‘The Good Dinosaur’ lacks magic of other Pixar films (Our grade: C)

The Disney/Pixar animated family film "The Good Dinosaur" opens on Nov. 25. Contributed by Walt Disney Pictures

The Disney/Pixar animated family film “The Good Dinosaur” opens on Nov. 25. Contributed by Walt Disney Pictures

by Rick Bentley – Fresno Bee

Production was halted early in the process of making “The Good Dinosaur” because it had some dinosaur-sized problems. Peter Sohn was brought in as the new director, and he started the process over two years ago.

The second attempt ends up so flat it would have been smart to scrap it and try a third time. It is weighed down by a flawed concept, unappealing characters and a soundtrack that lacks anything close to a memorable tune.

The only aspect worthy of high praise is the background work, which is so stunning it keeps the movie from heading for a tar pit. Even Mother Nature can’t make a landscape this amazing.

» Read full review at MyStatesman.com » Find showtimes for “The Good Dinosaur”


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