Hundreds of years ago, Dinosaurs Roamed The Earth!
Dinosaurs are always described as roaming. It's a good word, but probably not accurate for critters evolved for running, jumping, plodding, flying, leaping and disemboweling on the go.
It smacks of meandering. Maybe wandering absent-mindedly.
In the cretaceous, Dinosaurs Pootled About!
It doesn't quite create the image of dynamism that paleontologists are convinced dinosaurs were capable of. You wouldn't be quite as terrified of T. rex if all it had been capable of was roaming after you. You could just amble your way to freedom.
Then, 65 million years ago, they called it a day and took up extinction.
Or did they?
In the spirit of recreating set pieces on a budget, I thought I'd show my version of the flocking scene in Jurassic park, complete with eerie, terrible lizard sound effects.
Rather than going to the trouble of splicing dino DNA from amber-trapped mozzies into frog cells (and lucking out with a Triceratops rather than a bloody big frog), I have gone for realism and recruited the actual descendants of the dinosaurs for the shot.
Right, I'm off to remake Avatar with some smurfs now.