When it was announced that the first preview clip of Jurassic World would be released online, everyone got excited. It was supposed to be fans' first look into what the return to Isla Nublar would be like, without any of the editing featured in a trailer - this was to be a pure, uninterrupted peak at the movie.
When the clip actually debuted, many fans' reactions were 'meh.' It featured the best look at Chris Pratt's character, sure - but there were absolutely no dinosaurs anywhere in the footage. It seems as if the producers momentarily forgot why the original Jurassic Park was so successful: namely, the dinosaurs.
That being said, one fan in particular had more to say about the clip. Avengers director Joss Whedon didn't just dislike the clip, he called it out for being "70's Era sexist."
...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? https://t.co/qqts4jpSva
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) April 10, 2015
It's harsh, especially considering most fans are genuinely excited about the film. Jurassic World is doing its best to pull the franchise out of development limbo, and claims of outdated sexism aren't going to help sell tickets.
To be fair, it's far too short a clip to make any overarching statements about the film as a whole - judging an entire movie based on a single minute's worth of dialogue is basically judging a book by its cover. Sure, it probably wasn't the best clip to show off (dinosaurs, people - we want dinosaurs), but it's best to reserve any judgement until after the film is released.
Of course, Joss Whedon is well-known for calling out movies as sexist: despite headlining some of Marvel's biggest projects, Whedon (via DigitalSpy) called out the lack of female superheroes in comics as a result of "...genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny that goes on."
So, is Jurassic World actually sexist? Who knows - no one's seen the movie yet. Is the clip sexist? Well, that's up to personal tastes - everyone's going to answer differently...but one thing is for certain: Joss Whedon isn't a fan.
Jurassic World hits theaters on June 12.