‘Jurassic World’ Deleted Scene Covers Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in Dino Poop
Jurassic World hit Blu-ray and DVD this week, but if you haven’t had a chance (or aren’t planning) to pick it up, a deleted scene has arrived online to give you a stinky sneak peek at what you’re missing. If you were one of the people who had an issue with the relationship between Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire and Chris Pratt’s Owen, this deleted scene isn’t going to make you feel any better about it.
The uneven tone of Jurassic World made the interactions between Claire and Owen seem a little off — not necessarily sexist, but sort of a caricature of a powerful, successful woman interacting with an egotistical but charismatic alpha male. This deleted scene may be accused of similar, vaguely sexist issues but I kind of wish this had made it into the final cut of the film.
Owen tells Claire to cover herself with dinosaur feces to mask her scent, weirdly flirting with her and throwing her off-kilter. So Claire composes herself and decides to mess with Owen a bit, taking the disgusting act of covering her body with dino poop and making it look sexual — it’s literally the most unappealing thing in the world, but Claire makes a visual a point: as a woman, we can do anything in a “sexy manner” and no matter how dumb or gross it is, guys will still find it hot.
What’s even more magical about this scene is the way that it re-purposes the famous dino poop scene from Jurassic Park, twisting our nostalgia into something absurd. Jurassic World has some interesting satirical and meta qualities that get lost in its unwieldy tone and spectacle, but had director Colin Trevorrow and writer Derek Connolly been able to sharpen their aim, a scene like this one could have really worked in a smart and hilarious way.