The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

The Good Dinosaur
6.6/10 by 1122 users

An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Release Date:November 14, 2015
Genres:Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Production Company:Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, Buena Vista
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Peter Sohn
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Plot Keywords:tyrannosaurus rex, friends, animation, alternate history, dinosaur, fear, storm, family, nature, human, journey, pixar
  • Great animation, not-so-great movie.
    December 2, 2015
    I'll keep this simple with no spoilers.
    The good: Amazing animation. The environments are incredibly realistic. Surprisingly the characters are probably the "worst" animation in the film, but still good. This is the only reason for 3 stars.
    The bad: SLOW. Drawn out boredom punctuated by moments of pretty scary intensity. (Way too intense for young kids, in my opinion.) Very little dialogue. Very few moments of levity. Very little character development. Characters aren't really likable or relatable.
    The ugly: Several instances of scary and violent dialogue and very scary situations. I understand were talking about dinosaurs, who were the apex predators of their day, and that they supposedly lived in a brutal environment, but this is supposed to be a kids movie!
    Summary: My wife and I took our boys (9 and 4) to see this. We were sorry we did so. My 4 year old sat still as a stone, very unusual for him, and the look on his face alternated between fear and boredom for most of the film. I actually considered taking him out of the theater a couple times. My 9 year old did not laugh once during the movie, also unusual, and told me as we were walking out he thought the movie "was just okay." Sorry to say I can't recommend this as a family movie.