Jaws Ii

In Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg has a monster movie with a lot of bite

John Hammond is a man in love with an idea. Inspired by motives of applied science and pure profit, he has pursued a scheme to clone dinosaurs from their preserved dna and show off the brand-new behemoths on an island preserve. He has imperiled some noted scientists, and even his two young grandchildren, by inviting them to inspect the park before it is ready. Dino disaster awaits.

Hammond might be an ogre, twisting genetic research into capitalist exploitation, creating the ultimate carnival sideshow, where the freaks eat the gawkers. That is pretty much how Michael Crichton sketched the old man in...

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