Don't listen to the bad reviews, it is a beautiful, heartwarming picture! Watch it! (by ellieroyce)
I have never wrote a review for a movie before now, and I have written this because I am so annoyed with people's ignorance towards a good animated movie. I watched 'the good dinosaur' yesterday at the cinema, not knowing what to expect as I had not looked at any reviews and I had only watched a 30 second trailer...I entered the cinema with my mum and we were the only adults without children with us! So, before it started I was slightly sceptical, thinking that it was going to be very kiddish! Then the film started.. through most of the film, my mum and I were in tears! It is one <more>
of the most heartwarming, emotional, animated film I have watched and it really touched my heart, some of the scenes in the film were so brilliantly thought out to show real messages! There was one scene where I was in floods of tears, the scene dealt with a serious theme, but did it so brilliantly! you'll know what I mean if you watch it! I even came out of the cinema with my eyes still watering!All I am saying is do not listen to the bad reviews. Most of them will be expecting something complex but, this film is really not about that! This film is inspiring! Especially for children! It is a simple film, but the subtle messages, such as overcoming your fears, the importance of family, and making your mark were heartwarming, and make you think, a lot! And for those reviews that said the film scared their child? Well, I was in a cinema full of children ageing from 2-10, and throughout the film they were asking questions, laughing, and full of excitement! This film was very funny, but emotional at the right times, with a great plot that really makes you think! I believe this film was maybe not as good as, but came close to other Pixar films such as up and toy story. Yes, I know that these films have imaginative, classic plots, but this film teaches you a lot, and also makes you feel for the characters! So go ahead and watch! But don't listen to the bad reviews! Make up your own mind!
Pixar Continues To Tug at Heartstrings. Don't Get the Bad Reviews AT ALL. (by kirstienne)
I'm in my twenties and to be honest, I still enjoy watching Pixar films with my family. There's just something so genuine and beautiful about their movies, not to mention the endless amount of lessons one can learn.When I initially read the reviews about "The Good Dinosaur", they were all so bad. It didn't stop me from watching though and I do not regret that decision. This has got to be one of the most heartwarming Pixar films I've ever seen and it tugged at my heartstrings. I was crying throughout the movie especially towards the end. The thing about being an <more>
adult, we tend to overthink something so simple. The plot isn't something grand. It's not funny. It's cute. If you're looking for a film like the classic Pixar favorite "Toy Story", forget about watching this. It's a really simple storyline that focuses mainly on teaching the importance of family, dealing with fears and overcoming them as well as finding oneself or making your mark in this world. View "The Good Dinosaur" with an open mind and just be ready to enjoy the movie without reading too much between the lines. The good thing about Pixar films is that they remind you how wonderful it is to still be a kid at heart. This movie is no exception. In fact, I think this joins the ranks of "Finding Nemo","UP", and "Inside Out". Everyone has a right to their own opinion, but I can't help but wonder why majority just plain dislike this movie. If you're on the fence after reading one too many 1-star reviews, I say go ahead and still watch it. Judge for yourself. Be pure hearted like a kid and try to embrace the beautiful lessons of the film. Allow it to engulf you and touch you. If you have a kid/kids, this would be one of those perfect films to have a hearty conversation with afterwards. It's very inspiring, really. Give "The Good Dinosaur" a try. Oh and one more thing, don't be afraid to cry while watching this. I've seen this twice and still end up a mess every time.
A seriously underrated movie (by eireanngobrach23)
***WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS*** Don't believe all the bad reviews. People have sticks up their asses.The only mistake Pixar made was releasing this 5 months or so after Inside Out. This movie pales in comparison. That being said, it's a good movie. My 4 year old loves it. It's not necessarily of the same caliber as the other Pixar movies except Cars 2; you are all forgetting that one. It is by far the worst one. It's definitely dark and has some pretty adult elements, but it's not something a kid can't handle. It's not traumatic, by any means. Give your kids some <more>
credit. The whole theme of the movie is conquering fear, so it might do your kid some good to watch it. And stop saying it's a bad carbon copy of The Lion King just because the dad dies. How many times has that happened in other Disney movies? Stop it.I'll just say watch it and see for yourself. No, it's not as good as Inside Out, but it's a solid movie, and it stands on its own. It's worth watching.
