The 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park is celebrated in epic fashion. A 25 ft. statue of Jeff Goldblum is erected in London to mark the event.
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Londoners and visitors alike were confused when upon strolling down the banks of the River Thames Wednesday morning, they discovered the statue of Goldblum waiting invitingly for them.
The 25-foot replica will be immediately recognizable to fans of the iconic Steven Spielberg film. It shows the actor as his character Dr. Ian Malcolm, lazing with his shirt unbuttoned in one of the movie's key scenes.
The moment finds Malcolm injured, shirtless, and panting heavily, and is memorable for different fans for different reasons. It's so iconic, in fact, that the corresponding Funko Pop figure is incredibly hard to come by.
The scantily-clad homage to what is arguably Goldblum's most famous character was erected at Potters Field Park by Sky's subscription service Now TV to mark the 25th anniversary of the classic dino adventure movie.
Jurassic Park hit theaters in June 1993. It's now being offered as part of the service's subscription package for fans looking to revisit it in the wake of the anniversary.
"Can you believe #JurassicPark is 25? To celebrate, we've created a Jurassic-sized homage to heartthrob Jeff Goldblum He's waiting for you at Potter's Field until dinner time tomorrow #JurassicJeff #JP25," teased the service's official Twitter account.
Goldblum actually returned as Malcolm in the franchise's most recent installment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which was released last month and has already made almost $2 billion at the worldwide box office.
Naturally, the statue has attracted quite a bit of attention, with tourists rushing to take selfies with it. However, certain Twitter users noted that it's about a month too late going up, and its reasons for being in London at all are flimsy.
"The 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park ... was June 11th, a month ago. Also, none of the movie was filmed in London nor is Jeff Goldblum a native of the English capital. So let's just bask in its nonsensical glory," argued one user.
Another tweeted about how artistically gratifying the statue is, and how it should be appreciated from that perspective.
"There's a giant Jeff Goldblum statue down by Tower Bridge. It's a bit far-fetched but you should stick with it for the nips alone," he wrote.
Now TV themselves joined in the fun, by getting the hashtag #JurassicJeff going to mark the occasion. Goldblum himself hasn't responded to the statue yet, but surely, it's only a matter of time before the infamously droll actor rocks up to pose right next to it.