mandag den 13. december 2010

Jurassic Park Velociraptor (Movie Monster)

It’s time for a movie monster. The Jurassic park velociraptor! Some of you guys might wonder why I label this creature as a monster and here’s the explanation:


Jurassic Park has been my favorite movie since early childhood, and the raptor besides being plain awesome was a very scary addition to the fauna of Isla Nublar. The brutality of T-REX was of cause also frightening, but to me there’s just something very frightening about a predator roughly the size of you or me, hunting with a high intelligence.

So why am I only labeling the Jurassic Park velociraptor as a monster and not the real world counterpart, you might ask? Well, the knowledge in the field of paleontology continues to expand, and today we know the velociraptor actually had feathers in contradiction to the scaly creatures portrayed in the movie. BUT if you’ve seen the movie, you know that it makes quite a big deal out of dinosaurs evolving into birds, so you have to get them credit for that!

Another thing is that in real life the velociraptor was the size of a turkey and would therefore probably not pose as big a threat as portrayed in the movie! … or in the novel for that matter. You see at the time the novel was written and the movie was made a bigger raptor Deinonychus was believed to to the same species as a velociraptor.

22 kommentarer:

  1. Well obiviously, we have uh Raptor in Jurassic Park! And hes climin over yo fences, hes eatin yo people up!

    SvarSlet
  2. i dont think it was as small as a turkey, maybe some types, but not all.

    SvarSlet
  3. Yes! You are the best antagonist in a movie ever!!!!

    SvarSlet
  4. Oh dear god, another post about the feathers! Stop ruining my childhood!! Haha, interesting fact afterall.

    SvarSlet
  5. Wow I didn't know that the real life velociraptor was the size of a turkey! Thanks for sharing :D

    SvarSlet
  6. these were the best in that movie-ahhhhhhh

    SvarSlet
  7. so... a velociraptor was actually a little thing with feathers? ... well that ruins Jurassic Park for me. How can they open doors if they're only the size of a turkey? =(

    SvarSlet
  8. Really? I didn't know that the real life velociraptor was only the size of a turkey!

    SvarSlet
  9. a pack of these could take on just about any deadly monster

    SvarSlet
  10. i was obsessed with jurassic park when i was a kid too... i think they should do a 3d remake. that'd be intense

    SvarSlet
  11. This movie still freaks me out!

    SvarSlet
  12. always loved the soundtrack to this. thanks for posting.

    SvarSlet
  13. you know what they say. that velociraptors were actually feathered like birs!

    SvarSlet
  14. those buggers were very dangerous in the movie

    SvarSlet
  15. I've been living (a dinosaur) lie!
    I haven't heard of deinonychus, but a lot of times movies just change things to make it easier on the stup- very intelligent audience members

    SvarSlet
  16. have you ever play to "jurasik park" the game ?
    :o

    (on Xbox or Game advance

    SvarSlet
  17. when those dudes started opening doors... that's when they got scary

    SvarSlet
  18. cooperlife:
    Yeah it's weird. Other movies and TV containing raptors usually call them velociraptors and make them the size of the JP ones and don't give them feathers. That's just plain retarded, they're only lame attempts at being as good as Jurassic Park, but in reality these ripoff shows only make people more stupid...

    Das Auto!:
    Joe Johnston has been talking about doing a possible new trilogy after he has made the Captain America movie.

    The Champ:
    You're right.

    Poopstm:
    Yeah I've tried a few. I'm looking forward to the upcoming Jurassic Park game from Telltale Games :)

    Thanks for all your comments guys. I really appreciate it!

    SvarSlet
  19. velociraptors are FTW, whether the size of a turkey or a person... Nice post.

    SvarSlet