Ferocious Dinosaurs In The Jurassic World Movies

June 9th, 2022Ferocious Dinosaurs In The Jurassic World Movies

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Ever since we entered the gates of Jurassic Park in Steven Spielberg’s beloved 1993 action adventure classic, we have gotten to know some pretty amazing characters as well as some of the most ferocious dinosaurs that have ever ruled the Earth. Over the years, we’ve watched as Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Ian Malcolm, Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, and multiple others have run for their lives with blood-thirsty, genetically-modified killing machines hot on their trail, giving us some of cinema’s most exciting moments in the process.

With JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION right around the corner — the latest entry in the JURASSIC WORLD franchise opens this June at AMC Theatres nationwide. There’s 65 million years of dino-DNA to dissect here, so let’s get this show on the road.

The Clever Velociraptor From Jurassic Park

The Tyrannosaurus Rex in JURASSIC PARK is undoubtedly the king, err queen of the dinosaur world, and while she’s at the center of some of the movie’s best scenes, it is the clever velociraptor and her pack that steal the show whenever they’re on screen. And in the process, Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, Stan Winston, and everyone who worked on bringing them to life created some of cinema’s most recognizable movie monsters.

Let’s just look at some of the scenes involving the raptors that make a case for the species being some of the toughest, smartest, and most iconic creatures of the movie. There’s the opening scene where the raptor waits for its golden opportunity to attack and kill one of the Jurassic Park workers while being loaded into its paddock. Then we have Alan Grant talking about the creature with equal parts fear and reverence. Even the baby raptors send chills down the acclaimed paleontologist’s spine.

And in the end, it’s not a T-Rex chasing the survivors around the visitors center or killing game wardens, but instead the velociraptor, that oh so clever girl.

The Terrifying Tyrannosaurus From The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Those who thought one Tyrannosaurus was bad enough in JURASSIC PARK were in for a surprise of a lifetime when THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK was released four years later. Not only is there a Tyrannosaurus this time around, there are multiple T-Rex running around the deserted island of Isla Sorna, including an infant that several of the characters make the mistake of using as bait in an attempt to draw out and capture its fully-matured parents. After some characters are ripped in two, pulled out of a waterfall, or straight up killed, the T-Rex is captured, but not for long.

InGen, in the company’s infinite wisdom, decides to bring the infant T-Rex and a fully-grown dinosaur to San Diego, which ultimately ends in disaster. In this moment, Steven Spielberg got his big movie monster on the run moment, creating one remarkable closing act to his 1997 summer blockbuster.

The Ruthless Spinosaurus From Jurassic Park III

JURASSIC WORLD III, the first movie in the franchise to not be directed by Steven Spielberg, largely follows Alan Grant as he is tricked into landing on Isla Sorna to rescue a married couple’s missing son who was last spotted off the coast of the ill-fated location. There they encounter a T-Rex, raptors, and other familiar faces, but the human characters also cross paths with what could be the most destructive dinosaur yet, the ruthless and extremely lethal spinosaurus.

Starting with the group’s first run-in with the massive carnivorous dinosaur with razor-sharp teeth and gigantic spikes protruding from its back, the Spinosaurus is built up as an incredibly intelligent and blood-thirsty apex predator that even makes short work of a T-Rex, which used to be at the top of the food-chain. Grant and the other survivors run into the beast on multiple occasions before eventually escaping for the mainland.

The Merciless Indominus Rex From Jurassic World

The long-dormant franchise came back with a bang in 2015 with JURASSIC WORLD, which introduced audiences to perhaps the most advanced and terrifying dinosaur yet, the merciless Indominous Rex. This monster of a dino, which was created through splicing together genes from a tyrannosaurus, a raptor, and a multitude of other creatures from outside the Jurassic Era, was built up to be the ultimate attraction, but instead of bringing thousands of new guests to the park, it ultimately brought its downfall.

With long claws, teeth like a crocodile, the ability to blend in with its surroundings, and communication with other raptors in the park — even those trained by Owen Grady — the Indominous Rex quickly taught InGen a lesson they should have learned decades earlier: just because you could doesn’t mean you should.

And in the end, it took a group of human survivors, a pack of raptors, a T-Rex, and a Mosasaurus to finally bring down the new apex predator and prevent further death and destruction.

The Vicious Indoraptor From Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

There is a lot going on in JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, even by the franchise’s standards, creating a hectic but thrilling action spectacle. And just like the film that came before it, this 2018 sequel introduces yet another genetically-modified cloned dinosaur: the vicious Indoraptor. Created by InGen’s lead geneticist Dr. Henry Wu using a combination of Indominus Rex DNA taken from the abandoned Jurassic World site with that of a raptor, the Indoraptor is unlike anything anyone has ever seen before, and it just keeps getting worse.

Throughout the movie, InGen attempts to find Blue, the leader of the raptor pack from the previous movie, in hopes that it can create a version of the creature that will obey human demands. But just like every other time something like this has been done in the franchise, the plan backfires and death and destruction await.

And even though the Indoraptor dies at the end of JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, there’s always a chance we haven’t seen the end of it yet.

Who knows what kind of ferocious dinosaurs are waiting around the corner, but we’ll find out soon enough when JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION opens in AMC Theatres nationwide in June.

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