Now, I'm a little suprised this had bad crits, but its kinda true. It did get a little boring, but I thought it was lovely.
I thought the animation was amazing, I'm not one for sappy kids movies, so I wouldn't know much about the land before time comparison, but I thought this movie was sutibal for all ages.
The animation was never choppy, and never too slow paced, it was detailed, and I like that.
The voice acting was off at some times, it could have been better, but for the most part, it was pretty good.
The characters were very different than what you usually see in Disney's films, ummm, NOT. But even if they are kinda overused types of characters, I liked them.
Now, I for one, Do not care for romance, and Aladar having kids at the end kinda defeated one of his best lines, "Ugh no, nasty little vermen." On the comment of liking kids.
The emoutions threw out this movie were stunning, and the music was very noticable. It was a nice touch.
The plot is very intresting, and its likable for many dinosaur nuts.
The movie does get a little boring towards the middle, and I wish they could have done something different, but oh well.
All in all, decent movie, I really enjoyed it when I was younger, and its amazing compared to some of the films you see today. (This film was made what, like 10 years ago?)
Dinosaur is a great movie. Again, it has its own set of morals to teach. The animations are great. The plot is original. Well, the lemurs are kinda unnecessary... Anyway, I love Aladdar, Kron and the Carnotaurs. They all have nice colours, nice "outfits" and nice "builds". It may not make sense in science since the sizes are wrong and the colours are really unknown, dinosaurs which lived in different eras are featured in the same events. Why should we care that much about it anyway? It is colourful and moving! Well, the music is not that memorable but the soundtracks are still quite nice.
Take The Land Before Time, make it CGI, take away the charm, make the characters less interesting and you've got Dinosaur. It's graphics are better than the Don Bluth flick, but that's about it.
Dull and depressing pretty much sums this movie up. Dull characters, dull half-hearted storyline and the killing off of pointless dull characters. There's not much else to say, because this is simply a rip-off of The Land Before Time.
I'm sorry, but even Shark Tale is better than this.
This is an boring movie. Its CGI doesn't impress me and that is like the only reason anyone would like to see this poor movie. The story is weak, the characters are uncharismatic, and anoying, and their voices aren't anything special. I'd suggest to skip this one, even if you are a hardcore Disney or CGI movies fan. But if you don't mind the mentioned flaws, then go ahead and watch this crap. As a matter of fact, the only "positive" thing I have to say about this movie is that it doesn't strictly follow the Disney formula.
What we have here, essentially, is a live-action movie with CGI elements thrown in; yes the landscapes are all real places. Crane cameras fly through the treetops, helicopter mounted cameras travel between canyon walls, then the dinosaurs are placed on top.
Unfortunate, that I’d seen it all before this movie’s release then…
To be honest Dinosaur didn’t stand much of a chance of gaining much respect from me. I’d spent a lot of my youth being dragged around places like London’s National History Museum and learnt quite a bit about dinosaurs and the periods they lived in during the process. Another nail in the coffin was the brilliant BBC documentary series “Walking with Dinosaurs” which, using the same techniques with a degree of seriousness brought infinity more dignity and majesty to these powerful prehistoric beasts a year earlier.
Unless I’m watching Doctor Who or Red Dwarf, or some other Sci-Fi where time travel is entered into the equation, I don’t have a great deal of love for blatantly ignoring anachronisms.* And this has got to be one of the most anachronistically unsound movies I have ever seen. Then again, these could be possible mistakes: nope, the documentaries on the DVD tell over wise, these are not simply overlooked mistakes, but blatantly ignoring historic knowledge.
To me it is absolutely absurd watching these animals roaming through fields of green grass, a plant life that wouldn’t exist for a concededly high number of years after their extinction. The BBC managed to find enough places with the right kinds of flora for the time periods they covered; and with a faction of the potential resources that Disney likely had.
These problems so far, are, I suppose, academic; others aren’t so easy to overlook.
One has to wonder who Disney was aiming for. It’s certainly wasn’t little kids, when I saw it at the cinema, a young kid in front of me was petrified out of her wits as the predator killed and ate its prey in the opening scene. Scaring children that much certainly won’t end in them asking their parents for related merchandise or return visits.
