Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur is now showing at the Garden City Cinema in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
While not its worst film, Pixar have brought us a mediocre piece in The Good Dinosaur. The story of Arlo, a young dinosaur who becomes lost and has to find his way back his family farm is visually stunning, the landscapes are wonderfully realistic and Arlo and the other animals looking like kid friendly CGI as opposed to the photo realistic backdrops really works well.
However when it comes to the story, it’s a bit of a let down. The Good Dinosaur isn’t particularly funny or emotional which is unusual for Pixar but more importantly the characters and situations are paper thin. A real shame.
The film covers all too familiar ground, with elements of The Lion King, Finding Nemo and more which waters down the emotional impact. The storytelling isn’t too strong in this film either, with an unusal ending that felt a little tacked on and poorly through through.
The Pixar short for The Good Dinosaur is called Sanjay’s Super Team and features Hindu Gods as superheroes imagined by a young Indian boy. The short offers more in the way of traditional Pixar greatness than the film it preceeds.
The younger children watching The Good Dinosaur in the cinema with me seemed to enjoy the film a lot more than the older kids and parents. And Pixar has a great track record so I can forgive the odd subpar offering.
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