First a big balloon of Baby Trump, now a statue of Jeff Goldblum’s most iconic pose from Jurassic Park? London is definitely in our top 5 favorite places in the world now.
Placed in London's South Bank, just in front of Tower Bridge, for commuters to marvel at during their daily travels, was a 25-foot statue of Ian Malcolm, the character played by Jeff Goldblum in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.
The faithful recreation stands at approximately 10 feet high and 23 feet long, and people are easily falling in love with it. The statue was unveiled by Now TV to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park’s premiere in the United Kingdom and took over six weeks and 250 hours to complete.
Onlookers have been lining up to take pictures with the shirtless wonder, which, even before the statute, had became a popular meme around the internet.
25ft Jeff Goldblum statue pops up in London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, which 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. pic.twitter.com/TKQKozleMn— Adam Ricard (@Adam1021) July 18, 2018
Thanks to this statue, a whole new set of memes, GIFs, and videos are sure to gain popularity.
In a recent interview with Yahoo, the Jurassic Park actor defended being shirtless for the scene. “It’s supposed to be Costa Rica, right? So things are hot and I’m sure I’m in some sort of fever.”
About whether or not he’d go shirtless in his recent reprisal of Malcolm in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Goldblum told the Daily Beast “If I have anything to say about it, I’m going to rip my clothes off at the drop of a hat, yes!”
Quite frankly, it doesn’t seem like anyone would scoff if the 65-year-old actor did want to perform in the buff. Or, at the very least, half-naked.
Goldblum’s eccentric personality has become a favorite in recent years, especially after his role in Thor: Ragnarok officially added him to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Unfortunately, not everyone is in love with the statue.
I got excited for a second as I love him.. but whoever 'that' is isn't Jeff!— Zoë Watson (@ZoeWatsonArtist) July 18, 2018
Overall, however, it does appear that the general consensus is that this is among one of the greatest things ever to hit the grounds in front of Tower Bridge.