ByGareth Cavanagh, writer at
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Gareth Cavanagh

Fans of Jurassic Park will no doubt watch the original trilogy over and over again. Movie fanatics like us have a habit of repeat viewing the movies of franchises they have a lot invested in. I am also a habitual repeat viewer of the Jurassic Park movies, when I was recently watching The Lost World: Jurassic Park again I noticed an almost spooky prediction in the movie, which dates back to 1997. This was a strangely accurate line of dialogue and a message in a movie directed by the fantastic Steven Spielberg.

The Jurassic Park sequel comments on hunting for sport before the incident with Cecil, the argument on hunting for sport has very much returned to the public conscience once again, making it a relevant movie 18 years after its original release. Pete Postlethwaite's character even utters an oddly accurate line: "I've been on too many safaris with rich dentists to listen to any more suicidal ideas, OK?" Granted this isn't exactly some amazing prophecy. It isn't deep sea scrolls predicting the end of the universe or Tupac's tattoos calling his death and eventual resurrection. But it is amazingly on the money, it essentially predicts a current affairs issue of this year.

The disgusting act of hunting for sport which involved the killing of a beautiful wild animal in a cruelly drawn out way, mirrors this line of dialogue to the letter. The jabroni that killed Cecil was of course a rich dentist on a safari. The Lost World: Jurassic Park has a very anti-hunting message, the men capturing and killing the creatures are the antagonists and the heroes of the film help to reunite the T. rex with her baby and get them back home.

To the dentist that shot Cecil with an arrow and left him to bleed out for hours before finally killing him, we knew this was wrong 18 years ago, dickhead.


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