\’Jurassic World\’ Director Colin Trevorrow Comments on the \’Ruined My Childhood\’ Crowd


Han Shot First

Han not shooting first is probably what invented the mindset that filmmakers can ruin your childhood.

There’s a great interview over at Slashfilm with Colin Trevorrow where he confirms many of the recent leaked story details for Jurassic World. Basically, most of the things you’ve heard over the last couple of weeks are true. The movie is set on a fully functional Dinosaur theme park on Isla Nublar, and there will be a new Dinosaur created by gene-splicing because the bean counters demand a thrilling new attraction for a the park.

However one part of the interview that I find interesting is the one part that virtually everyone is choosing to ignore. Towards the end, Trevorrow takes a swipe at the crowd who like to attack filmmakers for “ruining their childhood” by making a new installment of a beloved franchise:

I understand the risks of leaving the safe zone. We’ve all been disappointed by new installments of the stories we love. But with all this talk of filmmakers “ruining our childhood”, we forget that right now is someone else’s childhood. This is their time. And I have to build something that can take them to the same place those earlier films took us. It may not happen in the same way everyone expects it to, but it’s the way I believe it needs to happen.

Not long ago JJ Abrams said something similar to the Telegraph in the UK regarding the Star Wars Prequels:

“A lot of kids who saw all the prequels when they were young really do identify with those movies as much as my generation identified with the originals.”

We’ve actually covered this idea recently ourselves. It’s a bizarre segment of fandom who don’t seem to care about the next generation and want to take away their joy. It’s something that needs to stop, and seeing directors like Abrams and Trevorrow comment on that mindset is a positive sign.

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