Biotechnology and Jurassic Park
No other movie to date has been able to visually or cinematically come close to the in depth look on the biotechnology experiments taking place today. Even though the experiments portrayed in the movie are fictional the technology does exist and there is a threat and an inherent danger that comes with experimenting with biotechnology. Biotechnology is defined as using biological processes or living beings to provide a specific industrial benefit or purpose. In the movie Jurassic Park it perfectly captures the inherent risks and danger that comes with trying to industrially creating life for ones benefit.
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It shows how dangerous trying to play God is.
The island which Jurassic park takes place on is called Isla Sonar which is secluded and basically cut off from the rest of the earth. As soon as you get onto the island it becomes clear ho technologically advanced they are. Computers and biotechnology play a huge role in the movie. The extreme danger becomes clear when the islands power is wiped out by a tropical storm and all of their creations are set free. As soon as the dinosaurs are set free, a sort of Marxist class system is established. This mean, humans are no longer at the top of the food chain. This is made clear as soon as the power shuts off and a 20-ton t-rex breaks out of its cage and decimates two cars with ease and chases a jeep down at full speed. The humans begin to become prey for the new threats. Its ironic when the dinosaurs began to reproduce even though they all were born as females. The scientist over looked the fact that the frogs DNA they were bonded with are hermaphroditic and are capable of changing gender. Evolution is very clear in the dialogue used in the movie such as this quote from (Dr. Allan Grant, “life breaks free, life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But it finds away. (Dr. Allan Grant.)
The people depicted in the movie Jurassic park were of the brightest mind but in the end are made out to be completely fools and that God does everything for a reason. An example for this is when the creater of the park John Hammond says that “We've made living biological attractions so astounding that they'll capture the imagination of the entire planet.” (John Hammond). Its defiantly clear that not everyone is as naive as he is. Dr. Ian Malcolm was defiantly no exception. He describes perfectly how dangerous the way they are using biotechnology is by saying “Genetic power is the most awesome force the plant’s ever seen, but you wield it like a child who’s found his daddy’s gun.” (Dr. Ian Malcolm.) as the storey progresses the amusement of having dinosaurs alive and as pets wears off very quickly and as Dr. Ellie says perfectly “You know, at times like this one feels, well, perhaps extinct animals should be left extinct” (Dr. Ellie)
“Living systems are never in equilibrium. They are inherently unstable. They may seem stable, but they’re not. Everything is moving and changing. In a sense, everything is on the edge of collapse” (Dr. Ian Malcolm ).
The Marxist View of Titanc
The movie titanic provides a modern out look on Americas old class based societies, similar to Marxism during the 1920s when I was popular in America. It also comes with a romantic love story between a poor artist Jack and a rich women named Rose. The first time this is made clear is when a penniless artist, Jack, played by Leonardo De Caprio is escorted through the first class society suite and down to the lower level. The lower level was a very dirty and cramped part of the vessel, which was designed for the...