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A brilliant geneticist, Diane Ladd, plans to expose a lethal virus to every human being on the planet. Her objective: to destroy humankind in favour of her new strain of prehistoric dinosaurs. Two people stand in the way of her diabolical plan, a cynical night watchman and a lovely idealistic environmentalist. The two must overcome their differences long enough to uncover the scientist's scheme and fight her carnivorous creations in a desperate battle against the extinction of the human race. Written by
Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).
The Tyrannosaurus Rex effects were achieved by means of a miniature remote-controlled puppet, a man in a suit, and a full-sized, 16-foot-tall robot. However, only a handful of shots involved the full-size robot, which had too narrow a range of movements to be convincing. The man in the suit proved equally cumbersome and was scrapped. Thus, most F/X shots were accomplished with the remote-control miniature and even some hand puppets. See more »
When Dr. Tiptree is holding Susan's feet as Susan lays a dinosaur egg, when the shot alternates between views of the top of Susan's feet and the bottom, Dr. Tiptree's hands change position. See more »
I rented Carnosaur because I saw Adam Simon's name on the video box. His cameo in the Player made me curious to see if he really had talent. SURPRISE! He does, and he has it in spades.
He took a cheesy idea (basically, the Mad Scientist makes a monster), and got some true scares out of it. The baby carnosaur is shocking and frightening. I noticed that other reviewers have pounced on the shoddy special effects, but...come on! It's a low budget cheapie made before CGI became affordable...for what they are, they work well. At no time was I taken out of the movie by a poor effect.
It begs comparison to Jurassic Park, of course. And well it should. Jurassic park is, mostly, a better movie. But Carnosaur makes for a good, fun, monster movie. Not ideal for a night out, but a must-see when you're in a B-movie mood. Rent it alongside a Romero film or an Evil Dead flick and enjoy the fun!
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