Jurassic World opens to long awaiting fans this weekend, and the word is that the movie is going to be number one at the box office. However, the film’s director Colin Trevorrow is facing early critics of the movie who claim that there appears to be a level of sexism that can be seen in the short teaser clips that have been released to the public.
Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, called the clip he watched from Jurassic World “sexist”. Although, Trevorrow has assured fans that Whedon’s concerns are unfounded and the clip’s message has been taken out of context. In fact, Trevorrow insisted that the script concentrate on Howard’s role as a protagonist and not just another love interest of Pratt’s character.
Howard, who plays Claire Dearing in the film, commented about concerns raised by Whedon saying, “Joss Whedon is a hero of mine, and what he’s done for women in film and television, particularly when it comes to writing female roles that would typically go to a man, is awesome. But the tricky thing with movies is, you release these little bits without the larger context. And that scene only shows my character at the beginning of her journey.” In other words, clips can easily be misunderstood, and we cannot accurately judge a movie by it’s trailer.
The folks at NexPointAdvisors.com and their friend James Dondero are holding their breath as Jurassic World opens in theaters on June 15th, 2015.