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10 Movies That Would Be 10x Better If They Added Dinosaurs, According To Reddit

Dinosaurs seemingly make anything better, as the prehistoric creatures could be added to any box office bomb and it’d become an instant hit. And for the most part, Redditors have seriously considered what movies would genuinely be made better if dinosaurs were added.

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While some Redditors were throwing dinosaurs into classics like Casablanca simply so the iconic quote could be rephrased to “a dinosaur’s looking at you, kid,” it doesn’t go further than being for laughs. However, there are some movies that Redditors mention that somehow make sense, and their elevator pitches are jaw-dropping and better than most of the final results of the movies.

Tomb Raider (2018)
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Redditor Antibara thinks dinosaurs would make the 2018 video game movie better, and while a lot of Redditors are throwing Dinosaurs into films to make them funnier or more outrageous, Tomb Raider actually makes the most sense. In the very first PlayStation Tomb Raider game, a T-Rex can be found in a valley behind the first tomb.

The reveal is one of the most classic moments in video game history, and it would have been amazing to see it come to life on the big screen. However, given how 2018’s Tomb Raider was a more grounded reboot of the iconic video game character, it’d be more fitting to see the T-Rex in the over-the-top Angelina Jolie-starring Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
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Jesse and Chester wear hats with their names on in Dude, Where’s my Car

While Dude, Where’s My Car? was a modest box office success when it was first released in 2000, it has unfortunately become a forgotten gem. The film was critically scathed, but between the sci-fi and fantastical elements, the stoner comedy is actually underrated.

But despite all of the unusual events already in the movie, 939388383883 thinks the film still needs dinosaurs. In fairness, it could be a great final act, as the end of the movie interpolates Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, so it could make for a hilarious kaiju-like movie. There are weirder things that happen in the film.

Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
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Wolf Predator unmasked in the rain in Alien Vs. Predator Requiem

User Zemplis thinks dinosaurs would make the crossover horror movie Alien vs. Predator better. There’s no doubt that dinosaurs would make it even more of an epic movie crossover, and Alien vs. Predator vs. Dinosaurs does have a ring to it. And given how most of the Redditors bring to memory mostly critically acclaimed films, Alien vs. Predator was universally hated and suffered a critical scathing, so the movie could totally be improved by adding dinosaurs.

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On top of that, the Redditor makes a great point that “it would make perfect sense for a Predator to hunt a T-Rex. It would make an amazing trophy.” As explained in the movies, Predators don’t hunt humans for food, but because they want to establish their dominance, so hunting dinosaurs would prove that the species is the ultimate apex predator.

The Terminator (1984)
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Despite it being an influential sci-fi movie, Phaazing still thinks The Terminator could be better if dinosaurs were added somehow. But while it seems like a stretch, the Redditor actually has a great elevator pitch about how to incorporate dinosaurs into the classic 1984 movie.

In the film, “they made a miscalculation and sent him back 65 million years.” It’d make for an almost compelling sci-fi-horror-comedy, as the T-800 takes on dinosaurs as he wonders where Sarah Connor is. And if anybody thinks it’s too ridiculous, it sounds a lot like the video game Far Cry: Blood Dragon, which is a visual spectacle and an entertaining cult hit. In fact, it’s almost exactly the same as the ’80s classic.

The Truman Show (1998)
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Many fans believe The Truman Show needs a sequel, as it ends with Truman, who was unknowingly the subject of a reality show his whole life, exiting into the real world. There are so many character study-like avenues a sequel could go down, such as Truman struggling to cope with what has been hidden from him for 30+ years, but Totallynotabearbro has another idea.

The Redditor thinks it should “play out like the ending of 10 Cloverfield Lane. A brief mention that something is up outside and it is safe in this fake life.” And the Reddit user thinks that when Truman leaves through the sky door, he sees dinosaurs ruling the world, just like they did millions of years ago.

The Fast And The Furious (2001)
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Brian and Dom eat shrimp in The Fast and the Furious

Redditor TheMan5991 wants to see dinosaurs added to the increasingly outrageous Fast & Furious franchise. The Redditor rhetorically asks, “Really? Nobody has mentioned a Fast & Furious movie yet? Who doesn’t wanna see La Familia race friggin’ dinosaurs!?”

