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How the hell did those compy's kill Dieter?

posted by rixcm on - last edited - Viewed by 632 users

I mean really how in the hell could you let those little things get the best of you.
And on taht note how did they finish him off so fast when he was on the other side of the fallen tree. I dont know but this was the most anoying opart of the film for me.

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  • Maybe they didn't kill him. Maybe he actually ate them, that scream was just his battlecry :D

  • Think of Pirahnas. They are small and alone they don't present a very large threat, but when they are in groups it's another matter...

  • It was really subtle the way they showed them breaking down his psyche telling all his friends that he doesn't recycle or know how to read... By the time they got to the point of attack he had lost the will to go on.

  • @"the novels"

    Crichton explained in the novel JP that Procompsognathus had a venomous saliva which seemed similar to that of the indian king cobra but less dangerous and structured more primitive.
    Basically after getting bitten the prey gets sedated and furthermore defenseless. "Compys" as they were called in the books hunted in large groups and were basically scavengers. They tended to attack only sick or harmed animals. In the novel JP several Procompsognathus obviously managed to reach the Costa Rican mainland and mostly attacked babys or little children especially when they were asleep. Also the opening scene from the movie TLW is taken from the novel JP where an american girl who was on vacation with her family in Costa Rica got attacked at Cabo Blanco beach.
    Later on the compys were found eating the carcass of Dennis Nedry and at the end of JP they also killed John Hammond who had stumbled down a slope and broke his knuckle. This scene which is narrated in Hammond's point of view shows how the poison not only tranquilizes Hammond but also makes him peaceful and he doesn't even realize his fate clearly.

    In the movies this whole issue is actually never mentioned. I think it is also not clear whether the compys are Procompsognathus or Compsognathus. But it seems they tend to attack in large groups and the attack on Dieter Stark is obviously an element of revenge because he electroshocked one of them.

  • In the movie they are called "Procompsognathus Triassicus"

  • It never showed them kill him, so it wasn't fast. They did find his body later on, i think, but that was hours after the scene where the compys attack. There were a lot of compys, a LOT. if you look at the novel, they eat the feces. Becuase of the large number of dinosaurs, there's a large number of feces. That means a large number of compys. The compys were able to swarm him and bite chunks out of his skin. Eventually they would get to his neck and stomach and he'd bleed to death. It would have been pretty painful.

  • @evolution_rex said: It never showed them kill him, so it wasn't fast. They did find his body later on, i think, but that was hours after the scene where the compys attack. There were a lot of compys, a LOT. if you look at the novel, they eat the feces. Becuase of the large number of dinosaurs, there's a large number of feces. That means a large number of compys. The compys were able to swarm him and bite chunks out of his skin. Eventually they would get to his neck and stomach and he'd bleed to death. It would have been pretty painful.

    That was...descriptive.

  • @waroftheworlds01 said: Yeah, they had some kind of poison in the book which is how they were able to kill one character in the novel. But as far as the film is concerened it was just the fact that there were so many and that they had been chasing Dieter for so long that he became exhausted and just couldn't run anymore.

    Maybe he was getting weak from the poison.

  • I always wondered about this... Then I remembered about the sedative effect their bites had

  • It never really mattered to me...I always thought he deserved it.

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