From: Jurassic World
Who said it?: Owen Grady
The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from Jurassic World. Jurassic World is the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise and also serves as a way to revive the franchise and update the movies for today’s audiences. In the film, the theme park, Jurassic World, is looking to create a new dinosaur. As such, they create the Indominus Rex, a hybrid of a variety of dinosaurs… with predictably dire consequences.
In the film, Claire Dearing (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) brings Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt) to the Indominus Rex’s holding pen. She explains that they needed to do this to reinvigorate interest in the park and to do that, they used genetic modification to “up the wow factor.” This is when Owen snidely delivers the quote.
Geek wisdom: There’s a lot of amazing things in the world at this very moment. Whether it be something simple and trite as watching the sunrise or a technological marvel like the engineering and manpower that was put into the construction of a building, we just seem to be bored with it as we’ve gotten used to it. As such, we just can’t seem to appreciate these special things. However, that doesn’t make these things any less fantastic.
We have to learn to recognize the beauty of the things around us and appreciate them rather than take them for granted.