Monday, November 17, 2014 - 21:21 (Eastern)
Today was a momentous day in Jurassic World news, as we witnessed the launch of the MasraniGlobal
viral website. This website is a precursor to the Jurassic World movie, giving vital information about the company behind Jurassic World.
As you enter the website, you first witness the Masrani logo on the top bar, alongside buttons for 'Home', 'About', 'Investors', 'Media' and 'Careers'. We will discuss each one of them, as well as their subcategories as we go through this website. In addition, there is a large picture of Masrani looking inquisitive as there is a button marked 'enter' which takes you to the 'home' page of the site.
page is very exhaustive and covers many of the secrets of the park. It also links to several other sub-pages which detail even more about Masrani operations. I will go over each individually, beginning with the home page.
The home page lists three pictures with the headings, 'vision', 'innovation', and 'success'. The picture shows Masrani in a triumphant pose next to a helicopter, the next one shows amber with mosquitos inside of it. The third details a row of eggs with QR codes on them, the purpose of which is unknown to us at this current time.
The page lists a 'news' section as you scroll down, the importance of which is immediately apparent. Masrani apparently owns InGen, as it lists an InGen facility in Siberia named 'Martel' The goal of this is apparently to obtain organic remains from 40,000 to 200,000 years ago with an emphasis on obtaining Wooly Mammoth specimens. The news brief details Henry Wu as declaring that he is excited to add to the genetic library.
There is a massive link in the middle of the page, with the heading 'Visit Jurassic World: The World's Greatest Theme Park". It has the skeleton of a spinosaurid in the background as well. Below, are three main link, the 'Mascom Network', 'Masrani Oil Industries', and 'InGen Technologies'. I will cover them briefly shortly.
page gives these same links, but gives as well a full description of the history of the Masrani Company. It details who founded it, giving the name of the CEO as Simon Masrani. There is also an interactive map listing the major offices of the Masrani company and its offices around the globe.
According to the 'about' brief, Masrani acquired InGen in 1998, shortly after John Hammond died. This details when Jurassic World began construction, in 2002-2004. It also talks about how Masrani's company is now a top fortune 500 company as well as holding investments all over the world.
The links for 'Mascom Network', which is detailed as the longest running sector of the company. It seems unrelated to Jurassic World, with the exception of one tidbit detailing that there is a telecommunications facility that Masrani operates in San Jose, Costa Rica and it is the newest installation.
The Masrani Oil page, is at first unrelated to Jurassic World as well, however a closer investigation is intriguing. It details that Masrani Oil is responsible for 21 percent of the world's transportation sector. An amount of money, that would enable the company to be able to have massive purchasing power in the private sector. The company expects to earn a 125 billion dollar investment in a fifteen year span as well.
The third sub-category of the 'about' page is 'InGen Technologies
'. This page is one of the most important pages as it indicates the history of InGen's acquisition by Masrani. It also has a very important graph indicating how each bit of investment money in InGen is categorized.
The page describes that after the events of Jurassic Park, Henry Wu joined the clean-up teams to catalogue the animals, and determine how they were breeding. Wu eventually discovered the cause, and wrote a book about it in which he shared his theories about gene splicing. The description he provides is similar to the rumors of the Indominus Rex, or I-Rex which has long been rumored for this movie. He was eventually brought back into the ranks of InGen upon its acquisition by Masrani
The page indicates a very extensive five step process of how the animals are raised. I will not indicate how it is here, since the information is thoroughly presented on the site. However, there is a mention of a new gene sequencing computer named after John Hammond which can code a genome in an hour.
The next major section on the site is 'investors' in which we learn more about Jurassic World. It declares that Jurassic World opened to the public in 2005, and is expecting its 10 millionth visitor as well. It lists its profit per company in 2013 as totaling 20 million dollars for Jurassic World alone. It also states that Jurassic World has been a controversial project, with numbers only reaching their peak during the American Holiday season.
The COO is also named as Richard Wiesner, who indicates a wish for the theme park to expand. He declares that Jurassic World has experienced a gradual loss of public interest, It also declares that major plans are indicated for Jurassic World, with 300 hotel rooms being barely a start.
There is also a Media
page that lists nine unique and never before seen pictures. These pictures include photographs of Masrani, and Henry Wu, alongside these of InGen Workers. There is a skeleton of a spinosaurid, apparently exposed to the open air since it appears to be night time. There are also two shots of helicopters, one with an InGen logo on the side.
The last section is a careers
page which is intended to be the fictional application station for the company. In the applications, it lists a position as an intern genetic biologist in their team in San Diego. Clicking the link...engages fans in a very fun easter egg we think you will enjoy.
The final final section is detailing Jurassic World
itself. It describes Axis Boulder Engineering and Timack construction as operating on Nublar first under Masrani's direction. They operated the preparation and planning before construction began. The website declares 1.2 billion spent on construction materials, which heavily indicates the presence of the rumored 'wall' separating the north side of the island from the more developed side. They also write that security was extremely present to guard the workers from the 'native wildlife' until construction was complete. This may indicate the presence of remnant dinosaurs running wild at least until Jurassic World opened.
Masrani gave a statement also on the website that this security was to ensure that a repeat of the Jurassic Park disaster would not happen again. He indicated as well that the park was under heavy scrutiny by the media and conservation groups. They faced a problem in public relations and they had to be sure people would not be too scared to come.
At the bottom of the page, there are three separate blurbs that give a lot of information about the background and of the island. It details that there was an indigenous tribe called the Bribri who lived on Isla Nublar. They called it 'Water House' and themselves as the 'Water Men'. It is noted that prior to the construction of the original Jurassic Park the last remaining inhabitants were displaced and resettled off-island. This may be a nod to Jurassic Park The Game, as Nima was originally an inhabitant of the island before InGen took over.
The second blurb details the native wildlife, most particularly, detailing a small species of deer that makes the islands their home. The native wildlife is under the protection of an agreement between InGen and the Costa Rican Environmental protection society for the indigenous wildlife of Isla Nublar. Tellingly, it omits any reference to any animals that may still be wild beyond the control of Masrani as being under this agreement.
The third blurb details that over a third of the power obtained by the park is taken from solar power. The other sixty percent is taken from Geothermal power processed in the north of the Island. This location is listed as Mt. Sibo. This is intriguing because Jurassic Park The Game also feature a large geothermal plant in the north of the Island. Nima's tribe also originally revered this mountain as well. Given that the mountain is in the north of the island, it is likely situated well away from tourists.