Sam Neill attends the opening ceremony of the 67th San Sebastian Film Festival in the northern Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian on September 20, 2019. (Photo by Manuel Romano/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
TV - Movies
How Sam Neill
Crushed A Long
Running Jurassic
Park Fan Theory
One of the major themes in the “Jurassic Park” franchise is summed up by Dr. Ian Malcolm in the first film, when he famously says, “I'm simply saying that life finds a way." However, a long-running fan theory that ties this quote to an earlier moment in the original movie has been debunked by actor Sam Neill.
The moment in question was when Dr. Alan Grant tries to fasten his seatbelt in a helicopter during turbulence while en route to the InGen biological preserve. He only finds two "female" ends and no complementary strap with the "male" end, which the fan theory believed was a metaphor for the female-to-female problem the dinosaurs have in terms of reproduction.
Sam Neill revealed in a recent interview that it really wasn't as profound as all that — just a great bit of characterization for his on-screen alter ego, who prefers the wonders of antiquity to the present day. "I don't think it had any great metaphorical sense," Neill said. "It was just about Alan Grant [hating] technology.”