|Barbarian Factory via JoBlo|
One of my all time favorite scenes from the original film is the lunch scene, the one where John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), Drs. Malcom (Jeff Goldblum), Grant (Sam Neill [Sam, why the hell do you have two Ls in Neill?!] and Sattler (Laura Dern), and Gennaro (Martin Ferrero) are gathered around for Chilean sea bass after a brief tour of some of the facilities. Gennaro - ever the smarmy asshole - is gushing about how much money the park is going to make, while Hammond is insisting that it should be available for everyone to enjoy, regardless of how rich they are. Dr. Malcolm isn't having any of it, of course, and lectures them about how naive they're being (love how he pounds on the table to make his point). Drs. Sattler and Grant pile on. The point of this scene is that it's a great discussion about the ethics of the core idea behind Jurassic Park. And that was Jurassic Park as a whole, really - they didn't want to just show you dinosaurs, they wanted to talk about the ethics and the real world implications. Is it ethical to bring dinosaurs back from extinction? Or smart? This scene is also home to some of the movie's best lines ("Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.").
I hope you guys are in the mood for some Jurassic Park, because Jay and I are featuring scenes from the franchise all month to celebrate the release of Jurassic World next week!
What's your favorite scene from Jurassic Park?
Would you be up for bringing dinos back to life?
*Scream this at one of your friends this weekend.