Jeff Goldblum’s character, Ian Malcolm, is a fan favorite in the Jurassic film franchise. His character – the skeptical Chaos Theory mathematician – is the voice of reason, restraint, and disapproval; he just knows that there are going to be unforeseen repercussions messing with nature. A dinosaur theme park may be awesome in theory – maybe, just – not in practice. I mean, people have a hard enough time not feeding the animals at the zoo…
Ian Malcolm is a hero. Here are some of our favorite quotes to prove it:
1) You can’t beat his logic…
John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.
2) He’s a deep-thinker.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.
3) He is SO right. Everyone else was like: “Don’t worry, Ian. It’ll be fine. All the dinosaurs are gals so they won’t have any little dino babies.” Bam! Some dinosaurs fell in love, defied modern science, and now they have a happy little dinosaur family and we’re all doomed.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: No. I’m, I’m simply saying that life, uh… finds a way.
4) This gets our vote just for the outfit. He got mauled by a dinosaur and is still cool.
[Ellie and Muldoon find an injured Malcolm after a T-Rex attack]
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend.
5) That laugh, oh that laugh. He could literally have done nothing else in any Jurassic Park or Jurassic World film and we would love him for this alone.
Find out what is lurking in the shadows at the film premiere of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on June 22nd, 2018. Get your hands on a new DBH Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom t-shirt (if you have tiny T. Rex hands get someone to assist you) before Isla Nublar’s volcano explodes and it’s too late!