A family on a camping trip to Big Rock National Park, about 20 miles from where Fallen Kingdom has ended, take part in the first major confrontation between dinosaurs and humans. (synopsis via IMDb)
“It’s a dinosaur, it eats what it wants.”
Wiser words have never been spoken, especially in the brave new dinosaur-filled world that follows the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom where the revived ancient animals escaped out into modern society, with the unspoken but universally-acknowledged that in their wake, trouble would follow.
And so it does in Battle at Big Rock, an evocative short film, written by Colin Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael and directed by Trevorrow, where the ancient and the modern clash with almost fatal results.
It’s a gripping, deeply-immersive piece of action-oriented storytelling that still manages to pack an emotionally-intimate film, boding well for the next instalment in the Jurassic World trilogy which is due in 2021, starring, to much fanfare, the original Jurassic Park threesome of Sam O’Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.
In the meantime, there be dinosaurs … step carefully.