Dinosaurs trample everything in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, just as they did in the four movies that slashed and roared before it. You know this; you've seen them all, probably many times. But even the biggest fan of the Jurassic franchise may not have noticed just how many dinosaur (Easter) eggs are hiding in this new installment's undergrowth.
Fallen Kingdom is its own entity. While J.A. Bayona's dinosaur-slash-Gothic-horror film isn't a prehistoric zombie of any of its predecessors, references to previous Jurassic Park films run as rampant as the herd of Gallimimus that first sprinted across the plains of Isla Nublar. There are also several random pop culture references that have absolutely nothing to do with monster reptiles.
From carnivore feeding time to cheeseburgers in paradise, see how many you were able to catch and tranquilize before the island blew up into a mass extinction.
There she is…
Sound familiar? Replace "Indominus Rex" with “Titanic." Plus, the lights of the submersible zooming in are straight out of Titanic's underwater intro, and the claw used to extract a rib is an eerie throwback to the one that grabs the mysterious vault from the bottom of the ocean.
You know that scene in Jurassic World when the Mosasaur leaped into the air like Shamu if Shamu devoured whole sharks in one gulp? Yeah, Fallen Kingdom references that, except with human bait.
When Jurassic World ran wild, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) sprinted in heels like you never should if you don't want to break an ankle but absolutely should if you don't want to end up caught in any of the bone-crushing jaws surrounding you. They now see some relief in an elevator.
That random Margaritaville sign
There is a Jurassic World cameo in which Jimmy Buffett (in an appropriately neon orange shirt) flees for his life as the park and his namesake restaurant are overrun by a stampede of furious, escaped lizards. The sign is still there, wasting away as Claire, Owen, and crew drive in.
While it might sound like Claire is on the phone with a legit government official, that last name is an homage to comic artist and Jurassic Park III storyboarder Richard Delgado of Dark Horse's Age of Reptiles.
Dinosaur denier president
Do I even need to tell you where this and Buffalo Bill firing "nasty woman" at Zia come from?
Next to the portrait of John Hammond in Lockwood Manor, Mary Shelley knowingly stares into the gaping emptiness of a mansion with an underground lab that houses a Frankenstein's monster-like creature not unlike her "modern Prometheus."
Speaking of Hammond, that walking stick of Lockwood's isn't just a coincidence. He and Hammond had been trying to figure out how to reanimate dino DNA when Lockwood turned to a subject that was more... familiar.
The sight of a brachiosaurus chewing on leaves dropped Ellie Sattler's jaw to the floor of the Jeep and almost made Alan Grant faint in Jurassic Park. The brachiosaurus intro in the latest Jurassic entry was just as mind-blowing to the Fallen Kingdom crew (just with less theatrics).
Run, Gallimimus, run
Those veggie-saurs that were an animation breakthrough in 1993 run across Isla Nublar again, except this time they're not just fleeing a meat-eater but a massive volcanic eruption.
Baryonyx is back
You might think you haven't seen the toothy mouth that almost devoured Franklin and Claire before, but this species was previously listed on the Jurassic World map before the park was trampled and eerily reflected by the windows of its exhibit.
The Explorer finds a way
When Owen first re-encounters Blue, she jumps onto the overturned and unapologetically '90s Ford Explorer from Jurassic Park. Its paint job seems to have held up quite well after 25 years.
A T-Rex wants to hunt, sure, but a voracious carnivore can't ignore a live goat served up as an instant appetizer. She just wasn't around when the takeout was first delivered in Jurassic Park.
Eye of doom
It just wouldn't be a Jurassic Park movie without a scene that gets up close and personal with a reptilian eye, the first of which terrorized Ellie Sattler. The only difference is that now there's no car window between Owen and those teeth.
Blue is a clever girl, but even she can't escape the storm of tranquilizer darts and a nearly fatal bullet once Buffalo Bill sets his mercenaries on her. The tranq operation didn't work quite as well on a certain predecessor of hers in Jurassic Park.
Extracting a bullet from a raptor is no less painful than performing first aid on the broken leg of a baby T-Rex in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Blue's cries are just as devastating to Owen as the baby's are to its dinosaur parents. At least Owen doesn't try to crash a trailer.
Scarred for life
Those scars slashing the T-Rex's neck mean it's been around, from that epic Velociraptor fight in Jurassic Park to its face-off with the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World. How do you know it's the same one? The debate of whether or not it could survive in the wild brought up its age.
"Imagine that one. Fraction of the size. Deadly. Intelligent." Was Vinny teasing us in this Jurassic World scene by hinting at something even more vicious than Indominus Rex? That may or may not have gone over your head, but it's now hissing in your face as the Indoraptor.
Gunnar Eversol may be freaked out and panting when he unlocks the elevator with this code, but J.A. Bayona used '7337' for a reason — it's a short film by Sergio G. Sanchez, who inspired Bayona to get into the industry after meeting him.
The kitchen scene strikes again
The sheer terror of being trapped in a raptor-infested kitchen isn't something you easily forget, even if you were safe in a movie theater seat when you first watched it. This time, Owen, Maisie, and Claire hide behind a platform on the museum floor, but it's still total déjà vu.
Grabbing a bite
Remember the guy who got pulled by a raptor into its cage in Jurassic Park, never to be seen again? And the guy who was snatched from under a car? The same thing happens to another victim when the Indoraptor's claw appears and he vanishes faster than he can scream.
Recognize that tapping? It told Lex and Timmy all they needed to know in that kitchen, and it's still a highly effective method of accidental communication when the Indoraptor sneaks up on Maisie.
You know how the Indoraptor climbs through the window and creeps up to a terrified Maisie who tries to stay still as a corpse before she actually becomes one? Not only does this thing have the appetite of a vampire, but the scene is a phantom of 1979's Dracula.
Raptors keep saving your tail
Velociraptor sabotage freed the humans from the T-Rex laying siege in Jurassic Park, distracted the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World, and is now seen in the form of Blue facing off against the Indoraptor, which she knocks through the ceiling and on to the lethal horns of a Triceratops skull.
The last thing you'll ever wear...
…is a yellow raincoat, if you're Dennis Nedry before the Dilophosaurus has him for dinner in Jurassic Park or this unfortunate victim who can’t escape the stampede outside Lockwood Mansion fast enough.
Not that T-Rex and Allosaurus don't have an appetite for human arms, but that spare limb flying around recalls the scene in Jurassic Park in which Ellie Sattler thinks someone is lending her a hand and finds out it doesn't come with a body.
The first thing that Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler gasp at in Jurassic Park is a rearing brachiosaurus, and the majestic silhouette of one on its hind legs and its melancholy call are also the last things Claire and Owen see and hear as they escape Isla Nublar.
The only thing that could make this more Jaws-like is a decapitated head bobbing in the water.
Roar of dominance
T-Rex always wins whether it shreds something or just dominates without even trying. When it does, it lets out a (scientifically debatable) roar of triumph that is pretty much inevitable in every Jurassic Park movie and means this beast pwns everything.
"Welcome…to Jurassic World."
Ian Malcolm echoes Hammond's iconic “Welcome… to Jurassic Park," just in a way that's many times more ominous.
Flying into the future
Remember those pelicans soaring above Isla Nublar as Hammond and his team of scientists fly to safety at the end of Jurassic Park? If you made it to the post-credits scene of Fallen Kingdom, they've turned into pterodactyls flying around Vegas.