"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While travelling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.Written by
This film marked the first Pixar movie to have two music composers, Mychael Danna and his brother, Jeff Danna, as opposed to just one composer, as done in many of the studio's past films. See more »
Arlo is surrounded by a large herd of gopher-like creatures. When they begin to crawl up his legs, he flings them off and begins to run. In the long shot which follows, the creatures are no longer close together but are scattered. See more »
This sentence appears towards the end and is then encircled in a ring, like the human family towards the end of the movie: "We are grateful to the family and friends of The Good Dinosaur crew your love and support made this film possible." See more »
If you are looking for another Inside Out, Wall-E, Up, or Toy Story, than you will be surely disappointed. If you come into this movie with your expectations tempered, however, you will have an enjoyable experience at the theater.
The characters are not as deep as in previous Pixar movies, but they are still are easy to get behind and root for. Despite the basic characters, there were multiple scenes in this movie where I was nearly moved to tears. Many of the side characters are pretty interesting as well, and seem like perhaps they should have gotten more screen time. The plot doesn't run very deep and perhaps follows more traditional movie tropes than it should, but these didn't deteriorate from my enjoyment from the film. The film itself is remarkably beautiful and one of the most spectacular animated films I've ever seen. The landscapes are breathtaking and some scenes look realistic enough to be a Planet Earth episode. I didn't see this movie in 3D, but I am sure it would be worth the upgrade.
Negative reviewers were probably expecting a Best Picture nominee kind of film. This is not that film, but it is quite a good one nonetheless. 7/10
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