Ever since the first Jurassic Park movie hit theaters in the early '90s, cinematic dinosaurs have been a pretty big deal. It didn't hurt that Stephen Spielberg enlisted the talents of the inimitable Stan Winston to bring his dinos to life, and with that immensely successful first offering, a film franchise was born. As of late 2020, there have been a total of five films in the Jurassic Park franchise, and each one offers new and exciting creatures to thrill and terrify audiences.
Fans have been watching and re-watching the movies for years, and many of them have picked up on some hidden and small details spread throughout the movies. A few of those eagle-eyed fans have taken to the MovieDetails subreddit to share their findings.
The more interesting of those little tidbits are listed below, so take a look and see if there's anything about the Jurassic Park films you didn't already know. If you do spot something new and interesting, be sure to give it an upvote to see which one rises to the top!
- 5441 VOTES
Dr Wu's Corruption Was Evident From The Beginning
Dr. Wu may have seemed like a good-natured scientist in the first movie, but as Redditor u/greg-michaelson pointed out, he wasn't on the up and up:
In Jurassic Park, you can see Dr. Wu erasing a data-sheet in the lab. Erasing lab data is highly improper and unethical in scientific settings, hinting at Dr. Wu's corrupt nature in later films.Cool detail?
- 6306 VOTES
Just Because You Can Clone, That Doesn't Mean You Can Spell
Redditor u/farrukhsshah spotted a little mistake in the spelling of some familiar dinosaurs:
Although the scientists in Jurassic Park (1993) were skilled geneticists, they misspelled Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus on the cryogenic storage containers.Cool detail?
- 7302 VOTES
The T-Rex Really Wanted To Eat Those Kids
It was clear that the T-Rex wanted to eat those kids, but as Redditor u/texican_81 pointed out, its overzealousness was a mistake that made it into the film:
In Jurassic Park (1993), the animatronic t-rex was not supposed to break through the plexiglass roof of the SUV. The plexiglass actually chipped one of the t-rex's teeth.Cool detail?
- 8246 VOTES
A CGI Face Was Added Into 'Jurassic Park' So A Scene Wouldn't Need To Be Reshot
Lex's time through the ceiling was shot with a stunt double, but as Redditor u/SmokyDuck noted, it required some touching up in post-production:
In Jurassic Park when Lex falls through the ceiling, the stunt double accidentally looks up, so instead of filming the scene again, they superimposed Lex’s face over the stunt double.Cool detail?