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!
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