As crazy as it sounds, I have really enjoyed the discussion about Claire’s (Bryce Dallas Howard’s) heels in Jurassic Park.
Google ‘running in heels Jurassic world‘ if you haven’t heard about it yet.
Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), the operations manager of the Jurassic franchise’s latest dino-themed pleasure park. While fleeing Indominus rex, an especially terrible species of terrible lizard, Claire runs across floors of slick stone and grounds of moist mud. She sprints and leaps and crouches. She drives an ambulance. She shoots a gun. She saves some lives. She takes some others. She grows as a person, and as A Woman. And she does it all in ridiculously spiked heels that you really, really hope are decked out with a good pair of DreamWalk Comfort Insoles.
This, of course, is absurd. And it is so obviously absurd that Claire’s perma-pumps are the source of a running joke within Jurassic World, manifested both through dialogue—Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) at one point explicitly mocks Claire’s entire flee-unfriendly outfit, which results in her removing clothing, but not swapping shoes …
It a gag that keeps going and going, and still gets lots of comments on various websites.
I can even see that a character who spends most of her time in the office like Claire does is likely to wear heels most of the time. I would have expected, given she does apparently go out into the park occasionally, that she would have had pair of flats in her bottom drawer (like those of us do who only have to tackle city streets), but—
Apparently, it was Howard’s choice to wear the shoes all the way through.
It’s refreshing that this has become such a point of discussion. Once upon a time no-one commented on the impracticality of women running for their lives in heels that are more likely to cripple them than to save them.
So refreshing, in fact, they even made a parody of it. Of Jurassic Park, really, but it’s the same silly fun.
Jurassic Park: High Heels Edition (Parody) by XVP Comedy