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  • I'm so confused, I'm still a fan of Jurassic Park but there's a problem, Some dinosaur fans hate Jurassic Park, you know why? it's too civilized and it's no place for dinosaurs. The bottom line is this: We’re probably not EVER going to see cloned dinosaurs. Now, maybe we can do some genetic engineering and get dinosaur-like animals from modern birds, but that’s about it.

    I’m only planning to review the first Jurassic Park movie. The others are based upon accepting the assumptions from the first, so there’s little point in considering the others (with the possible exception of the character Robert Burke, from the second movie, The Lost World).



    PORTRAYAL OF PALEONTOLOGY: Oh, goodness, it’s wrong. Just wrong. The setting, the outcrops, were all right, but what the science looked like is wrong.

    Exposing the fossil: 1) I have never been to a fossil locality where a brush was all that was needed to expose a fossil. Additionally, paleontologists tend NOT to expose fossils as they dig. They only uncover enough so that they can determine the exent of the the fossil. Then they trench around the specimen, keeping as much rock as possible in place. Once a trench is dug, and the fossil is still encased in rock but now sitting on a pedestal, paleontologists will jacket the fossil with plaster and take it into a laboratory to fully remove it from the rock. Never, never, never do we do such detailed preparation in the field. The specimens will be ruined, if not by people walking on them (or helicopters landing nearby), but by the elements. It takes time, sometimes years, to get a fossil out of the ground. The more that remains encased in rock, the better.

    Seismic: Not that I fully understand how seismic works, but I’m certain that a single shotgun blast isn’t going to yield an image by which a paleontologist can recognize the half-moon shape of the dinosaur’s wrist bone.

    The fossil itself: Y’know, sometimes a complete fossil is found in its death pose, but usually even then some of the bones are out of place. To find as single complete specimen is unusual. To find two, both laid out perfectly, is so unlikely that I could not suspend reality to accept that part of the movie. And something as big as the ‘Velociraptor’ that they portray would almost certainly have damage or distortion somewhere.

    Science and funding: Apparently Hammond, the creator of Jurassic Park, has been providing Drs. Grant and Sadler with $50,000 a year to fund their research. That might seem like a lot of money to you, but in reality, that’s chump change. Just saying. Research efforts like those are expensive, especially if Sadler and Grant are getting any salary from it. I’ve submitted some ‘cheap’ grant requests for less than $50,000 per year. That covers my research expenses and only two months of my salary. Most programs need much more than that.



    THE DINOSAURS: They did pretty good with the dinosaurs, all things considered. I’m glad that Spielberg isn’t going to go all “George Lucas” on these movies and fix them up though…

    Velociraptors and the relationship with birds: What Alan Grant in the movie says about the relationship between birds and dinosaurs is mostly true. Most of us in the paleontological community refer to birds as ‘avian dinosaurs.’ We have chickens and I am always calling them my little dinosaurs. What Dr. Grant says about ‘raptor’ meaning ‘bird’ may also be true, but let’s face it, that’s not evidence that birds and dinosaurs are related. If I start calling a donut a banana, does that make the donut fruit? No. (Besides, ‘raptor’ actually means ‘thief’!)

    Speaking of Velociraptors: The true ‘Velociraptor’ is a little animal that would stand about hip-high on most adult people. The veolociraptors in the movie were enlarged to make them look cooler. When Spielberg came up with this, paleontologists said, ‘Well, ok. Sure. It’s a movie. Go ahead,’ basically accepting that this was going to be wrong. But at about the time that the movie came out, a huge new species related to Velociraptor was discovered in Utah, and was named Utahraptor. The velociraptors of the movie could be Utahraptors in real life. And the paleontology community breathed a collective sigh.

    Inferences about behavior: Velociraptors hunt in packs. Gallimimus ran in herds. This is arm-waving. This is literary license. This is not something that can be inferred directly from the fossil record. We don’t know exactly how these animals interacted. We don’t know how they behaved. We can observe modern birds and assume that dinosaurs might have behaved in similar ways. Nothing more.

    Inferences about perception in dinosaurs: Apparently, Tyrannosaurus can’t see you unless you move. Dr. Grant knew this somehow. OK, we don’t actually know this. There are animals that can only see objects if they move quickly, like some frogs, but we can’t possibly know if this is true with dinosaurs. By the same token, we don’t know if velociraptors can stare you down, either. If we’re going to base this inference on their nearest living relatives, however, I’m pretty sure that T. rex could see you even if you were sitting still.

    Modern understanding of dinosaurs: If this movie were to be made today, the velociraptors would most likely be completely covered with feathers. The T. Rex would also have feathers, probably. Any of the theropods would be feathered. Now, I’m not sure about the sauropods – the big Brachiosaurus – I’m sure someone else knows.

