Post by Dr. T is an alien on Sept 11, 2022 8:44:48 GMT -5
My wife and I watched the movie last night. It was better than the previous movie, but it set off some alarms in my head as a guy who knows a thing or two about genetics:
1) Kidnapping Beta is utterly pointless. The science behind parthenogenesis (the asexual reproduction that gave rise to her) isn’t so complex that they’d need to study her. Additionally, they already had Blue’s DNA in their records and Beta’s DNA would be completely identical.
2) For that matter, kidnapping Massie is similarly pointless. They not only already had her DNA on record (how else did they know it was different from Charlotte’s?), but her DNA wouldn’t help explain the science behind the altering of her DNA. You know what would though? The notes Wu was obsessing over.
3) Wu wanted Massie in order to kill off the uberlocusts. The delivery mechanism that can alter her would not have the capacity to alter the locusts. Viruses tend to be very species-specific. While viruses that can affect multiple species do exist, humans are far too different from insects for that to work.
4) For that matter, the mere existence of the locusts is just wrong. Any arthropod that size would be rather lethargic. That is because they have a passive respiratory system. They simply can’t breathe in enough oxygen to do something as energetic as flying, let alone flying, let alone swarming. The instances in the past where there were arthropods that size happened to coincide with periods when the oxygen content of the air were significantly higher. In those times they could get enough oxygen.
I was, however, pleased to see that the “unaltered” dinos actually had their wrists oriented in the right direction for once
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Post by A Dilapidated Catamaranhausen! on Sept 22, 2022 20:28:02 GMT -5
"What being in this third film allowed, how do I say this, how do I say this, how do I say this... [I've] been asked to not use my natural body in cinema. On the third movie, it was actually because there were so many women cast, it was something that Colin [Trevorrow] felt very strongly about in terms of protecting me... because the conversation came up again, 'We need to ask Bryce to lose weight,' he was like, 'There are lots of different kinds of women on this planet and there are lots of different kinds of women in our film' and I got to do so many stunts that wouldn't have been possible if I had been dieting. I'm really thrilled [at] all the action I got to do, and I got to do it with my body, she was at her maximum strength, and I hope it is just yet another indication of what's possible."