No one could complain about the choice of dinosaurs in the legendary Jurassic Park movies. The behemoth T-Rex, the terrifying raptors, and the magnificent Brachiosaurus are what made these movies so incredible even to this day. As everyone living outside the shelter of a rock knows, a fourth installment titled [Jurassic World](movie:32752) hits theaters next year. We already know it's gonna have new dinos. What follows are some of the ones that would make a great franchise so much better.
You may have heard of Baryonyx from a throwaway mention in Jurassic Park III or if you've played the popular Facebook game, "Jurassic Park Builder". It's a smaller theropod (the family containing T-Rex) that primarily fed off of fish. That may sound like a deal breaker for coolness, but in reality Spinosaurus had a similar diet. The Baryonyx could work in a one-scene appearance, perhaps hiding out in an abandoned storage unit containing valuable supplies. It's not good enough for a leading antagonist role, but a role to some extent would undoubtedly improve the movie.
Shunosaurus was a larger member of the sauropod family. It looked similar to an Apatosaurus, except for a bony, spiked club on the end of its tail. How awesome would it be to see these things stampeding across a field, while the protagonists are not only trying not to be trampled, but also trying not to get beheaded by that thing's tail? The answer: quite awesome.
I know it's not technically a dinosaur, but mosquitoes bit mammoths too, right? You could have a stadium-sized dome in the park with controlled temperatures that allowed woolly mammoths to thrive just like their reptilian counterparts. There hasn't really been a good live action movie with a mammoth (10,000 B.C. anyone?), and Jurassic Park could be the perfect candidate to step up and be the first. Speaking of Ice Age mammals, you could even throw a Saber-Toothed Cat in there and it would probably be awesome.
It's already rumored there's gonna be a Mosasaurus or something like it in Jurassic World. Basically it was a giant whale-lizard thing that fed on whatever the hell it felt like. It was a total badass. And if the heroes of a JP movie happen to need to travel by water, a Mosasaurus would definitely be the best possible thing producers could send in there to stop them. Nothing in the dinosaur world ever really gave it a hard time, because it was just too huge and deadly. Though they didn't live anywhere near each other in time, this thing may have even given Megalodon a run for its money.
Even the Deinonychus which JP's Velociraptors were based off of were kind of puny next to the Utahraptor. These things could well exceed a human in height, and got to be almost 25 feet (7.62 meters) long. If the geneticists at Jurassic Park introduced these, and they inevitably got loose, they would quickly run the raptors we know and love out of business, and would pose a much greater threat to humans. It would be a dramatic turn of events, because these things are just a more effective raptor.
Look at that. Look at that T-Rex. It is terrified right now. It is about to be slaughtered by a 39-foot crocodile. Really, what could be better than a massive crocodile that eats dinosaurs as an appetizer? (Don't get any ideas, SciFi). This is another beast that's been rumored to make an appearance in Jurassic World. And who wouldn't want to see it? It is the Mosasaurus equivalent in rivers and lakes everywhere in that nothing's gonna screw with it. Having this thing save everyone from a T-Rex by killing it would be a terrific climax for the film, as well as a great homage to the ending of the first one. This one kind of argues for itself. It is sheer awesomeness.