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Jurassic World’s Indominus Rex Revealed

indominus-rex-featThanks, science.

One element of Jurassic World I am actually really looking forward to is the return of the faux-cautionary “what has science done?” tone which has been absent from the franchise since the first Jurassic Park.  That’s B-movie gold, and if any scientist in this movie works in the word “hubris,” well, I’d sit through a hundred Chris Pratt’s riding motorcycles with Raptors.

Anyway, stupid, arrogant science will definitely rear its big, brainy head in Jurassic World, as evidenced by our new “bad guy” dinosaur, the genetically engineered Indominus Rex.  And now, thanks to the fun new interactive Jurassic World website (and some sleuthing by Screen Crush), we’ve got a first look at this big, bad genetic abomination.

indominus-rex-skeleton-boxHere’s the description that comes with this massive beast:

We set out to make Indominus the most fearsome dinosaur ever to be displayed at Jurassic World. The genetic engineers at our Hammond Creation Lab have more than delivered.

At first glance, Indominus most closely resembles a T. Rex. But its distinctive head ornamentation and ultra-tough bony osteoderms can be traced from Theropods known as Abeliosaurs. Indominus’ horns have been placed above the eye orbit through genetic material hybridized from Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops and Giganotosaurus. Fearsome indeed.

Indominus’ roar is estimated to reach 140-160db—the same as a 747 taking off and landing. And it can reach speeds of 30 mph…while confined to its enclosure. Come experience Indominus Rex for yourself beginning this summer. If you dare.

The “fun facts” on the Indominus description also confirm it will have rows and rows of replacement teeth, like a shark, and that it’s “currently” 40 feet long, the same size as the T-Rex.

The site also revealed a silhouette of the entire dinosaur, as well as concept art of its paddock at the park (“Opening Summer 2015”), which you can see below.  I dunno… I feel like I should hate on this movie as much as everybody else, but there’s something so appealing about the B-movie charm of what we’re seeing that I’m actually getting more and more excited to see this.

How about you?  Did the arrogance of science burn you out on the movie, or is it luring you in, like a moth to a flame?

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