Warning: SPOILERS For Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom!

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has some big reveals, but also left behind a ton of unanswered questions. The J.A. Bayona-directed second chapter of the new Jurassic trilogy masterminded by Derek Connelly and Colin Trevorrow (who helmed Jurassic World and will return for the third and final film) completely changed the game. The film ended the paradigm of the dinosaurs isolated on an island established by the first Jurassic Park. In Fallen Kingdom, the dinosaurs' island home is destroyed and the creatures are now loose upon the world.

The events of Jurassic World 2 represent a seismic shift in the story, but the film itself is full of plot holes and illogical events. While the heroes of the first film, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), return to undertake what they believe is a rescue mission to save the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar, they find they are mere pawns in a greater scheme to sell the dinosaurs by new villains introduced in the film. In the process, Fallen Kingdom ends up retconning the original Jurassic Park and the details of what fans knew about its origins.

While the Jurassic World sequel contains thrilling and well-directed action sequences, especially during the dinosaur stampede from the exploding island and the scary moments of the Indoraptor stalking our human heroes through Lockwood Manor, it also creates a number of questions that aren't fully addressed. Here are the biggest questions Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom left open:

Everything About Maisie Lockwood Being A Clone

Jurassic World 2 is a game-changer for the saga, although the biggest twist is probably that Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), the "granddaughter" of dying billionaire Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), is actually a clone of his dead daughter. Therefore, along with cloned dinosaurs existing in the Jurassic universe for 25 years, that same technology can be used to perfectly clone human beings - a revelation that the film quickly glosses over.

There were numerous clues dropped throughout the film that Maisie was really a clone until Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) literally just announces it in dialogue. But the ramifications of Maisie's existence aren't dealt with. Presumably, Lockwood, Mills, and her nanny Iris (Geraldine Chaplin) fed Maisie lies about who her mother and father were, but it also seems like she spent her life in the gloomy Lockwood Manor. Was she homeschooled? Was she the only clone, and if not, what happened to the previous attempts? Are there other human clones in the world besides Maisie? Wouldn't the technology to clone people be even more valuable than dinosaurs?

What's The Real Story With Benjamin Lockwood and John Hammond?

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom retconned the history of Jurassic Park's late founder John Hammond (Sir Richard Attenborough) so that fellow billionaire Benjamin Lockwood was his longtime friend and business partner. Hammond and Lockwood had a falling out over Ben's desire to use InGen's cloning technology to recreate his daughter, who died in a car accident. Hammond walked away and ended their friendship, but Lockwood still gives Hammond a place of honor with a painting of him hanging in the gallery of Lockwood Manor. There must be more to their story but will Jurassic World 3 reveal it?

It seems like Hammond was the more responsible of the two in that he wanted to limit InGen's tech to creating dinosaurs; after the disaster of Jurassic Park, he later came to believe that the dinosaurs should be left alone. Meanwhile, the grieving Lockwood wanted to use the tech for selfish reasons and, given Maisie's age, he waited until long after Hammond died in 1998 to recreate his late daughter (she had to have died in the 1990s while Hammond was still alive, hence their falling out).

The cloning laboratory beneath Lockwood Manor could have been originally built as the facility to secretly clone Maisie, but was Lockwood aware that Mills was using it to clone the Indoraptor? Moreso, was Lockwood aware of everything going on beneath his house? Did he know Mills built huge holding facilities and even an auction room for the dinosaurs? Given the scene between Lockwood and Mills before Mills murdered the old man, it's possible Lockwood didn't know. But if not, how could Lockwood not have known about all of the construction that happened under his feet?

What Becomes Of InGen And Henry Wu?

InGen was introduced in Jurassic Park as the biotechnological research company that cloned the dinosaurs. It was owned by John Hammond and employed Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) as its chief geneticist. However, Jurassic World redid the very nature of InGen; it was bought by the Masrani Global corporation and became about finding ways to weaponize the dinosaurs, hiring Vic Hoskins (Vincent D'Onofrio) as head of security and Owen Grady to train the Velociraptors to follow human commands.

In the wake of the events of Jurassic Worlds 1 and 2, does InGen even exist anymore? Masrani is a background concern and the InGen logo is glimpsed only briefly. Wu seemed to work exclusively for Mills to further his research to perfecting the Indoraptor. In addition, Mills hired mercenaries to bring the dinosaurs back from Isla Nublar instead of using InGen troops. By the end of Fallen Kingdom, Mills and Lockwood are both dead while Wu is injured but presumably alive - he may be the last living link to the company John Hammond originally built.

Page 2: Questions About Jurassic World 2's Volcano

Why Did InGen Pick An Island With A Volcano To Build Their Park?

There was never any mention of Jurassic Park being built on an island with a volcano; this was a retcon by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to create an immediate need for the dinosaurs to be transferred from the island into the mainland to fuel the story. Going backwards, though, it makes little sense; InGen would have done geological surveys about Isla Nublar - after all, they were investing untold billions into cloning dinosaurs and then building a theme park attraction. Furthermore, when Masrani Global bought InGen to actually open Jurassic World to the public, they should also have surveyed the island to determine if the volcano, Mt. Sibo, was a threat not just to their investment but also to the thousands of visitors to the park.

Whatever Happened To The Second Island With Dinosaurs, Isla Sorna?

The Jurassic World films have completely ignored that there is a second island, Isla Sorna (a.k.a. Site B), which was where the dinosaurs were cloned. Introduced in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Isla Sorna is a neighboring island to Isla Nublar and contained even more dinosaurs, including multiple T-Rexes and Velociraptors. The drama of Isla Nublar's volcanic destruction and the imminent need for evacuating the dinosaurs is undercut by the existence of that second island also full of dinosaurs. The Jurassic World movies never mentioned Site B, suggesting they're just trying to ignore it, at least for now.

Read More: The Lost World Is A Great Movie (If You Ignore Jurassic Park)

Why Did The Mercenaries Think The Mosasaurus Was Dead?

The opening sequence of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is as visually resplendent as it is nonsensical: Mercenaries hired by Mills venture to the island with a submersible vehicle to extract a bone from the carcass of Indominus Rex, which lies at the bottom of the lagoon after it was killed by the Mosasaurus at the end of Jurassic World. However, one merc in the submarine tells his frightened partner that the Mosasaurus "must be dead by now." Why would they think that? Only a few years had passed since Jurassic World fell and the dinosaurs were all over the news and were the subject of Congressional hearings. Even if they were a separate group of mercs and not part of the team led by Ken Wheatley (Ted Levine), how could those mercenaries think the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar were already dead?

Page 3: Questions About Jurassic World 2's Auction & Ending

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.

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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