Jurassic World broke major box office records this weekend when it opened to a total of $511 million dollars. That’s the biggest opening weekend of all time, ensuring that the movie will be one of the top blockbusters of the year. There is however one group that isn’t happy with all of this: feminists.
Ah yes of course, feminists. The one group on the planet that loves to rain on your parade more than actual clouds. Feminists are upset with Jurassic World for the general things they usually get upset with a movie for: not enough “strong” female characters, the Bechdel test, the female actress is too attractive, blah, blah, blah! This dinosaur-filled sequel is just the latest target in a never-ending wheelhouse of misplaced outrage and sloppy criticism.
So What Are They Mad About Now?
Now, I should warn you that there will be some spoilers from the film in the rest of this article, so reader beware. Feminists are angry about the character played by Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help, Terminator: Salvation), who is a high-powered corporate executive helping run Jurassic World. The theme park has finally reached the vision that Dr. Hammond desired in the first film, and of course this dream come true will soon become a nightmare. Howard is problematic to the feminazis because she’s a successful woman who (GASP!) also wants to find true love?
Feminists are also upset that this female character comes off as a damsel in distress at times, and not physically (and unrealistically) powerful. Though I think any woman who doesn’t even bother to take off her heels when running for her life probably has bigger problems to worry about besides upper body strength.
Never mind the fact that Howard’s character manages to save multiple people’s lives, including Chris Pratt’s character’s on at least two notable occasions. Feminists can never be satisfied and thus live to complain. Howard’s character also passes the obligatory Bechdel test so I’m not quite sure what they’re complaining about.
In the end, the feminist outcry against this movie is pointless: people are coming out in force to see this film. It just goes to show how little power they actually have and how nobody truly makes decisions based on feminist doctrine. Jurassic World is a fun movie that is total summer escapism and nothing more. If you haven’t seen it yet, give a look. If you liked any of the Jurassic Park films, you will most likely enjoy this one. Plus, it’ll make the feminists mad. That’s a worthy bonus.
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