To me these powerful opening shots of the dinosaurs behaving like proper animals and the “journey of the egg” were the best part of the movie, then after the egg hatched, if you’ll excuse the pun, it all got completely scrambled. Because it gets problematic with the sudden, unexplained (not to mention anachronistic) arrival of the family of lemurs with really unconvincing fur and even more.
Action, action, action; at times this film is simply relentless. Then in others nothing happens and you may pine for those action scenes, at least until they return. There some pretty daft, duff lines and words here, the made up noun “Jerkasaurus” being one of the most cringe worthy nonentities of an attempt at humour I’ve seen in animation history.
The ultimate storyline has been done and done better in many films. In fact the main journey plot has been pretty much borrowed from Don Bluth’s The Land Before Time, only without the cute dinosaurs. There’s no way out of drawing comparisons with that film and to be honest I found Bluth’s dino flick more mature that this Disney fossil. Actually the stegosaurus character seems a little too much like LBT's Spike for comfort.
Stand together and the predators won’t attack you, yeah that’s a message that hasn’t been used before. And what do these “nature” films have against predators, yes they eat meat; it what nature designed them to do, but somehow this makes them fair game for villainy. It as if they have a choice in the matter, which, unlike humans, they don’t.
Another thing is the not quite “Romeo and Juliet” aspect of the growing romance that can be seen coming a mile away, the solution without doubt. What are the lemurs actually for, they don’t really get to do a lot of anything outside of comment about things going on around them, or end up being the ones chased by the predators; just what are they here for, apart from the setup at the films start.
A hacked plot, combined with uninteresting characters, broken dialogue and the occasional manic action sequence; it’s technically half live-action; and the irony is that it’s the live-action that’s the most lively thing here. The few minutes of the start are worth watching but that’s it.
*Unless it's used for comedic or as otherwise stated.
Hmm, Disney's first all-CGI animated film (I think that's correct) . . . . Hmm . . . not too bad.
I thought it was wonderful! The animation was very fluid and realistic. The backgrounds, especially during the big intro piece . . . oh my goodness, it was breathtaking. And they were all REAL! The characters really seemed to blend in the settings perfectly! The characters were okay, and the story was pretty much "The Land Before Time for grown-ups". Except with very furry lemurs. I liked the lemurs! Their personalities were perfect. The beginning part almost seemed similar to Tarzan, but that was it, I guess.
I won't go into too much detail, but this movie is still worth watching. If you don't like the story and the dialogue, at least admire the character design and the beautiful scenery that helps make this film great. Three stars from me!
Just thank goodness it's not in 2-D animation! That would be even worse IMO.
Dinosaur is a good sop to give preschool children who love dinosaurs, but that's about it.
If it had been more original, it would have rated a little higher than it did, but there is not a single character or plot point which doesn't feel recycled or stolen. That's what I REALLY loathe about this movie.
It's like Disney said "It has dinosaurs and CGI, why should we waste time on writing and creativity, too?"
Ha, i nearly forgot this movie existed, and I bet the disney creators feel the same way. I'm not a Computer Graphics fan unless I'm playing a video game, or watching something that at least has enough story and charisma to wheel around some excitement, but this movie, though 'oh so real looking'(ehhh, sometimes) was a snoozer, and a lip curler. The characters and story were slapped together in a tasteless, mundane fashion and showed absolutely no originality. Every scene that tried to be highlighted with a burst of drama or humor only made me groan from repetitive and overused phrases that have been used in movies over the past hundred years or so. What a waste of time and talent.
One word can sum this movie up nicley: Boring. This is one of the worst of Disney's movies. I saw it in theaters and when I left I wondered why did I even bother. There was so much hype about the new technique they used in making it, and it didn't live up to an inch of it. The characters are boring and the story is just downright dumb. Don't even bother renting this one.
Urgh! Despite getting off to a reasonable start, this ends up being a pretty wretched movie, and one of Disney's worst. Ugly dinosaurs animated with ugly CGI (I hate CGI, but I can forgive it when it's deployed in something as brilliant as Toy Story 2 or Antz). Boring plot, and tedious, unimaginative, old-fashioned "Carnivores are bad, m'kay?" moralism.
I'm sorry for what I openly admit to be an insubstantial review, but it was an insubstantial movie. Saw this around the same time as Ice Age, which stomped all over it. Mind you that wouldn't have been hard.