As there’s an increasing suspension of disbelief that’s required with each consecutive Fast & Furious movie, the appearance of dinosaurs at some point down the line is almost inevitable. Jordana Brewster, who plays Mia in the Fast series, has even expressed that a Jurassic Park/Fast crossover would be fun, so the idea of dinosaurs in the series has certainly crossed producers’ minds. However, Jurassic Park is only one of many franchises Fast & Furious should cross over with.

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)
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Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) about to crack his bullwhip in Indiana Jones an the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

There’s no doubt that Indiana Jones is one of the greatest movie series ever, and until 2008, it was in contention for the greatest movie trilogy of all time. However, a fourth movie arrived and it didn’t come close to the quality of the first three films.

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While there are reasons Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is underrated, one of the unforgivable directions it went in was science fiction, as it nonsensically incorporated aliens. It almost seemed like director Steven Spielberg was getting his franchises mixed up. Justbreathe5678 that dinosaurs should be added to the fourquel simply because it “would be better than aliens”

John Wick (2014)
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2014’s John Wick is a jaw-dropping movie and a must-watch for fans of fight choreography. The film famously popularized gun-fu in action movies and singlehandedly changed the landscape of action films in the 2010s. But ADGM1868 thinks that the incredible stuntwork and action sequences don’t quite cut it, and instead of expendable henchmen, Wick should be taking on dinosaurs.

Throughout the trilogy, Wick has creatively murdered fellow assassins with books, horses, and he even killed three men with one pencil. But he’d have to get a little more creative when he’s face to face with a group of velociraptors. And while it wouldn’t make any sense, it’d still be a lot of fun.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)
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All the MCU heroes line up to battle Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.

As if there wasn’t enough packed into the 2019 epic superhero movie already, Baconboi007 thinks that Avengers: Endgame would be better if dinosaurs were added. The Redditor sets the scene, “just imagine the final battle and a T-Rex chomping up Thanos’ army.”

The final battle between the Avengers and Thanos’ army saw more than 20 superheroes on screen, not to mention that Ant-Man alone is the size of the T-Rex, albeit not quite as terrifying. So there isn’t much need for any more characters, even if they are prehistoric. And fans can watch Jurassic World if they want to see Christ Pratt face off against velociraptors.

Cast Away (2000)
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Chuck counts down the days he has been stranded in Cast Away

User Nanojack wants to see the emotionally exhausting survival drama add dinosaurs, positing, “what if… in his fragile state, he thought he saw a volleyball with a bloody handprint, but it was actually a diplodocus all along?” The Redditor is referring to the inanimate volleyball that Chuck Noland befriends and names Wilson.

2000’s Cast Away is a riveting survival movie, but Chuck Noland doesn’t necessarily have to defend himself against any kind of prey. The movie could work better if the plane crash survivor found himself on Isla Nublar instead of the uninhabited island, where Jurassic Park’s monsters fled to. That would make for a real survival flick.

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The 69-Year Story Behind The Fast And Furious Name


The Fast & Furious franchise started with the 2001 movie The Fast and the Furious and went through several major changes in its sequel titles. The title for the original movie was almost different, with options like Race Wars, but the producer fought for The Fast and the Furious.

As the Fast & Furious series has one of the most recognizable franchise names in cinema, some may be curious as to where its origin came from. The multi-billion-dollar franchise started with 2001’s straightforward street racing movie, The Fast and the Furious, but following that, the series went through several major changes, and that was mirrored in the Fast & Furious sequel movie titles. 2 Fast 2 Furious introduced numbered titles, then The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift immediately dropped that format. The fourquel confused things further with the title Fast & Furious, and it only got more confusing from there. However, every title is still a play on the original 2001 title.

The Fast and the Furious came to fruition following a Vibe magazine article called “Racer X”. Universal had the incredible foresight of seeing how popular street racing would become in the 2000s, and the studio quickly grabbed the movie rights to the article. However, while the movie was originally titled after the article, the studio wasn’t totally satisfied with that name, and many other titles, including Race Wars, were considered. The movie even went into production under the title Redline, but producer Neal Moritz had his mind set on one title that seemed unachievable to get; The Fast and the Furious.

