Um, I’ll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you’re using here, it didn’t require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn’t earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don’t take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now [bangs on the table] you’re selling it, you wanna sell it.
–Dr. Ian Malcolm, “Jurassic Park”
It’s too easy for me to interpret Jurassic Park simply as an allegory about “science-gone-mad.” I really see it more of a statement on the new era of entertainment that was dawning in the 1990s, and that would mutate and take over movies, TV, video games, and comics.