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Jurassic World Dominion Moments That Upset Fans The Most

Life will, indeed, find a way. Though, if it weren't for a heavy dose of human interference, dinosaurs would still remain a fixture of the very distant past. But the world presented to us in the "Jurassic Park" franchise is one that now sees humanity sparing dinosaurs from extinction not once, but twice. Apparently, Velociraptor foot soldiers on the front lines of combat is just too rock n' roll to deny ourselves. It's a shame we never got to see that movie come to fruition. Still, the seedier parts of humanity have all kinds of wild ideas for a future that utilizes the once-fossilized creatures. Whether it's John Hammond or Peter Ludlow's vision for a theme park, Vic Hoskins or Eli Mills' brilliant idea to market dinos as weapons, or Biosyn CEO Lewis Dodgson's desire to be in charge of the world's food supply chain, the end result is inevitably humankind's greatest fallibility: greed.

The release of "Jurassic World Dominion" has ignited fans in a healthy debate about its standing and merits as a conclusion to the "Jurassic Park" saga we all have known and loved since 1993. It's a film meant to celebrate the greatest aspects of the franchise, so it's only fitting that a few beloved characters were invited back to the party to close out this saga properly. Now, fans have something to say about this final chapter in the "Jurassic World" narrative, so let's dive into the moments that rubbed some "Jurassic World Dominion" fans the wrong way.

Note that there are major spoilers for "Jurassic World Dominion" below.

Weaponizing dinosaurs with a laser

The laser pointer of death is simply one idea the "Jurassic Park" franchise couldn't quit. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" gave us a new movie monster built off the bones of the Indominus Rex (literally), aptly named the Indoraptor. This ravenous beast is lethal and will play dead, just so it can lure you close and then bite off your arm. Geneticists also decided to encode the Indoraptor with the very specific ability to hunt down a target that has been highlighted by a laser pointer. It's a bit of an odd choice, considering any number of ranged weapons are just as effective and far less expensive than a genetically-modified dinosaur. Not surprisingly, this "dinosaur-triggered-by-laser-pointer plot device" became the butt of many jokes on YouTube.

Despite the strange plot point being eviscerated by fans across the internet, the laser pointer made a return in "Jurassic World Dominion." A black market dinosaur smuggler by the name of Soyona Santos (Dichen Lachman) uses her laser pointer to target Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and his buddy Barry Sembène (Omar Sy) as snacks for her trained Atrociraptors. Soyona's tiny laser pointer gets these vicious dinos so intensely focused on Owen that they pursue him over several miles, as he flees on his motorcycle. It's quite absurd and not any more understandable as a choice this go-around, so it's no surprise that the laser-obsessed Atrociraptors have elicited a collective facepalm from fans yet again.

The entire locust plot

What's more terrifying than a blood-thirsty pack of raptors? According to "Jurassic World Dominion," it's swarms of giant locusts. These bad boys are genetically engineered (of course) by a corporation called Biosyn. Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott), founder of Biosyn, has a secret maniacal plan to decimate the world's food supply, so his company can control the production of all crops. The locusts are created to devastate any non-Biosyn plants or produce. Dodgson is attempting to keep his devious plan under wraps, but it doesn't really take Sherlock Holmes to incriminate this genius – just Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) asking a farmer a couple of questions.

A number of fans on Reddit didn't care much for the locust plot of the film. "Jurassic World Dominion" positions these creatures as an "invasive" species that are upsetting the natural order. However, the world we see is already populated with lab-created animals that have been extinct for over 65 million years. But those ones, apparently, aren't invasive enough. The locusts ultimately take the focus off of a pivotal narrative element: the dinosaurs and the carnage that they can and surely will cause (if the past five movies are any indication). At the start of the film, the world is populated with dinosaurs. The end of the film is no different. However, thanks to this locust plot, at least the good guys get to stop the comic book-style villainous ploy to exact dominion over the world.

The absent T-rex drive-in theater scene

The Tyrannosaurus Rex has long been a fan-favorite of the "Jurassic Park" franchise. The lumbering beast thrilled audiences with the best terrifying action sequences the earliest films had to offer. From the T-rex escape at the paddock in the first film, to the Tyrannosaurus stomping through San Diego at the end of "The Lost World," there's been plenty for T-rex fans to sink their teeth into. Famously, the carnivore is even known for its heroic moments, such as saving the heroes of the original film from being sliced and diced by a couple of hangry raptors and supporting the fight against the Indominus Rex in "Jurassic World."

