“That is the stairway that Jack Black was filmed on in Mission Impossible” says the manager of a rooftop restaurant in Honolulu as he graciously blocked open a door to a fire escape to that I could go out on the roof for some photography. And thus started a theme. Everywhere we went in Hawaii there would be a reference to some show and movie having been filmed at the particular location we were visiting. Like in this case, our pilot explained that this waterfall was featured prominently in Jurassic Park.
Unfortunately, I haven’t seen the Jack Black film, Jurassic Park or any of the other shows referenced so it didn’t mean much to me. I understand the latest George Clooney movie The Descendants was filmed in and around Hanalei Bay in Kauai. Hanalei Bay was one of my favorite parts of Hawaii – might be fun to see that film just for the chance to see Hanalei Bay again. Then the next time I’m there, I could be the one saying ” Hey, I remember seeing this in the movie The Descendants!”