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26 January 2012 (South Korea) See more »
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70 million years ago dinosaurs ruled the Korean Peninsula the same way they ruled the rest of the earth... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A kiddie dinosaur movie when it could have been better See more (6 total) »

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Goo Ja-Hyeong ... (voice)
Lee Hyung Suk ... Young Spotty (voice)
Sin Yong-woo ... (voice)
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Directed by
Han Sang-Ho 
 
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Han Sang-Ho 

Produced by
Won-Bum Kim .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Byung-chun Min 
 
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Youngho Je .... visual effects producer
 
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Doru Raceala .... assistant stunt coordinator
 

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Also Known As:
"Jeom-bak-i: Han-ban-do-eui Gong-ryong 3D" - South Korea (original title)
"Speckles: The Tarbosaurus" - International (English title) (alternative title)
"Tarbosaurus 3D" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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88 min | South Korea:90 min
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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A kiddie dinosaur movie when it could have been better, 30 December 2012
Author: mike-ryan455 from United States

Tarbosaurus was one of those movies where the technology was excellent but the movie wasn't. Right now, IMDb is running 3.8 points on this, and as I am a lover of dinosaurs I was merciful and gave it that much.

The movie comes from South Korea and their animation was really good. Their sound effects were generally good too. Unfortunately they ruined it all with an overly anthropomorphic set of cutesy characters. Oh, the fun dinosaur family. Single Mom, oldest son, younger two daughters and then the little boy. Oh how cute.

The dinosaurs were also far too intelligent. Note the boulder being used as a weapon against the ankylosaur. Tool using dinosaurs, come on! The motivations were not logical for predators. They took unnecessary chances and they wasted opportunities.

For a movie out within the last few years, they also messed up a lot on Dinosaur facts. They put the movie at 80 million years ago and have velociraptors. The velociraptor found were from 75 to 71 million years ago. The velociraptors also had big feathers on their arms. They showed them with a "mohawk punk rocker" bit of feathers but that's all. Worse yet, they showed protoceratops and pukyongosaurus. They were from the EARLY cretaceous, tens of millions of years earlier. They said the torosaurus (like a triceratops) broke off its horns and showed them as hollow. The "horns" of ceratopsians were solid bone, not hollow horn.

I could go on and on, but you get the picture. They were so close but they blew it.

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