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Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

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Brings to life some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. Combines animation with recreations in a prehistoric adventure. A journey to the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Charles Sternberg
... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Aguilar ... Female Grad Student
Michael Ashcraft ... South Dakota Scientist 2
Michael Ashcroft ... South Dakota Scientist 2
Paul Burmaster ... North Dakota Collector #1
Paul W. Burmaster ... North Dakota Collector
Albert J. Burnes ... Male Grad Student (as Albert Burnes)
Daniel Coldham ... Worker - Phosphate Mine
Toni Dodd ... Pamela Everhart
Derek Gamble ... Worker - Phosphate Mine
Chris Glaze ... Michael J. Everhart
Curtis Hawkins ... Worker - Phosphate Mine
Cheryl Hunter ... Dr. Betsy Richards
... Road Worker
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Brings to life some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. Combines animation with recreations in a prehistoric adventure. A journey to the bottom of the ancient oceans dramatizes awe-inspiring creatures. Written by Andrew Kurman

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82 million years in the making


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5 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gigantes del Océano. Una aventura prehistórica  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$605,722, 7 October 2007, Limited Release

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$23,552,772, 20 March 2011
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Okay, if a bit tacky at times.

Sea Monsters features a story of a family of Dolichorhynchops ("long-nosed face") - a type of plesiosaurs - living out their lives in the inland sea of what is now North America. The film begins with the Dollie mother giving birth and nurturing her two young in the safer near-coastal shallows, but eventually the trio takes to deeper waters to follow the migrating fish. Wonders and dangers await.

Narrative: very decent. The concept of following one family works well, and ultimately serves to provide food for thought and empathy. What doesn't work well is that the doc flips back to 20th century paleontologists (played by actors, mostly) studying the protagonists' fossil bones every few minutes. This is done so frequently that it's distracting.

Graphics: I'm gonna say "good". The animation of the marine beasts is a little too glossy and artificial-looking, - going for drama rather than realism, - but the lighting is dynamic and captivating, the movements fluid and exciting, and the overall artwork - lush and detailed. So the somewhat unrealistic-looking animals didn't bother me much.

The music is cheap... discount-Disney-style... and usually doesn't fit well.

Overall: the Sea Monsters and Walking with Monsters episodes of BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs series appealed to me more... but if you enjoy this subject, the present doc is 40 minutes fairly well-spent. 6/10.


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