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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).
John Brosnan wrote that he first became interested in writing a novel on dinosaurs in 1983, when a film journalist colleague of his returned from Hollywood and told him that dinosaur films would be an upcoming fad. Brosnan sent his manuscript for Carnosaur to Star Books and it was published in 1984. Brosnan was disappointed that the predicted boom in dinosaur films never occurred, and the novel received little attention in the UK. The novel was first published in the United States in 1989 by Bart Books, though with little success. See more »
The captions at the bottom of the screen, shown occasionally throughout the movie, show "Infected cells per 1 million" followed by a percentage figure. A percentage figure is unitless and not "per" anything. See more »
This is one of my all time favorite movies. I believe it is excellent in almost every way. The only reason everyone on this page hates this movie was because the special effects couldn't compete with Jurrasic Park. They may say they disliked it for other reasons, but in reality, they are just kidding themselves and trying to find flaws that aren't there so they look like they aren't effects-hungry morons who can't enjoy a film unless it has at least 10 minutes worth of CGI. Also, this movie asks its audience to suspend its disbelief, due to the fact the plot isn't very realistic, but as usual, the American people aren't willing to do that and just want to be mindlessly entertained. First off, the plot, while unrealistic, is very creative and inteligent. The style is very creepy and depressing. The fact that this movie is filled with black humor and delights in vulgar nastiness makes this a very strange film indeed, but this is very refreshing due to the fact that it's a dinosaur movie (how many other dinosaur movies do you know about that are like this one?) and the style never detracts from the fun-factor. The acting is excellent and the characters are much more interesting than any that were in Jurrasic Park. Also, the special effects are not bad. While not excellent by any standard, they are still, fun, creepy, and convincing. You never see any zippers, strings, holes, or other such flaws, and the dinosaurs never appear to be "floating" or anything like that. And lastly, (A) despite popular belief, a raptor never laughs at any point. There is one scene where one grunts and breathes hard, and it does sound a bit like laughter, but it was obviously not intended to sound that way, and (B) this is not a Jurrasic Park rip-off. Rip-offs steal ideas and stories. Carnosaur doesn't do this. It was definitely made to cash in on the success of Jurrasic Park, but is a very different movie overall. So in conclusion, I think Carnosaur simply RULES!!!!!!!!!! To all you people badmouthing it, I hope a green and mean raptor visits you tonight...
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