Why does our Island reality show remind me so much of the movie Jurasic Park?
Karl, when you were a younger Druid, did you ever play Madlibs?
I played it again just now.
John Hammond Forest Ratner (Richard Attenborough), CEO of InGen, has recently created Jurassic Park: a theme park populated with dinosaurs TGI Friday's cloned from the DNA extracted from insects preserved in prehistoric amber. The park is located on an island off of Costa Rica's Pacific Manhattan's coast.
After a park worker is attacked by a dinosaur,
Hammond Ratner's investors represented by their lawyer Donald Gennaro Bertha Lewis of the former ACORN(Martin Ferrero) demand that experts visit the park and verify that it is safe. Gennaro ACORN's Bertha invites Dr. Ian Malcolm Marty Markowitz (Jeff Goldblum), a mathematician, while Hammond Ratner invites paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant Mike Bloomberg (Sam Neill) and paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler Assemblymember Tish James (Laura Dern).
They are joined on the island by Hammond's two grandchildren—
Tim Andrew Goldstein (Joseph Mazzello) and Lex Murphy Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn (Ariana Richards).
Granted, there are not as many buff people in bathing suits as Lost, but how do you think it will turn out?
I stopped here to give everyone a chance to participate.
While the group explores the park, Hammond observes his guests along with Head Technician Ray Arnold (Samuel L. Jackson) and his game warden, Robert Muldoon (Bob Peck).
The head computer programmer, Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight), is secretly in the employ of one of InGen's corporate rivals, and has been paid to steal fertilized dinosaur embryos. During his theft, Nedry deactivates the park's security system, allowing him access to the embryo storage. The rest of the group, who have been stranded in the park due to the system shutdown, are attacked by the Tyrannosaurus that escapes from its paddock, killing Gennaro and wounding Ian. Grant manages to escape with Tim and Lex. Nedry's attempt to flee with the embryos is unsuccessful when he encounters a Dilophosaurus that kills him.
Unable to decipher Nedry's code to reactivate the security fences, Hammond recommends a total reboot of the park's systems. He, along with Ellie, Arnold, Muldoon and Malcolm, shut down the park's system and retreat to the emergency bunker, from where Arnold heads to the maintenance bunker to reboot the system. When he doesn't return, Muldoon and Ellie head for the bunker. At the same time, Grant and the children discover a nest full of hatched eggs, indicating the dinosaurs are breeding on their own.
As Muldoon and Ellie proceed to the maintenance bunker, Muldoon realizes they are being hunted by the raptors. Muldoon is killed by the velociraptors, while Ellie makes it to the bunker and restarts the park systems. At the same time, Tim, Lex and Grant climb the electrified fence out of the park's animal zone and Tim is nearly killed upon the reactivation of the electricity.
Grant and the kids head for the visitor's center; he leaves the kids alone in the kitchen while he reunites with Sattler and the others. The kids manage to escape two raptors before reuniting with Grant and Ellie. Lex is able to assist getting the park's security systems working from the control room. Grant contacts Hammond and tells him to call the mainland for rescue, but the two raptors find the group and attack.[quote]
The group flees through the vents, only to be cornered in the entrance hall by the raptors, who prepare to strike. However, the T. rex breaks into the main hall and attacks the raptors, allowing the foursome to escape outside where they are rescued by Malcolm and Hammond.
For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.