It was over 22 years ago that five people needlessly lost their lives on Isla Nublar, and 22 years since Phil Tippet's name has been total mud in the eyes of the Internet.
You see, while the events that transpired in Jurassic Park were unfortunate to say the least, if the film credits are to be believed then they would have been entirely preventable had Phil Tippett just done his job. Yep that's right, Phil Tippett was the 'Dinosaur Supervisor' on Jurassic Park, and as the film documents, those dinos were clearly not supervised very well. I think Tumblr summed it up the best:
So, with Phil's dino supervising career in disarray following Jurassic Park, I can only conclude that he floated from job to job for decades, until, out of the blue, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow decided to give him a second chance:
A pretty nice gesture, especially considering that Phil hasn't really even tried to to apologize, simply offering the Internet a "you don't know, you weren't there" explanation.
And then what does Phil do with his second chance in Jurassic World? He screws up. Again.
But, after years of being blamed for his lack of supervision leading to the events of Jurassic Park, this week some new evidence came to light.
That's right, in the posts above and below are videos from 1992 that clearly show Phil Tippett supervising the dinosaurs on the set of Jurassic Park or, as the Internet has dubbed it, doing his "one job."
So, after 22 years it appears as though Phil Tippett has finally cleared his name. Yes, people died. Yes, children were mentally scarred for life, and yes, the most advanced amusement park in the entire world was closed down before we even got to enjoy it, but at least now we finally know that it simply wasn't Phil's fault.
Sorry, Phil, enjoy that sweet, sweet vindication.