Dinosaur (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
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I'm an animation buff, so I can well say that this film received the maximum rank on animation - the amount of details and thought that was put into every movement and shot is admirable, and the result shows. It is certain that the animators did an excellent job - even went down to details such as having the muscles of the dinosaurs vibrate when the foot hits the floor. Sometimes I actually forgot that this was an animation movie, and mistook it for a National Geographic feature.
The story, on the other hand, is rather disappointing. It seems like the development process stopped after the story became reasonable. The characters are only skin-deep, and it is frustrating for someone who had already seen a couple of movies before that this one brings nothing new to the screen. It's sad to notice so many 'deja vu's while watching, seeing so many thing that you have already seen before, especially that the main character - Aladar - is an orphan dinosaur raised by monkeys, carries a close resemblance to Disney's previous feature, Tarzan.
Two thumbs up for the music - it really hits the spot. The composer captured every moment so naturally that it fits like a glove. Nothing I say can convey the impression, so you might as well see it for yourself.
All in all, an amazing animation feature with a weak plot. This film - in itself - receives 4 stars from me, although if I had calculated my impression on the Collector's edition, I would have definitely lowered it to 3. It simply wasn't worth the extra money I added. The second DVD contains very little material, and I really expected more from a highly documented production such as this one to include more material. People purchase this item to get more information about the animation process, and I really feel like I wanted more. I really think that I should have bought the regular edition and saved some cash.
For adults, I found this movie very entertaining. As in other reviews, I agree that the visuals are stunning. The film is brilliantly animated and does use some real scenery to blend in with the CGI graphics. The differences in the two are almost seamless. The lemurs provide both comic relief and solid wisdom in this flick.
If for no other reason, buy this movie for it's artistic value, but the story is a good one and the characters are very believable. It's a good show, but I cannot help but reiterate the importance of watching this show with young kids in order to explain some of the things that occur in it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had to buy this for my 2 and a half year old son. I guess they have this movie at daycare and it's all he asks for. Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Kayla
Really entertaining!. Watched it with my twin grandchildren and they loved it!Published 2 days ago by Jay Zimmerman
5 stars if your kid loves dinosaurs. My 3 y/o was a little scared but only for a few scenes where the meteors were hitting at the beginning. Read morePublished 7 days ago by amber
We loved the story, the animations, the ending! And the time length. Sweet!Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
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I completely agree. You have an amazing point. Children need things pounded into their heads for them to remember it as a habit. That's what our education system needs to learn. . . . . What if children were taught differently in school....
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