Quick Take: What Jurassic World Got Wrong (and Right) About Dinosaurs

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Kenneth Lacovara with Melissa Harris-Perry on "The Melissa Harris-Perry Show" Kenneth Lacovara with Melissa Harris-Perry on “The Melissa Harris-Perry Show” discussing dinosaurs.

“Jurassic World,” the long-awaited sequel to the movie “Jurassic Park,” shattered box office records in its opening weekend. But has it had comparable gargantuan success in improving viewers’ knowledge about what dinosaurs were really like?

“’Jurassic World’ is not a textbook; it’s not a peer-reviewed paper. It’s a fun summer monster movie, and on that level it really works,” Kenneth Lacovara, PhD, told LiveScience. Lacovara, a professor of paleontology and geology in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences and paleontology fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, has weighed in on the film’s presentation of dinosaur science in several media outlets since its release.

Whet your appetite with a video from GQ magazine featuring Lacovara’s reactions to the film trailer.

If you’re ready for a small movie spoiler ahead, read another…

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