The Good Dinosaur

Movie Review
Disney Pixar's The Good Dinosaur- movie review- Reads & Reels

I know I’m a little late with this one, but it is a wonderful movie.  Leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy inside!

Okay so it’s no big surprise that I am reviewing yet another Pixar movie, but they’re just so darn good!  The Good Dinosaur is no different.  A sweet, heart-warming tale with an important underlying message and some comedy thrown in for good measure.

What it’s about…

In an alternate timeline where the asteroid that would have caused the extinction of dinosaurs, passes harmlessly past Earth, dinosaurs and people walk the earth at the same time.

A lovely family of Apatosauruses live and work on a farm.  Mom, Dad, and three kids. One of these little dinos happens to be smaller than his siblings but his father believes that Arlo can do anything he can do, but better.

Tragedy strikes, leaving Arlo bereft and heart-broken, but the little guy is still determined to be the dinosaur his father knew he could be.  That is until a storm washes Arlo down river and away from his home.  Cold, lonely and hungry, he must learn to survive on his own.  Arlo soon embarks on an epic journey that changes his life and everything he thought he knew about the world.

So how was it?

The Good Dinosaur is a beautifully rendered film.  Gorgeous animation and a touching story make for really entertaining movie for the whole family.  I know my little one really enjoyed it.

It’s not the most original story, but it offers so much that you can easily forgive the Bambi-esque beginning.  It truly was adorable and I think anyone would enjoy it, not just the kiddies.


Rating B+


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