“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t alive. ” – Butch
Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Dec 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A young dinosaur gets lost on his way to making his mark on the world and must find his way back home.
My Take on it – I have always been a huge fan and supporter of the work from PIXAR, but this is the first time that I must say that I was completely disappointed by the finished product.
This is by far one of PIXAR’s weakest films on so many levels.
The story doesn’t feel original enough and seems to “borrow” too many plot points from other movies.
The animation of the characters seems less proficient than all of the other movies by them over the years; it actually felt like they took a few steps back and instead of it looking more realistic, it looked more like a cartoon.
In contrast, the visuals of the landscapes like the mountains and especially the water looked amazing and felt like one could reach out and touch them because they looked so real.
I don’t think that the reason this movie doesn’t work so well is because PIXAR has released two movies in one year but rather due to choice in the specific material related to this story.
I think it would be amazing if we got two PIXAR films a year, I just hope they will both continue to represent the quality we have come to expect and respect from them over the last twenty years!
Despite this, I have not lost any faith in PIXAR!!
Bottom Line – One of PIXAR’s weakest entries. The animation of the characters doesn’t look crisp enough but the landscape work is unbelievable. Story doesn’t feel original enough and is less engaging than many of their previous movies.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This is the second Disney/Pixar movie after The Incredibles (2004) to not feature the Pizza Planet Truck. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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