Friday, June 24, 2016

The Good Dinosaur 2015

     An Apatosaurus named Arlo is small and he is born into a family with Poppa, Momma, Libby and Buck.  The family raises corn to sustain them and also get them through the cold winters.  Libby and Buck have no problems doing their share but Arlo gets scared easily.  Arlo is supposed to kill anything that falls into a trap they have made in the cornfield.  He traps a small human named Spot and he doesn’t think he can kill him.  Spot is really a small human boy.  Poppa Henry goes with Arlo to track down the caveboy.  There is a flash flood and Arlo is saved but Henry is swept away by the water.  Arlo feels terrible about his Poppa.  He blames the caveboy for Poppa’s death and when he sees Spot again, he chases him to the river and they both fall in.
     The theory in this film is that the asteroid from 65 million years ago did not collide with the Earth.  Because of this, the extinction of the dinosaurs did not happen.  The dinosaurs survived and the adventure of the Apatosaurus family begins a few million years later.  The animation is good along with the story and very colorful beautiful scenery. 3 1/2* (I liked this movie)

93 min, Animation directed by Peter Sohn with the voices of Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Ryan Teeple, Jack McGraw, Marcus Scribner, Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright Peter Sohn, Steve Sahn, Mandy Freund, Steven Clay Hunter, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott.

Note:  Imdb 6.8 out of 10, 76% critic 66% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2 ½*, Amazon 4.3* out of 5* with 2755 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in New York.

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