Concerns About Star Wars: Episode IX following The Book of Henry’s Reviews
Collin Trevor’s The Book of Henry is coming to theaters this week. The movie premiered as the opening night film at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival on Wednesday. The drama’s reviews are so bad, they have people express their concerns on social media about Star Wars: Episode IX also set to be directed by Collin Trevor. The Book of Henry is only Trevorrow’s third feature film as a director. The movie focuses on the story of Susan Carpenter, a single mother (Naomi Watts), and her two sons Peter Carpenter (Jacob Tremblay: Room) and Henry Carpenter (Jaeden Lieberher: St. Vincent, Midnight Special). The director’s first film was 2012’s critically acclaimed Safety Not Guaranteed. His follow-up Jurassic World grossed $1.672 billion and is currently the fourth highest grossing film of all time.
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Collin Trevor spoke recently to Cinema Blend about his new film.
“It’s empirically true that this film takes risks. And to me on a personal level, it’s important to take risks creatively. So I don’t get lazy, so I am constantly challenging myself, and I’m constantly afraid. But also to show the audience who I am. I think that now more than ever, audiences have such a close relationship with a filmmaker that they want to know who they are, what they stand for, and what they believe in, and I felt like this was an opportunity to make something that wasn’t just personal, but could really define me in a way that I don’t feel Jurassic World really did, because it serves such a larger purpose. And Safety Not Guaranteed was something I loved, but it was Derek Connolly‘s screenplay, and I was serving his screenplay, and this was Greg’s script and I was serving that script.”
Colin Trevorrow continued,
“My directorial narcissism is extremely low. I serve the story, and I hope that all of them are different, and risky. I think all of them are risky until they weren’t. I mean Jurassic World is bananas, until it’s McDonalds. I mean, raptors on a motorcycle.”
Some critics seem also to have some concerns about Star Wars: Episode IX.
With The Book of Henry coming to theaters this week (June 16, 2017), the critics are speaking their minds about the movie. With general bad reviews some of them didn’t miss the chance to make some concerns about Colin Trevorrow directing Star Wars: Episode IX (2019), the third movie of the new trilogy.
The Hollywood Reporter – John DeFore:
“Another group, though, will find acceptance much harder: Those of us who’ve allowed ourselves to care about the latest Star Wars trilogy may be made fearful about the prospect of an Episode IX directed by Trevorrow. The garden-variety blockbuster lameness of his Jurassic World was one thing; after this near-catastrophe, can he really be trusted with the fate of the Jedi?”
Austin Chronicle – Josh Kupecki:
“It is a cheesy and maudlin conceit in a film that revels in both of those things. The Book of Henry is the most misguided film since the 2003 Gary Oldman abomination “Tiptoes”. Trevorrow is slated to helm an upcoming Star Wars film, so y’all have fun with that”
Entertainment Weekly – Joe McGovern:
“Much more worrisome is the fact that the movie was made by Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow, who’s directing Star Wars: Episode IX. Shiny dinosaurs apparently distracted most audiences from his lack of finesse and his dependence on character clichés: Vincent D’Onofrio’s “military baddie,” meet Norris’ “pedo next door”. Bryce Dallas Howard’s “sexy career girl,” meet Watts’ “waitress mom”. And Star Wars fans, meet your sense of grave concern.”
Trevorrow’s tweet this Thursday:
Be proud of everything you paint, even if Mom doesn't put it on the fridge.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) June 15, 2017
The Book of Henry:
- Synopsis: Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan’s older son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother – and, through investments, of the family as a whole – Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler), has a dangerous secret – and that Henry has devised a surprising plan to help. As his brainstormed rescue plan for Christina takes shape in thrilling ways, Susan finds herself at the center of it.
- Director: Colin Trevorrow.
- Writer: Gregg Hurwitz.
- Cast: Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Jaeden Lieberher, Maddie Ziegler, Dean Norris, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, Faith Logan, Bobby Moynihan, Geraldine Hughes.
- Genre: Drama.
- Rating: PG-13.
- Release date: June 16, 2017.
- Runtime: 105 min.
Watch The Book of Henry trailer here:
Star Wars: Episode IX:
- Director: Colin Trevorrow.
- Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega.
- Release date: May 24, 2019.
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy.
Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi here:
So what are your thoughts about the upcoming Star Wars movie?. And do you have any concerns about Colin Trevorrow as a director?.