Even before Jurassic World reinvigorated our collective frenzy for dinosaurs, the one that started it all provided enough meat to chew on over two decades later. Between Ian Malcolm's seductive slouch, Ellie Sattler's bid for feminism, and an all-around unforgettable adventure, Jurassic Park is one of those movies you would take to a deserted island (provided it had electricity and wasn't infested with prehistoric predators).
It never fails to amaze me that more theories and trivia manage to trickle out about the classic Spielberg flick, but in the immortal words of Dr. Malcolm, life, uh, finds a way. The most recent realization comes by way of reddit and, with one small observation, changed my entire understanding of the movie. It involves raptors, dairy products, and deus ex machina, and I promise, it won't disappoint you.
Think back to the climactic scene in the kitchen
When Lex creates a diversion for the petrified Tim, he takes his chance and runs toward an open freezer door (as we all downplayed our anxiety attacks and prayed for the best).
A raptor pursues but slips on the icy floor
Good thing, too. The lack of poise buys Tim enough time to flee from the freezer and slam the door shut.
Lex rushes to assist with Xena-like zeal
And the lucky siblings are able to lock the raptor away.
But what caused the raptor's fortunate fall?
That would be the lack of power on the entire island. Yep, the same circumstance that allowed Sam to make the best (and potentially cruelest) dad joke in movie history also caused everything inside that pivotal freezer to melt.
Then, Dr. Ellie Sattler risks her life to successfully get the electricity back on
Which causes the puddle of water on the floor to freeze.
Had it not been for the story's slippery slope, the kids and the doctors would have struggled to escape
They barely got away as it is escaping from the remaining raptors, and that was mostly because of a serendipitous T-Rex.
If Lex hadn't survived, she never would have been able to activate the phones
And proclaim that wonderfully '90s line, "It's a UNIX system, I know this!" Oh, and all the survivors would have probably died without figuring that out. Because of that one freezer, all the necessary characters are able to make it off Isla Nublar (sorry lawyer who gets eaten on the toilet and Samuel L. Jackson).
But how was Tim able to slip into the freezer in the first place?
The lock was strong enough to keep a raptor inside, so why was the door left completely unlatched?
That would be because John Hammond just couldn't stay away from his ice cream
Buckets and buckets of ice cream.
The island's total devastation was avoided because of one old man's sweet tooth. So, life may always find a way, but that doesn't mean it can't be through someone's stomach.