drove the car to the trailer. Weird. But again, I look past all that.
    Another thing I look pass in TLW is when the Triceratops crashes through the tent. Go back and watch that scene. You'll notice that it has no body. You can see the cran or car that's pushing it forward.

    Another weird issue happens in the original during the TRex excape. Okay, so when we see the rex standing behind the fence and steping out of the fence he is ground level. By that I mean if you were to look in the fence there would be a ground that the T-Rex is standing on. However, the same area that the T-Rex walks out of is the same side that the Car goes over. So... what happened? Did that cliff just suddenly appear? It sure wasn't there when the Rex walked out.

    Again, I look past these things. The movies are still great even if they do have some editing isues.

  • I never noticed how high the high hide was until you mentioned it right now lol. Hmm it seems that when i was a kid i didn't care for much of the little things but seeing it now much older i tend to notice small things.

  • NOPE! u guys are wrong, it actually said in the original script and stuff that it was raptors that stowed away on the ship which was a reference to the first novel and that was supposed to be showed in a scene on the ship but that never made it to the screen. What does make me wonder is where the raptors went... ooh that could make for a good comic miniseries! :D

  • @JurassicGio said: I never noticed how high the high hide was until you mentioned it right now lol. Hmm it seems that when i was a kid i didn't care for much of the little things but seeing it now much older i tend to notice small things.

    That tends to happen. lol I need to go back and watch the thrid one. I've seen the first two enough times to pin point the odd things but I've only seen the thrid one a few times. I'm sure there's some weird stuff in that one too.

  • @waroftheworlds01 said: That tends to happen. lol I need to go back and watch the thrid one. I've seen the first two enough times to pin point the odd things but I've only seen the thrid one a few times. I'm sure there's some weird stuff in that one too.

    ooooo yes the third one....lol like the mysterious dinosaur who attacked the boat members lol. I always figured it to be a spino but somewhere online it said that the pterosaurs attack the boat. Ahhh jurassic park is filled with mysteries!:D

  • AHH! I can't believe I forgot that scene! lol Yeah, what the hell was that about? One second they're in fog and then the next they're all dead. Just what the hell happened to them? lol

    I guess a pterosaurs attack is possible. They did have some free acording to the end of The Lost World where we see one flying around.

  • @waroftheworlds01 said:

    Another weird issue happens in the original during the TRex excape. Okay, so when we see the rex standing behind the fence and steping out of the fence he is ground level. By that I mean if you were to look in the fence there would be a ground that the T-Rex is standing on. However, the same area that the T-Rex walks out of is the same side that the Car goes over. So... what happened? Did that cliff just suddenly appear? It sure wasn't there when the Rex walked out.

    I often had a problem with this scene when I was younger!
    But by the time I found out some things I want to share with you:

    First of all let's take a look at the paddock when the T-Rex breaks free:
    trexpennight0.jpg

    The whole fence consists of 2 different poles which are fixing the cables: I-section steel poles with the blinking orange and blue lights on top at about every 10 meters and smaller ones which bisect this distance.
    At this image you can see that the T-Rex breaks free between a small pole (pole 2) and a big pole (pole 3).
    He steps out between explorer 04 and explorer 05.

    In the scene when Muldoon arrives with Ellie at the paddock you actually get a nice overview on the whole area:
    trexpennight1.jpg

    As you can see the earlier mentionend smaller pole 2 has obvously fallen into the paddock during the attack, because there are only the 2 bigger ones (pole 1 and pole 3) still standing. This first gap in the fence in front of explorer 05 is where the t-rex stepped out of the paddock.
    But from this perspective you can also clearly see that there is a second gap in the fence a bit down the road.

    After Muldoon and Ellie found Malcolm and put him into the jeep, Ellie walks down the road to the second gap:
    trexpennight2.jpg

    She leans over the concrete wall and discovers the second tour vehicle on the ground of a moat.
    So the actual ground level didn't change because then the T-Rex would never have been able to get out of his paddock plus we could have never seen into the paddock because the ground on the other side of the fence would be about 15 meters lower.
    Actually the ground of the T-Rex paddock is on the same level as the tour road just till the place where explorer 04 stood when the power shut down. Then there is a concrete moat.
    Directly after the arrival on Isla Nublar Gennaro talks to Hammond in the jeep and asks if "the full 50 miles of perimeter fence are in place" when Hammond answers: "And the concrete moats, and the motion-sensor tracking systems."
    Although it is not very well "introduced" in the T-Rex attack sequence explorer 04 was actually pushed down one of these moats which apparently separated the paddock from the tour road.

    Also if you look at the daylight scene at the paddock you can not really see this moat (in fact it isn't there) but because of the low camera position it COULD be possible that there is a moat behind the fence:
    trexpenday.jpg

    I also visualized the whole area to see how this "mystery" was meant to happen:
    T-Rex Paddock at the Rest Area

  • That makes a bit more sense. But when they actually get down there to look at the jeep the surroundings still make you think that the whole area is one big cliff.

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