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, ...
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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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The word "Dinotopia" is a portmanteau of "Dino(saurus)", which actually means:"A Terrible Lizard" in Greek and "Utopia"(u+topos), which, also in Greek, litterally means :"Out of Place".When combined, the title means: "Out of place for a terrible lizard"! See more »
When the baby Chasmosaurus hatches out of its egg, it's mistakenly identified as a "hadrosaur". Hadrosaurs were duck-billed dinosaurs, Chasmosaurus actually belonged to the horn-faced, parrot-beaked ceratopsians. See more »
Was Goliath a real name?
He was a giant, a bully. A boy knocked him down with a slingshot. Everyone knows the story of Karl and Goliath!
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Considering the number of ideas incorporated in making of prehistoric movies with cavemen, dinosaurs, and travel back in time, Dinotopia brings on a refreshing new twist.
My thoughts on this movie can only see it as a vehicle to good family fun. It has reasonably good acting, graphics are great, and special effects are above average. I would recommend this movie to anyone having a desire to enjoy a simply fun movie with enjoyable twists.
Nothing about the film is boring and borders on hysterical. It is a good movie for all ages and the lack of sexual undertones and violence gives the movie a refreshing alternative to otherwise destructive mediums.
I believe it is worth the time to see and let the good times roll. It may not be the best movie in the world, but is most certainly is not the worst, and I would recommend it any and all to watch.
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