The T-Rex and Velociraptors (Jurassic Park)
The Velociraptors and Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurassic Park were just as vivid and charismatic as the live action people running around in fear of these massive villains. The intellect in the Raptors eyes, and the way they physically responded to what happened around them completely captured the deep frightening intelligence of their beings. The T-Rex was more than a roaring giant mindless monster. He was Michael Critchon’s thinking creation, an essential victim of circumstance, instinctively behaving as he would in the wild. That complex behavior made these dinosaurs so much more than mindless creatures made to frighten audiences. The intellect and personality of each dinosaur was what made them so blatantly terrifying, not to mention the insane special effects put together to make them so realistic in appearance. They are some of my favorite villains and monsters to ever grace the screen. The FX are still amazing today, but the character’s they were spawned two sequels that may have been sub-par but maintained the overwhelming focus of each of these monsters.