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As a direct sequel to the 1993 movie that made history and launched a franchise, 2015’s Jurassic World had a lot to live up to, and writer-director Colin Trevorrow – along with co-writers Derek Connolly, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa – more than delivered on that promise. The dinosaurs are impressive, the cast is uniformly excellent, and the script is far better than either 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park, or 2001’s Jurassic Park III. Overall, Jurassic World is a thrilling ride of a movie.
There is one, glaring problem, though. The original Jurassic Park is a deeply feminist movie. Dr Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) is a complex, multi-dimensional female character for the ages - saving herself, saving the others, and educating her male counterparts wit...
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