The last movie that I watched on my flight to Korea was Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. I’ve enjoyed most of Pixar’s films but I did not enjoy this one that much. I think the main reason was that it was a kids movie, and unlike previous Pixar movies, it did not have a lot of depth for adults.
What attracted my attention was the What If premise, whereby the meteor that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs missed earth. Dinosaurs began developing a civilized society and humans became scavengers – the little pet human in the movie is like a puppy. Beneath this role reversal is your typical coming of age story.
I didn’t really notice the animation until the end credits (mostly because I was paying attention to the movie), but the animation is really nice. The end credits look like live footage (at least on my airplane screen), with tough subject matter like water and leaves! But sadly, I don’t watch a movie just for the animation so the fact that the story didn’t appeal to me gives this a 2 out of 5 stars.