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Every Jurassic World Dominion Retcon That Irritated Longtime Fans

Director Colin Trevorrow closes up several ends in Jurassic World Dominion, with crossing narratives pulling two generations together. After examining the menacing Biosyn and their locusts, which were placed to regulate the food chain, Drs. Ian Malcolm, Alan Grant, and Ellie Sattler joined the battle, while Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, and series newcomer Kayla Watts tried to help the Lockwood clone, Maisie, who Biosyn had taken hostage. Furthermore, the evil corporation stole Blue’s raptor baby, Beta, intensifying Owen and his team’s quest. With so much drama going on, there were sure to be some story gaps and unsolved issues in what proved to be a vastly complicated film. Here are all Jurassic World retcons explained:

1. Maisie Lockwood’s origin story:

Maisie Lockwood from Jurassic Park.
Maisie Lockwood from Jurassic Park.

With Maisie’s mother, Charlotte, cloning herself before she passed away, there’s a huge plot hole. In the Fallen Kingdom, it appears that Maisie’s grandpa, Benjamin, carried out the duplication in order to have a second Charlotte. He and the babysitter even erected shrines to Charlotte, who died in a vehicle accident. However, I n Jurassic World Dominion, Charlotte dies naturally, but infant Maisie is saved first by modifying her DNA. Unfortunately, the film never connected the two accounts, making it appear as though Ben was hiding up Charlotte’s scientific attempts to play God. This simply disregarded Charlotte’s historical inconsistencies.

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2. Dr. Henry Wu turns a hero in an instant:

Dr. Henry Wu played by BD Wong.
Dr. Henry Wu played by BD Wong.

Dr. Henry Wu was clearly portraying an antagonist in Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, despite being depicted as a pretty likable guy in the original Jurassic Park. He was prepared to create hybrid dinosaurs for potential buyers and experimented in nefarious ways. Despite this, at the beginning of Jurassic World: Dominion, Wu suddenly becomes repentant for his crimes and strives to reverse the locust epidemic he essentially created. Wu’s sudden epiphany appears to be both abrupt and unexplainable. This is just another case of sloppy writing in Jurassic World: Dominion, which retcons earlier character backstories and behavior in order to shoehorn it into their own narrative.

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3. Dodgson has the Barbasol Can:

Lewis Dodgson from Jurassic Park.
Lewis Dodgson from Jurassic Park.

Biosyn chief Lewis Dodgson offered the greedy Nedry a faux bottle of Barbasol to keep InGen’s dino-DNA in the first Jurassic Park movie in 1993. However, Nedry was murdered, and the can was later buried in the soil during a hurricane. However, while Dodgson is shown carrying the can in Jurassic World Dominion, it is never revealed how he learned where to look for it or why it was important to his firm’s study. Just randomly, as bad karma, he was compelled to die in the same manner as Nedry.

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4. Charlotte Lockwood is suddenly the MVP:

Laura Dern in Jurassic World: Dominion.
Laura Dern in Jurassic World: Dominion.

Ignoring the fact that Charlotte is only seen in still photographs in the Fallen Kingdom, Dr. Henry Wu says in Dominion that she was among Jurassic Park’s most intelligent experts, before insinuating that Charlotte was the greater scientist between the two. Thus, despite Wu’s frequent portrayal as the chief creator of Jurassic Park’s dinosaurs, this indication is made. Later on, there’s another awfully convenient disclosure that Charlotte met and became friends with Dr. Ellie Sattler, allowing her to deliver further information about Charlotte to a Maisie who is questioning her truth. The whole part comes across as forced and unjustified, and it’s unquestionably a retcon of the greatest kind.

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5. Dinosaurs Running Loose Among Humans:

A dinosaur from Jurassic World: Dominion.
A dinosaur from Jurassic World: Dominion.

The concluding scenes of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom emphasize just one thing: dinosaurs are roaming in the midst of the human population, and figuring out a way for the two species to coexist might be the most difficult task mankind has ever faced. Despite this, Jurassic World Dominion concluded with Biosyn Sanctuary being turned into a park for untamed dinosaurs. It was never verified who would keep an eye on them or keep track of population management when the T-Rexes partnered, and dinos like Blue could self-reproduce. Other harmful species in civilization, such as the Atrociraptors attacking Team Owen in Malta, are also left out of the film. Even the final method of preventing destruction was not disclosed. Definitely a plothole!

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Written by Alfeeya Pathan

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