Plot: Recent discoveries and a breakthrough in technology will introduce new and unique dinosaurs that are more real than ever before and put moviegoers in the middle of a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where an underdog dinosaur triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.
The flashback device is often used casually, without quite caring about the implications of it to a film’s structure; but the way Walking Wi...
The flashback device is often used casually, without quite caring about the implications of it to a film’s structure; but the way Walking With Dinosaurs employs flashback is so ridiculous that it’s downright bizarre. The entire story is narrated through flashback, but one wonders what purpose did the present day portions of the film serve. Had it been narrated in real time without the annoying voice-over popping up incessantly interrupting the action, perhaps the impact wouldn’t have been so bland. The plot is the same old good-hearted protagonist come of age against a slew of hurdles – sort of like Slumdog Millionaire with one-liner gags for for 5-yr olds. It’s the film’s abominably insipid treatment that makes it a painful watch. Its use of cinematic techniques is but juvenile and simplistic, its drama too perfunctory, its action too soulless and there was exactly one occasion when I found myself disarmed and laughing; and none of these aspects congeal. The film’s protagonist is called Patchy, we might as well extend that description to the movie itself.
You must have seen various T.V. channels giving you a glimpse into the world of dinosaurs and, Steven Spielberg has set such a high benchmark years...
You must have seen various T.V. channels giving you a glimpse into the world of dinosaurs and, Steven Spielberg has set such a high benchmark years back that, it is difficult for any movie on dinosaurs to break it. But, Walking With Dinosaurs attempts to educate and entertain the kids with a story about finding courage amongst an adventure filled story.
The film is told through the eyes of a bird Alex(John Leguizamo). The migration of dinosaurs is the setup, for a little dino Patchi(Justin Long) to go on an adventure ride filled with life learning’s and Survival.
Every new dinosaur introduced is spoon fed for the kids, to know its name, its kind and its role in the food chain
The animation is top class and directors Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale pay minute attention to every small detail and, create a world that is picture perfect and beautiful to look at. The scene in which you see the northern lights is spectacular.
What works against the film, is that it will find an audience only amongst children under 5 years old and the story is not good enough to hold their interest especially the third act about brothers fighting each other and a half baked love story. Even the dialogues are off the targeted audience. The lead character is modeled on characters that have been seen before in various animated films
Word of mouth – A world of edutainment aimed at only for children under 5 years old.
Walking with Dinosaurs is about a young Abhay Deol-ish runt of the litter (of dinosaurs) Patchi growing up in a family of blustering, aggressive De...
Walking with Dinosaurs is about a young Abhay Deol-ish runt of the litter (of dinosaurs) Patchi growing up in a family of blustering, aggressive Deols. There is a Sunny Deol "500 kilo ka paw" bade bhaiya Scowler, Badey Papa Dharam dino, and a Major Sahib (that dino is called Major) threatening a coup. Love interest Juniper who will introduce a love triangle. Add to that villians Goga Kapoor (the Gorgosaurs), a wise aleck sidekick bird with a Latino accents, let us just say that BBC Earth's admirable computer animated set in Cretaceous North America does a pretty good Bollywood khandaan spoof. There is also a Amar - Anthony-esque wrestling bout between the two brothers.
Do go out and watch it, it does make for great cinematic viewing; the 5 year olds in your family will love it, the teenagers will squirm in their seats, and you can just shrug your shoulders leave your brain at home and spot the Bollywood references.