Popular Culture Review Vol. 28, No. 2, Summer 2017 - Page 78

visitors. However, after a power failure liberates the dinosaurs, the animals proceed to kill the majority of the park’s administration, and leave the tour group fighting for the lives. In the two decades following its release, critics have frequently cited Jurassic Park as one of the greatest science fiction films ever produced. The film was an instant commercial success, breaking numerous box office records, and quickly evolved into a global pop culture phenomenon. Jurassic Park has been credited for reigniting popular interest in dinosaurs, and its innovative visual effects are heralded as groundbreaking (Morris 212). Three sequels to Jurassic Park have since been produced, although none have been able to replicate the critical success or cultural impact of the original film. As with much of Crichton’s body of work, Jurassic Park functions as a cautionary tale against man’s interference with nature, a perspective which carries over into the film’s various sequels. However, there is one ideology in the Jurassic Park franchise wholly unique to the original film: feminism. There is significant potential in deconstructing Jurassic Park as an early text in third-wave feminism. There is established historical precedent for science fiction narratives being designed to “provide social commentary and resist social norms, however explicitly or subtly, through metaphors and conventionally less realistic settings” (Bressler and Lengel 23). Socially conscious science fiction narratives c ѽɥɕЁѕɅͽɹ̸Qɐ)݅ٔʹ́ձɱɕɑ́ѡɱ̀M呕Ȁؤѡѥ)ɥɥݡ)ɅͥAɬ݅́ɥɽՍɕ͕=ѡé)Ё́́ѡЁѡѥɕ䁽ѡɯéͅȁձѥ́ɑȁѼɕٕ)ѡɽɕ ͕Օѱ䰁ѡ́ѕɕѥٔɕ͕ɍͅ䁍ѕ́ѡЁ)ɅͥAɯe)͕́ٔ́ͥٔͅхȁȁ䰁ѡȁѥѡe)́хȁȁͽٕ́ե͕ՅՅ丁Q̰ѡ́ͅ)́ɕѕȁɕ͕ɍѼȁ͕Յɽ́ձȁQɐ݅ٔ)ʹLʹ́ݡĹ͕յȁɕЁ́)ٕ̰䁽ݡɔѥɕѕݥѠ͵ͅɕՑٕɥЁѥ)ݥѡɥɍչѥ̸Qձѥєѡ́ͅ䁥́Ѽɵ锁ɽє)ʹձȁ䁉ɕ٥ͥѥձɅ䁕ɥѕЁՍ))ɅͥAɬ)Ʌݽɬ5ѡ(