'Jurassic World’ Release Date, Plot, Trailer, and News: Joss Whedon Apologizes for Criticism Directed at Film

( [email protected] ) Apr 20, 2015 06:45 PM EDT
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Legendary American film director and executive producer Steven Spielberg's new highly anticipated film "Jurassic World" released a trailer over the Internet on Monday.

The trailer, which was posted on YouTube Monday and lasts over two minutes, showed actor Chris Pratt, who plays Owen Grady, attempting to communicate with the dinosaurs known as raptors. Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly described the intense film trailer.

"Not only do we get major raptor action but also more info about World's new baddie, the genetic hyrbrid Indominus Rex," Stack wrote. Turns out, she's as nasty as she is smart, and is intuitive enough to know how to remove her own tracking device. Oh, and she's also able to communicate with her fellow dinos."

Angela Watercutter of Wired contended that "Jurassic World" could be another potential Hollywood blockbuster. She wrote about her reaction to the film's latest trailer.

"This new full trailer for director Colin Trevorrow's movie has everything: running raptors, theme park destruction, and-in a departure from the characters he usually plays-Chris Pratt being the voice of reason," Watercutter wrote. "It also seems a bit more violent than we remember previous Jurassic installments being, but maybe those are the Spielberg-tinted glasses we've been wearing since we were kids."

Watercutter found a lot of significant plot points in the short trailer. She noted that Pratt "is pretty much a Velociraptor Whisperer" and "has stayed in Star-Lord shape," a reference to his most recent role in Marvel's box office hit "Guardians of the Galaxy."

"This new genetically modified dinosaur that Jurassic World has designed is intended to be 'bigger than the T. rex' while also attracting more people to the park," Watercutter wrote. "This new dino, naturally, turns out to also be down for 'killing for sport.'"

Wattercutter reported that in the film, the dinosaur has undergone genetic modifications, making it "likely smarter than her creators." In turn, that dinosaur somehow manages to communicate with the other dinosaurs in the park.

"Twenty-two years after the original Jurassic Park turned out to be a terrible idea, people are still dumb enough to trap themselves on an island full of prehistoric animals," Watercutter wrote. "There are 20,000 people on Isla Nublar when things go awry this time."

However, not everyone is looking forward to seeing the new "Jurassic World" film. According to Seth Kelley of Variety, Josh Whedon, director of the upcoming film "Avengers: Age of Ultron," accused the film back on April 9 of having what he deemed as "sexist" references on Twitter.

"I'm too busy wishing this clip wasn't 70s era sexist," Whedon wrote in response to another tweet. "She's a stiff, he's a life-force. Really? Still?"

Whedon clarified his remarks to Variety, apologizing for his "bad form."

"I shouldn't have tweeted it," Whedon said. "I don't ever say things about other people's work that are negative. That's bad form. It's not what a gentleman would do."

According to Kelley, Whedon's comment was in reference to a scene in "Jurassic World" between Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

"Whedon's tweet was in response to an interaction in the footage between Pratt's character and Bryce Dallas Howard's in which he teases her over their bad first date, for which she printed out an itinerary," Kelley wrote. "She then retorts that he shouldn't have worn board shorts."

However, Kelly noted that Whedon has stood by his initial assessment of the film, even though he regrets expressing his thoughts on Twitter.

"I forgot that I don't do that because I was frustrated. I felt like I was seeing something that was problematic," Whedon said. "What I said is pretty clear, but I think it was the wrong venue for me to be saying that. That's dinner party conversation."

"Jurassic World" is scheduled to be in theaters on June 12.

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