My favorite movies are Sci-Fi disaster flicks, so I keep my eye out for unseen films. Some years ago, I stumbled upon "Age of Dinosaurs."
The movie is about a biotech firm creating dinosaurs from dinosaur DNA. A man creates a dinosaur museum to showcase this work. Suddenly, something goes wrong. During an experiment, one of the dinosaurs gets out of control and attacks the scientists. The man in charge decides to gas the room in order to kill the dinosaur. People were still in the room. Everyone in that room died.
The next day, the man in charge decides to open the doors to the dinosaur museum. A former firefighter, played by Treat Williams, accompanies his teenage daughter to the museum. As the man in charge is showcasing the live dinosaurs, something goes wrong, and 16 dinosaurs escape their cages. They begin attacking and killing those in the room.
The firefighter gets separated from his daughter and goes through great lengths to find her. Even though the museum went into immediate lock down, after the dinosaurs were released, the dinosaurs make their way out of the museum, and begin terrorizing Los Angeles, California. The police and SWAT teams think they have the situation under control. Meanwhile, back at the museum, the Biotech lab had created more dinosaurs. Those dinosaurs escaped.
Will man prevail over the dinosaurs? Only one way to find out: Check out the movie.
My Two Cents
This movie left me with a lot of mixed feelings. First off, it was a cheap "Jurassic Park" knockoff. With the popularity of "Jurassic Park," I believe the director thought he could get a piece of the money pie by building off the premise of the popular franchise. Sadly, he failed miserably.
Treat Williams was the only well-known actor in the movie. The rest of the cast couldn't act their way out of a paper bag (Jillian Rose Reed did an 'okay' job for a new actress). I was disappointed with Ronny Cox. He was better in Stargate: SG-1.
"Age of Dinosaurs" is a tad more graphic than "Jurassic Park," so if you're into gore, and bodies being ripped apart, you may enjoy this film. That is, if you can deal with the terrible acting.
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