Art comes in all shapes and sizes, but rarely does it come more gloriously than in the muscular form of a giant, shirtless Dr. Ian Malcolm sprawled out in front of the Tower Bridge.
We already had a notion there were Jurassic Park fans a plenty across the pond, particularly along the River Thames, but this fine display of artistry certainly confirms the matter. Just look at that sprawling, glistening chest; that wavy, rapturous hair; those deep, penetrating, chaotic eyes. And the historic and iconic London setting is just the ice age on the cake.
Though a reason for Jeff Goldblum's giant likeness is far from necessary, there is one apparently, which unfortunately isn’t quite as noble as the statue itself. According to Deadline, Sky’s subscription service NowTV erected the striking statue as a marketing ploy to draw attention to Jurassic Park, celebrating its 25th anniversary last month, now being a part of the subscription package.
And because internet-writer game recognizes internet-writer game, Deadline also notes: “God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates Jeff Goldblum.”
The outlet was far from the only commenter though, as folks up and down the Thames have been awed by the scintillating sight of Malcom’s perfection.
As for the shirtless wonder himself, when Goldblum caught wind of it (as he was unaware it was even in the works), he had a typical Goldblumy response.
Goldblum previously offered up a fairly sound justification for the naked torso scene in Steven Spielberg’s dino classic, which oddly enough has evolved into a viral sensation in the intervening years, delighting millions of Netizens.
"It's supposed to be Costa Rica, right?" Goldblum told Yahoo News back in March. “So things are hot and I'm sure I'm in some sort of fever. All the logic is that we got to get some of these wet clothes off immediately. As I remember, I don't think anybody fought me on that."
As for Internet memes themselves, he added: "I admire them myself. It's great, the human body is beautiful in all ways."
What do you think? Is this the greatest statue in the history of statues? Or is "David" slightly better than "Malcolm"?