Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona took to Twitter this week and revealed that the heartbreaking shot of the Brachiosaurus being engulfed by flames was inspired by Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
As Arcadia was pulling away from the dock, the characters of the film are horrified as they see a Brachiosaurus walking on the East Dock to the edge trying to escape the lava and flames of the Mt. Sibo eruption. It has also been revealed in interviews with Bayona that this is the same exact Brachiosaurus from Jurassic Park that is first shown on screen, which makes it even more heartbreaking to see her die in this way. But it is also very touching that she is the first dinosaur we ever see in full on Isla Nublar and is also the very last one we see.
For this shot Bayona referenced the glowing red heart of E.T. and is yet another hidden easter egg in Fallen Kingdom.
— JA Bayona (@FilmBayona) August 9, 2018
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Source: J.A. Bayona’s Twitter