Saw The Good Dinosaur last night and I must say while Pixar animations have gotten better and better, they are still crap when rendering a dinosaur.
I loved the way they depicted America. Yes, I know, it could have been anywhere in the world, but combined with the Texan T-Rex Dinosaurs, the Redneck Velociraptors and the Montana farm in the mountains, there is little to guess about the location of the movie.
The scenery is mind-blowing. Sooo well done! So amazing! Much wow! I mean it made me want to go on a road-trip again. From each individual plant and tree, to a valley and mountains and I have no idea how much they paid for the water rendering engine but it was a lot better than the Hobbit P2 (where they fought in the barrels in the water).
When papa T-Rex tells his story with the crocodiles, his voice is absolutely amazing. So deep I felt my insides vibrate from the bass.
The scenery is amazing! The adventure too!
Humans in this story are equivalent of dogs.
The flashbacks are not quite there yet! There is a lot of drama in a movie for kids – the subject is a bit dark – the death of a member of the family, the struggles to cope when a productive member of a family leaves and the burden of his work falls on the shoulders of others and the desire to succeed in a world where accomplishments should be shown quick or the person is penalized as being weak.
I urge you to watch it- but don’t take your kids with you.