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Why Jurassic World Dominion Fans Are So Impressed With The Accuracy Of The Raptors

"Jurassic World: Dominion" has plenty for fans of the long-running franchise to be excited about, from the addition of numerous legacy characters to the first appearance of feathered dinosaurs. Over the years, it has been discovered that most, if not all, dinosaurs had feathers, many of them eventually transforming into modern-day birds (per American Museum of Natural History). It's a difficult visual to grasp since the most common images of dinosaurs, chiefly from "Jurassic Park," show them as hairless and scaly creatures. 

In "Jurassic World: Dominion," director Colin Trevorrow made the jump and has presented cinematic renderings of feathered dinosaurs, and they look as impressive as any of the effects we've seen from this franchise. It was an interesting choice by the director, especially after he tweeted in 2013 that no feathers would be appearing in his first "Jurassic World" movie (via Twitter). 

After one fan asked whether he'd be ignoring paleo advancements, Trevorrow replied simply, "I promise both science and fiction." Perhaps the addition of legacy actors like Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern spurred the director to do something radically different this time around. 

Whatever his reasoning is for changing his mind for the trilogy capper, fans seem pleased with the addition of feathers to these cinematic dinosaurs. 

Fans are saying Jurassic World Dominion has most accurate raptor yet

Fans on Reddit have been praising the feathered dinosaurs in the trailers for "Jurassic World: Dominion" as some of the most accurate yet, with the creatures rocking wings and feathers. 

"In the new 'Jurassic World: Dominion' trailer, it shows their most accurate raptor yet. It actually has wings and feathers," user Kinasortamaybe wrote in a thread. Others wondered how the evolution in the franchise will be explained, considering these dinosaurs are artificially grown. "Feathers make them even scarier," user uucchhiihhaa wrote. 

"I've always preferred feathers and 'fur' in general, I think a blood soaked lions face is 1000x more intimidating than a blood soaked vulture, but maybe that's because I know what the lions prey would look like," JSCT144 added. 

A few other fans predicted some pushback from those seeking the original looks introduced in the 1993 film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by Michael Crichton. 

"Too much nostalgia is going to blind a lot of people here. But, hey, at long last, realistic dinosaurs!" TLT4 wrote. Trevorrow has addressed the addition of the feathered creatures himself.

Colin Trevorrow says it was an 'honor' including feathered dinosaurs

The feathered dinosaurs introduced in "Jurassic World: Dominion" are a therizinosaurus and pyroraptor, according to Trevorrow (per Yahoo Movies). 

"They were almost like the dinosaur version of the legacy characters that I had been holding on to," Trevorrow told Yahoo Movies about the additions. Calling the newest film a conclusion to a story he set out to tell with 2014's "Jurassic World," the director said he needed to give audiences more than enough reason to return to cinemas. On top of the feathered dinosaurs, you've got original trilogy favorites being mashed directly with the newest and latest characters played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, so it's safe to say there is more than enough for fans here. 

Trevorrow said it was an honor bringing the new feathered creatures to life as this film will essentially set the standard for how feathered dinosaurs look cinematically going forward. It's fitting since the original "Jurassic Park" would set the standard for how dinosaurs sans feathers should look on the big screen. 

"We're defining how a feathered dinosaur looks in cinema. We've never really seen it before. That, to me, was a great honor — to be able to design from the ground up as opposed to a new version of something we already know," he told Yahoo.