Alan is The Doctor.Nobody can survive that much.
InGen is owned by, or owns, Delos.Westworld was created to provide funding for InGen's Jurassic Park project.
The dinosaurs in Isla Sorna are killing out of mercyNote that only the sympathetic[ish] characters in The Lost World and JP3 die, while the Too Dumb to Live protagonists survive. This is because the dinosaurs are sparing the less stupid people from being with the protagonists, freeing them in the only possible way to free someone from a movie: killing them. The protagonists will not die because the dinosaurs have more sinister plans in mind for being so stupid, likely involving torture.
The men on the boat in the Lost World were killed by the mysterious virus supposedly featured in drafts of Jurassic Park 4.As for all the blood and gore... the virus causes violence. Like a zombie apocalypse virus.
The men on the boat were killed by the T-Rex!Notice how the cage the rex was originally in is located on the deck of the ship? That would suggest that they kept it there, instead of putting it into the cargo hold. The T-Rex broke free and killed most of the crewmen. The last of them hid in the hold; when it followed them, one of the crewmen on the deck closed the doors. But the T-Rex had fatally wounded him when it broke free, and the man died, still clutching the control switch.
The men on the boat were killed by a prehistoric sea creature, possibly a giant squid.The same thing happened to the guys on the motorboat in Jurassic Park 3.
The men on the boat were killed by raptors that got onto the ship on the island.It's a Twist Ending that never got picked up on, thanks to the T-Rex.
Samuel L. Jackson's character lived.Sure, he might've lost an arm, but he also beat the raptors with it and escaped.
Hammond was a supervillainThe velociraptors were the prototypes for his world-conquering Super Soldiers. They were genetically engineered to be intelligent, to preferentially attack humans, etc.
Nick van Owen was arrested after leaving Isla SornaIt would explain why he vanishes after they leave Site B. He got arrested because word about how he, directly or not, caused every single death in the movie got out.
Humans are like crack to dinosaurs.That's why they'd go after the runaway cookies next door, when they had a (probably unpleasant to eat) Big Mac. I'm assuming that it's something to do with the pancreas, not because it's any more likely than the other glands, but because it (after the spleen) tops the Rule of Funny small organs chart. The Spinosaur killed the T-Rex because it was up in its territory, thought about eating it since it was hungry even though it wouldn't be near as easy or tasty as fish, then... *sniff, sniff* "Are those pot brownies I smell?" The Rex was the same way, only with the added advantage of human poop (or at least lawyer poop, and that is not a dig against lawyers) smelling like exceptionally tasty prey. The dilophosaurs killed Nedry because he was there, not because they were hungry (they ate him because he gets wind when scared). The raptors, though... It could be either that they had the same reasons as the others, despite not having eaten a human before, but it is far more likely in my eyes that they wanted to extract their due 1(00)lb of flesh for being kept in a comparatively little "tank" and being thrown a sedated cow once in a while.
Very few of the creatures at Hammond's park resembled actual dinosaurs of fossil record.Primarily because fossil record is incomplete, so some of the preserved DNA was of species we haven't discovered, or that we reconstructed the fossil records for improperly (they're like our thumbed iguanodons). However, it's also because the patching he did with the frog (and in the book, was there also turtle?) DNA, which affected them to the point that by the time they got lucky enough to get a viable embryo, they weren't too much like the actual creatures the original DNA had come from. He may have tried to make them more interesting (turning the "size" markers on the raptors Up to Eleven so they resembled Utahraptors, mixing some ugly little poison-spitters with the large but cute dilophosaurs, keeping the compys at the size of the German skeleton instead of letting them grow to their natural full size- see putting poisonous plants in just because they're pretty), but I doubt it would have had any sort of success.
Alexis Murphy (the girl, 1st movie) is a zombie in disguise.Honestly. Watch the movie again and see how she angles her head whenever she screams and how she runs to close the freezer on the V-raptor? Definitely some zombie tendencies. I think she deliberately organized all her brother's 'accidents' to tenderize his flesh before she feasts.
The fourth film would have been about...BioSyn sending their own mercs to Isla Nublar to recover the canister full of the DNA samples that Nedry stole. Tim and/or Lex are now running InGen, and they send their own people to try and stop them.
The dinosaurs are actually animals possessed by evil spirits as in BerserkRemember the Kushan sorcerers/buddhist monk wannabes that inserted human spirits on crocodiles and tigers and whatever the makaras are supposed to be? Well, maybe the "scientists" behind JP have a much more supernatural and darker nature, mastering not only genetics but also whatever sort of magic the kushans used, creating abominations with a desire to eat people and, if possible, to rape (probably they did so offscreen to the characters that show up dead but we don't see dying, as in the crew in the ship in the second movie). In addition, the Pteranodons, in all their violations against real pterosaur anatomy/biology, are actually garudas, and Hammond is actually the Godhand Conrad. Or possibly Void.
