Fans of “Parks and Rec” star Chris Pratt might be looking forward to the new “Jurassic World” movie but dinosaur experts only see it as a “dumb monster movie.”
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Southampton University zoologist Darren Naish did not hold back in his criticism with how “Jurassic World” was nothing but a “dumb monster movie” that failed to show the true form of dinosaurs.
“There has been a deliberate effort to make its animals look different from the way we think they should,” he said.
According to paleontologists, fans who were looking forward to see scientifically-accurate reptiles in “Jurassic World” are in for a huge disappointment. It was pointed out that T-Rex and velociraptor were supposed to be covered in “chick-like” feathers. Experts found out that dinosaurs actually had “fluffy” feathers and were not covered in scales. The researchers, however, were quick to add that some adult dinosaurs could have outgrown their feathers and replaced them with scales for protection.
Despite the new discovery, filmmakers, including Steven Spielberg, opted to use scales for the film’s CGI animals, arguing that this was how many viewers traditionally imagined dinosaurs.
“Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow also pointed out that the film was supposed to be taken as a sci-fi movie, not a documentary.
In the movie, researcher Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) was called in to save the dinosaur theme park after geneticists created a dinosaur hybrid, which soon escaped.
“Jurassic World” premieres on June 12.
There you have it on the latest news about “Jurassic World.” Do you think the directors and producers could have opted to show dinosaurs with feathers instead of scales in line with the new scientific discoveries? Sound off in the comments below.
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