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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sheep Movie Review: Walking With Dinosaurs

Walking With Dinosaurs 

Directed by: Neil Nightingale, Barry Cook

Staring: Justin Long, John Leguizamo and Karl Urban

For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS is the ultimate immersive, big screen adventure for families. Meet dinosaurs more real than you've ever seen as you take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages. 

After watching the trailer for this film about a million times since the marketing was insane, I thought this would be a great movie to take my seven year old son to. He enjoyed it enough, but he also loves cartoons where farts are trapped inside characters' stomachs. True story, you can view that charming clip HERE.

So while a young boy may enjoy this film, parents will be wishing they waited to rent the DVD for a dollar. From the moment these dinos hatch, you're expecting an epic adventure to take place, a grand adventure filled with quirky moments. That never happens. At the very least, I thought we would get emotionally invested in the characters. That also never happened. This one falls into a shallow grave of emotionless nothing, backed with voice acting that was tedious to listen to at times. 

I paid for the 3D experience, which only added insult to injury. The visuals where fine, beautiful at times, but I really wished the folks writing the script had spent more time on this one. 

On the plus side, there was a good attempt to mix educational learning with a talking film. But we would have much rather gotten this experience at a dino museum, at least I would be getting more bang for the buck. 

Karl Urban does make a quick cameo in the beginning and end of the film and while I love him, I wish his voice would have been used in the film (as one of the dinosaurs). For whatever reason, only the main kid character dinos talked. No idea why. You're left with an annoying bird, bully big brother and gal who's pinning over the runt dino. 

Overall this one was a big let down. Nothing special at all. Save your money. 

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  1. It looked like a dud to me when I saw the trailer. I like animated films but I think I'll wait for How to Train Your Dragon 2

  2. I haven't been all that interested in the animated films for a while. So unless it's on tv for free, I won't be watching them.