Another terrific movie from Pixar and Disney. Let's start with the easy stuff, the craft of the movie itself. It is amazing how far the state of the art has come since Pixar first started making movies. The animation is seamless and deep. The characters move with such dexterity and you can read the emotions with out the words or music. The backgrounds are equally magnificent.But as great as the animation is, the story, as with all Pixar movies is what makes it truly great. The story is familiar, a boy and his dog..... er dinosaur, and it is even predictable. You know how it is going to <more>
end more or less , but what makes it great is how it gets there; how the bond and friendship forms and how they face adversity together. The movie has a lot of heart, that same kind of heart that they brought to Toy Story 3.Given the timing and season, I expect this to be a big hit, maybe not to the level of Frozen, but I think it will have legs.
"Simplicity is the key to brilliance" - 'Bruce Lee'. "Simplicity is the first step of the nature, and the last of the art" - 'James Bailey'. Two phrases that embody the pure and beautiful that it is "The Good Dinosaur". 2015 was a resounding success for Pixar year, with "Inside Out" in the first half of the year, as for the second half not going to be easy. but the film went well rid. "Inside Out" is full of complexity, colors, deep characters, joy, a real Pixar Movie, "The Good Dinosaur" is radiant, with a simple <more>
linear plot but even more profound than success at the box office. You could say it isn't the invention more lucrative and embarrassingly wealthy of the producer, however, it is a familiarly rich and rewarding film, with lessons for children and adults. It is absolutely sentimental and highlights within the competing for being more human Disney film. The fact that Pixar released two projects in the same year, apparently would mean production and distribution problems, it was not so, not counting the delay generated by the departure of Bob Peterson of the plan. What have happened if 65 million years ago a meteorite had not finished with the dinosaurs? Yes, right now, we would be dinosaurs and humans, so would exist millions of "Jurassic Park" films. After a beautiful birth, Arlo Jack McGraw and a little more old Raymond Ochoa strives to meet the expectations of his father, but his fears more intimate do not allow it. Throughout the development of the film characters prehistoric are added to the adventure, however is a human child who actually manages to make story, acting sometimes as a secondary character. Dinosaurs' genera are not clearly distinguished, but, What importance does this?. Perhaps they are totally invented or maybe not, better not entering matters paleontologists. The nice colors for anything equal or similar to the colorful "Inside Out" of the creatures are tones obviously suitable, since despite being clear and flat tone, they want that appreciate us the lush landscapes as a field, a barrage seen in reality, ravines and plains touchingly real. Arlo becomes the character more beloved today, When to be beaten, weak, bruised, unprotected, still feels strong to return home. A stunning scene in the river is terribly strong and harrowing. As it is common in the animated films, the fantastic characters acquire qualities and features human, accompanied with story's visual and subjective mood. Disney impresses in this case, reversing the typical story of true friendship 'Dog - Human', where in this situation the human being is the dog and the human is the creature. some touch clichés as, on the road to decay and decaying but throughout these setbacks the friendship begins to emerge. Sentimental, emotional and human of the film is held for a couple of scenes that vividly portray a heart strong and beautiful, softening the heart of all viewers. A viscerally emotive product and substantially full of learning for the family. Defects, errors, effects, successes, are the ones who manage to "The Good Dinosaur" to achieve one of the posts more high of the Pixar podium and not for external and visual emotions, is one of the most profound perhaps the deepest to achieve the main objective that must have a producer to children "Teach in family". Except for the emotional end, the film is full of friendship and family, never feels his solitude, because in all film different prehistoric characters are born, Finally, do less, on this occasion, was truly do a lot more. "Simple entertainment, but never empty,"The Good Dinosaur " in moral and human aspects exceeds from head to toe to its predecessor".
Very good movie...no matter what they say (by maggiekeeney)
When this movie was released in theaters, I like most people read the reviews and checked the ratings. Because I did this I decided against taking my younger siblings to see it in theaters, believing that it was too dark, and might scare them. While I might not let a very small child watch this movie on their own, it is no worse than Land Before Time. Both movies deal with the same general premise, and while this film is a little clichéd in places, it is still a sweet, heartwarming movie, and not only made me laugh several times, but also brought me to tears more than once, a feat very few <more>
movies can accomplish of this 17 year old. This is definitely a movie I will be watching again.
The Good Dinosaur/ Sanjay's Super Team Review (by hope-58748)
The movie was wonderful. My children and I loved the rural, western theme. The animation was outstanding. Sam Elliott's voice touched my heart. We laughed, cried, cheered and cried more happy tears.I was however shocked by the Pixar short film Sanjay's Super Team. I am Christian and so are my children. I was not warned that a Pixar short film about Hindu religion would be shown before the movie. I literally thought I was in the wrong theater. That short film was not something I would have chosen to allow my sons to see. I read the reviews on the Good Dinosaur movie, but didn't see <more>
anything about this short film. I would like to warn other parents so that they can make the choice to either allow or not allow their child to see a short film about Hindu religion.
