But instead of getting angry about dinosaur movies, why don't we channel that energy into a force for good? Our buddy David Orr at Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs explains:
So here is an idea. It's pretty simple. I call it the Jurassic World Challenge. If you're buying a ticket for the movie, it's a fair bet that you also have that much money to give to the people who bring prehistory to life in the real world. Think of it as a matching fund, crowdsourced. See the movie, do some good. The official rules:
Donate the equivalent of your Jurassic World ticket price to paleontological research
Spend the equivalent of your ticket price on the wares of an independent paleoartist
Of course, you don't have to pick one or the other. Buy some art, give some money to a research effort, enjoy the movie.
There is a handy list of charities over at Chasmosaurs and nearly every paleoartist I know has a DeviantArt, Red Bubble, or whatever shop. And yes, I helped.