Remember The Book of Henry? Remember how that film was so embarrassingly bad that it made everyone panic about Star Wars 9? Remember how we all thought that would send Colin Trevorrow to director jail, a thought that seemed to be confirmed by his removal from Lucasfilm? Well, that didn’t last long.
Trevorrow has been confirmed by Steven Spielberg himself as the director of Jurassic World 3. He’ll also co-write the script with Emily Carmichael, who worked on Pacific Rim Uprising. Guess letting her direct it would have been a step too far or something. You need to make The second film, Fallen Kingdom, is being directed by J.A. Bayona and will come out later this year.
Look, I really really hate Jurassic World. I found it to be one of the most regressive and insulting major blockbusters of the past decade. It was serviceably made on a technical level, but the plotting was staid, the acting mixed, and it made some of the most baffling character decisions when it came to the women. Four major female characters of note, three spend decent portions of the story crying, one chastises another for hinting she may not want kids, the woman in charge of everything is mansplained at every opportunity, then one female character is brutally mauled by a dinosaur, a decision the director justified by saying she was a bridezilla. And don’t even get me started on the fucking heels.
Jurassic World succeeded in spite of Trevorrow, not because of him. But hey, got to bring back the guy who helmed one of the most successful films ever, I guess. Hope Bryce kept the heels. She’ll need them when she needs to run away from Chris Pratt treating her like a child again, because that’s romantic.
Eh, I’m gonna go look up Jeff Goldblum videos.
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