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BMZ Review: Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D
By Ann Coates

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Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D
Written by: Ann Coates
Source: Big Movie Zone
Date: March 23, 2015

     

Category: Reviews

BBC Earth's Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D explores the world of dinosaurs in prehistoric Alaska.  Versioned specifically for the Giant Screen, the film follows the migration of a herd of plant-eating dinosaurs (Pachyrhinosaurus), and in particular the adventures of one adolescent of the group.  Obviously geared towards kids, the film deftly introduces audiences to various dinosaurs through good use of CGI.

With a focus on scientific accuracy, Walking with Dinosaurs sets out to authentically recreate not only the dinosaurs it features, but the Alaskan landscape of 17 million years ago.  What comes off is visually enthralling, but the narrative is hampered by an annoyingly lucky lead dinosaur whose constant stumbling into danger becomes tiresome after 40 minutes.  Granted, the wild is a dangerous place, but the perilous encounters and last-minute escapes of a young pachyrhinosaurus seems too outrageous.  The little guy probably should have died 20 minutes ago.

Despite, the uncanny survival rate of this dinosaur, the film provides good introductions on the inhabitants of this prehistoric time.  Very good use of animation comprise the film, but is somewhat dampened by cheap 3D gimmicks.  An entertaining film nonetheless which should satisfy any dinosaur-lover, young and old.

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