Popular Request – Katie McGrath Character Analysis
A lovely anon asked me to tack on these lovely ladies and as a humble servant
too hard at her own jokes and may love Katie a bit too much, I must oblige. So
please direct all hate mail here and for those that requested more, I truly hope you
First Up - Zara Young
Canon Benefits – Well-read. Organized. Punctual. Stylish. Works at Jurassic World.
Canon Flaws – Slight control freak. A bit uptight. Engaged to some dude she doesn’t even trust enough to have a bachelor party. Works at Jurassic World.
*You may want to note I have some… thoughts on some of the sexist undertones that appeared in this movie but I will keep it to a minimum. Some of them are mildly related to Zara so they will come up very briefly.*
Arguments were that Zara deserved better. Aside from the
fact that it was our dear Katie that performed her own stunts in what is easily
the most epic death in Jurassic franchise history, I would have to agree. That
looked like torture. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Okay, maybe some people.
Other arguments said that her fate was deserved due to the fact that she was too concerned with her phone, coffee and actual work responsibilities to keep an eye on the kids that were forced upon her. Because that’s a woman’s REAL job, right? Here. Kids! Take care of them. What you failed? GET EATEN. No. Just no. How can some people even argue that and keep a straight face!?
Brittane, this isn’t the place or the time.
I digress. Back to our girl. It is clear that Zara is not
used to things being out of sorts. We can tell that by her overly anxious
demeanor whenever something starts to go even a little wrong. We also see that
she has grown quite desensitized to the world she is living in. I mean how #overit
do you have to be to be blasé about a tiny horde of assorted baby dinosaurs?? Excuse
me, adorable prehistoric creatures, I have to take this call. The point - she is
living a routine that she doesn’t seem overly enthused about. Yet you cannot
help but be curious about what is really going on for her. We know she is
engaged to a dudebro named Alec and that they are probably due to be married in the very near future as there are
talks about a bachelor party that she quite clearly doesn’t want her fiancé to have. Maybe she can drop him and those pterodactyls can drop her into my waiting arms? Okay, that was bad.
From this nerd’s point-of-view, working at Jurassic World is awesome and I would totally hit my potential gf up for VIP access. However, we’ve seen what happens at these parks and once again, soft little me would be terrified that something would happen to her. I can’t take it. I just can’t. Don’t make me.
Verdict - Hey Zara, you wanna know a fun concept about
marrying a lady such as myself? Joint bachelorette party! Let’s do it! The
catch would be that you have to quit working at Jurassic World before I launch
myself into a perpetual anxiety attack.
Where are you going? You don’t have to
decide right away. You’re staying with Claire?? Is there something you aren’t
telling me?! (sighs) Fine… I ship it.
Who knew I could write so much about someone that had like… 3 collective minutes of screen time?! What has Katie done to me?? I’m sorry. This is long already. Oriane Congost and more after the cut. Stay with me if you dare.