Monday, July 20, 2015

13 Movies Where Man Tried to Play God

Movies where man thought he could outsmart God
Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) observes the creature she is partially responsible for in Jurassic World. (Universal)


In all of the following movies, one main lesson is shared, but never really learned – man should never attempt to play God. Despite good intentions, playing around with DNA and chemicals in hopes of creating cures, supernatural beings or whatever else, will always end in disaster. In a sense, scientists are always trying to play God with their experiments to cure diseases or make life better for others, but each of these films show where they have crossed the line.

Jurassic Park (1993)
Based on the book of the same name by Michael Crichton, Steven Spielberg's movie explored what it would be like for humans to co-exist with dinosaurs by genetically modifying the original DNA. What could go wrong? John Hammond “spared no expense” on creating the ultimate theme park. No audio-animatronics for him. His dinosaurs were going to be real. But perhaps Hammond's greatest folly was thinking that he and his crew could actually contain and control the new dinos. Throughout the movie, different people try to tell him otherwise but he will have none of it until the dinosaurs got loose, almost eat his grandchildren and destroyed his park.

Jurassic World (2015)
In order to enjoy this movie, you have to be willing to push aside logic. This movie follows the three previous films and apparently, these people have learned nothing. The Masrani Corporation has not only embraced John Hammond's creation, but have expanded the park. Park employees are not supposed to talk about the original Jurassic Park because of the negative connotation it brings. Keeping with the “playing God” theme, the park's scientists now create their own bigger and scarier hybrid dinosaurs for the amusement of others. The end result is the same as the first film.

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