Combining advanced animatronics and state-of-the-art CGI, Jurassic Park’s main attraction was a mountainous T-Rex that would roam around the park terrorizing blonde-haired children and eating middle-aged lawyers while they sat on the can. The only way Steven Spielberg could have made the dinosaurs in this blockbuster look any more realistic is if he were to hop in a time machine with a liter of ether and drag a few drugged lizards back with him. Remember, the dude is pretty rich so we’re sure that he’s more than capable of that.
Considering the only other cinematic dinosaur around this time was Dino from the live-action Flintstones movie, Spielberg's T-Rex was easily the best prehistoric beast of the '90s. And for our money it still hasn't been topped; not even by the Jurassic Park sequels.
In the years since its debut, every on-screen dino has looked and sounded exactly like Spielberg's original T-Rex. From Peter Jackson's King Kong, to Fox's Terra Nova, every time you see a dinosaur on your TV or in the movie theater, chances are they still look at Jurassic Park for inspiration.