In.Gen returned to Sorna between the sequelsThere are new dinos in the island nobody has seen before (Ankylosaurus, Spinosaurus), new installations (the labs, the pteranodon cupula), and several "old" species have new colorations or attributes (raptors, parasaurolophus, brachiosaurs, pteranodons). Evidently, In.Gen had to return after the events of the second sequel, tried again to restore its dream dinosafari project and once again everything spilled out of control and the site had to be evacuated. These guys never learn!
The T. rex in the first movie had a cold
Roland was supposed to be the hero of The Lost WorldThink about it, aside from Malcolm, Roland is the only cast member who made any sense at all in that film. I think, in the original draft of the script, Roland leads an expedition including Sarah, a biologist with no field experience whatsoever to Site B. While there, they run afoul of gang of narcotics traffickers who were planning on using this uncharted island as a waystation (they had no clue about the dinosaurs). When both teams' camps are destroyed, the remaining drug traffickers join forces with the scientists, and the rest of the plot happens similar to how it did, minus the idiotic San Diego sequence. However, before the scriptwriter could send in his script, his computer crashed, wiping out several dozen pages. He then suffered head trauma. Repeatedly. Working on memory, the scriptwriter submits a new draft. But, after the head trauma, his memory failed, and we were left with a story about Sarah, the allegedly expert field researcher who snaps photos of enormous wild animals at point blank like a idiot tourist, and who thinks that walking around in a blood-soaked shirt is a good idea. Nick, the one-man animal wrongs group, is inserted. The drug traffickers become an allegedly evil team of poachers, who want to put the dinosaurs in a zoo (Boo! Hiss!). Roland goes from being the competant leader of the hero's expedition, to the only sane man (aside from Malcolm), leading the alleged villains.
The dinosaurs won't attack HammondThe dinosaurs imprint on what they see at birth, which is almost always Hammond. As such they view him as their mother and will not attack him, notice how he's the only character to never be attacked by a dinosaur throughout the movie, even after the raptors are loose? The dinosaurs attack the rest of the humans with such tenacity because they smell 'mother' on them and assume them to be competition/threats to Hammond.
Nick van Owen and Sarah Harding are raptors disguised as a humans, sent to cause chaos and suffering.Hence every single one of their actions being counter-productive to human survival.
The reason the raptors were so intelligent, is because they had used Hammond's DNA to complete their DNA sequinces.Sure, it seems illogical at first, but why would Hammond feel so attached to them? Why would he want to be there to view their birth? Sure, he stated he wanted to see them ALL after they hatched, but this could have been a sly coverup on his part. He really had only told the scientist to warn him when the raptors were going to hatch. Alternatively, A Wizard Did It.
Mr. Muldoon is (or rather, was) extremely richAnd this is his last will and testement.
Dr. Grant is the reincarnation of Captain Vasili Borodin.Having lived a good life, he was granted the gift of reincarnation in America so he could finally see his beloved Montana.
The T-Rex is the hero of this storyWhen The T-Rex originally attacked it was to test those who would bring her back to life. Gennaro sought to make a profit from her and as such was seen unfit to live. Originally she sought to kill the children for their ignorance but after seeing the lengths to which Alan and Ian went to save them the T-Rex decided to spare them. She would later save them from the Gallimimus. She didn't attack Malcolm on purpose. She only chased him to keep her illusion as a predator. Later when escaping on the jeep she planned on helping them but due to her sudden appearance, she frightened them. She soon decided that the rest of the humans on the island were deemed worthy to live and killed the velociraptors before claiming the island as her own.
Impure DNA caused the biological anomalies in InGen dinosPractically confirmed In-Universe; we know from the first film that the synthetic dinos aren't "authentic" - their DNA is based on that of real dinosaurs but with frog DNA used to fill in the gaps, so they're more like hybrids. Its then explained that, even though the dinos are all female, they can still breed because this DNA hybridisation gives them the ability to change their sex. If hybridisation can be responsible for that then maybe its also the reason why the things they call Velociraptors are unrealistically tall. For example, some parts of the frog DNA might code for chemicals which can act as Dinosaur Growth Hormone (DGH) or likewise code for chemicals that have molecular shapes complementary to some of the Velociraptor's enzymes, allowing those chemicals to pass through a metabolic pathway that (at some stage) produces a chemical which can act as DGH. Alternately, DGH might be inadvertently synthesized as a result of complex, cascading interactions between several different genes of the hybrid DNA. This could also be the reason the InGen Spinosaurus can eat people, even though real ones are adapted to eat fish and likewise for all the other biological discrepancies in the series.
