Colin Trevorrow responds to Joss Whedon's criticism of Jurassic World
Shortly after the first JURASSIC WORLD clip was released, Joss Whedon criticized it as being sexist and tweeted “…and I’m too busy wishing this clip wasn’t 70’s era sexist. She’s a stiff, he’s a life-force – really? Still?" Whedon later admitted that the tweet was in "bad form," but we were left wondering if anyone involved in the production would address Whedon's tweet.
JURASSIC WORLD director Colin Trevorrow has finally responded to Whedon's comments and they're refreshingly honest. Trevorrow spoke with Bad Taste where he said that he "wasn’t bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don’t totally disagree with him.” Much like Whedon, I wasn't overly fond of the clip Universal released, but I took it for what it was: an out-of-context scene from a movie I haven't watched yet. However I was puzzled why Universal chose that clip to lead the pack, a question which was also on Trevorrow's mind:
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 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 his character.
Marketing for a film is tricky because you release stuff without context. Of course there was a part of me being such a fan of him that was like, ‘Noooo!’ Especially because when you see the movie it’s not at all like that, but we make movies and it’s out there for public opinion and I hope that he likes the movie!
JURASSIC WORLD will finally open the park on June 12, 2015.
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