This might be a small fanboy gripe in the grand scope of geeky grievances (Han shot first!), but I’ve always been a bit annoyed by the downy feathered dinosaurs in Jurassic Park 3. Sure, if we’re being anatomically accurate, then dino’s wore dapper jackets of multi-colored quills, but that’s not really scary, is it? And, after all, that’s a huge chunk of the lasting appeal in the JP flicks: scaley, green lizard monsters are shit yo’self levels of scary. Well, that fact, and the unending charm of near-autistic Michael Goldblum, “God created dinosaurs. God destroyed dinosaurs. God created Man. Man destroyed God. Man created dinosaurs. Dinosaurs eat man”.
Well, if you were worried that Jurassic Park 4 ‘s T-Rexes/T-Reges/T-Regum (many apologies to my Latin professors, forgot the plural!) and velociraptors would be adorned in glorious tufts, then worry no more! Newly appointed director, Colin Trevorrow has decreed no feathers, and his word is law! Unless the studio butts in, in which case we’re back at square one.
No feathers. #JP4
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) March 20, 2013
Shame on you velociraptor.
Shame on you.