Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Since Jurassic World made over $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office earlier this summer, chances are strong that you’ve already seen Colin Trevorrow‘s film and are therefore ready to check out a deleted scene. If so, you’ve come to the right place. One of the scenes that hit the cutting floor, which can also be found on the new Blu-ray and DVD, has made its way online and is currently available for your viewing pleasure.
Well, we’re using the phrase “viewing pleasure” loosely as the scene involves Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt literally covering themselves in dinosaur poop. Then again, that may very well be your thing. This is a no judgment zone.
You can watch the Jurassic World deleted scene after the jump. Just remember to wash your hands before you eat anything.
The scene finds Pratt’s Owen and Howard’s Claire wandering through the jungle, pausing at a large pile of dino dung so they can, uh, mask their scent. Naturally, Claire doesn’t understand survival skills (because, haha, she’s a lady) and ends up rubbing feces all over herself, all sexy-like. For lack of a more eloquent turn of phrase: WTF, guys.
Let’s be honest: this scene was cut from the final film for a reason. Let’s be even more honest: how did this scene even make it into the shooting script? It’s gross and tone deaf and more than a little sexist. Plus, it asks you to imagine these characters walking around literally smelling like crap for the rest of the movie.
Compare it to the scene it’s obviously referencing. In the original Jurassic Park, Laura Dern’s Ellie Sattler plunges her hands into a mountain of triceratops poo because she’s a scientist and needs to get her hands dirty to solve a problem. Here, Claire has to get her hands dirty because haha, dinosaur poop is funny and women are no good at jungle-ing; Remember the dinosaur poop scene from the first movie, guys?
Jeff Goldblum says it best:
So it’s a good thing this awkward, bad scene was cut from the movie and it was a wise decision on the part of everyone involved. It’s especially kind to Pratt and Howard, who didn’t have to put on their best smiles as millions of people all over the world watched them rub dung all over themselves. Still, the scene is indicative of the larger problems in the final film: it sacrifices originality to to make a reference to the first movie and it undervalues its female lead by constantly placing her in the shadow of her way-too-cool male co-star.
Jurassic World is currently out on Blu-ray and DVD. If you want to preview some bonus features that don’t involve people covering themselves with poop, you can watch some making-of featurettes and learn about how the Indominus Rex was created.Cool Posts From Around the Web: