The following contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. You'll want to come back after you've seen it.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom had a massive opening weekend at the box office and it has promised even bigger things to come in the forthcoming end to the trilogy. However, before we get there, we have some unfinished business with the movie that we just saw. The movie was a massive spectacle that was just as big and impressive as we hoped, but after the thrill wore off, the questions remained.
Some of these are questions of curiosity, questions that make us wonder where the story will go from here. Others are questions that cropped up because we're not entirely sure what we saw made any sense. Either way, here are all the questions we were asking after seeing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Why Do The DNA Thieves At The Beginning Think the Dinosaurs Are Dead?
In the opening sequence of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom we meet a group of thieves who have broken into the old park in order to steal a bone, and thus the DNA, of the dead Indominous Rex. While this would seem to be a quite dangerous job, nobody is taking any particular precaution against dinosaurs, and it turns out the reason is, as one of the mercenaries states, they believe the dinosaurs are all dead. Except, Congress is also holding a hearing about what to do with the animals, so clearly Congress believes at least some of the dinos are alive. Were they told the dinos were dead so that the villains could convince them to go? Was it just the predators they thought were dead? If so, why did they believe that?
Would the Volcano Really Have Destroyed The Entire Island?
Volcanic eruptions are absolutely dangerous events that can cause massive damage. However, from all indications on the map, Isla Nublar should be a pretty massive place, and since we see one face of the volcano give way, that means that the pressure that has been built up is being released there. That almost certainly means that the opposite side of the mountain should be safer. Whatever dinosaurs were lucky enough to find themselves on that side of the island would have been safe from the worst damage and some dinos would almost certainly have survived, making this entire mission less important. I'm no scientist, but it's still a question worth asking.