Colin Trevorrow accepts criticism of Jurassic World clip

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 June 2015
Colin Trevorrow

Colin Trevorrow

Colin Trevorrow - the director of 'Jurassic World' - has agreed with Joss Whedon's claims that a clip from the new movie is "sexist"

'Jurassic World' director Colin Trevorrow has accepted Joss Whedon's claim that a teaser of the new movie is "sexist".

The 38-year-old director - who's already confirmed he won't return to helm another film in the franchise - has reaffirmed the view that the teaser clip plays on outdated stereotypes, but has also insisted his movie centres more on the role played by actress Bryce Dallas Howard and not Chris Pratt.

Responding to Joss' claims that the clip is "70s era sexist", Colin told Italian publication Bad Taste: "I wonder why [Universal] chose a clip like that, that shows an isolated situation within a movie that has an internal logic. That starts with characters that are almost archetypes, stereotypes that are deconstructed as the story progresses.

"The real protagonist of the movie is [Bryce's on-screen character] Claire and we embrace her femininity in the story's progression. There's no need for a female character that does things like a male character, that's not what makes interesting female characters in my view. Bryce and I have talked a lot about these concepts and aspects of her character."

The controversy erupted following the release of a clip which shows Chris Pratt's character attempting to flirt with Bryce's Claire Dearing.

Joss tweeted: "I'm too busy wishing this clip wasn't 70's era sexist.

"She's a stiff, he's a life-force - really? Still?"

Jurassic World

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson
  • UK release: 12 June 2015

Dino-geek Gray (Simpkins) visits Jurassic Park with brother Zach (Robinson); the park's manager, their aunt Claire (Howard), is less than attentive until a new creation runs amok and raptor wrangler Owen (Pratt) steps in. Despite a merely functional screenplay, it has enough scares, scale, ideas and variety to keep…

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