Frog DNA had nothing to do with the breeding dinosaurIn the novel version of The Lost World, nests actually seen by characters are the raptor nest, the maiasaur nest, and the...rex nest? Erm, T-Rex wasn't one of the dinos that Wu added frog DNA to, it was only the five species actually breeding. And how would the apatasaurs have managed to keep their herds at max size, given the prions killing them off if they can't breed? Or the mussasaur Levine saw shortly after he first arrived, or the young triceratops, or the fact that there are still dinosaurs around despite several carnivores eating them? Simple: The frog DNA wasn't a prerequisite, Grant just thought it was. He's been wrong before (noted by Ian and Levine). Probably the irradiation was either misaimed or ineffective, and the attempts at making all them female failed in some way based on dinosaur biology. The reason most of the other dino species didn't breed is likely either that there weren't any of one gender or the other by chance, or they weren't sufficiently mature to breed, or (for some species) either the irradiation or the genetic tinkering successfully made the dinos sterile. Regardless, the frog DNA couldn't have been the reason, unless undocumented frog DNA was added to the rexes.
The raptors were the true heroes of the first film.After all, they did try to eat those goddamn annoying kids. The movie is in fact a tragedy, as the two characters that should have gotten eaten survived the entire thing.
The Raptors in the first film aren't evil; they're insane.Raptors are highly intelligent and social animals but because the ones in Jurassic Park were clones, they had no older dinosaurs to socialize with. The scientists who bred them seemed to have little time for them once hatched so it can be safely assumed that they were left mostly to their own devices. Intelligent creatures need interaction though - Parrots (much less intelligent than the raptors are shown to be) will literally go insane if left in isolation for too long. So on Isla Nublar, you have a bunch of raptors who have had none of the rearing or socialization that intelligent pack animals need, compounded by living in a world that is alien to most of their instinctual knowledge. It's little wonder they turned into homicidal psychos. The population on Isla Sorna, on the other hand, growing mostly in the wild and breeding naturally for at least a generation or two, are much more like "real" Raptors. They attack when their territory is breached (Lost World) and when their offspring are stolen (JPIII) but they don't seek out either of those situations.
The Lost World is actually a subtle attack on animal right activismThey created Nick, member of an Animal Wrong Group, and made him responsible for all human deaths on the island. But instead of leading an open War On Straw and risking to recieve Strawman Has a Point reaction, they decided to be sneaky about it. They made him a protagonist and acted as if he was right, thus fueling the viewers' hatred for him.
The Frog DNA 'patch' inhibited feather growth.
Sarah Harding will reincarnate as Millburn in the film, PrometheusIn the events of The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Sarah makes a lot of really questionable decisions as a paleontologist, including getting up close and personal with wild animals and wanting to pet them. Close to a century later, she will reincarnate as Millburn, who goes on the Prometheus mission. In this incarnation, Harding just can't shake the desire to pet and make friends with wild animals, and tries the same trick with the Hammerpede. This time however, the desire kills her/him, and in a rather horrible way.
Mammoths will be in Jurassic Park 4The Spinosaurus shows that Site B has more species than expected. If someone can get the DNA of a rare predator and create it in secret, who says that the same person could not go and steal a blood sample from a frozen Mammoth Carcass. True, you'd need a artificial Elephant Womb, but if you can make half a dinopedia's worth of species popular and obscure, how hard would it be to breed them?
All of the scientific errors weren't committed by the movie, but by the staff of Jurassic Park intentionally.It's no secret that InGen wants to keep their ability to clone dinosaurs well, a secret. So perhaps the explanations given during the tour were red herrings meant to throw rival companies and scientists off of the trail of reproducing their success. Thus, Hammond and Wu are unreliable narrators, and any information about 'frog DNA' should be taken with a grain of salt.
Jurassic Park takes place in an alternate universe where the British Empire still existsHow else can you explain how there are so many rich British families and famous white hunters from East Africa?
Post-films, In Gen's technology was used by others for more "mundane" de-extinction and species-survival projectsNow that the world's seen two islands and "half a dinopedia's worth" of proof the cloning techniques work and just as much reason to wary about making anything else big and dangerous, why not clone that flock of condors? Or prevent Lonesome George from being the Last of His Kind? There might even be surviving geneticists who'd had My God, What Have I Done? moments after the Isla Nublar and San Diego incidents among them. And then maybe go for a baby steps route with de-extinction and have a zoo with passenger pigeons, thylacines and moas?