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The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Detail That Has Fans Scratching Their Heads

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," the second film in the "Jurassic World" trilogy, sees Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) attempt to save the remaining dinosaurs on the now-abandoned Isla Nublar from an incoming volcanic eruption. After 2015's "Jurassic World" introduced a new, more modern take on the franchise following the original "Jurassic Park" trilogy, the sequel was a chance to see a grander, more intense, and darker chapter of this saga unfold. Did it deliver? Well, not exactly.

Despite earning over $1.3 billion worldwide (via Box Office Mojo) and garnering some more positive reviews from such outlets as The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, "Fallen Kingdom" is largely considered one of the franchise's most disliked entries, sporting a 47% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics were left unimpressed and feeling let down, especially after what "Jurassic World" had promised. And among the plethora of issues with "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," one dino-sized detail continues to leave fans snarling with rage.

Why are these dinos so cheap?

Among the many scenes in "Fallen Kingdom" showing humanity at its worst is the auctioning of the dinosaurs at the Lockwood estate for the black market. The centerpiece dinosaur here is the Indoraptor, a vicious, weaponized hybrid created by Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong). According to co-writer Colin Trevorrow in an interview with io9, the idea was one that Steven Spielberg wanted to use for some time and that the team chose to inject into "Fallen Kingdom."

More confusing to fans than the idea of weaponized dinosaurs itself, however, is how little the auctioneers ask for them. On a Reddit thread about "Jurassic World Dominion," u/Drunken_Vike stated bluntly, "All I want to know is if there's going to be a scene as hilariously terrible as auctioning laser-sighted dinosaurs for comically low amounts of money in a random mansion," a reference to the events of "Fallen Kingdom," in which the Indoraptor goes for a bid of $43 million. While it seems like a sizable amount of money, when considering just what the Indoraptor is capable of, it is shockingly low.

Redditor u/oozekip similarly gawked at the bafflingly low auction offerings, saying, "We know they spent billions of dollars on creating ... the laser[-]guided raptor ... but it was sold for a price that was less than 1/3 [of] the budget of the movie." Perhaps the most bizarre part of this concept is how little money the estate is willing to give up such a valuable animal for. Although considering the mess the Indoraptor causes later, we'd probably give it away for free.