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The Fast And The Furious Is Named After A 1954 Movie
Dom and Brian sitting on a car with their friends in The Fast and the Furious

Another movie titled The Fast and the Furious already existed, and it was released almost half a century before the 2001 street racing film was released. 1954’s The Fast and the Furious, written by Roger Corman, has nothing to do with street racing as it exists today. The movie follows a prison escapee who kidnaps a rich woman and steals her Jaguar, then ends up in an epic road race that ends in Mexico. While the title perfectly fits the 1954 film, Moritz was desperate to use the title for his own movie that he was producing, having learned about it after seeing a Roger Corman documentary (via Entertainment Weekly).

Moritz detailed how Universal didn’t seem to be completely on board at first. The producer explained, “I called up the head of marketing at Universal the next morning and said ‘Okay, I’ve got the title: The Fast and the Furious!’ And there was just silence on the other end. I was like, ‘Oh, I guess that is the worst title he’s ever heard.’ However, after mulling it over, Universal agreed, and it worked out perfectly, as the whole world now knows that name and it’s synonymous with the Vin Diesel-led franchise. Movie titles are extremely important, and it’s less likely that the movie would have become a billion-dollar franchise if it was titled Race Wars.

Paul Walker smiles in Dom's garage in The Fast and the Furious

Moritz revealed, “we made a deal with Roger to give him the use of some stock footage that Universal owned.” It isn’t clear if Corman ever benefited financially from that footage. In hindsight, he undoubtedly got a terrible deal. The Fast & Furious name is extremely important to the franchise and has made Universal billions. The name has even been used for spinoffs, and Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw wouldn’t have made $760 million without the name attached to it. However, there was no knowing how huge the franchise became. After all, The Fast and the Furious was originally just a scrappy crime movie based on a magazine article.

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Fast X Video Reveals BTS Of Real, Practical Fights In OTT Sequel


The Fast X fight between Letty and Cipher was filmed using practical effects, resulting in a well-choreographed hand-to-hand combat sequence full of emotions. Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” was out of necessity, but spending time with Letty after escaping prison could lead to her becoming a member of the family. Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle and her association with Letty could help in mellowing down the former villain and potentially setting up a redemption arc or even a Cipher spin-off.

A new Fast X behind-the-scenes video shows how Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Cipher’s (Charlize Theron) intense fight scene was filmed. Dom and his “La Familia” returned on the big screen in 2023 for the tenth main installment of The Fast Saga. In a major twist, however, instead of butting heads again with Cipher, the primary villain of the franchise for several recent entries, Letty had to team up with her. That didn’t stop Letty from expressing her true feelings about her when they were both captured by the Agency.

Courtesy of Collider is a behind-the-scenes clip from Louis Leterrier’s Fast X that offers a look at how Cipher and Letty’s one-on-one fight scene was filmed. Check out the video below:

The Fast X fight is arguably one of the best choreographed hand-to-hand combat in The Fast Saga, and it’s all because they filmed it with practical effects. The result, coupled with the history between the pair, is an effective action sequence full of emotions.

How Cipher & Letty’s Relationship Evolves In Fast & Furious 11
Cipher wearing a coat in Fast X

Granted that Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” came from necessity after she was targeted by Jason Momoa’s Dante, spending more time with Letty after escaping prison can lead to her becoming a proper member of “La Familia.” There’s precedent to this, with a few of the recent The Fast Saga villains ending up being redeemed and joining Dom and his crew. This has been the case with Deckard Shaw (despite his attempted murder of Han Lue), and more recently, John Cena’s Jakob, who sacrificed himself in Fast X to save Little B.

Increasing the chances of this happening is Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle. After she and Letty finally escaped the Agency’s bunk prison, they found themselves in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, Giselle came to the rescue after Cipher notified her of their escape plan. There has never been any indication that Cipher and Giselle know each other before the massive Fast X twist. Making this more surprising is that Giselle has been believed to be dead for several years now. Her association with Giselle could help Letty mellow down on the former villain when they all return for Fast and Furious 11.

