Walking With Dinosaurs
During the Cretaceous Period, a dinosaur named Patchi (Justin Long) hatches among a herd of Pachyrhinosaurus. Patchi's runt status means he must use his wits rather than strength to compete for food with his larger brothers and sisters, particularly Scowler. After a terrible fire leaves Patchi, Scowler, and a female named Juniper on their own, the rivalry between the brothers escalates to a dangerous level. Patchi must summon his inner courage and strength to become the leader he was born to be.
Release Date: December 20, 2013
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I think it’s a bit insulting to think kids won’t get the inherent dangers of the wild, the survival of the fittest, the young challenging the old, or the strong leading the weak.
Nix the stereotypical Latino bird and let the dinos grunt and groan as they normally would, and the story will practically tell itself.
As is, it plays like a live-action “Ice Age,” and that combo platter just doesn’t cut it. No wonder the dinosaurs disappeared from the face of the Earth. They had lousy talent agents... See Full Review1 Thank ·
Walking with Dinosaurs treads familiar ground where The Land Before Time, Ice Age and Dinosaurs blazed the trail. The difference here is the attempt at modern scientific accuracy, punctuated with little facts, pronunciations and a mix of live action and animation. The story doesn’t hold much for adults, but may keep younger kids entertained. There is some stellar animation, so if you accompany the little ones as they watch, look up every once in awhile, gasp, and return to what you were doing. You’ll be able to follow the story just fine if you’re engaged in other activities... See Full ReviewMay 9th, 2014 · Details
took a 4 year old that was extremely bored and other children in the theater could not sit still or keep quiet. not what I had expected.January 4th, 2014 · Details
verall, there isn't much to object to in all this, even if the special effects on display far outstrip the shopworn against-the-odds plot. Some potentially frightening situations might overwhelm the youngest moviegoers, while parents will likely sigh with resignation at the predictable smattering of mild gross-out jokes... See Full Review
The degree to which your child enjoys this film will likely have a lot to do with how much he or she likes dinosaurs. If they can spew facts about Gorgosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus or Edmontosaurus, then Walking with Dinosaurs is for them. If they prefer their dinosaurs to be purple and sing, you might want to wait for the video version... See Full Review
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS has high quality special effects and an entertaining story. However, young children may find the frequent dinosaur battles to resist becoming a meal somewhat disconcerting. Patchi’s father becomes a meal while trying to guard Patchi and his brother. Self-sacrifice and defending others are presented as admirable while pride and arrogance are rebuked. If you love dinosaurs and want to see beautiful images of dinosaur herds, you may enjoy WALKING WITH DINOSAURS. However, the story and voices are sometimes corny, and the CGI is so good the predator scenes may cause young children nightmares... See Full Review
The story they package all this in might be too childish for anybody over 12, but the research behind it and effort to pass that knowledge on to young dinosaur fans make “Walking With Dinosaurs 3D” as at home in the classroom as it is in theaters. But again, let’s keep that between us. No reason the kids need to know it might be good for them... See Full Review
Kids in the audience seemed to enjoy the slapstick and potty humor and it is possible that it tempered the scarier themes. It will certainly make fans of the television series happy, and, I hope, inspire curiosity about the real stories that fossils tell.
Read more: http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/moviemom/2013/12/walking-with-dinosaurs-3d.html#ixzz2nzlPvoEe... See Full Review