Therefore, many fans were legitimately excited to see the carnivore get some action in the promos for "Jurassic World Dominion." In particular, a notable scene in one of the trailers echoes the T-rex rampage in the first film by depicting a Tyrannosaurus terrorizing moviegoers at a drive-in theater. This scene was also included in several promos for the film, including a commercial for Progressive Insurance

Understandably then, some fans were upset that the sequence didn't make the final cut of the film. Many times, scenes in trailers don't always represent the end product, as the editing process is still under way when the trailers are being constructed. Sadly, this scene was seemingly a casualty of the editing process. Here's hoping it comes out as a deleted scene later, so we can finally discover what happens when the T-Rex crashes the drive-in movie.

The giganotosaurus wasn't as menacing as past carnivores

With each progressive installment in the "Jurassic Park" franchise, filmmakers tried to go bigger and more terrifying than what came before. "The Lost World" turns a sole T-rex tormenter from the previous film into a pair of angry parents. "Jurassic Park III" introduces the much bigger Spinosaurus, which kills a T-rex in the early moments of the film. "Jurassic World" brings us the genetic amalgamation of a T-rex and Velociraptor in the form of the Indominus Rex. Now, the minds behind "Jurassic World Dominion" bring viewers one of the largest real-life land carnivores ever discovered: the Giganotosaurus

Yet, despite the hype behind the Giganotosaurus, the creature we see in the film is rather lazy and less aggressive than his giant-sized counterparts in the previous films. For starters, fans have noted that no human casualties occurred at the hands (or claws) of the Giganotosaurus. Other fans are annoyed that it also didn't manage to defeat any rival carnivores in the jungle, since the T-rex brought it down with the help of another dino (much like the finale in "Jurassic World"). Even Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) gets a shot in with a well-placed flaming spear to the giga's mouth. As far as menacing dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" franchise go, Giganotosaurus is quite possibly the worst.

The connection with the Barbasol can is never clarified

In the original "Jurassic Park," fan speculation ran wild after seeing Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) abscond with valuable dinosaur DNA, which he safeguarded in a Barbasol canister. But after a Dilophosaurus chowed down on the scheming programmer, the Barbasol can was left behind, buried in mud. Many guessed that a sequel was going to use that plot thread as a jumping off point. Lewis Dodgson, after all, had commissioned Nedry to commit corporate espionage in order to further his own genetic research. A villain was already in the making. But alas, "The Lost World," "Jurassic Park III," and "Jurassic World" came and went with no mention of the elusive Barbasol can.

Lewis Dodgson returns in "Jurassic World Dominion," albeit with a completely different actor from the one in the original film. We also can see the infamous Barbasol canister in his possession. However, the film never clarifies how he retrieved the item. It's a wonder that the canister was found, given that it was covered in mud and buried in an obscure place within the Isla Nublar jungle. Nedry certainly took its location to his grave. While it's a cool tie-in with the original film, it is never fleshed out, which has left fans wanting more.

None of the main characters bite the dust

"Jurassic World Dominion" brings in the old guard, which includes Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Ellie Sattler, and Ian Malcom, along with returning stars Owen Grady, Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), and Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon). The film adds newcomers to the mix as well, including Malcolm's undercover BioSyn mole, Ramsay Cole (Mamoudou Athie), as well as the fierce mercenary pilot Kayla Watts (DeWanda Wise). That's a lot of primary characters in a blockbuster film. However, only the bad guys ever meet a grisly end via the terrifying maw of a vicious carnivore ... well, and one unlucky guy on a scooter.

While it's to be expected that the film's antagonists would be eaten by a dinosaur or two, some fans were hoping that the finale would be bold enough to up the ante and also kill off at least one main (or even secondary) hero. There are plenty to choose from, yet "Jurassic World Dominion" never takes the plunge, even though it would heighten the stakes and emotions to make this "Jurassic Park" installment one to remember. Fans remember the heroics of bold characters like Robert Muldoon, Eddie Carr, and Mr. Masrani from the previous films — good guys, who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's too clean and neat to watch everyone on the right side of morality walk away unscathed in "Jurassic World Dominion," and it makes you wonder just how lucky Alan, Ian, Ellie, and the rest can actually be.

Blue had no major role in the film

"Jurassic World" created a new fan-favorite dinosaur that became just as much of a character as the humans running and screaming for dear life. Blue, the Velociraptor, demonstrates outstanding intellect throughout the course of the "Jurassic World" trilogy. She manages to partner with a T-rex to fight an Indominus. Blue protects Owen and Maisie from the horrific Indoraptor that stalks the pair throughout the Lockwood estate in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." Owen raised Blue from birth, so while she's a violent carnivore by nature, she always manages to remember that Owen is one piece of meat that is off-limits. After all, he's basically her father.

This legendary raptor has been through a lot and it's quite devastating that she doesn't play a major role in "Jurassic World Dominion." Fans were sad to see Blue simply used as a plot device, who was benched from all the primary action of the film. It's a bit surprising, considering how important she is to Owen. Just think, how cool would it have been if Owen could have brought her on this adventure somehow? It is her infant on the line, after all.

