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The Dinosaur Project (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 10 August 2012 (UK)
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A British expedition formed by the lead researcher Jonathan Marchant, his assistant, a doctor and a TV crew, travels to Congo to seek evidence of a dinosaur. A local guide and the ... See full summary »

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Sid Bennett

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Sid Bennett, Sid Bennett (original story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Dillane ... Jonathan Marchant
Peter Brooke ... Charlie Rutherford
Matt Kane ... Luke Marchant (as Matthew Kane)
Natasha Loring ... Liz Draper
Stephen Jennings Stephen Jennings ... Dave Moore
Andre Weideman Andre Weideman ... Pete Van Aarde
Abena Ayivor ... Amara
Sivu Nobongoza Sivu Nobongoza ... Etienne
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Storyline

A British expedition formed by the lead researcher Jonathan Marchant, his assistant, a doctor and a TV crew, travels to Congo to seek evidence of a dinosaur. A local guide and the helicopter pilot join the team and the group heads to the jungle. During their trip, they find a stowaway in the helicopter, the son of Jonathan. Soon the helicopter is attacked by flying creatures and crashes in the jungle in the beginning of the last journey of Jonathan Marchant and his team. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Discover a world lost for millions of years... Get ready to fear extinction See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, terror and a brief suggestive image | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Pesadilla jurásica See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$526,414
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Moonlighting Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Jonathan called the small dinosaur a Stegosaurus. The Stegosaurus is a plant eater. The parents of those dinosaurs are later shown not to be plant eaters. They were Dilophosaurs. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Devil Inside (2013) See more »

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My Review Of "The Dinosaur Project"
12 December 2012 | by ASouthernHorrorFanSee all my reviews

"The Dinosaur Project" is a strange blend of found footage and science fiction that takes Jules Verne into the realm of nightmare. It is a more intense film than I was expecting with an slight atmosphere of hopelessness polluting the air of adventure. The film is directed by Sid Bennett and follows a group of scientist on a quest to search for the mysterious prehistoric creatures said to be terrorizing the locals deep in the jungle of central Africa. It is a tragic story that plays out through video recordings of the journey that is orchestrated by the lead scientist's stowaway son who has his mind set to record the journey to discovery. This movie manages to be refreshing, dark and thrilling. It stars Natasha Loring, Richard Dillane, Matt Kane and Peter Brooke.

The film keeps a constant feeling of watching tragedy unfold scene by scene as camera roulettes between camcorder and digital clips thanks to the various small wireless camera's the young boy brings with him. This film doesn't give you a moment to be bored with the usual camera tricks that are common with found footage film due to the intense action and total fatality of the characters story lines. The movie feels like a complete misadventure that is believable. I almost forgot the this was a fictional account due to the back and forth between choppy footage and hand held camcorder style the movie uses. The dinosaurs in this film are vicious, unnatural predators that bring the nightmare home and yet there are small moments when the story shows a playful excitement of new discovery of a species thought to be extinct for millions of years. This isn't a fun carefree film like Jurassic Park but it isn't suppose to be that kind of film. "The Dinosaur Project" is a pleasant surprise as far as being intense and chilling. This movie was an intense little story that was entertaining and pretty dark. A very cool dinosaur picture.


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