What can be said about the king of the dinosaurs? Not only is T-rex one of the most popular dinosaurs of all time,it has also found it’s way into multiple films,video games, TV shows, and more. I’m here today to countdown my top five favourites.
ZORD T-REX (Power Rangers)
Just look at this thing. One half Dinosaur, one half cyborg. This Rex is on the list for it’s cheesy yet somehow badass design. I wouldn’t call myself a Power Rangers fan by any means. I’ve only seen the movie,and a couple episodes on TV. but when I DID watch it, I always looked forward to seeing this guy smash his way through other giant monsters. He has a fighting style similar to the classic 70’s style Godzilla. Kind of like a boxer. Ultimately,he would morph with the other Zords and turn into some big samurai robot super-zord. But my favourite will always be the powerful T-rex Zord.
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
Does anyone remember Walking with Dinosaurs? It was a BBC documentary show that gave us an incredible look at what life might have very well looked and felt in the time of the dinosaurs. There were six episodes of the series,covering the triassic, Jurassic,and Cretaceous periods. In the final episode,we are introduced to a female Tyrannosaurus. We follow her through the course of this ep, and witness her last days on the planet earth before the inevitable extinction of the Dinosaurs. This may very well be the most realistic Tyrannosaur we will ever see. Brought to life with groundbreaking special effects. (for the time) and actions that are scientifically correct,as well as similar to animals that exist today.
LAND OF THE LOST (2009)
If Land of the Lost can be commended on one thing, it’s Grumpy. A terrifying beast who,at first, has a grudge against Rick marshal (Will Ferrel) for making fun of his brain size. Despite Rick’s assumptions, Grumpy turns out to be a very smart dinosaur. And would love nothing ore then to have his sweet revenge on Rick and his company. And thus, tracks them down for the rest of the movie. Grumpy is undoubtedly the scene stealer of the movie,and every time he comes on screen he’s either terrifying, or hilarious. He’s just a great character. Land of the lost might have many flaws, but Grumpy manages to provide us with an enjoyable romp through this mysterious land.
YIKES!! The true definition of a monster, Sharptooth was the main villain of the Land Before Time,and boy did he ever make an impression. Where do I begin with this guy? For starters, he puts all the characters through dangerous situations frequently,and stalks our heroes until the very end. But what is he most famous for? He’s responsible for one of the most tragic and tearjerking scenes ever put to film. The death of little foot’s mother. And even AFTER that, he doesn’t give the main character even a moment to sleep, and keeps them going on their journey until the films exiting climax. His design is great. It’s not really going for realism, but rather focusing on giving us a truly memorable and despicable villain. What could possibly top that? Oh, I think you know by now.
I know, big shocker right? How could i NOT give the number one spot to the most iconic Tyrannosaur ever put to film? Everything about her works. Her ear-splitting roar, her thunderous footsteps, and let’s not forget how well she can make an entrance. Wether your anticipating her arrival,or it catches you by surprise,it’s always a delight to see this wonder paper onscreen. Up until the time this movie was made, people hadn’t seen Dinosaurs look so real. This T-rex looks incredibly convincing,even to this day. Jurassic park is my favourite movie of all time, and I am more then happy to give the number one spot, to it’s T-rex.
ALL HAIL THE KING!! er…QUEEN!!