The Good Dinosaur is a beautifully animated film that shares a sweet story of dino-meets-boy adventure for the audience.
The Good Dinosaur might be one of Pixar’s least ambitious pictures — nevertheless — it blends gorgeous animation with charming storytelling. The film is a perfectly fine kid's movie, and there is nothing wrong with that. The Good Dinosaur has a tender score that will fill your heart up, along with photo-realistic landscapes that paint the background. The visuals and textures of the film symbolize a wild West venture for the audience to enjoy. The American West had a huge impact on the story's environment. Think of the Grand Tetons with roaming dinosaurs. Through splendor and wonder, Pixar's latest film will capture your heart.
It’s a gentle tale set about 65 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth and man was still upcoming. So remember that meteor that was supposed to hit the earth and wipe out all the dinosaurs? Well, that doesn’t happen, and this is the story that precedes it because that catastrophic event never took place. With dinosaurs still walking the wondrous landscape, we are introduced to Arlo (voiced by Raymond Ochoa) and his family. Arlo is a runty green brontosaurus, clumsy and fearful of the outside world. The audience occasionally meets friends and foes throughout the film while they're rooting for Arlo’s journey the whole time.
The Good Dinosaur, at times, takes on a Lion King approach with its story and tone but also adds a few new surprises along the way. When tragedy strikes Arlo’s family he befriends a wild boy named Spot (voiced by Jack Bright). Together they will learn how to face fear in the world. Spot is essentially Arlo’s dog, so it’s a man and canine relationship reversed. The Good Dinosaur is no Inside Out, and that’s okay. A more light-hearted Pixar affair that’s uplifting and family-friendly from start to finish. In the end, The Good Dinosaur is not only a good movie it's a good Pixar movie.
The Good Dinosaur is rated PG (Parental Guidance). For peril, action and thematic elements.
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