The Good Dinosaur Reviews
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.