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In Memoriam: Robert Muldoon

"JP: Jurassic Park! Something, has survived!"

I fucking love Jurassic Park.

As a child raised with the perception that dinosaurs were absolutely the coolest shit ever, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park was, and still is, the perfect film to appeal to my young dinosaur loving self.

Pictured: My young, dinosaur loving self.

I suppose it also helped that the movie was legitimately good too.

Anyway, this post isn’t about Jurassic Park as a whole, if it were you’d have to pack your sleeping bag just to read it.

Seriously, this is one movie that I really can talk about FOR-EV-ER.

No, today, we’re going to be talking about a man among men.

A man so manly, even the biggest and most clever of Velociraptor pride leaders wouldn’t dare challenge him without the aid of a comrade.

That's right bitch. Shake in 'dem fossilized bones a' yours...

A man so manly, every hat he owns, even his baseball caps; flip up on one side like a slouch hat.

Pictured: Australia in hat form.

A man so manly, even the mighty Samuel L. Jackson dare not challenge his authority when told to be “quiet.”

"'The fuck told ME to shut up?..."

A man so manly, he can drive stick.

"Get off the stick! Bloody move!"

That’s right ladies and gentleman, today we pay tribute to the manliest of manly men, the paragon of pimp, the head game warden and “great white hunter” of John Hammond’s (Richard Attenborough) Jurassic Park:

Robert Muldoon.

In short, Muldoon is THE SHIT.

You thought Donnie Yen was badass?

Next to Muldoon he’s a fucking choir boy.

A CHOIR BOY.

Though he was only in handful of scenes, Muldoon nevertheless made a huge impression on me, even as a child.

Personally, I think most of that had to do with the fact that he wore a slouch/Aussie hat, which was something I just happened to think was really fuckin’ cool back in the day.

Still kinda’ do, now that you mention it…

Anyway, Muldoon is a hard-ass throughout most of Jurassic Park, but he’s a loveable hard-ass.

Y’know, he’s that kind of asshole where you’re all like:

"Man, what a dick..."

But after a few seconds you’re all like:

"But goddamnit, he's AWESOME!"

He was the rock of the major players in Jurassic Park.

While everyone else panicked, he just kind of gritted his teeth and toughed it out.

Oh yeah, and then licked his lips, involuntarily twitched his eye, and seemingly intentionally tried his best to scare the ever loving shit out of everyone around him.

"I've got her..."

Y’know, hero stuff.

Anyway, as we all know, Robert Muldoon met his demise at the hands of yet another blatant case of a Spielberg-ian spite killing.

That is, he tracked a Velociraptor in the jungle, only to be flanked by a second raptor much in the same way that Alan Grant (Sam Neill) flat out TOLD US this would happen to someone at some point in the movie:

Poo poo on Muldoon for missing Grant’s informative and decidedly not kid-friendly paleontological spiel at the beginning of the movie.

I suppose it didn’t help either that he decided to wait until the absolute last moment to set up the stock to his SPAS 12.

In retrospect, he probably should’ve done that before he even set foot in the jungle, or failing that, he probably could’ve at least tried to fire it sawed-off style.

Either way, shoulda’ woulda’ coulda’ doesn’t mean a whole lot when you’re gettin’ mauled by one seriously pissed off raptor.

Actually, for all I know that might be his "Can I have a cookie?" face...

Oh well, at least he got to kill the Tyrannosaur and a shit ton of raptors WITH A FUCKIN’ GRENADE LAUNCHER in the book.

FUCK YEAH.

Oh yeah, and then there was that whole part where, y’know, he lived at the end of the book.

Thanks for that Michael Crichton (R.I.P.).

Anyway, the real reason for this post, is to honor the memory of the actor who portrayed Robert Muldoon, Bob Peck.

Good God he's badass...

I was informed today by a co-worker (the same one that inspired me to take on the Top 100 Goriest Films) that Mr. Peck had died of cancer on the 4th of April, 1999.

I may be 11 years or so late, but this post is my way of honoring his memory.

Sadly, I can’t say I’ve ever seen Mr. Peck in any other film’s or TV series, as most of his roles were in British exclusive productions.

Even so, I don’t think I’m alone when I say that, his performance as Muldoon was pretty much all I needed to see of him to forever believe he was THE SHIT.

That being said, Bob Peck, Robert Muldoon, you shall henceforth be forever remembered as one in the same, a shining example of what it means to be the manliest of manly men.

With that, I shall close with Mr. Peck’s, and therefore Robert Muldoon’s; official theme song:

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13 Responses

  1. Carv says:

    “They remembah.”

  2. Angela says:

    I laughed….because everything here I totally agree with. Lol, Muldoon is the absolute most epic character ever. Bob Peck just makes him better. ❤

    LIVE ON.

    • aznbadger says:

      Anyone that can appreciate the majesty that is Robert Muldoon is a friend to the Azn Badger. Thanks for the comment, it brings joy to my soul to know that Muldoon is remembered by others…

  3. Valerie Weis says:

    Thank you for creating this tribute, it’s awesome to meet other Bob Peck and Robert Muldoon fans. He is literally a BEAST! He is the beastliest of all BEASTS and if I could go back in time I know what I would do. I would go straight up to Steven Speilberg and rip his throat out so epically that even Robert Muldoon stands and applauds. Anyways, I’ve got some tribute videos of him on my youtube channel benningtonroks17 so if you get a chance check them out =D once again love the website! It’s awesome.

  4. […] day one, Jurassic Park references and tributes have been the norm here on this blog, and today is no […]

  5. […] In Memoriam: Robert Muldoon (via Azn Badger’s Blog) Posted: April 29, 2011 by glyrics in Uncategorized 0 I fucking love Jurassic Park. As a child raised with the perception that dinosaurs were absolutely the coolest shit ever, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park was, and still is, the perfect film to appeal to my young dinosaur loving self.

  6. Lee says:

    I know that no one – I repeat – no one would be as bad ass as Robert Muldoon, but does anyone know where to get/what brand of hat he wore?

  7. Chris says:

    He was always my fave as a kid too. i recently read the novel and was delighted that Muldoon was much the same as he is portrayed in the movie, except BETTER! i don’t want to spoil anything for those who haven’t read the book, but id recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the movie because it is actually different enough from the film(possibly better) that it will still entertain you

    • aznbadger says:

      Yeah, Muldoon was easily as pimp in the book as he was in the movie. I loved his pimp mustache, as well as his badass rocket launcher. Kinda funny how he spent a good portion of the ending sequence stuck in a tube though… Thanks for commenting!

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