'Jurassic World' Dinosaurs Stuck in the 1980s, Experts Grumble
Out-of-date dinosaurs undercut the science seen in the movie's trailer.
Who doesn't love a dinosaur flick? Well, paleontologists have a few fossil bones to pick with Jurassic World, the latest in a line of dinosaur movies that once bragged about its scientific credibility.
The trailer for the new movie, a reboot of the popular 1990s Jurassic Park franchise, was released Tuesday and has already been viewed more than 14 million times on YouTube. Like the original movie, Jurassic World takes place in an island safari park, where tourists visit living dinosaurs cloned from ancient DNA—until one hybrid monster goes rogue.
Despite global fervor among fans, dinosaur scientists are not thrilled with Hollywood's treatment of their subject matter. (See: "Did The Real T. Rex Resemble the One in Jurassic Park?")