The good dinosaur film review

UK release date: 27/11/15

Runtime: 100 minutes

Directed by: Peter Sohn

Starring: Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, A. J. Buckley, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Steve Zahn

This is one of those films that, while enjoyable, is not a film you would watch unless a child wanted to. I love a lot of children films and will often watch them on my own, but this one is definitely aimed at, and for, young children exclusively.

Ironic considering this film has quite a few deaths. They aren’t explicit, and are done with humour, but if your children are very sensitive to those kind of things then the film is probably best avoided.

The animation is so beautiful. A lot of the scenery looked so real and continually shocked that it was actually animation. And then you have the unrealistic dinosaurs. Two completely opposite styles.

The story is very simple and without much surprise, for adults anyway. I was disappointed the whole, ‘not extinct by meteor’, didn’t play a bigger part. It moves along nicely and engages you well. It has a very spaghetti western feel about it.

To sum up, exclusive to younger audiences, stunning animation, simple plot

Was it worth the watch? Yes

Would I re-watch? No, I’m too old!

Stars: 4/6

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3 thoughts on “The good dinosaur film review

  1. Paul S 28/11/2015 / 4:09 pm

    I thought The Good Dinosaur was simple, gorgeous and poignant. Sometimes that’s all I really need.

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    • Combustible reviews 28/11/2015 / 4:12 pm

      I agree with your first two, but I’ve seen films that are similar, but more moving.

      It really is gorgeous though, isn’t it? I loved the tinkle of light when Alro first got knocked out.

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