1. Why is everyone so excited about those electric cars?
When we first meet Hammond’s grandkids, it’s when he shows everyone you can get around the park in electric cars that don’t need drivers. They run on a track in the middle of the roadway. For some reason, they’re all very impressed, even though it’s basically how every ride in every theme park works. Right after that, Hammond shows them every car is equipped with a touch screen, which really drives the kids nuts. It always seemed like they were more excited about those cars than the ACTUAL DINOSAURS.
2. Why is the Jurassic Park logo a dinosaur skeleton?
I mean, really, this park has one thing going for it and that’s having real life living dinosaurs. There are plenty of natural history museums displaying dinosaur bones and recreations. But you have actual dinosaurs walking around, why not put that in your logo? Advertisement, people. Don’t be afraid to show the goods.
3. What kind of parents send their kids to an untested Dinosaur island?
Even if you trust good old scientist grandpa 100 percent, why would you send your kids to this dinosaur park before it’s been approved and tested? The plot of the movie is Hammond bringing in experts to visit the park and certify it after a park worker is killed by a Velociraptor. Is that really a good time for your grandkids to visit?
“So, hey. I’m bringing over a few scientists to make sure my park isn’t a mortal danger, you mind if the kids tag along”?
4. Why didn’t the kids run after Donald?
When the T-Rex first enters, Donald gets nervous and runs out of the car. The kids stay inside, shocked, saying “He left us”. Well, if you wanted to stay together so badly – why didn’t you just follow him? It’s not like he pushed them towards the T-Rex to escape like George Costanza in that fire. He just opened the door and stepped out of the car.
Clearly they knew it was a bad idea to go outside, so why did they complain about Donald leaving them? Either way, it would have been a bad idea to stay with that idiot Donald. We all know how that ended.
5. Lex sure takes her sweet time with that flashlight
Lex shines a flashlight right in the T-Rex’s face to signal they’re in danger. But once she understands it’s not a good idea to attract light to herself, she sure takes a lot of time to turn it off. Sure, having a T-Rex after you puts you in some stress which will hurt your cool, but why does Lex find it so difficult to turn off a flashlight? It’s got one button! And later Lex does a pretty good job handling switches and electrical boards that are way trickier than a simple flashlight.
6. How come the Velociraptors couldn’t find the kids in the kitchen?
Velociraptors are shown to be really smart in this movie. They can open doors, for god sakes. But somehow they can’t find two kids who are hiding two feet away from them in clear sight? It shouldn’t be that hard, Velociraptors.
7. What makes Nedry think it’s a good idea to play fetch with a Dilophosaurus?
Nedry isn’t new to this park, he knows the species and their danger. And yet when he encounters a Dilophosaurus he spends his sweet time talking to it and trying to play fetch with it. If this was a way to try and get the dinosaur to turn away and leave him alone so he could escape, it might have been a good idea. But when the Dilophosaurus doesn’t play along, Nedry just turns around and leaves anyway, not thinking it’s a real risk.
Hey Nedry, stop trying to make fetch happen. It’s not going to happen.
8. Who is Hammond’s instruction video meant for?
When Hammond shows his guest around the park, one of the stops is an instructional video explaining how the dinosaurs were created. In the start of the video on-screen Hammond has a quick chat with real-life hammond in a cheesy 80s video trick. But who is this video made for? If it’s just meant for these scientist’s visit, it sure is a lot of work for a one time video. But if it’s meant for every guest that visits the park – is Hammond’s plan to stay in that screening room all day long doing his little “talking to himself” skit every single day for the rest of his life? Way to plan, Hammond.
9. For a movie explaining the scientific logic behind reviving dinosaurs, they sure can’t spell.
When Nedry steals the DNA of all the species, we can see some of the labels are misspelled.
It should be “Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus. Or maybe it’s a test! trying to see which of the scientists notices the mistakes and if they don’t — they’re fired! Way to plan, Hammond #2.
10. Is Ellie seriously happy all this shit happens because Alan wants kids now?
Look at that little smirk she has on the helicopter on the way out of the island. She’s looking at Alan holding Hammond’s grandchildren and smiling, as if he’s finally ready to become a father. One can’t help but think that Ellie’s twisted mind is actually happy they got attacked by dinosaurs and almost died, because it made Alan want to have kids.
With this kind of creepy logic, I bet she’ll be the sort of parent who allows her kids to go on an untested dinosaur island to visit their grandpa. I smell a sequel.
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