The Good Dinosaur – Review

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The Good Dinosaur – Budget of $200 million – 1 hour 40 minutes

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The Good Dinosaur
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With the asteroid missing earth, two Apatosaurus named Henry and Ida have 3 children: Libby, Buck, and the runt of the litter, Arlo.  While Libby and Buck come into their chores and make big contributions to the family farm, they easily earn their mark on the family’s silo.  Arlo is having a hard time adjusting due to his fears.  Seeing Arlo is trying his best, Henry gives Arlo a job.  He must find and kill the pest that has been stealing food from their silo.  Arlo seems all but ready to complete his task; until he sees the pest is a little boy, which he later names Spot.  Arlo can’t bring himself to kill the boy, so the lets it go.  His father is very upset at Arlo’s compassion, so he and Arlo attempt to find the boy during a rainstorm.  And since this is Disney, you can assume what happened to Henry.  Later, Arlo sees the boy again and, with rage, chases the boy; but then falls in the river.  Later, Arlo wakes up far from home and starts on an adventure to find home.  During this adventure Arlo finds courage, understanding, and a way to truly leave a mark.

Pixar can do much better.  There was no real LOL moments during this movie.  This movie dragged and even the adult jokes missed their mark.  The animation of the forest’s panoramic views were spectacular.  It often look so real that the Arlo seemed out of place.   It looked like a cartoon dinosaur had been drawn on to a forest picture.  More money should have went to story development not computer animation.  Disney can do much better.  My 5 year old niece said, “I like the movie before it with the genies.” She was talking about the 2 minute short film with the Hindu gods.  If a 2 minute movie with no words was more entertaining that the actual movie, its time for Pixar and Disney to re-evaluate their stories.

I give it 1.5 out of 5 stars

You have to get through your fear to see the beauty on the other side – Henry

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