    By the way, Dilophosaurus: Dilophosaurus does not have the neck frill that is shown in the movie, and it didn’t spit poison, either.



    Cloning: So this is biology, and a bit of chemistry. 1) DNA wouldn’t last. Over 65 million years it would degrade so much that it would be unrecognizable. 2) Frog DNA? If they were clever, they’d use bird DNA. Seriously, a FROG?! Now if we really wanted dinosaurs, what we need to do is study the anatomy of dinosaurs and compare that with birds as adults and embryonically. Then let’s try to make the embryo of modern birds develop to make a dinosaur-like skeleton and see what we get… This, I think, is within the realm of possibility, but the ‘dinosaur’ we’d get won’t be any dinosaur that ever walked the Earth!



    Females turning male: Actually, such things are possible. In many vertebrates, the temperature of the eggs during development will determine the sex of the young when they’re born. Equally possible, though not mentioned, is parthenogenesis, wherein a female simply gives birth or lays eggs without fertilization. The babies are clones of the mother. This is known in many species of lizards. It’s a stretch, but it’s possible.

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    • I have to disagree with that. It's the highest grossing film of all time.

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    • Severely disagreed with nearly all parts of this, also, this is definitely copy/pasted from somewhere because this is not how you type.

      There's something very, very wrong it you think Jurassic Park can somehow be labeled as worse than The Wisdom of Friends.

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    • There're several critical point that I agree. However if you consider success as only money; the series're; however how much bad or good they were; are successfull;unfortunately

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    • is it good or bad?

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    • Disneysaurus wrote:
      is it good or bad?


      Jurassic Park : Decent 

      Jurassic World : Very Bad

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    • Jurassic Park VS Toy Story, Whitch movie is better?

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    • Disneysaurus wrote: Jurassic Park VS Toy Story, Whitch movie is better?

      Toy story. No doubt. It was a lovable movie even for adults

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    • why?

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    • Disneysaurus wrote:
      why?


      İt hits multiple subjects from various views; and has great effects

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    • I liked all movies except Jurassic Park 3. I think they've should've gave the Tyrannosaurus rex more screen time not just for one scene. But the Spinosaurus was a good dinosaur.

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    • Dinoanime1234 wrote: I liked all movies except Jurassic Park 3. I think they've should've gave the Tyrannosaurus rex more screen time not just for one scene. But the Spinosaurus was a good dinosaur.

      Jurassic World fallen kingdom was arguably worse than the III

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    • In you're opinion. Not in my opinion.

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    • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingodm had the potential to be great, but turned out to be ok in my opinion. I liked it's vibes, especially the part where the Indoraptor is "haunting" the house, lol. As to Jurassic Park being worse than the Wisdom Of Friends, for one, it was the most accurate dinosaur movie of its time, and for two, Wisdom of Friends is cute.

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    • I say Jurassic Parkbis better than Toy Story.

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    • MemoryAngel wrote: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingodm had the potential to be great, but turned out to be ok in my opinion. I liked it's vibes, especially the part where the Indoraptor is "haunting" the house, lol. As to Jurassic Park being worse than the Wisdom Of Friends, for one, it was the most accurate dinosaur movie of its time, and for two, Wisdom of Friends is cute.

      Althrough; It had massive flaws and bad scenes with very very bad effrcts and pacing; the movie is at best was barren; the supersonic volcanoe scene should've killed and destroyed everything in sight including the ships and the last momment waking up and running before the lava which should be fast as 100km was hilariously non-sensesical. The cartoonish dinosaur auction scene was the worst; almost sterotypical bad russian guy's scene was bad; the indoraptor's potential was wasted so badly... the true military/unkillable hybrid turned out to being a total joke. The movie's effects are so bad; even the first jurassic world's CGI seems 'meh. What happened to CGI ? JPIII and Lost World's effects were good. The extremely huge wasted potential of the fallen kingdom made it only worse; the movie was pretty bad in several ways

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    • Dinoanime1234 wrote: I say Jurassic Parkbis better than Toy Story.

      In your opinion. One movie was a legend that sparkled several very decent continuation movies that loved; the other menawhile being good; only sparkled mediocre two movies and very bad jurassic world movie

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    • I find it annoying how much JP made people love T. Rex. Now that's everyone's favorite dinosaur, yuck.

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    • MemoryAngel wrote: I find it annoying how much JP made people love T. Rex. Now that's everyone's favorite dinosaur, yuck.

