Jurassic Park and Jurassic World: 3 scientific errors (and some successes) of the movie saga

  • Rafael Abuchaibe
  • BBC News World

image source, Universal Studios/Amblin Entertainment

“Jurassic World: Dominion”, the last installment of the film saga that Steven Spielberg began in 1993 with “Jurassic Park”, begins in prehistory.

The first 5 minutes of footage from the film, which is already in theaters in Latin America, was released on YouTube in October as part of a promotional campaign and places the audience in a world where dreadnoughtus, quetzalcoatlus and ankylosaurs They are masters and lords of the Earth.

image source, Universal Studios/Amblin Entertainment

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The dreadnought was so massive that scientists believe it had no predators.

At its climax, the clip shows a titanic battle: tyrannosaurus rexundisputed star of the saga so far, facing the giganotosaurusa beast 4 meters high and weighing 6 tons, who seeks to dethrone the king.

But even if it seems that Hollywood has managed to open a direct window to what our planet looked like 66 million years ago, scientists remind us that what we see on the screen is only fiction. With a bit of science included.