(PCM) Universal Studios debuted the first clip from the highly anticipated fourth installment in the Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World, on Wednesday, and a number of fans were left disappointed with the script and chemistry between leads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Part of the promotions leading up to the MTV Movie Awards, airing tonight on MTV at 8/7 c, the clip comes from a scene between Velociraptor trainer and behaviorist Owen Grady (Pratt) and Jurassic World park operations manager Claire Dearing (Howard), as Dearing makes her best attempt to convince Grady to inspect the living paddock of the Indominous rex, the park’s newly created hybrid dinosaur.
Some fans have found Chris Pratt’s character to be witty and charming and the chemistry between Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard to be believable, while others have decried the preview of the film’s script, finding the dialogue laughable and the interaction between Pratt and Howard as corny.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and writer-director of Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron Joss Whedon took to Twitter on Friday to express his disdain with the clip and its establishment of Chris Pratt’s and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters, tweeting: “…and I’m too busy wishing this clip wasn’t 70’s era sexist. She’s a stiff, he’s a life-force – really? Still?”
William Bibbiani of CraveOnline.com called the clip “surprisingly bad,” saying it: “makes the movie look like a forgettable, cliché-ridden 1990s action movie.”
While others are already reconsidering spending their hard-earned money at their local theater on Jurassic World, many have been quick to caution not to judge the movie too harshly based on the clip, seeing as it is only meant to be a quick preview of the film.
A quick Twitter search reveals that the majority of moviegoers couldn’t care less about the potential corniness of the movie and are more pumped to see Jurassic World when it hits theaters nationwide this summer on June 12, 2015 than ever before. Only two months left!
Watch the clip below and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Twitter @PCMreviews!
Jurassic World picks up 22 years after the first test run of John Hammond’s theme park on Isla Nublar went horribly wrong and resulted in major death and destruction.
After the island was completely taken over by the highly adaptive dinosaurs, scientists returned, built up an amusement park, created an incredibly deadly hybrid dinosaur known as the Indominus rex, and opened it to the public in the name of science. What could possibly go wrong?
Jurassic World, written and directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) with co-writer Derek Connely (Safety Not Guaranteed), stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Katie McGrath (The Adventures of Merlin), Lauren Lapkus (Blended), Ty Simpkins (Insidious), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), B.D. Wong (Law & Order: SVU), and Omar Sy (Intouchables).
Jurassic World is slated to open in 2D, 3D, and IMAX theaters nationwide June 12, 2015!
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