Is Jurassic World sexist?


Jurassic World is shaping up to be the sequel that fans of the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park had been looking forward to for years.

However, it appears not everyone is so enthralled by the film with Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon taking to Twitter to declare a new clip of the dinosaur adventure “70s-era sexist”.

Whedon has been very public in the past about his fight for equality in the film industry and it seems Colin Trevorrow’s latest clip has got him a little hot under the collar.

The clip in question, released via MTV yesterday, features Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire and Chris Pratt’s Owen sharing a conversation by the latter’s bungalow.

The Tweet in question

The Tweet in question

Clearly there has been some chemistry in the past for the two lead characters as they share anecdotes about their first and only date with each other.

Director Colin Trevorrow is yet to comment on his fellow director’s comments and fans were quick to defend the up-and-coming filmmaker via social media and on YouTube claiming it was inappropriate to call out a director’s work before a film is even released.

But is the clip sexist? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Check out the clip below and leave a comment – I reply to them all.

4 thoughts on “Is Jurassic World sexist?

  1. I DONT THINK ANYTHING’S WRONG WITH THIS CLIP. IT’S JUST ABOUT TWO CHARACTOR’S FACIING OFF WITH EACH OTHER, IT’S WHAT MALE & FEMALE PEOPLE DO IN REAL LIFE. SOME OF US NEED TO GO BACK AND WATCH MOVIES LIKE ‘ROMANCING THE STONE’ AND ‘THE AFRICAN QUEEN’

    • I have to agree with you here, but clearly Whedon had a bee in his bonnet about it.
      Although he has since said he wished he hadn’t posted his thoughts on Twitter.
      Thanks for commenting.

  2. Whedon? really? that’s where this stemmed from?

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