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225. Jurassic Park (#165)

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Jess Dunne and Alex Towers, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users.

This time, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.

Billionaire Richard Hammond is building a new sort of theme park. However, when an accident on site makes the investors nervous, Hammond is forced to invite a panel of experts to his remote island for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, one that doesn’t go exactly according to plan.

At time of recording, it was ranked the 165th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

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One Response

  1. T. rex WAS a predator. The scavenger T. rex theory was always a fringe view based on shaky evidence. It was definitively disproven in 2013 with the discovery of hadrosaur fossils showing partially healed wounds from a T. rex bite. Since the healing couldn’t have happened posthumously, this means the hadrosaurs had to have been attacked by a T. rex while still alive.

    Hyenas are also more predators than scavengers, by the way. It’s actually impossible for any walking animal of that size to sustain itself just on scavenging. The only way animals larger than an insect can survive off scavenging is if they search for food by gliding for long distances on air currents, like vultures, rather than moving under their own power.

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