      Indeed; People tend to overexaggrate/overrate a normal dinosaur into extreme levels

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    • Well there's a reason why. I know you guys hate Tyrannosaurus rex but the reason why it's so popular because it's like one of the best discoveries in paleontology history. Also you must accept this but there's way more Tyrannosaurus rex fans than Spino fans. I can say the Tyrannosaurus rex popularity makes up at least 40% of everyone who loves dinosaurs. Also by the time Jurassic Park came out, almost no one knew the Spinosaurus until Jurassic Park 3.

      Remember, the first Spinosaurus fossil was destroyed.

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    • Dinoanime1234 wrote:
      Well there's a reason why. I know you guys hate Tyrannosaurus rex but the reason why it's so popular because it's like one of the best discoveries in paleontology history. Also you must accept this but there's way more Tyrannosaurus rex fans than Spino fans. I can say the Tyrannosaurus rex popularity makes up at least 40% of everyone who loves dinosaurs. Also by the time Jurassic Park came out, almost no one knew the Spinosaurus until Jurassic Park 3.

      Remember, the first Spinosaurus fossil was destroyed.


      Well; if you look at the situation that way; almost all theropods are relatively unknown

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    • Dinoanime1234 wrote:
      Well there's a reason why. I know you guys hate Tyrannosaurus rex but the reason why it's so popular because it's like one of the best discoveries in paleontology history. Also you must accept this but there's way more Tyrannosaurus rex fans than Spino fans. I can say the Tyrannosaurus rex popularity makes up at least 40% of everyone who loves dinosaurs. Also by the time Jurassic Park came out, almost no one knew the Spinosaurus until Jurassic Park 3.

      Remember, the first Spinosaurus fossil was destroyed.


      And I wouldn't consider the overall dislike to the very fake representation of the real animal as hatred  ; it s dislike to the overrating and overexaggrating to the fake creature/s of Jurassic Park

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    • People are too lazy to look into dinosaurs anymore then just the ones they see in movies

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    • +MemoryAngel Precisely. Most people're a mass; not interesting anything more than pop-culture & movies.

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    • I agree. But what if in Jurassic World 3 what if the dinosaurs evolve? Blue has feathers. Same with Rexy. Mosasaurus begins to shrink in size and the list goes on. But some fans might backlash but most won't.

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    • Dinoanime1234 wrote: I agree. But what if in Jurassic World 3 what if the dinosaurs evolve? Blue has feathers. Same with Rexy. Mosasaurus begins to shrink in size and the list goes on. But some fans might backlash but most won't.

      I wish; that's a/was a Huge potential that' has been deleted/lost

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    • MemoryAngel wrote: I find it annoying how much JP made people love T. Rex. Now that's everyone's favorite dinosaur, yuck.

      It's now one of my least favorite dinosaurs because of how overrated it is just because it's the strongest/heaviest/tallest theropod.

      Also in my opinion The Wisdom of Friends wasn't a bad movie either, but it's still my least favorite Land Before Time film simply because of those dodos with hands Beipiaosaurus yellowbellies.

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    • I don't like when people say Tyrannosaurus rex is bad or Spinosaurus is better. There both overrated.

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    • Torvosaurus was a similar size to T. rex, and yet that theropod is not in a single movie :P same goes for Saurophaganax

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    • And why did they make Baryonyx so dang huge in JW 2?

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    • MemoryAngel wrote: Torvosaurus was a similar size to T. rex, and yet that theropod is not in a single movie :P same goes for Saurophaganax

      Both of them are less robust and they probably they aren't that popular.

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    • MemoryAngel wrote: And why did they make Baryonyx so dang huge in JW 2?

      The Baryonyx is genetically modified.

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    • That's a bad excuse, it's inaccurate. Simple.

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    • Yeah...

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    • MemoryAngel wrote:
      And why did they make Baryonyx so dang huge in JW 2?


      Meanwhile they cut it as [Genetical Engineering] and very bad cgı along with tyrannosaurus bad cgi 

      In real speculation There's no adult Baryonyx so there's possiblity as An adult Baryonyx might reached 10/11m

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    • Agreed.

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    • the Mystery is solved. My theory the movie was actually the worst adaptation of all time.

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    • Disneysaurus wrote: the Mystery is solved. My theory the movie was actually the worst adaptation of all time.

      Indeed. The fallen kingdom abomination has officially proven that

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    • Thanks for the sources; what I also meant; that the JurassicWorld movies were even worse

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    • Which movies are better? Toy story or Jurassic Park?

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    • Jurassic Park (1993) is not the "worst dinosaur film ever". It is still better (especially when it comes to dinosaur anatomy and behaviour) than Jurassic World. 

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    • That’s true, but we’re back (1993) is not the “worst dinosaur movie ever”. It’s just a cartoon and I love that movie.

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    • The reason why? it was actually the worst adaptation of all time.

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    • Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is by far the best movie, in my opinion, and i think that Toy Story is really bad. 