I went into the movie thinking that it would be a little too childish for me. But it was much better than I expected. What really drives the movie are the interactions between the two main characters and the amazing visuals.The story is a bit lackluster, which is the main downfall for the movie. It is predictable and pretty simple and unoriginal. But the interactions between the dinosaur and boy are amazing and genuine. They hit the comedy right, and do an exceptional job at the drama. Though the uninspired story holds it back a bit, the strong characters make up for it.The visuals are <more>
stunning. It almost feels like they made the movie just to show off the scenery, effects, and animation. It really is top quality.Music is fitting, though no particular track stuck out to me. The focus was more on the characters, and the music simply reinforced it.Overall an amazing movie. Highly recommended!
Nature is the Main Character (by daniel-melvill-jones)
Ah, 2015. The Year of the Pixar Double Feature. The year we all sighed deeply with relief when Inside Out denied our darkest fears of a Pixar permanent creative slump, even as we anxiously shuddered when staring down its dim pipeline of pending sequels. As if that weren't enough drama, Inside Out, which crowds of critics heralded as a capital-C-Classic, has been immediately followed by The Good Dinosaur, a film with enough production drama and postponed release dates to make us all fear a failure. Will the circle of Pixar masterpieces be unbroken? Well, relax. Between Inside Out and The <more>
Good Dinosaur, I think we can comfortably trust Pixar to continue producing both flat out masterpieces and first class stories for the foreseeable future. To view The Good Dinosaur's trailer is to get a grasp of the movie's elements: a well executed "what if" dinosaurs not being wiped out but evolving ahead of humans providing the setting for a dinosaur-meets-boy adventure story as the two characters journey though the wilderness, all told against stunning photo-realistic landscape that will surly inspire the highpoint of every review including mine .If you thought the trailer's odd mixture of photo-realistic scenery and cartoonish dinosaurs was odd, so did I. But it works. The simple strokes of the CGI pens allow for the characters themselves to shine. The animators invite us to share their delight in these figures through joyous visual gags, as well as the endless fun of a classic western story and setting complete with a western soundtrack turned all things dinosaur. A homestead straight out of Unforgiven, a strange spiritualist learning tyricartop, and a trio of longhorn herding T-Rex cowboys provide some these delightful genre callbacks as well as some of the straight-up funniest moments I've seen at the theatre this year . And these characterizations only serve to heighten the power of the visuals. As someone who grew up shouldered by the Rocky Mountains, next to towns where Unforgiven and Brokeheart Mountain were shot, I recognized the landscape captured so well; the deep blues and greens of mountain river waters, the dusty grays of its sandy silt, and the glorious oranges of the virgin birch forest. I also recognized the dangerous menace of the quickly approaching mountain storm, as well as the haunting vastness of the wilderness. Whenever I travel into the mountains I return refreshed and in awe—of something, or Someone, who is far greater than me. Something untamed. Such is true in this movie too. In The Good Dinosaur, this wildness call it creation or call it nature is the main character. Everyone and everything else is just the backdrop. I left as refreshed by this scenery as I do when I visit the real mountains, or when I watch films like The Thin Red Line, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, or the 1978 animation of Watership Down. These movies are alive to wonder and aware of terror and The Good Dinosaur joins their ranks. All the more reason to catch it on the massive screens, powerful sound system, and 3D technology of our modern cineplex. The story is simple, and is content to be that way, serving as the bare backdrop to this beauty. A touch more complexity might have made it more satisfying. The villains seemed underdeveloped compared to the other magnificent side characters and unlike many other Pixar films, there is no third act that throws everything into jeopardy. This is just a simple coming of age adventure story, our protagonist getting from Point A to Point B while growing up in the process.But what is not lacking is the emotional depth we've come to expect from a Pixar film. I was pleasantly surprised by how sensitively the father of the main character was portrayed. The emotional core of the film is contained within two largely wordless scenes that pack heart- rending emotion all the more genuine for their simplicity. With our deep-rooted fears of the foreigner at our doors dug up yet again by current crises, this film acknowledges such differences yet reveals the source of deepest empathy.Inside Out has found its perfect counterpart in The Good Dinosaur. One takes place in a dizzyingly complicated internal world, the other amongst the fast expanse of the wilderness. One is a vivid candy-land of primary colours, the other finds its lush colours in the natural palette. Inside Out gave us a complex plot knocking on every emotion, while The Good Dinosaur is a simple story with a joyous heart. What a year indeed, Pixar. www.danielmelvilljones.com