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Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend [Blu-ray]
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Join a thrilling expedition deep in the forbidding African jungle, where two modern scientists are about to make an amazing discovery!
While studying rare fossils, they discover a pair of enormous Brontosauruses and a hatchling dinosaur alive in the heart of the rain forest! To protect this rare find, they must escape from a tribe of mystical native warriors and evade the grasp of an evil scientist in the ultimate battle to survive! Screen favorites Sean Young (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) and William Katt (TV s Greatest American Hero) star in this entertaining adventure of gigantic proportions!
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This is a touching story that doesn't go too far with the environmental message. It makes its point without belaboring that point. A very different role for The Greatest American Hero and a fun love interest. An interesting, and seemingly realistic, view of native/modern man meeting and interacting.
Before there was Jurassic Park there was Baby....the most lovable dino ever. I miss seeing dinosaurs portrayed as something natural and not some sort of man made threat, or abberation from another universe. Open your eyes and mind to the possibility that there just might be more large animals that currently exist without our knowledge.
More importantly just enjoy a good adventure that the whole family will enjoy.
Pretty much the story revolves around a scientist discovers the existence of dinosaurs and is killed by another one who wants to take the discovery for himself and become famous. A marry couple try there best to protect this species from been taken by the evil scientist which in this aspect is about the baby brontosaurus. A simple story yet effective, interesting enough this movie was aim for kids which in today standards it wouldn't considered as such. For what it was of its time, the effects where really impressive, one could say Jurassic Park got inspire by this movie.
Now for the blue ray version of this i have to say its kinda disappointing in some aspect ( do not have the dvd version but bare with me):
- the menu selection is very simple with 2 options, play and chapter select.
- No extra There is no Extra which this could have been pretty nice to see like some documentary of the making of the movie, the making of the dinosaurs, some deleted scene or how they did the special effects. heck they could just added a picture collection or some video promotions of the movie when it was gonna be shown in theaters.Read more ›
Those who love the dinosaurs this would be a great story for them. It is the story of a hatchling and what
two people do to keep it from being sold for a side show.
Having gotten that out of the way, let's move on to the actual review.
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend is an adventure movie from 1985. It concerns the legendary cryptid Mokele-mbembe of the Congo Basin area of Africa. The creature is presented here as being a brontosaurus (apatasaurus wasn't widely accepted as the proper name by most laymen in the 1980s). William Katt and Sean Young portray a young married American couple in Africa who find a family of these dinosaurs while investigating an illness in a remote villiage.
The special effects are very, very dated by today's standards but still remarkable for their ability to add to the story. Baby, the titular character, is given a range of emotions despite being little more than a large amount of foam rubber. William Katt and Sean Young both give decent performances and Patrick McGoohan is wonderful as the professor obsessed with the creatures. The story isn't especially deep and there are a number of standard 80's movie cliches such as the near mandatory helicopter chase scene.
I enjoyed this movie as a kid and am happy to have it in my collection. It won't be to everyone's taste, especially people who've gotten used to "Jurassic Park" style dinosaurs. With a little suspention of disbelief, however, it can be appreciated by anybody who's ever wanted to find something amazing.
But be warned:
I put this movie on for my sisters kids while I prepped some snacks for them in the kitchen. I hear giggling coming from the living room and low and behold I walk into the living room to see topless large breasted African indigenous tribal women. I was not expecting that and I fast forwarded the scene completely red faced while the kids howled with laughter. Still, I think there was hardly anything wrong with it. These kids watch discovery channel and they occasionally see nudity on Bear Gryllis and so on featuring tribal peoples around the world. It made for a funny story though.
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It was as expected and that was great!! You guys did a fine job!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I got this cause as a child we watched it on vhs. It was good to relive those memoriesPublished 3 months ago by David
Funny how times have changed. Not for younger kids... but interesting.Published 4 months ago by Kate H.
Classic 80s nostalgia. nice to see it again after all these years.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
My siblings and I watched this movie until it wore out as children, so naturally when I saw it in Blu-ray I had to get it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Anna
Great movie. I remember seeing it along time ago and couldn't wait to get it on blu-Ray. My grandson loved the movie as wellPublished 10 months ago by N. Eberhardt
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