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Perhaps, this unexpected turn could be a set-up for the in-development Cipher spin-off. Specific plot details about the project are currently scant, with Universal still not announcing a tentative release date. Nevertheless, the events of Fast X could be the start of her redemption arc, with her relationship with Letty functioning as a barometer of whether viewers can finally forgive her for all of her transgressions.

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10 Characters Who Should Be In It


Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty is the franchise’s biggest female character and the obvious pick to lead the all-female spinoff. Jordana Brewster’s Mia deserves a big role in the spinoff to expand on her character and showcase her growth. Brie Larson’s Tess is needed in the spinoff to explore the mystery surrounding her character and add her engaging screen presence to the team.

The Fast & Furious saga is meant to continue with an all-female-led movie, and casting the returning characters presents exciting options. An all-female spinoff could be the perfect way to continue the Fast &Furious story, as it will be able to retain the elements of the franchise that make it iconic while offering a new perspective. From the beginning, the franchise has been very male-dominated, and told male-centric stories, so offering the high-octane thrills of a Fast & Furious movie from a female perspective could be a welcome change of pace.

The series is known for having an all-star cast, so any female spinoff will have to match the previous films. Thankfully, the franchise already has several incredible female movie stars. Fast X, the latest film in the franchise, introduced and reintroduced some exciting female characters, setting the groundwork for the upcoming Fast & Furious movie. Obviously, whatever happens in the next film will determine who will be on the team and what side they will fight for. The franchise already has a healthy supply of female characters, both good and evil, who can factor into a Fast & Furious female spinoff.


Related Fast X Proves How Great A Fast & Furious Female Spinoff Would Be The idea of an all-female spinoff is more exciting than Fast & Furious 11, with Fast X providing the blueprint for just how well it could work.

10 Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty Can Lead The Fast Spinoff Ensemble
She’s the franchise’s biggest female character

Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty has been a key member of the Fast family since the first movie, and no female spinoff would feel right without her leading the team. Dominic Toretto’s wife is one of the fastest drivers in the world. Letty has made her way from street racer to international woman of mystery, becoming one of the franchise’s best characters in the process. Rodriguez is an incredibly engaging screen presence thanks to her charisma and action pedigree. An all-female action movie is right in her wheelhouse, making her the obvious pick for the lead in the movie.

9 Jordana Brewster’s Mia Deserves A Big Role
The Toretto family member has been sidelined recently

Another extension of the Toretto family tree, Jordana Brewster’s Mia is Dom’s brother and the wife of Paul Walker’s Brian. Since Walker’s tragic death, as well as the introduction of countless new characters, Mia has been sidelined in recent films, which is a shame because she is one of the best parts of the earlier films. A spinoff with just the women could be a great time to expand on Mia’s character and see how she has grown over the past couple of years, especially now that she is the mother of two. Brewster is an underrated talent, and Mia should be heavily involved in whatever spinoff the filmmakers plan.

8 Brie Larson’s Tess Is Needed After Fast X Introduction
Mr. Nobody’s daughter has a bright future
Brie Larson as Tess firing a gun in Fast X

Fast X introduced several new faces to the franchise, but perhaps most notably was Brie Larson as Tess “Nobody”, a secret agent on a quest to protect Dom and his family. Larson had relatively little screen time in the movie, and her introduction felt like it was mostly included to set up a future spinoff. The Oscar winner is the perfect name to include in a spinoff. Larson is an incredibly engaging and vulnerable screen presence and a great addition to the team. As her family name would imply, there is still a lot of mystery about Tess that this spinoff could explore.

7 Ramsey’s Return Can Give Nathalie Emmanuel A Major Role
The hacker has a growing set of skills
Nathalie Emmanuel in Fast and Furious 7.

After her first appearance in Furious 7, Nathalie Emmanuel’s Ramsey has been the Fast team’s resident hacker and tech wiz. The Game of Thrones star has mostly been used for exposition and comic relief since joining the team, but Ramsey has a distinctive style and skill set that would make her a great addition to the female spinoff. While Mia and Letty are great drivers, Ramsey has skills in the digital realm that could help the team on whatever mission they are on. It would also be interesting to see how Ramsey functions outside the trio of her, Tej, and Roman.

