BATTLE AT BIG ROCK IS HERE!
Who says viral marketing is dead?
Here we have an entire mini MOVIE! A semi sequel to FALLEN KINGDOM and a taster of the world in which JURASSIC WORLD 3 will function. The dinosaurs are on the loose and the wild is now an everyday fact of life, with civilians co-existing among their pre-historic reptilian counterparts.
This punchy short movie is better than any of the JURASSIC PARK sequels, second only to The Lost World.
It captures the limitations of the format (you can have dinos eating each other or chasing humans..that’s about it) whilst embracing those to generate genuinely thrilling and engaging content. Makes one curious to know more about the landscape of the forthcoming full sequel movie, whilst satisfying as a piece of film in itself.
There is a genuine recapturing of Spielberg’s aesthetics and family morality, as in this could be the man himself, directing, at his commercial peak, in the 80s/90s. One believes the content could have been penned by Michael Crichton! THAT good.
Tense. Thrilling. Moving. FUN!
Quibbles? The family in peril a BIT TOO PERFECT: Every box ticked?! There is lots shown amidst the closing credits and that could itself have been the main movie? And sadly the strengths of the piece only highlight the shortcomings of the recent entries in the franchise.
Also, would a Jeff Goldblum voice-over be too much to ask for? Especially considering the thematic tie of an imminent chaotic event (meteor shower: fascinating stuff..are we finally getting the new ice age story-line mooted years back for a new Jurassic sequel?!).
Anyway: watch and judge yourself. Enjoy!
‘LIFE FINDS A WAY!’