11 Weird/Pre-Historic Creatures I’d Rather See in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The Jurassic Park films have given us a slew of prehistoric creatures for the last 25 years on the silver screen that have absolutely stunned audiences. From very close depictions of what we believe the Tyrannosaurus rex looked like thanks to creature and effects master Stan Winston, to over the top fabrications of dinos like the Dilophosaurus (I wish he had a colorful fan and spat acid too.) I thought it would be fun to list some prehistoric Dinos and creatures that the series has abandoned and would never dream of playing with their Dino-DNA.
Now before many hardcore Jurassic Park fans jump down my throat. Yes, I understand the Carnotaurus were depicted in Michael Crichton’s The Lost World novel along with being portrayed in a few JP video games and even in small fight with Rexy in the volcano eruption scene, and another few seconds in Fallen Kingdom's ending. But fans have wanted these devil dinos to get a real meaty roll in the series for quite a while now. Carnotaurus were primarily night hunters who had the ability to cloak themselves. This lends itself perfectly to a ton of new scenarios, and many fans would be pleased by its inclusion.
MEGATHERIUM (AKA: The Ground Sloth)
While not too intimidating currently due to the pop culture phenomenon of sloths, their Carnotaurus ancestor was a force to be reckoned with. Thousands of years ago during the earth’s last ice age, the giant sloth trudged through north and south America. It was the size of an African elephant who was known to be primarily gentle, but could do major damage with its twelve-inch claws. The Megatherium could walk on all fours and even its hind legs which would reach about sixteen to eighteen feet high. Their skin was as tough as armor which helped them fend off attackers. Fallen Kingdom may have forgotten these lovable creatures, but I’d be happy to see a few dive into the water with Chris Pratt.
This massive bird reached six foot long in size with a wingspan of up to twenty-four feet, which is almost the same wing size of a life-size x-wing. The Pelagornis hollow bones helped its large but lightweight body glide purposely towards the water to catch greater gusts of air for smooth sailing. This helped the creature capture prey by the sea. Its sizeable serrated beak helped tear through some of the largest prehistoric fish in the sea. A few of these would make for a fun finale wide shot alongside a hand full of Pterodactyls.
These warm-blooded guys were the largest Raptor to walk the earth. They measured up to twenty-five feet from head to tail while weighing in at one thousand to two thousand pounds! Velociraptors were only thirty pounds. A pack of these things could take out a Brontosaurus quickly. These raptors also sported feathers and had a sharp claw that could gut any giant beast with ease. A few of these in the streets and buildings would fall like in a horrendous Dwayne Johnson film.
This towering beast resided near South-East Asia nearly one hundred thousand years ago. All that has been discovered of these creatures are their teeth and jaw. It turns out that the Gigantopthecus actually splits off into three different species. The Bilaspurensis, Giganteus and the Blacki (Blacki being the largest of its kind.) These creatures were much too large to live in trees and were ground dwellers who ate fruits and large plants. Maybe Legendary Pictures has the whole large monkey vs. giant lizard thing tapped, but who knows what curve balls Fallen Kingdom shows off?
This is one I would actually really like to see appear in the Jurassic Park series. These creatures were the Freddy Kruger’s of Dinosaurs. These guys were over ten meters long and seven meters high while weighing up to five tons. They were located in the Mongolian desert and would use their one point five metered claws to pull down branches to access fruits and leaves just like the Megatherium. While not too terrifying fleeing from the island, Therizinosaurus could be terrifying at first glance at night for our fleeing heroes.
Australia was home to what was known as the “The Giant Butcher.” Megalania are part of the Komodo Dragon family and reached up to six meters long and weighed over half a ton. These beasts were meat eaters and ruled whatever was in its path. Seeing these things charge a beach alongside a ton of Compsognathus would be a blast to watch for some poor unsuspecting schmuck.
What if Bruce the shark had a saw blade within its jaws? That is basically what a Helicoprion was. Eat was a meat eater who went after boneless meals like squids or sharks. Even though I compared the sea creature to the shark in JAWS, this creature grew much larger. Twenty-five to thirty feet larger to be exact. A few of these swimming around would looking pretty menacing during the surf scene in Fallen Kingdom, but I think us humans are too bony for their liking. Maybe Dennis Nedry would do?
Take a hike Lake Placid! The Deinosuchus was the largest crocodile coming in at thirty-five feet and weighing in from five thousand to eleven thousand pounds. Any prehistoric creatures large or small taking a drink break or snacking on a meal by the waterhole would pay the ultimate price if one of these were around. These would be a great contender for the second installment in the Jurassic World series.
Like a creature straight out of a Ray Harryhausen film, Titanoboa were forty-eight feet long and weighed over a ton. These gigantic reptiles were easily the largest prehistoric snake ever recorded. These creatures did not use deadly venom to attack their prey, but would constrict the daylights out of them. They could crush up to four-hundred pounds per square inch leaving its enemies entrails on the outside to ingest. Basically the equivalent of being squished by three Eiffel towers. This would fit into an all hell breaks loose moment in Fallen Kingdom, showing off something else most moviegoers fear other than dinosaurs, ‘efing snakes!
While the inclusion of the Mosasaurus was a welcomed one in Jurassic World, it would be the Pliosaurus that would really drop some jaws in Fallen Kingdom. These guys were about fifteen meters long and weighed in at forty-five tons. This is the most powerful marine mammal ever discovered. Although underwater, these creatures hunted their prey by smell, channeling water through special internal nostrils. These guys were fast going up to five meters per second, faster than any prehistoric sea creatures. Maybe we could see a two or three Mosasaurus go up against one of the big fellows? I think that would be worth the ticket of admission.
Well, there you have it! That’s a pretty insane list of prehistoric critters. From giant and peaceful sloths and giant apes to the killer raptors and camouflaging carnivores. Let us know what dinos you’d stack above the rest.