“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is full of incorrect dino-depictions. Everything from the colours of the dinosaurs to their roars, and even their lack of feathers, here’s five things “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” whiffed. Following is a transcript of the video.
The newest Jurassic World instalment is upon us like a hungry T-Rex, who doesn’t have any feathers, for some reason. Here are a few things Hollywood is still getting wrong about dinosaurs.
Many dinosaurs had feathers, but the dinosaurs of “Jurassic World” are covered in scales. Like crocodiles and lizards. They might have made an effort to stick a few feathers on this dinosaur, but even if they did, that’s not even a real animal. It’s a hybrid of two different species, which bring us to our next point…
Genetics doesn’t work that way. Sure, similar species can breed. That’s how you get a liger (Lion+Tiger). But the Indoraptor isn’t like a liger. It’s a mix of a type of tyrannosaur and raptor. Two very different kinds of animals. It would be more like if you tried to breed a lion with a wolf, instead. It’s just not going to happen. The DNA is not compatible.
Dinosaurs didn’t roar. In the first “Jurassic World”, T. rex’s roar was made from a mix of animal sounds and it sounds pretty similar in the new film. But dinosaurs don’t roar like a lion. They’re related to birds. Which means their voice box was probably similar to a bird’s.
Raptors had wings. First of all, raptor hands didn’t droop down like that. In reality, that would only happen if their wrists were broken.In truth, raptors, like birds today, had wings. They couldn’t fly. But the wing shape means that their arms looked nothing like this.
Dinosaurs were colourful. Yeah, “Jurassic World’s” dinosaurs are way too dull. Sure, earth tones like green and brown are common in today’s reptiles. But paleontologists have found that dinosaurs came in a kaleidoscope of bright colours just like today’s birds. Some even had shiny, iridescent feathers!
We get it, Hollywood, T-rex is scarier with its iconic roar. And velociraptors look more vicious without those ridiculous feathers. But C’mon! You could at least add a little more colour. Maybe next time.
This video was made in large part thanks to paleontologist Steve Brusatte, author of “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs.”
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