London erects giant shirtless Jeff Goldblum statue to celebrate Jurassic Park's 25th anniversary
Clever girl! It's the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's classic science fiction movie Jurassic Park. In the film, scientists bring dinosaurs back to life to be attractions at a theme park. However, the prehistoric beasts escape confinement and start eating everybody. In the end, the scientists learn a valuable lesson about playing God, and the theme park gets a lot of one star reviews on Yelp.
The movie was followed by four sequels, but sorry, Chris Pratt fans, the original is still the best. There are a lot of stand-out scenes in the first Jurassic Park: the majestic reveal of the brachiosauruses, the raptors hunting down kids in the kitchen, those brilliant shots of water rippling, building anticipation for the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex. But the best scene, hands down? Jeff Goldblum shirtless.
The notorious scene features Dr. Ian Malcolm lounging with his shirt unbuttoned, breathing heavily. Why is his shirt unbuttoned? Life, uh, finds a way. Seriously, Jeff Goldblum doesn't even know. USA Today reported that during a panel discussion of the movie, Goldblum said, "I don’t have any memory of how—I don’t think it was in the script that I was shirtless. I swear, I don’t remember a conversation. Did I say, ‘Hey Steven [Spielberg], can I take my shirt off?’ What happened?"
But while the actor can't explain his seductive pose, he knows people loved it. When asked on TODAY if he'd recreate the scene for the next Jurassic World movie, Jeff Goldblum replied, "Yes, if anybody asks, I disrobe at the drop of a hat."
To celebrate Jurassic Park's silver anniversary, subscription service Now TV erected a giant statue of scantily clad heartthrob, Ian Malcolm. According to CNET, the statue is 9.8 feet high, almost 23 feet long, weighs 331 pounds, and took 250 hours to create over six weeks. But it is impossible to calculate the statue's raw sexual energy.
Jurassic Park fans and very confused tourists can check out the statue at London's Potters Field Park, near the River Thames and Tower Bridge. On social media, people have been sharing selfies and the photos are priceless. Sure, the movie wasn't shot in London, and Jeff Goldblum isn't British, but who cares? Now TV spared no expense, so hold on to your butts!
Now TV is including the original Jurassic Park movie in its new subscription plan, which is the closest thing to an explanation for this that you're going to get. The subscription service joined in the fun by posting a video mash-up in tribute to Goldblum's iconic scene. Yes, it's everyone reacting in amazement to Jeff Goldblum shirtless instead of dinosaurs.
Goldblum reprised the character of Dr. Ian Malcolm in this summer's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Sadly, his character was fully clothed, and, like, barely in the movie. Hopefully they will remedy that when the next Jurassic World movie comes out in 2021.