Friday, September 26, 2014

Jurassic World: Rise of the Mutant Dinosaurs?

So a plot synopsis of the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise states that the movie will take place on a functioning amusement park called Jurassic World. However declining sales prompts the scientists to create new mutant dinosaurs using spliced DNA to draw in more tourists. Of course we all know what will happen with the dinomutants.The funny thing about this is that the ideas of a Jurassic Park filled with dinomutants was already tried via Kenner in the late 90's with a toy line called Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect. The premise of the toy line was that geneticists working for the park combined dino DNA to create new dinosaurs such as:

Compstegnathus, a hybrid of Compsognathus and Stegosaurus

 Armagospinus, a hybrid of Amargosaurus and Spinosaurus
 Ankyloranodon, a hybrid of Ankylosaurus and Pteranodon
 Paradeinonychus, a hybrid of Parasaurolophus and Deinonychus
Velocirapteryx, a hybrid of Velociraptor and Archeopteryx
And Ultimasaurus, a hybrid of Triceratops, T-Rex, Velociraptor, and Ankylosaurus.

Most of these toys never saw it onto the shelves due to poor sales and a lack of interest. Although the film Jurassic Park 3 did employ the idea of the researchers genetically enhancing dinosaurs to create giant Pteranodons with teeth and spiked super-Velociraptors, they never actually used dinomutants. However we may yet see Ultimasaurus chase tourists on an island next year in Jurassic World.

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