Battle at Big Rock is a 2019 short film that acts as both a sequel, to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and a prequel, to the upcoming Jurassic World 3. The short was directed by Colin Trevorrow and written by Emily Carmichael.
After the events of Fallen Kingdom, dinosaurs now roam the world with humans. A family on a camping trip at Big Rock National Park takes part in one of the first major confrontations between dinosaurs and humans. The young family has to band together to survive a ferocious dinosaur battle.
- The effects are surprisingly well done and effective for a project of this scale.
- The short does a great job of bringing back the idea that humans are in awe of dinosaurs. Something we haven’t really seen since 1993’s Jurassic Park.
- Battle at Little Rock really gets you excited for Jurassic World 3 – more so than even Fallen Kingdom did.
- While the effects are well done for a short film, they still aren’t quite up to the standards of the franchise. But, this is understandable when you consider the limited resources the filmmakers had.
Battle at Big Rock feels closer to the tone of Jurassic Park than it does the Jurassic World films – and that is a good thing. It’s an exciting 8 minute ride that really gets you excited for where the franchise is going.