It’s been a movie-heavy week around here, but what the heck. After all, ’tis the season of blockbusters. Steel White Table found this great article concerning the stupidest moments in science-fiction movies:
Jeff Goldblum’s character is smart enough to defy physics and biology in every conceivable way, including appearing attractive to Geena Davis, but he isn’t smart enough to keep his equipment free of household pests. But honestly, that’s not the dumbest part. The dumbest part is that he rationalizes ever stepping into the thing. If Goldblum’s “Jurassic Park” character were there, he would have said, “Don’t be an idiot,” and the movie would have been over.
I’m not sure I agree with their assessment of Contact’s premise. It certainly never bothered me during the movie, but that may have been Jodie Foster’s fine acting (she kind of carries the movie that way). This article immediately reminded me of Stupid Movie Physics.