Back in April, Avengers director Joss Whedon spoke out against a clip from Jurassic World, referring to it as “‘70s era sexist.” In a new interview with Bad Taste, the film’s director, Colin Trevorrow, is responding to Whedon’s complaints. “I wasn’t bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don’t totally disagree with him,” he says. Trevorrow also doesn’t sound entirely happy with that particular bit of marketing:
“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.”
Bryce Dallas Howard might be the protagonist, but it’s the badass Indominus rex we’re all secretly rooting for.