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Another film by The Asylum. Genetically-revived dinosaurs escape their confinements and start eating people.

This film has examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass: The Ceratosaurus is portrayed as a gigantic carnivore that manages to shrug off multiple attempts to kill it before it finally goes down.
  • Age of Titles: The film's title.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: Pronated hands all around
    • The Carnotaurus is way too small, has a strangely elongated snout, and Allosaur-like hands. Justified in that it could be a juvenile (but it still doesn't explain the arms).
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    • Ceratopsians sans quills
    • The Ceratosaurus is rather oversized and has a vaguely Allosaur-like skull.
    • It probably doesn't need to be said, but Spinosaurus (or any large theropod really) wouldn't be able to climb the outside of a skyscraper, for dozens of reasons.
  • Bridge Bunnies: the two women who operate the Geneti-Sharp computers
  • Cool vs. Awesome: Dinosaurs vs. the US army
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Oh yes!
  • "King Kong" Climb: A Spinosaurus is somehow able to pull this off... ...offscreen, we just see it already standing at the top of a building before a nearby helicopter shoots it down.
  • Made of Iron: The Ceratosaurus manages to take quite a punishment before its demise.
  • Noodle Incident: References to a similar incident in Japan are made.
  • Ptero Soarer: Scaly pterosaurs that carry people away with their feet. And they have pointy wings and apparently nest in the hills.
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  • Raptor Attack: Strangely, the Carnotaurus is depicted this way. Carnotaurus wasn't a dromaeosaur nor was it particularly closely related to them.
  • Rule of Cool: Why Geneti-Sharp revived mostly carnivorous dinosaurs. A character actually says Geneti-Sharp revived the big, carnivorous dinosaurs instead of simpler things like lizards or butterflies because dinosaurs are cooler
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Freeze-framing reveals several Einiosaurus in the dinosaur stampede at the end.
  • Shout-Out: To Jurassic Park, notably the "raptors in the kitchen" scene. And by shout out, we mean "almost complete shot-by-shot ripoff"
  • Stock Dinosaurs: Of course! Tyrannosaurus, Carnotaurus, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Ceratosaurus, and Pteranodon. An unidentified raptor-type dinosaur can be spotted in the background.
  • Tempting Fate: "We wouldn't want these fellers running around the city, now would we?" Guess what happens. The dinosaurs run around in the city
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  • Tyrannosaurus rex: Downplayed. Tyrannosaurus does appear, but has a rather minimal role at the dino stampede in the climax. The main threat comes from an oversized Ceratosaurus and a bunch of raptor-esque Carnotaurus.
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