Watch: Every Single Easter Egg and Reference from Jurassic World

Monday, 15 June 2015 - 12:50PM
Jurassic World
Monday, 15 June 2015 - 12:50PM
Watch: Every Single Easter Egg and Reference from Jurassic World
Jurassic World may have just had the biggest opening weekend of all time, but it never would have achieved that feat if it weren't standing on the shoulders of the classic Jurassic Park. As such, the film is filled with homages and references to the beloved original film, and Mr Sunday Movies has given us a handy breakdown of possibly ever single Easter Egg in Jurassic World:



As expected, the vast majority of the Easter Eggs are homages to Jurassic Park, including direct references, character parallels, and visual homages like the I-Rex sphere attack, which alludes to the original's T-Rex car attack. There are also references to past defunct Jurassic Park IV scripts, which included dinosaurs spliced with human DNA and a militarized dinosaur force, the latter of which greatly resembles the idea floated by Vincent D'Onofrio's character: "You know, the one who thought that a loose dinosaur was a more effective weapon than a drone strike? THAT IS AN INCORRECT THING TO THINK."

BD Wong is the only actor from Jurassic Park to return to the franchise in this film, and he gets to explain away (sort of) one of the biggest scientific inaccuracies in the film. In order to justify the dinosaurs not having feathers or generally looking like real dinosaurs, Wong's character explains that the genetic hybrids were engineered to resemble the general public's idea of what dinosaurs look like.

And finally, he explains that while many have referred to Jurassic World as a "direct sequel" to Jurassic Park, the sequels are, in fact, still canon, just "not important or good enough for a mention." The only lonely reference to The Lost World or Jurassic Park III is a spinosaurus skeleton on Jurassic World's "main street."

But there were a few homages here and there that weren't referencing Jurassic Park, including:

-Jaws is referenced when a great white shark is used as food for the Mosasaurus 
-Tomorrowland director Brad Bird makes an uncredited cameo as the monorail announcer
-The I-Rex is a genetic splice of about a million different species, including Rugops, which is "a shit name for a dinosaur"

And just for good measure, here are a couple more nerdy and timely Easter Egg breakdowns from Mr Sunday Movies:





Jurassic World is now out in theaters.

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