After a plane crash, two opposing half-brothers find themselves on an amazing lost island where enlightened pacifist humans and intelligent talking dinosaurs have created a utopian medieval society. But imminent disaster approaches.
The main Sunstone is about to fail, which means the end of Dinotopia. As carnivores prepare to attack the capital, Karl, David and Cyrus travel to the forbidden ruins of an ancient dinosaur temple in...
Karl and David try to adapt to life in Dinotopia, and step one is to attend Dinotopia's grade school, where Marion teaches them the rules of their society as well as the dinosaur language. However, ...
Half-brothers Karl, a born rebel, and David, the more curious and scholarly of the two young men, are flying a small airplane over the ocean with their rich father. The plane gets caught in a storm and crash-lands near an uncharted island. Trapped in the sinking plane wreck, the father orders the boys to abandon him and save themselves. The two manage to swim safely to shore where they meet Cyrus, the local misanthropic pariah who holds a serious grudge against the islanders. He informs them that the island is called Dinotopia as both humans, who have reached spiritual, philosophical and intellectual enlightenment here a long time ago, and dinosaurs, who somehow survived here and evolved into sentient talking dinos with human intelligence, live there together in utopian pacifist harmony, save for the carnivores. The boys travel to the island's capital, where they meet Mayor Waldo and his disciplined, orderly, caring and quite lovely scholarly daughter, Marion, who along with the ...Written by
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Survival of all or none. One raindrop raises the sea. Weapons are enemies, even to their owners. Give more, take less. Others first, self last. Observe, listen, and learn. Do one thing at a time. Sing every day. Exercise imagination. Eat to live, don't live to eat. Don't put out the light. See more »
The TV series often did not accurately portray Dinotopia's Footprint Alphabet from the book series. Translating it often spells random letters that don't make words. See more »
I'm just finishing up DVD #1 and god I hope things pick up soon. I was so looking forward to this and so far have been disappointed. The dinos look decent. Not Jurassic Park quality but then, I knew to lower my expectations for a network miniseries. That landscapes are quite stunning, although at times, almost too "fairy tale-ish" thus taking away from their believability.
The actor is so-so. The two leads however are saddled with some corny and hamfisted dialogue and they certain live down to it.
What is hampering my ability to enjoy this at all however, is the ridiculous level of socialism and authoritarianism displayed. People, apart from not be allowed to leave, have their careers and life partners chosen for them by the government. One of the Dinotopia codes is to consider yourself last and other prevents defending yourself even when being attacked.
Strangely, when the Dinotopia senate is informed that the Allies won WWII they applaud. Appearently, they failed to understand that the losers in that conflict were exactly the kind of government they themselves practice.
If you long for the days of communism, you'll love Dinotopia.
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