I was provided an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles by Disney, however all opinions are my very own.
The day is finally here! The Good Dinosaur stomps into theaters today! I am so excited for you all to see this beautiful animated motion picture. I think you will agree with the title, The Good Dinosaur: Making It’s Mark. Not only will it leave a mark on you; the breathtaking imagery will have you wondering if it’s live action or animation! Interesting right?! We had the opportunity to watch the film twice during the #GoodDinoEvent. Remember my red carpet experience? It was very exciting. Here’s my thoughts on The Good Dinosaur!
So what would happen if the asteroid didn’t miss the world? Would dinosaurs still walk among us? In The Good Dinosaur, take this idea and run with it! The dinosaurs evolve as humans did and the humans, well not so much. The family of Apatosaurus dinosaurs have built a home and farm for themselves in the beautiful “almost life like” Wyoming territory. Beautiful mountain ranges and a river that snakes thru the valley play a huge role in The Good Dinosaur.
You’ll see birth, you’ll see death in the story and friendships of the most unlikely grow and help the main character Arlo grow in his quest to make his mark. One of the things that really resonated with me was how the two main characters Arlo and Spot are different yet they are the same. Not to give too much away from the film but Spot doesn’t speak. The caveman hasn’t developed speech yet so they don’t communicate like you and I do.
There’s a very special scene in the film where they communicate effectively to share their common bond. I was in tears and you will be too so make sure to pack some tissues.
Some of the best scenes come from Arlo’s travel home and all of the new friends he meets.
Sam Elliott, AJ Buckley and Ann Paquin take Arlo and Spot under their wing after Spot is able to help them. Even the film’s Director, Peter Sohn played a bit part in The Good Dinosaur! Remember what I said in this post?!
An adventure only Disney Pixar could dream up and like I mentioned above the imagery is out of this world. The Good Dinosaur will truly make it’s mark on your heart and your children’s. In keeping with the theme of Disney Pixar the “hero” wins.
Executive Producer John Lasseter said, “‘The Good Dinosaur’ is one of the most emotional movies we’ve ever made. It’s really funny and clever, and as the story unfolds, this deep emotion emerges.” You will truly feel these emotions when watching The Good Dinosaur!
Are you wondering what I rate The Good Dinosaur?
A solid five stars!
*Please note there is an element of loss/death in the film. If your children are sensitive, you may want to wait until they are older to view movie. My recommended ages are 7 and up.* I may or may not be taking Little E at this point. But I’ll keep you posted if I do.