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    • Kattenlover wrote: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is by far the best movie, in my opinion, and i think that Toy Story is really bad. 

      Cannot disagree more; fallen kingdom was a joke and heavily critisized. The last toy story was mediocre; but nowhere near a failure

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    • The dragnor wrote:

      Kattenlover wrote: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is by far the best movie, in my opinion, and i think that Toy Story is really bad. 

      No, it's a cool movie. 

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    • Why?

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    • Simply: the Indoraptor, my second favorite character behind Catwoman. 

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    • Am I the only one besides Kattenlover who actually likes Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom?

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    • Idon'tknowwhattocallmyself wrote: Am I the only one besides Kattenlover who actually likes Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomz?

      On the majority; quite so; as the Fallen Kingdom is severely exxagrated

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    • Jurassic Park is sooooo good!!! Very good movies!!! Toy Story is bad; i hate Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the others, and Rex the T. Rex is a hateful toy.

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    • Disneysaurus wrote:
      Jurassic Park VS Toy Story, Whitch movie is better?

      thats gonna be the new 'marvel vs DC' meme

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    • Which ones better?

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    • A very bad script ruins it all

      Ironically the people who made this film assumed the revolutionary CGI would serve as an attraction in and of itself (much like the dinosaurs exhibited in the park), and that the audience wouldn't care about the moronic plot, horribly bad dialogue, or total lack of logic.

      I somewhat enjoyed this film as a child, but I saw it again yesterday, and frankly I stopped watching at about half the film's length. It was insufferable.

      Apparently the moral of the story is that you can't control a zoo filled with dinosaurs. You can control a regular zoo filed with dangerous animals, but for some reason dinosaurs are tricky. What?! And just think about the premise of the film for a second: the man discovers a way to recreate DINOSAURS and his master plan is to charge tickets to a zoo where a handful of tourists can ride on a couple of jeeps around the island? That's the plan? How long would that park last? Within 24 hours the USA or some other government would invade the island, close it down, and hijack the entire staff along with the animals.

      And what's with the security measures? An electric fence a dinosaur could tear apart in a second? Well, what if power goes down? You geniuses can clone a dinosaur, but you've never heard of power shortages? Of course, then come the moronic characters and those obnoxious children. Can anyone even stand children in movies any more? I can't.

      At the end of the day, it's a fairly entertaining film - during the action bits, but the characters, the dialogue, and the plot are just terrible. -harryplinkett14 https://m.imdb.com/review/rw2830084/?ref_=tt_urv

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    • That’s one of the reason why.

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    • Just another Spielberg failure I will admit, when this movie came out when I was little, I was obsessed with Jurassic Park, but when I watch this today, I roll my eyes at Spielberg's many screw-ups in this movie. The movie is reasonably good up through the parts with the Triceratops, but after that, it gets rather ridiculous.

      For instance, when the T-Rex gets through the fence hunting down the kids, somehow once the dinosaur gets through the fence, the path back through there is suddenly a 200 ft. drop into the trees below. Then, when the (supposedly electric) SUV falls into the tree below and Dr. Grant comes to rescue Tim. He gets Tim out of the SUV safely, and right there, both Dr. Grant and Tim are safe out of the way of the SUV . Why do they have to get back in front of the SUV? Just so there can be a dramatic scene with the falling SUV chasing them? Plus, that SUV most likely wouldn't just fall like that, the SUV would most likely just tumble out of the tree.

      The movie does get a little better with when they power the stuff back up and when you get to see technical things again, plus scenes like Dr. Grant faking getting fried on the fence, that was entertaining. But, then it just goes right back to plain drama when Tim gets fried for real (while he's simply six feet from climbing down and off of the fence). Another one in this was where the raptor suddenly bursts through the circuit breaker panel in the utility room.

      As you can see, the majority of this movie was devoted to Spielberg's ridiculous need for drama, not making the story believable. I just don't understand how Spielberg can work so hard to make the dinosaurs look believable and then screw up so much else in this story.

      The story the book told was so much better than this. -crash21 https://m.imdb.com/review/rw2077456/?ref_=tt_urv

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    • Jurassic Park fandom is one of the worst movie famdoms and famdoms of all time.

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    • And is it wrong? The movie is a terrible adaptation from crichton’s novel. The movie just made sucess for the special effects.

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    • For the DNA part, you could theoretically gather lots of bones and Amber and attempt to put the DNA together into a full sequence like in Jurassic World: Evolution. However, it would be hard to get a full sequence without mixed up bones and there would still be a need to hatch the creature once the DNA sequence has been discovered. And gathering the bones would be very costly. 

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    • Disneysaurus wrote:
      Jurassic Park fandom is one of the worst movie famdoms and famdoms of all time.

      This is true.

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