9. Women in khakis are badass
If you forgot Samuel L. Jackson was in Jurassic Park, it’s because Laura Dern didn’t just outshine Mace Windu—she eclipsed him. While Richard Attenborough is misreading a map and Jeff Goldblum is lying on his side, black shirt torn and frankly looking great, Dern digs through sh*t, does gymnastics in a rainforest, and outlives nearly every other male character.
Early in the film, she stops Goldblum’s philosophizing with: “Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.” That isn’t foreshadowing. It’s goddamn prophecy. (Her expressions are also nothing short of breathtaking.)
10. The limits of analogy
Case in point, this line: “But, John, when Pirates of the Caribbean shut down, the pirates didn’t eat the tourists.”