Vital statistics
Full name Tyrannosaurus rex
Gender Various
First appearance The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918)
Faction Dinosaurs, Giant monsters
Origin Various places
Powers Teeth, speed, powerful strength, tail
Status Not available
Killed by Various
Tyrannosaurus Rex, or T-Rex was a popular movie monster after the making of Jurassic Park. But is routes in film trace back to the 1920's Lost World. Tyranosaurus Rex was a large bipedal predatory dinosaur which lived in North America. It was the top predator of its time,but many paleontologists believe it was just a scavenger. Despite its large size,it was not very fast and had very short arms with two fingers. It was one of the last dinosaurs to live in Earth. It had powerful jaws and teeth that could crush bone.It had a very acute sense of smell and eyesight.All this features made it one of the most powerful and well adapted hunter of its time.

T-Rex in Film

Tyrannosaurus rex has played a major role in many films, starting in 1918 with The Ghost of Slumber Mountain, written and directed by stop motion special effects pioneer Willis O'Brien.The Ghost of Slumber Mountain is also, and most likely, the first film showing Tyrannosaurus facing Triceratops. The king of the tyrant lizards came back in 1925 with the classic adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World. Tyrannosaurus fossils weren't so famous at the time of the publication of the novel (1912), and the only main villain dinosaur on the book was Allosaurus, with no appearance of Tyrannosaurus, but this 1925 film featured Tyrannosaurus anyway, for a more dramatic and spectacular effect.


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