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6 Daniela Melchior’s Return As Isabel Gives The Spinoff More Legacy
Isabel is the sister of Elena
Isabel (Daniela Melchior) in a car at a street race in Fast X

For a while, Elsa Pataky’s Elena was viewed as an obvious candidate to appear in a Fast & Furious female spinoff. However, after her untimely demise in The Fate of the Furious, her younger sister can fill that void. Another new female protagonist introduced in Fast X, Daniela Melchior’s Isabel also felt like she was included mostly to set up this future spinoff. Melchior is one of the more promising young actors to pop up this decade, and her work in The Suicide Squad proves she is more than ready to have a large part in a team-up action movie.

5 Gal Gadot’s Place In The Fast Spinoff As Gisele Is Likely
Fast X confirmed Gisele is still alive

Gal Gadot made her return to Fast and Furious in the final moments of Fast X’s ending, which confirmed that Gisele is alive after Fast & Furious 6. The character’s return had been speculated for a long time, and audiences should see much more of her now that her fate is confirmed. A Fast & Furious female spinoff can answer lingering questions about Gisele’s life, such as how she survived falling from a plane or what she’s been doing for the last several years. The movie can also finally give Gisele a prominent role in the franchise once again.

4 Charlize Theron’s Cipher Could Play Both Sides In The Spinoff
The franchise’s villain is not to be trusted

In both The Fate of the Furious and F9: The Fast Saga, Charlize Theron’s Cipher served as the franchise’s primary antagonist. While Fast X puts her allegiance into question, she is still one of the best villains in all of Fast and Furious and would make an excellent baddie for the all-women team to go up against. While Cipher could be a reluctant ally to the team, Theron is just much more fun hamming it up as the bad guy, and the film could serve as a fitting conclusion to her movie-spanning scheme.

3 Eva Mendes Can Return As Monica Fuentes At Long Last
She hasn’t been seen since Fast Five
Monica Fuentes pointing a rifle in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

The Fast & Furious female spinoff would also be a great opportunity to finally bring back Eva Mendes as Monica Fuentes. Following her debut in 2 Fast 2 Furious, she returned briefly in Fast Five’s post-credits scene. Eva Mendes has since mostly retired from acting, leaving audiences without a chance to see Monica’s story continue. A Fast X Easter egg did provide a reminder of her presence in the franchise. This could be to help set up her appearance in Fast 11, but a return alongside the franchise’s biggest female characters would be more fitting.

2 Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie Needs To Crossover With The Main Franchise
She’s from the franchise’s only current spinoff
Vanessa Kirby in Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw

Only appearing in Hobbs & Shaw, Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie is the third sibling in the Shaw family and one of the most dangerous women in the Fast universe. She was a scene-stealing presence in the previous Fast & Furious spinoff movie that left audiences wanting more. It would be great to see Kirby return for an even bigger role in the franchise spinoff, allowing her to interact with some of the other prominent characters along the way.

1 Helen Mirren’s Queenie Should Be The Female Ensemble’s Mentor
She’s become a frequent face
Dom Toretto and Queenie Shaw in Fast and Furious

With her appearances in the past four movies, including Hobbs & Shaw, Helen Mirren has become a surprising mainstay of the Fast & Furious franchise. Her role as British gangster Queenie is such a fun role for the Dame, and her time in the universe should continue especially in the all-female spinoff. Mirren’s roles in the movies have mostly been one-scene cameos, so this film could be a great space to expand the character and give her a chance to interact with more actors than just Vin Diesel.

Fast X Poster Fast X Release Date: 2023-05-19 Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Scott Eastwood, Jason Momoa Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 141 Minutes Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime Writers: Justin Lin, Dan Mazeau, Gary Scott Thompson Budget: $340 Million Studio(s): Universal Pictures Distributor(s): Universal Pictures Sequel(s): Fast and Furious 11, Fast & Furious 12 prequel(s): Fast & Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Fast And The Furious, Fast 5, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, Fast and Furious 8, F9: The Fast Saga1 Franchise(s): Fast and Furious

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