Turok: Son Of Stone
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The attention to detail is excellent as the lush, primitive jungle is vividly realized, immersing us in this exotic land. Turok: Son of Stone by no means looks like a cheap, direct-to-video rush job. Obviously, great care and thought went into the making of this animated film. While the look of it is in the style of a lot of contemporary Saturday morning cartoons, this film is definitely not for little kids. The opening action sequence quite vividly and viscerally announces its mature credentials with a bloody battle involving severed hands and slow-motion sprays of blood as Turok wipes out his enemies. This scene sets the tone for a series of violent slaughters and vicious skirmishes with dinosaurs. I haven't seen an animated film this unapologetically bloody and violent since Heavy Metal (Collector's Edition)). If you've grown tired of the G rated wholesomeness of Disney, or the bland nature of cartoons on television, then Turok: Son of Stone is a breath of fresh air.
There is an audio commentary by producer Evan Bailey, supervising director Tad Stones, and directors Curt Geda, Dan Riba, and Frank Squillace.Read more ›
Remaining faithful to the Gold Key comics, and tossing in a healthy dose of the modern comics' and video games' brutal violence. I picked this up based on a recommendation, and was not disappointed. This was a very entertaining movie, with some nice twists.
Heartily recommended.....and I'd stick with the salad if I were you.
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Being a kid of the video game generation, my introduction to Turok was through the Nintendo 64 game "Turok: Dinosaur Hunter." I didn't remember much of the story, but I remember spending many a late night with my friends playing "Turok 2: Seeds of Evil" on 4-player mode (we would always fight over the Inflater Gun, it was hilarious). I only have a casual interest in comic books, so I was never particularly familiar with the comic incarnations of the character. However, with the snazzy new Turok game out on PS3, my interest in Turok has been rekindled, and after hearing good word of mouth about this DVD, I couldn't resist buying it.
While the new Turok game takes the sci-fi elements of the 80's Turok comics to the next level with a slick re-imagining Turok as a space faring mercenary fighting for his life on a lost world type planet, this movie goes in the opposite direction. This version is more in line with the 50's comics, where Turok is a warrior who is trapped in a lost world with his kin, and it doesn't take long for a villain to show up and recruit some evil Neanderthals to hunt Turok down. The movie has a pretty simple story, but it has some good themes that are clearly tailored towards the adult minds for whom the film was made. It's a respectful revisit to Turok's roots that pays homage to the source, while still maintaining freshness.Read more ›
This steers more towards the original comics than the videogames, but primarily as a fan of the 90's trilogy of Turok games myself, I was happy with it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Their need be more animes like this one. Not much press for this one at all. A sleeper for surePublished 17 months ago by JQ16
Wow. I was impressed with the story line and the animation. I remember these characters from the 1960's comic book books. Must have for the collector.Published 18 months ago by Fulano
This movie was just what I expected. I still have all my old Dell Turok Son of Stone comic books from the 50s. They are the only comic books I read when I was young. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Larry Goynes
was hoping to see original type of story line but it was ok, was watchable lots of violencePublished on August 12, 2014 by N8tivman
I never knew they did this film until I saw it listed. It was one of my favorite comic books as a kid, Thought they did a pretty good job.Published on July 22, 2014 by Jerry Neeley
I would encourage any one to by it for the family to watch for many years to come for a family movie nightPublished on December 21, 2013 by djones
I was really blown away by this movie. I remember seeing the Turok comic's from Valiant back in the 90's though I never actually picked any of them up. Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by Chongo
There was once a time when the idea of a videogame based on a popular movie series was an exciting prospect, but ask any avid gamer today and they'll tell you that for the most... Read morePublished on August 15, 2012 by That_RE_Guy