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Aibu to think Those Shoes in Jurassic World deserve a whole thread to themselves?

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PacificDogwood Sun 21-Jun-15 08:24:16

4 inch nude stilettos (think Kate Middleton) to run through the jungle and away from man-eating dinosaurs?
But of course, what other footwear would one possibly contemplate? grin

It's those shoes that have stayed with me and I cannot help but think that they were a rather deliberate, tongue in cheek piss-take at, I dunno, Hollywood heroines (at least she had her sleeves rolled up wink), genre movies, corporate 'image'. I mean even walking in those shoes all day long would have been hell, never mind running for your life!

Jon Hamm's attire was much more appropriate even though there was far too much of it.

elderflowerlemonade Sun 21-Jun-15 08:27:51

We said exactly the same thing!

DH kept whispering 'the shoes must come off now!'


PacificDogwood Sun 21-Jun-15 08:31:01

Even my DSs who have NO interest in women's shoes were tutting grin

FlorenceMcDonald Sun 21-Jun-15 08:36:16

Ugh, her whole outfit. I was torn between thinking: she really needs to change into some sort of 'action' outfit because that grubby white skirt/heels look vom. And also thinking: if she stops to get changed, in a 'I can't possibly fight dinos in this outfit' then I will NOT be impressed grin

FlorenceMcDonald Sun 21-Jun-15 08:37:02

grin not grin of course!

AuntyMag10 Sun 21-Jun-15 08:54:49

Yanbu, it kind of spoilt the movie for me.

MrsGentlyBenevolent Sun 21-Jun-15 09:05:09

Bloody ridiculous those shoes were. I've seen many a comment online that they were made out of the same material Wolverine's claws.

flannelwash Sun 21-Jun-15 09:13:41

I kept thinking "bloody hell she can run fast in heels"

WizzardHat Sun 21-Jun-15 09:46:59

The shoes really distracted me - I kept trying to see the trainers she really had on her feet! Though the clip-clop sound effects were good and loud.

AltogetherAndrews Sun 21-Jun-15 10:07:16

Yep, those shoes! Most women I know would be changing into flats at the end of a night out, or dancing barefoot! To outrun a T. rex in heels is some achievement. Also, she never sank her heels in the mud, or broke them! This bothered me way more than the poor script, or the fact that they forgot to come up with a new plot!

mrschatty Sun 21-Jun-15 10:17:57

When I initially saw an advert for JW I thought 'oh its set in the 80's...?' Because of her dire outfit!!!
When I realised it was modern I though why is she all decked out in white like some idiot she's clearly going to be sweating heaps in the tropics
Oh can we discuss her hair? Perfect concave bob and as time goes on becomes PERFECT loose curls...hmmm hmm

AuntyMag10 Sun 21-Jun-15 10:52:15

Mrschatty yes I noticed the change from perfectly straight to perfectly curly hair toohmmgrin who knew a run through a jungle sorts your hair out.

ghostyslovesheep Sun 21-Jun-15 11:05:12

see you've distracted me by mentioning Jon Hamm ...he wasn't in it was he confused

but yes her entire outfit was awful and made no sense at all - very strange

pressone Sun 21-Jun-15 11:09:24

Female detectives in American cop shows all run about in heels too - drives me nuts!

fudgefinger Sun 21-Jun-15 11:11:20

The hair. Oh god. Perfectly coiffed waves as a result of jungle running.

I liked her necklace though. Although I'm surprised I noticed it with all of the product placement dominating the film.

Cocolepew Sun 21-Jun-15 11:17:36

Chris Pratt tries it

PacificDogwood Sun 21-Jun-15 12:33:38

Great link, Cocolepew! grin

Jon Hamm, Chris Pratt…. same difference.

<hopes nobody else notices> blush

PacificDogwood Sun 21-Jun-15 12:34:58

And, yeah, my hair behaves like that too.
You should see me, just back from the park with boys and dog and I look like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards am perfectly coiffed <shakes glossy mane>

InQuiteAPickle Sun 21-Jun-15 12:36:06

What do you mean? I always wear heels when I'm being chased by dinosaurs. Adds to the thrill, innit.

feebeecat Sun 21-Jun-15 12:44:02

YANBU - those shoes/her hair/why she was wearing white running through jungle & not at all obvious but blending in beautifully, kept friend & I sniggering all the way through.
Other little things, how did she get across that island so fast, outrunning everything in sight, just where did all the pterodactyls go, why do they still think dinosaurs on an island is a great idea - it couldn't happen again could it- and for the love of God why would you go there with small babies??
Did enjoy it, but still miss Jeff Goldblum

PacificDogwood Sun 21-Jun-15 13:04:31

Yes, there was any number of loose ends: was the boys' parents' marriage in trouble or not, what about the guy in the control centre who fancied Cooky Girl, but she had a boyfriend, Adult Pi seemed to have Values and Morals, but why did he think creating ever more aggressive dinosaurs was going to be a Good Idea, what happened to all the embryos having been flown out by the Army Guy? Oh wait, them we'll see again in the next sequel, won't we? hmm

And yes, don't they bloody learn??
'Tis all about the Hubris of Man, innit. I may have been lecturing the DSs about that on the way home blush

TrashcanMan Sun 21-Jun-15 13:16:27

She's no Laura Dern, is she? I do think we've taken a giant step back with female characters in these types of movies. Laura Dern's character was far better, she was a doctor, hair tied back, dressed appropriately, etc. Women in movies and TV nowadays look ridiculously overdressed, over made up.

Another thing I spotted (saw movie last night, enjoyed it despite my bitching) was the scene where whatshername goes to Chris Pratts house, asks him to come with her somewhere, then asks him to change his shirt after they do some awkward flirty bantering. Then in the next scene he's changed his shirt but it has huge sweat stains on it. So he changed his sweaty shirt for another, sweaty one?

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