Gone are the days of Blu-rays like Blade, boasting authentic, insane alternate scenes that were the catalyst behind my first Blu-ray purchase. I stopped watching deleted scenes years ago when I realized studios were jamming home video releases with garbage in order to sell a copy. With that, some crazy ones slip past me. Take this one, for example, which popped up on reddit this past weekend.
Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World, which I thought was quite fun, carried quite a few scenes that gave homage to Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park adaptation. One was removed from the final film, presumably because it was a piece of shit.
In this deleted sequence, Owen (Chris Pratt) “teaches” Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) a thing or two about animals and scents. In order to mask themselves from a potential dinosaur attack, Owen explains to Claire that she needs to mask that “vanilla scented lotion” by covering herself in dino crap. While the scene already makes absolutely no sense, what’s bizarre about it is how Trevorrow’s camerawork sexualizes the moment, as shown above. What were they thinking? I’d love to have been a fly on the wall when this scene was shot and to know why it was eventually excised from the film. Maybe Trevorrow just has a strange fetish? No matter, the scene is below and reminds me of when humans cover themselves in zombie guts in order to trick the undead…
“What, no good?”