The Good Dinosaur - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Good Dinosaur Reviews

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May 5, 2019
Formulaic kid's movie
April 27, 2019
Awesomely fun movie.
½ April 25, 2019
A lot of heart and not enough of story.
½ April 20, 2019
Children's horror? Is that a genre? The dinosaur/child is in continuous jeopardy throughout this movie. WTF Disney.
½ March 26, 2019
Walker T-Rex Rangers, LOL.
February 24, 2019
I regret that this was the first movie my daughter saw at the theater. A rare pixar let down
February 20, 2019
The movie is beautifully animated. But the storyline just feels like unoriginal. There is too much of Lion King and Ice Age in it...
February 18, 2019
First box office flop
February 16, 2019
The saddest Pixar film and one of the saddest films that I have seen. Truly wonderful
February 7, 2019
This is the most forgettable movie that I cannot remember anything about it.
February 1, 2019
Loved it, it?s my sons absolute favourite
January 27, 2019
It's okay, but it feels like it's missing something.
½ January 16, 2019
Not up to the standard of many other Pixar films, but with a decent story and good animation. The background animation is truly breathtaking.
½ January 6, 2019
They just ripped off a lion king death from Disney The lion king 1, Mufasa
January 1, 2019
ist good movie iam soo thrill to saw this movie
½ December 29, 2018
My 7yo daughter was watching on tv and was sobbing at the end when the dinosaur and the cave boy parted "they were friends", so I guess it delivered a message about friendship and loyalty
December 24, 2018
The story is ehhh but the animation was beautiful . Which is what I think the entire movie was for, it felt like Pixar made it just to show off their new equipment.
½ December 2, 2018
Pretty forgettable. The visuals were great however. Don't bother watching it just for that, though.
½ November 29, 2018
Visually stunning, yet lacking in story, The Good Dinosaur makes its mark as one of the best looking animated movies I've seen.
From the amazing visuals displayed through lightning bugs brightening the ground and dark sky, to the beautiful textures of rocks, trees, mountain ranges and wet ground, the artists from the good dinosaur obviously display their heart and soul towards an enriching experience for viewers to be awestruck throughout the film. The 3-D adds to the experience with depth immersing the audience to the enhanced and fantastical beauty of the world. The movie, however, lacks in story.
I couldn't help but wonder if the writers procrastinated. As their deadline neared, they realized how much work was to be done and wrote the script in one day. There wasn't much dialogue for a one and a half hour film leaving it with nothing but the visuals. In fact, I could watch The Good Dinosaur in Portuguese and comprehend 70 percent of it.
In several ways, I felt as if the writers borrowed some themes from The Lion King, however, they left out character development, so nobody cared when tragic events arose. The authors attempted to develop an empathy for Arlo's( The main character) father, but life on the farm was boring to watch. It didn't give me a connection to the character's relationship as Simba had with his father Mufasa. The Lion King filled time with songs while The Good Dinosaur filled it with dull characters.
I considered that Pixar could be targeting children in their newest film, but I looked to my left and saw toddlers crying from the sudden strikes of lightning or the deaths of characters. There was no "Hakuna Matata" to make the depressing scenes bright again. I then looked to my right and saw adults nodding off. My nieces went to see the movie with me, but the only thing I heard them talk about afterwards was the popcorn. I would guess that The Good Dinosaur was overly dramatic for any child under 8 and excessively boring for 12 year olds and above.
In conclusion, the plot was terrible, but the visuals were amazing. If you're an artist and you love visuals, the movie is definitely worth the watch, especially in 3D. Pixar successfully made its mark, but I hope their next movie not only includes the amazing animations, but also a story that a wider audience can enjoy.
½ November 22, 2018
about the good dinosaur for me, it was just a very big inspiration for Lion King
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