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Bleck. Not as fun or kind as the original five!
on February 4, 2005
Believe me,I LOVE most of the "Land Before Time" movies,the original was great,the second movie was better,3 and 4 weren't as good as the first two,but still excellent.The fifth movie was humorous and pleasing,and now we come to this.Ummm...it's pretty nice,but doesen't hold a candle to the original five,or the seventh and eighth movies that followed.My problems with this film are:
1.Cera's young relatives Dana(male)and Dinah(female)are cute as Ducky and Petrie,but how come we never saw them in the original five and never see them again in the other two?And how are they related to Cera?Are they just calling her "Auntie 'Cerry'"?Or did Cera's sister marry young?Mysterious.
2.Ducky.DEAR GOD,WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO HER?!In the original five,she was happy-go-lucky,sweet,caring,pretty,funny,and had a voice like a loving baby sister.In here,she's just sullen,insolent,hapless,ugly,droll,and sounds like Lisa Simpson.She even used sarcasm at one point!HOLY HELL!!!!(Pardon my language).Good thing none of this happened in 7 or 8!
3.There were some bloopers that actually made it into the final result(i.e.Petrie incidentally going,"No problem!You guys can go right 'cross big b#@%!"instead of "big ditch".I first heard this from a very reliable source on The Internet Movie Database,then me,my dad,and I watched a rental of this film and we all laughed.It's funny,but stupid.
4.The animation is not quite on par with the original five.In fact,the animation to the awful Bugs Bunny cartoon "Tortoise Beats Hare"was pretty much better than this.For instance,the scene where the log was crashing down seemed too fast.
Overall,a pretty good film.If the people who made the film were aware of these minor issues,the film would have been much,much better.I HOPE 9,10,AND 11 WILL BE BETTER!!