Owen choking the dilophosaurus

One of the most harrowing moments in "Jurassic World Dominion" is when the plane carrying Owen, Claire, and Kayla is attacked by a flying dinosaur. There's only one parachute, so Owen gives it to Claire, and then he and Kayla brace for a crash landing. Claire lands in the forest, where she's stuck all by her lonesome. It turns out she's not as alone as she thinks, since she soon hears the familiar calls of a Dilophosaurus. One Dilophosaurus, however, quickly turns into two, and then three. Things aren't looking good for Ms. Dearing. Just as one of the dinosaurs prepares to strike, Owen grabs it by the neck and chokes it, while Kayla shocks it. The creature and its cohorts to flee back into the forest, and the heroes continue on their way.

While Owen strangling the dino is very much an Owen move, some fans thought the moment was a bit much. The real head-scratcher is in the reaction of the creature itself. It didn't seem to struggle or put up a fight when Owen grabbed it. Owen also didn't attempt to wrangle it in a way that would prevent it from lashing out with its other limbs or jaw. Overall, choking a dinosaur seems like the least safe approach to stopping a deadly attack. Nevertheless, this is a blockbuster film, so everything worked out nicely.

Ellie and Alan's romance felt fast and forced

They were a match made in ... well, Jurassic Park. At the start of the "Jurassic Park" franchise, Alan and Ellie are more than just partners in paleontology, as the two are very much in love. However, "Jurassic Park III" shows a platonic reunion of the pair, who apparently went their separate ways after the events of the first film. Ellie is now married with two young kids. Alan is sidelined as a good, old friend. However, it's clear that the two have a hint of regret about their separation.

Then comes along "Jurassic World Dominion," which takes place a couple of decades after "Jurassic Park III." Ellie once again comes back into Alan's life to take him on a crusade to save the world. Despite having been apart for much of their lives, they fall instantly in sync, just like the old days. Ellie then reveals that she is divorced, so we all know what's going to happen next.

At the end of the film, Alan and Ellie embrace and kiss, and he decides to abandon his dig to be with her. It's a love that was always meant to be, but simply took its time getting there. Despite that fact, some fans felt the romance was fast and forced. Everything that happens in "Jurassic World Dominion" is a bit of a whirlwind, so perhaps this is why Alan latches onto Ellie rather quickly. Plus, the last time we saw these two together was in 2001's "Jurassic Park III," so it's easy to understand that the filmmakers wanted to give the fans what they wanted, even if it didn't happen in a way that many people liked.

No closure with Barry and the Atrociraptors

After Maisie gets captured by agents working for BioSyn, the trail leads Owen and Claire to Malta, where they meet up with an old friend, Barry (Omar Sy). Barry helps the two track down Maisie and Blue's infant and they learn that Soyona Santos is the one leading the dinosaur smuggling ring. Once Soyona realizes that her operations have been compromised, she releases her Atrociraptors to unleash havoc on Barry and his team. Most of Barry's crew is killed, but Barry survives and detains Soyona at gunpoint. Meanwhile, two Atrociraptors give chase to Owen through town, until he finally boards an escape plane and leaves the Atrociraptors behind.

Viewers have been left with some questions after watching this chaotic scene. Although Owen manages to escape Soyona's laser pointer of death, there are still multiple Atrociraptors and other vicious dinos on the loose in a populated area of Malta. How is Barry managing that disaster? We never see any more concerning Barry or the events that unfolded in Malta again. At least a news blurb stating that authorities have contained the violent dinos would tie off that loose end.

The Pyroraptor diving under the ice was absurd

Kayla and Owen nearly meet an icy death after crash-landing into a ice-covered reservoir. They manage to survive the collision and attempt to carefully make it to dry land. However, a vicious Pyroraptor covered in feathers is waiting for them, ready to strike. Given its bird-like appearance, one would expect the creature to take flight. Instead, it plunges into the icy waters and circles the pair underneath the ice. Tension mounts, as Owen falls into the ice and almost gets eviscerated by the Pyrorapter, but he's saved just in time by Kayla.

Fans on Reddit have remarked that the Pyroraptor's swimming capability is simply absurd, as even its name indicates that it would be a more heat or fire-oriented animal. Besides that, this is a dinosaur that seems to have more in common with birds, but it defies all expectations by swimming instead of flying. As other fans have pointed out, the torpedo-like speed with which the creature moves underwater feels a bit ridiculous. Despite the far-fetched premise of "Jurassic World Dominion" and the entire "Jurassic Park" franchise, this moment in particular felt a bit too unbelievable for some viewers.