The Good Dinosaur is the latest computer animated (like there are a lot of hand-drawn cartoons nowadays) movie, produced by Pixar and released by Disney. This isn’t one of those groundbreaking cartoons with awesome script and all that other shit. Think of it as a Pixar-lite cartoon, good enough for one or two viewings and no mo (when she ain’t yo hoe no mo). Yeah the story is original and refreshing but still tied down with same concepts of parenthood, growing up and all the usual suspects. I guess I’m being a bit hard because this is a good kiddie flick, but when I remember The Land Before Time, they somehow differ too much.

The_Good_Dinosaur_PosterWelcome to the world of tomorrow (why do you always have to say it that way)! In this alternate future, the asteroid that killed all those poor dinosaurs missed earth and they just continued evolving. Some of them took up farming, like Henry and Ida who decided to settle down and start a farm. Soon they were a full blown family with three little dinos. While Libby and Buck found it pretty easy to adjust to the farmers life, little Arlo was a bit confused….

There are a few problems with this movie, starting with the way the characters are made and animated, but since this is one of those space and forget movie (this means you both hit space and space out at the same time), I think I should save both of us some time and cut this review short. If you’re looking for that buffer, Sunday, chill and finally easygoing movie, The Good Dinosaur is a good choice. It’s not the best Pixar movie (might be the worst), but at least it flows nicely and lets you chill out (maybe ponder about what it would be like if dinosaurs were to suddenly reappear).

Director: Peter Sohn

Writer: Peter Sohn, Erik Benson, Meg LeFauve, Kelsey Mann, Bob Peterson

Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Ryan Teeple, Jack McGraw, Marcus Scribner, Raymond Ochoa

Fun Facts:This film marks the first time Pixar has released two films in one year, following the release of Inside Out (2015) in June 2015.


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