Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's Biggest Plot Holes

A Prison With No Security

Owen, Claire and Franklin then stow away on Eli's ship, which takes them to the Lockwood estate in California, where Mills and Wu are hosting the auction. Franklin is mistaken for part of Wu's science team, but Owen and Claire are locked in a cell. It turns out, this is a dinosaur cell, and the duo is smack dab in the middle of Eli's dino prison. However, there are no guards monitoring them or the creatures.

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That allows Owen to goad the Pachycephalosaurus in the next chamber into breaking a hole into their cell, and then demolishing their door, thus freeing both parties. Seriously, why would you have no guards monitoring dinosaurs that could smash through walls on a whim? The villain didn't protect his investment, which is all the more astounding, given folks had already wandered off near the Indominus Rex cage earlier on in the story.

The Freedom Button


Fallen Kingdom's finale sees the mysterious Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon) make the decision that drastically changes the complexion of the franchise. After stopping the auction, Owen, Claire, Franklin and Zia (a paleo-veterinarian) tearfully witness the imprisoned dinos on the verge of dying, as the prison catches fire. The only way to save the creatures is to free them, unleashing them on California, and beyond. However, the team decides not to, with Claire and Owen hugging it out, as they've failed to protect the animals.

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But just as that happens, the cell doors open up, allowing the dinosaurs to escape, and we see it's Maisie who pushed the button. Sure, she was on the blind side of Owen and Claire, but Franklin and Zia were right there facing the button. Thus, they would have seen Maisie heading for it. Either they're super-slow or she's as fast as The Flash. It was a telegraphed move in the first place, but the fact it happened with Franklin and Zia right there leaves us with a head-scratching moment.

Directed by J.A. Bayona from a script by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and B.D. Wong, joined by Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell, and Jeff Goldblum.

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