The Wheels that Patrol the Jurassic Park

Jeeps are known as the standard four-wheel vehicle in war movies. Whether it is a traditional World War II period film or a movie about mercenaries making a histrionic entrance in a very hostile and forbidding terrain, Jeeps are the most sensible choice for a vehicle. But apart from the typical machismo flicks in the traditions of Rambo and The Expendables, Jeeps are also a regular utility vehicle for another breed of crazy maniacs – the types who are fond of messing around with Mother Nature herself.

When it comes to man-versus-nature movie plots, the film Jurassic Park has its own wicked brand of catastrophe. Like the movies Twister and Dante’s Peak, the Jeep is definitely a pragmatic mode of transportation. When Mother Nature gets pissed off, tedious traffic rules become hilariously useless luxuries humanity only hope to enjoy once more when they are on the move. Traveling on land requires the kind of vehicle that doesn’t mind a terrain that normally bends at a 75 degree angle rise, or doesn’t mind ramming through any solid but somehow breakable obstacle.

Why are there dinosaurs in the park again?

The premise of this 1993 science fiction film is pretty simple (though really out-of-this-world). Jurassic Park tells the tale of an unusual amusement park, a menagerie where real live dinosaurs roam within closed and extremely high-voltage perimeters. How the dinosaurs came to be cooped inside the high-tech Costa Rican theme park is a product of advanced bioengineering, also better known as cloning. Scientists and over-the-top entrepreneurs wanted to push the limits of recreational development to a point where they believed resurrecting creatures above mankind’s hierarchy in the biological food chain is no big deal. Jurassic Park is a textbook example of humanity’s hubris going out of control. To understand the conflict, one can simply imagine dinosaurs being let loose throughout the rest of Costa Rica.

Jurassic Park is based on the novel written by Michael Crichton, creator of other science fiction thrillers like The Sphere and Congo. It was directed by Steven Spielberg, the renowned director behind science fiction films like ET: Extraterrestrial and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Sam Neill plays the role of Dr. Alan Grant, the leading paleontologist. Samuel Jackson stars as Ray Arnold, the park’s chief engineer. Jeff Goldblum plays the role of Dr. Ian Malcolm, the mathematician who specializes on the chaos theory (the guy who figuratively says “See? I told you why you shouldn’t have done that!”). Jurassic Park’s success spawned multiple sequels for the amusement of people who simply can’t get enough of watching humans suffer the consequences of messing around with dinosaurs who are extinct for a very good reason.

If your car can outrun a T-Rex, any argument is invalid.

Jeeps are standard vehicles authorized to make rounds within the perilous biosphere of Jurassic Park. If one should dissect the movie through the perspective of a vehicle enthusiast, it is safe to say that the Jeep is the foremost instrument that gave the protagonists a fighting chance against rampaging dinosaurs. In a simple calculation, one can say “Jeeps = alive” and “no Jeeps = death.”

Source: Caitlin Jeep of PA

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