Somethings you never notice as a kid. A few lazy Saturdays back, I was watching Jurassic Park for the first time in well over a decade and something started nagging at me: Where the crap did that massive buffet come from? You know, the one Lex and Tim dig into the morning they make it back to the park's main facility:
Surely Grandpa Attenborough didn't throw it together himself in hopes that his grandkids would have something to munch on should they return safely. So I went back a few scenes, to when Hammond and Ellie are eating ice cream in the dining room, and what do you know, the same spread is lurking in the shadows behind them:
So I'm guessing the park's 5-star chef was able to whip up this feast before the entire island's staff was evacuated due to the approaching hurricane (already stretching it). Which means that by the time Lex and Tim sit down to breakfast the following day, this food had been sitting out at least 12 hours...in a non-air conditioned room...ON A TROPICAL ISLAND. After all Hammond and Ellie were eating all the ice cream because it began melting once the power went out.
SO RIDDLE ME THIS:
1.) How did that food even look, smell and taste appetizing under those conditions and with no flies buzzing nearby?
2.) How did the kids NOT get hit with food poisoning before the raptors attacked in the next scene?