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How Did They Travel From Costa Rica To Northern California So Fast?

Game of Thrones fans complained about the seemingly instantaneous travel across great distances in Season 7, but the HBO series has nothing on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. After escaping the destruction of Isla Nublar (and witnessing the heartbreaking death of a Brachiosaurus left behind), the mercenaries smuggling the dinosaurs off the island travel by ship to Lockwood Manor. Now, Isla Nublar is near Costa Rica; Lockwood Manor is in Northern California - a sea journey would have to pass through the Panama Canal and would take days, if not weeks. The action on the ship where Owen and Claire must draw blood from a sleeping T-Rex so that Blue the Velociraptor can receive a life-saving transfusion is meant to distract fans from the fact somehow, the ship sailed from Costa Rica to Northern California seemingly overnight!

Why Were The Dinosaurs Selling So Cheap At Auction?

The weaponization of dinosaurs is one of the overarching themes of the Jurassic World trilogy. Fallen Kingdom enables this by Mills holding an auction for arms dealers and representative of rogue nation-states to purchase the dinosaurs he had smuggled out of Isla Nublar. The point was for Mills to amass enough seed money to fuel Dr. Wu's further research into perfecting the Indoraptor hybrid dinosaur; those new Indoraptors would also later be sold. However, in the auction, Mills and Gunnar Eversol (Toby Jones) seemed to be short-changing themselves. They were selling dinosaurs like the Allosaurus and the Ankylosaurus for roughly $4-million each - these are lowball prices for the rarest creatures on Earth. If the point was to weaponize the dinosaurs, an Abrams tank costs upwards of $5-million, but that doesn't take into consideration the cost of care, feeding, and housing a dinosaur - not to mention the numerous incidental costs of owning one, especially a vicious carnivore.

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Is Anyone Going To Prison For Letting The Dinosaurs Loose?

The pivotal, game-changing moment of the entire trilogy was Claire choosing to let the dinosaurs held captive beneath Lockwood Manor die via hydrogen cyanide leak, only for Maisie to push the button letting the dinos loose upon the world. The film ends with a montage of the dinosaurs spreading around Northern California (with the end-credits scene showing the Pteranodons arriving in Las Vegas). Will the authorities investigate how any of this happened and determine who will be held responsible for this cataclysmic turn of events? Benjamin Lockwood and Eli Mills are conveniently both dead, but Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, Franklin Webb (Justice Smith), Dr. Zia Rodriguez (Daniella Pineda), and Maisie Lockwood were all at Lockwood Manor - will they all lie to protect the truth that Maisie set the dinosaurs free (not to mention the fact that she's a clone)?

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With dinosaurs now invading human cities, countless people are sure to die - in Jurassic World 3, will someone be held responsible for turning the planet into a Jurassic World?

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  • Jurassic World 3 (2021) release date: Jun 11, 2021
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